2017 NHL Entry Draft

Marcus Davidsson

MARCUS DAVIDSSONSweden

BUFFALO • ROUND: 2 OVERALL: 37

 

Previous Team: Stockholm Djurgarden (SHL)

Hockey Draft Central Ranking: No. 54

Vital Statistics

Position: C • Height: 6-0 • Weight: 185 • Shoots: Left
Birthdate: Nov. 18, 1998 • Hometown: Stockholm, Sweden

Additional Information

Current Status: ACTIVE | STATS
Previous Team: Stockholm Djurgarden (Sweden U20)
SHL Debut: March 8, 2016 (Stockholm vs. Karlstad)
First SHL Goal: March 8, 2016 (Stockholm vs. Karlstad)

IN THE NEWS:
His Whole Game Revolves Around Speed
Models Style After Idol, Avs' Landeskog
Won Team's Attitude Award (in Swedish)
A Rising Star for Stockholm (in Swedish)

Quotes from Major Draft Guides

• "He's a bit of a tweener. He's a second-tier offensive player and a second-tier defensive player. So he probably falls into a top-nine role, but you want more offense from him to be in that top nine. And you'd probably like to see a little more fight and a little more grit out of him to do that." (Anonymous Scout, Hockey News Draft Preview)

• "Two-way center that plays the game with smartness. Possesses an excellent skating stride that gives him both speed and agility. Not shy to drive the crease with or without the puck and have some offensive qualities. ... Should he not be able to transition his offensive game in the NHL, he should at least become a role player." (Joakim Eriksson, ISS Scout)

• "The speedy forward’s play and production fell off, not showing a lot of offensive upside or creativity." (Recrutes.ca)

• "He kinda bores you to death with nice reliable play. Nothing overly flashy, but a player I think coaches will love." (Mark Edwards, HockeyProspect.com Black Book)

• "Both a passer and a shooter -- has an accurate wrister that is deadly from inside the hash-marks. Moves better north-south than laterally. Strong core with a low centre of gravity, which makes him hard to check or move off the puck. Keeps his feet moving in traffic. Excellent patience down deep with the puck, protects it well." (Red Line Report)