2017 NHL Draft

Marcus Davidsson

Djugardens (SHL)

Steve Kournianos  |  06/18/2017 |  New York  |  

Profile

Position: Center
Shoots: Left
Height / Weight: 6’0, 191 lbs
Born: November 18, 1998 | Huddinge, Sweden
Nation: Sweden

The Draft Analyst Ranking:

PRE SEP OCT FEB MAY JUN
23 24 25 23 29 30

Regular Season

Season Team GP G A P PIM
2016-17 Djugarden (SHL) 45 5 4 9 6
2016-17 Djugarden J20 (Superelit) 9 6 4 10 2
2015-16 Djugarden J20 (Superelit) 45 17 23 40 24
2015-16 Sweden (U18 Ivan Hlinka) 5 0 0 0 4
2015-16 Sweden (U18 WC) 4 2 1 3 0
2015-16 Djugarden (SHL) 1 1 0 1 0
2015-16 Djugarden J18 (J18 Elit) 1 1 0 1 0
2014-15 Djugarden J18 (J18 Elit) 35 17 18 35 10
2014-15 Djugarden J20 (Superelit) 2 0 0 0 0
2013-14 Djugarden J18 (J18 Elit) 31 5 15 20 16


Scouting Report

A speedy pivot and an absolute assassin near the net, Davidsson gets too much grief for having a poor international tournament resume. He’s always been one of Sweden’s better prospects for the 2017 draft, and he played practically an entire season with Djugarden’s SHL club, potting five goals and nine points while average under 12 minutes a game. Davidsson’s instincts from the good side of the red line are excellent, but he’s not all that physical. Beating opponents with speed and making plays off the rush are his most dangerous strengths. Davidsson is a talent with a wide range of puck skills that haven’t translated into points in Sweden’s toughest league, but the ability to create or fill the net is certainly there. He has an excellent shot and soft hands to handle tough passes, and he’s been known to deke and juke his way into tough areas for higher quality shots. He can play center or wing, but probably ends up on the flank thanks to a deadly shot that he can release in a hurry. He is a tenacious forechecker who finishes his checks and can kill penalties.