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Lian Bichsel Profile

Lian Bichsel
Ht/Wt: 6' 5"/225 lbs
Position: LHD
Team: Leksands IF J20 (SWI)

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Mike - Morreale - June 29th: "The Switzerland-born left-shot defenseman moves well for his size (6-5, 225), makes a good first pass out of the defensive zone and is aggressive in battles around the net."

Peter Harling - NHL Rumors - June 27th: "The 6-5, 225-pound defender is a physically dominant defender. He has mobility and reach. The offensive upside is questionable."

Jeff Svoboda - NHL.com - June 27: "If you're looking for size on the blue line, this is one place to get it. Bichsel is one of the most physically imposing players in the draft class and plays to his size, and he can contribute a bit offensively as well especially with good vision."

Alexa Potack - Dobber Prospects - June 18th: "He’s able to shut down an oncoming rush and has proven an ability to backcheck due to his smart reads. Given his frame, physicality is one of Bichsel’s greatest strengths. Even as a rookie in the SHL, Bichsel had no issue throwing his weight around."

Scott Wheeler - The Athletic - June 6th: "He’s heaviest players in this draft, and because he doesn’t lumber around and he’s fairly comfortable carrying the puck (both in transition and across the line), there are teams that are prepared to bet on his upside in the first round. "

Corey Pronman - The Athletic - May 31: "He’s a 6-foot-5 defenseman who skates well for his size, is physical and has some offensive touch. He can carry and create through the neutral zone due to his feet and skills and shows some creativity from the offensive blue line."

Chris Peters - Daily Faceoff - June 10th: "Injuries aside, the upside of a player like Bichsel is pretty huge, especially at that size and with the physicality he plays with. The concern is if he thinks the game at a high enough level offensively to be more than a mobile defender with size and physicality."

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