Prospect Info: #162 LW Jesper Bratt

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  1. Emperoreddy

    Emperoreddy Show me what you got

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    Jesper Bratt

    Team: AIK(Sweden)

    Position: Left Wing

    Height: 5'10" Weight: 174 lbs.

    Shoots: Left

    Stats: 48 games, 8 goals, 9 assists, 17 points, +1

    Final NHL Central Scouting rank: 17th among European skaters

    What I Like:

    -Heavy shooter

    For a smaller player, Bratt can really fire the puck. He's got a quick, heavy release on his snap shot and has the ability to one-time hard or difficult passes. He's very good on the power play because of his shooting ability.

    -Changes directions well

    Bratt is a really quick player that moves east-west well making him dynamic off the rush and makes it difficult for opposing defenders to line him up.

    What I Don't Like:

    -Disappears against physical play

    Bratt is a small player and not particularly strong, which really works against him when he's playing against faster, stronger competition. He's easily muscled off the puck in tight areas and tends to be quiet and ineffective when playing teams that play a more North American style of hockey.

    -Needs to improve defensive play

    Bratt is a skilled offensive player, but he's not so skilled that he's going to last in the NHL without developing more of a 200-foot game.

    Draft Projection:

    Bratt is a solid mid-round pick. He's got some skills, but serious questions about how well his game will translate to North America will probably push him into the late-third round at the earliest and early-fifth round at the latest.

    Pro Projection:

    Bratt is a bit of a boom-or-bust prospect because he's the type of player that will likely need to play a top line scoring role to stick in the NHL. Best case scenario, he makes it as a second line scoring forward that uses his big shot to be a threat on the power play.

    http://www.eliteprospects.com/player.php?player=117698

    http://www.sbncollegehockey.com/201...-bratt-2016-nhl-draft-profile-scouting-report
     
  2. SeidoN

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    Ranked 17th among EU skaters by Central.

    could be a very underrated pick
     
  3. Colin226

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    Good pick for the 6th round
     
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  4. Emperoreddy

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    Could've gone as high as the 3rd round. Steal in the 6th for his talent level. He struggles along the boards but could be a good one.
     
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    Very Tedenby. Maybe this one will pan out.
     
  7. Emperoreddy

    Emperoreddy Show me what you got

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    Right time to swing for the fences with a Tedy like pick.
     
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    If we had taken Tedenby in the 6th round I would have been happier
     
  9. Dont like this pick, we have plenty of LWs and there were other equally talented picks in better positions with better size

    Hopefully he can prove me wrong. This is the first pick of the day I do not like off the bat
     
  10. Brooklyndevil

    Brooklyndevil I live Hockey.

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    This kid is more than 2 years before he make it to Albany.
     
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    why do you think that?
     
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    It's not an unreasonable expectation, Tedenby took two years from draft to AHL.
     
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    so what?

    what do you expect out of a 6th rounder?
     
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    Jesper Bratt is a very good pick.

    Keep in mind, it's the 6th round. Your chances of acquiring a regular NHL-er are miniscule. Might as well swing for the fences, and that's what the Devils did here. His puck skills/speed/shot combo are undeniable, and if he can even develop an average 200-foot game you might have a 2nd line waterbug with 60 point upside.

    The Devils need offense, and Bratt is all about offense. Many scouts had him ranked as a 3rd rounder. I had him in the 4th, but either way he's a nice gamble in the 6th.
     
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    How many other guys have you seen outside of YouTube highlights?
     
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    Love his potential
     
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    Nice gamble in the 6th. At least, not a useless goon.
     
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    That release at 39 seconds is remarkable. Reminds me of Andre Petersson who was drafted by Ottawa a few years ago. An excellent selection.
     
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    The thing I see that differs him from Tedenby is that Teddy always tried to use his stick-handling to get away from players; always trying to deke around. Bratt seems to use his speed and edges/agility more ala Gaudreau to maneuver which could help him in the tighter NA game
     
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    Who cares if he takes a few years to get to Albany? A lot of kids have been putting up good numbers in the SHL.
     
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    Q played 2 years post draft in Jr's before moving up to Albany. Pretty common practice.

    Longer the better imo.
     
  23. Jason MacIsaac

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    This maybe my favourite pick. What made Tedenby go 25 and this kid go 6th round. He looks like he has as good hands as Tedenby and a very good shot. -2 Draft here are their numbers.

    -2 NHLD
    Bratt (J20) - 39 games, 17 goals, 23 assists, 40 points
    Tedenby (J20) 27 games, 10 goals, 10 assists, 20 points

    -1 NHLD
    Bratt (Allvenskan) - 48 games, 8 goals, 9 assists, 17 points
    Bratt (U18) - 21 games, 8 goals, 8 assist, 16 points

    Tedenby (J20) - 25 games, 14 goals, 16 assists, 30 points
    Tedenby (SEL) - 23 games, 3 goals, 3 assists, 6 points
    Tedenby (U18) - 14 games, 10 goals, 8 assists, 18 points


    Jesper Bratt - 5'10 172 points, left shot, LW/RW
    Mattias Tedenby - 5'10 176 pounds, left shot, LW/RW
     
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    Yeah I looked at their relative statistics the other day and had the same thought. What was it about Tedenby that made him go so much higher than Bratt? For the life of me, there's nothing in the stats that would explain it. I remember watching Tedenby's videos at the time and being blown away by his stickhandling ability, maybe that's it. And maybe it's that Tedenby had already gotten game time in the SEL... yeah that's almost certainly got to be the deciding factor.

    Regardless, to get to the NHL Bratt has a leg up on Tedenby, I think, because his style of play is more about finding seams on the ice and getting his shot off (that's the other player his video reminded me of, Boucher) than it is about stickhandling in traffic. The one former work in the NHL, the latter certainly did not.

    Plus who knows, maybe he'll grow another inch or two.
     
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    Based on his +- for and against it looks like Bratt put up these numbers on the 4th line. Pretty remarkable IMO. Lets see if he is drafted in the import draft, I'd love to see him play in the CHL instead of playing SEL. Unfortunately players like this out of Sweden have missed a lot in the past.
     

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