June 22, 2012; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; General view of the stage and draft board order prior to the 2012 NHL Draft at CONSOL Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The Columbus Blue Jackets Select

 

With the 19th overall pick in the 2013 NHL Fansided Mock Draft, the Columbus Blue Jackets select forward Alexander Wennberg from Djurgarden IF Stovkholm of the Swedish Allvenskan League.

This playmaking, defensive minded forward, can outwork anyone on either end of the ice. Not only is he known for his strong play in both zones but he is also great on his feet. CBJ Today highlighted Wennberg in one of their NHL Draft Profile‘s…

Wennberg is a shifty player who possess an active stick and alert hockey sense. He can read players to make poke checks and take pucks off opponents’ sticks in the blink of an eye. Once he takes the puck, good luck catching him. He is definitely one of the better skaters available in the draft with explosive speed and acceleration.

[BlueJackets.NHL.com]

 

 

As you read, and now saw. Wennberg is a top to bottom player, he has it all. Statistically Wennberg also shows great upside. As mentioned he has more of a knack to make that spectacular play and make his teammates look great, but he also can light the lamp. With 14 goals and 18 assists, Wennberg had a total of 32 points in 46 games played for Djurgarden.

Wennberg would be a great fit in Columbus, not only can he fill in as a center but he can also play on the wing. I can see it now, Wennberg pick pocketing anyone and everyone  in the defensive zone and eyeing Gaborik down the ice for a breakaway goal. A defensive minded, fast offensive weapon, what is not to like?

 

Be sure to follow our progression of the 2013 NHL Fansided Mock Draft.

Next Blue Jackets Game Full schedule »
Sunday, Oct 2626 Oct1:00at Los Angeles KingsBuy Tickets

Tags: Columbus Blue Jackets Mock Draft NHL Draft

comments powered by Disqus