Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Nikolai Goldobin

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Team: IFK Helsinki
League: Liiga
Position: Right Wing
Born: 7th October 1995
Height: 6.0       
Weight: 185
Drafted: 2014 1st round, 27th overall by San Jose Sharks

Size/StrengthBelow Average
Physical Play
Offensive Play
Defensive PlayBelow Average
Hockey Sense
 Report Card – Excellent, Good, Average, Below Average, Poor

1. Puckhandling
2. Offensive Play
3. Create scoring chances

Area’s For Improvement
1. Defensive Play
2. Strength
3. Physical Play

Scouting Report:
Nikolai is a very skilled forward who has great puckhandling skills and good hands. He is an offensive force, has a good shot arsenal and isn’t afraid to use it. Next to his goal scoring touch, Nikolai can also set up plays very well and has a good overview for his line mates. Because he is a very agile skater, he can skate fast also while carrying the puck and make plays even with no space available. His defensive game though has to improve. Often he is a spectator in his own zone and he also needs to gain some strength, even though he compensates his lack of strength with his agility and quickness. However, his pass is very strong but he takes too many risky passes and forces turnovers. His strength is clearly in the offensive zone where he can create a scoring chance out of nowhere at any time and because he is very good in finding open spots to put himself in a good scoring position, he is an offensive weapon at any time he is on the ice.

NHL Potential: Sniper! He can be an offensive force.

Style compares to: Johnny Gaudreau

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