National Hockey League

National Hockey League Draft Profile
Oliver Bjorkstrand
TeamColumbus (PIT)
Selection28 (89 overall)
PositionLeft Wing
Previous TeamPortland (WHL)
Notes: Mid-season rankings - 29; Final rankings - 36
2012-13 - Portland (WHL) - 65 gp, 31 G, 32 A, 63 Pts, 10 PIM
Assets: Shoots the puck well and has the natural instincts of a pure sniper. His hockey sense is above-average because he knows where to be to score. His hand/eye coordination is also a plus Flaws: Doesn't skate very well, so he may have scoring limitations at the highest level as a result. Also, he lacks ideal size for the National Hockey League game and must continue to get stronger. Career Potential: Skilled scoring winger with upside. Editorial supplied by 'The Sports Forecaster'

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