2017 NHL Entry Draft

Nicky Leivermann

NICKY LEIVERMANNUSA

COLORADO • ROUND: 7 OVERALL: 187

 

Previous Team: Bloomington Thunder (USHL)

Hockey Draft Central Ranking: No. 190

Vital Statistics

Position: D • Height: 5-10 • Weight: 180 • Shoots: Left
Birthdate: Sept. 14, 1998 • Hometown: Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Additional Information

Current Status: ACTIVE | STATS
Previous: Eden Prairie (Minn. HS); Team Northwest (Elite HS)
USHL Draft: 2015 by Bloomington (Round 6, No. 90 Overall)
USHL Debut: April 8, 2016 (Bloomington at Madison)
First USHL Goal: March 18, 2017 (Bloomington at Lincoln)
NCAA Commitment: Notre Dame

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Quotes from Major Draft Guides

• "Average-size defender who makes up for lack of height with strong lower body and skating ability. Quick first step and can lose checkers with speed and agility. Slick hands and a very good passer. Sees the ice well and can make passes through tight seams. Needs to improve his defending against the rush and use his stick more." (Kori Pearson, ISS Scout)

• "A terrific skating defenseman that likes to join or lead the rush up ice, but he needs to improve his judgment. Leivermann does tend to default to skating the puck up ice if his first look isn’t available and needs to continue to work on his vision of the ice on the breakout. Nicky can run the power play extremely well at the high school level and likes to fall off to a one-timer position as well. Physically, Leivermann has a strong, stocky build and despite being undersized by today’s standards for NHL defenseman, Leivermann has shown he can hold his own in one-on-one battles." (HockeyProspect.com Black Book)