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2015 NHL Draft Prospect Profile #33 - Brock Boeser

Brock Boeser brings a lot to the table offensively. Will he be available when the CBJ pick in the 2nd round?

Steph Regenold, The Hockey News

Brock Boeser


Position: Right Wing
Current Team: University of North Dakota
Date of Birth: February 25, 1997
Place of Birth: Burnsville, Minnesota
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 192 lbs
Shoots: Right

Brock Boeser has flown under the radar playing in the USHL, but some scouting sites have him ranked in the top 10 of North American skaters for the coming draft.  Boeser can score in a variety of ways and has drawn comparison to Kyle Okposo and Patrick Sharp.  He still has some work to do in the defensive zone, but he already knows how to use his muscular 6'1'' frame and has a fantastic shot.  He is projected by most sites to go late in the first round in the upcoming NHL Draft.

Scouting Reports

A dynamic offensive winger and natural goal scorer. Has great instincts and is able to quickly get into position for premium scoring chances; possesses an accurate release on his shot which he can get off in the blink of an eye. He always knows where his linemates are, and is a great passer; that being said, his individual puck possession play is incredible and sets him apart as an offensive player. He will need to work on defensive zone coverage and a slew of small details such as board battles, but Brock Boeser has a ton of elite-level scoring potential due to the way he can read, make, and finish plays.

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Some scouts are seeing quite a bit of Patrick Sharp in Mr. Boeser. He skates well and has a complete set of goal-scorer's tools. Doesn't give up his own end, and transitions to offense in such a quick and concrete way that he can catch the opposition off-guard. - Elite Prospects

A big power winger who utilizes his size and strength to generate offensive chances…a real do-it-all guy…plays hard in all three zones…has a great compete level…protects the puck extremely well, especially with defenders draped all over him…fights through any contact he encounters…has a lethal shot, quick release and very accurate…drive the net…can also pull up and set-up his teammates with a skilled pass…defensively he does a great job taking away shooting lanes and forcing the other team to adjust their plan…a real pro-style player. - Future Considerations

A Good Fit in Columbus?

Assuming the blue line is addressed in the first round, Boeser would be a great pickup with one of the second round picks if he slides that far.  He would bring a physical presence to the up and coming forwards and he can score in a variety of ways.  There are not a ton of true right wingers in the Blue Jackets top six right now - mainly just Cam Atkinson as neither Marko Dano nor Nick Foligno or true right wingers.  That leaves just David Clarkson potentially for the top 9.  Boeser would still be a couple years away from making an NHL impact, but he would bring a different style to the right side than, say, Oliver Bjorkstrand.

Boeser In Action