National Hockey League Draft Profile Elias Lindholm
5 (5 overall)
Brynas Jr (Sweden-Jr)
Notes: Mid-season rankings - 2, Final rankings 3
2012-13 - Brynas (Sweden) - 48 gp, 11 G, 19 A, 30 Pts, 2 PIM
2012-13 - Sweden (IIHF World Junior Championships) - 6 gp, 2 G, 2 A, 4 Pts, 4 PIM
Assets: Owns great two-way upside. Competes very well in all three zones. Has excellent versatility up front and plenty of skill. Is not afraid of sticking his nose in the dirty areas of the ice and works hard.
Flaws: The jury is still out on his ability to light the lamp with regularity at the highest level. Also doesn't have ideal size for the center position in the NHL, so he must add more strength to his frame.
Career Potential: Talented two-way forward with upside.
Editorial supplied by 'The Sports Forecaster'