Five Prospects To Target With The Oilers’ First Round Pick

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SECAUCUS, NEW JERSEY – OCTOBER 06: NHL commissioner Gary Bettman prepares for the first round of the 2020 National Hockey League Draft at the NHL Network Studio on October 06, 2020 in Secaucus, New Jersey. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
SECAUCUS, NEW JERSEY – OCTOBER 06: NHL commissioner Gary Bettman prepares for the first round of the 2020 National Hockey League Draft at the NHL Network Studio on October 06, 2020 in Secaucus, New Jersey. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images) /

Simon Robertsson (6-0, 190), RW, Skelleftea (SWE)

Simon Robertsson stands out to me for a couple of different reasons. 6’0″ and 190 pounds I think he has a pretty good frame that could translate to the NHL sooner rather than later.

In the world junior championships, this past season Robertsson had three goals in seven games for Team Sweden. Robertsson is another guy that could go anywhere in the draft, probably a little later than where Edmonton is picking, but if he is their guy they could trade down a few picks and add another draft pick for later in the draft.

Ranked #17 by CONSOLIDATED RANKING
Ranked #29 by ELITEPROSPECTS.COM
Ranked #14 by FCHOCKEY
Ranked #26 by MCKEEN’S HOCKEY
Ranked #11 by NHL CENTRAL SCOUTING (EU Skaters)
Ranked #27 by SPORTSNET’S
Ranked #20 by RECRUIT SCOUTING
Ranked #8 by DOBBERPROSPECTS
Ranked #36 by DRAFT PROSPECTS HOCKEY
Ranked #18 by SMAHT SCOUTING
Ranked #19 by THE PUCK AUTHORITY
Ranked #28 by TSN/McKenzie

So we looked at two wingers that both have a great shot and can play physically without the puck, now let’s look at another defenceman.