Five Prospects To Target With The Oilers’ First Round Pick

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Stanislav Svozil (6-1, 182), D, Brno (CZREP)

Stanislav Svozil might be a little less known than some of the other players we have talked about, but he is someone that could be a big part of the NHL someday. Svozil admires the way Erik Karlsson plays in the NHL and adding a defenceman that wants to play like that wouldn’t hurt Edmonton at all.

Here are his rankings:

Ranked #22 by CONSOLIDATED RANKING
Ranked #17 by ELITEPROSPECTS.COM
Ranked #33 by FCHOCKEY
Ranked #14 by NEUTRAL ZONE
Ranked #30 by MCKEEN’S HOCKEY
Ranked #16 by NHL CENTRAL SCOUTING (EU Skaters)
Ranked #16 by RECRUIT SCOUTING
Ranked #18 by DOBBERPROSPECTS
Ranked #32 by DRAFT PROSPECTS HOCKEY
Ranked #19 by SMAHT SCOUTING
Ranked #28 by THE PUCK AUTHORITY
Ranked #34 by TSN/McKenzie

Svozil has great hands, he is someone that can move the puck as good as anyone in this league, and I think Edmonton would be adding a great future part of the blue line if they choose to draft him.

Now assuming Edmonton has already missed out on the four previous players on this list, then I think that Svozil would be an excellent pick for the team. Not only would it follow the tradition of picking a defenceman, but it would allow the team to add an excellent pick that can help the team for years to come.