Mikkel Boedker Profile
Mikkel BoedkerHt/Wt: 5.11/200 lbs
Mikkel Boedker Player ProfileCurrently playing in his rookie season for the Kitchener Rangers of the OHL, is vying to be the second Dane is as many years to go in the top 15 selections of this years' NHL Draft in Ottawa. His impressive speed and skating abilities put him on the map, and his hands and vision are moving him steadily up the ladder in many scouts' eyes. While not a flashy player, the native of Brandby, Denmark combines great foot-speed and soft hands to quaterback rushes and powerplay situations with equal aplomb, using his natural playmaking skills to great effect from any part of the ice.
Boedker's size, listed at 5'11 and 200 lbs, makes him an effective forechecker with good puck recovery along the boards, and he doesn't shy away from the rough North American game. Despite owning a hard shot and evidencing a scorer's touch, the one big knock on Boedker is his tendency to pass at times when he should shoot. With his hands and size, he could also take more risks in the offensive zone by cutting into the middle, but his solid passing and setup abilities tends to soften that criticism. His great showing at the World Junior Championships this year, as well as his current 69 points in 60 OHL games should guarantee him a top 15 spot come June, with the definite possibility of moving up into the top ten.
Submitted by: Colin Mercer
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Mikkel Boedker - Regular Season Stats
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