Team: Dallas Stars
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Fantasy Summary

Massive, smooth-skating blue-liner with polished defensive habits. Offensive tools need some work but could easily become a top-four defensive defenseman.


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July 2022 – The Dallas Stars have selected Bichsel with the 18th overall pick in the 2022 NHL Draft. Nick Richard

May 2022 – Bichsel spent the majority of his 2021-2022 campaign with Leksands in the SHL, earning a goal and two assists in 29 games of league play. He also scored a goal in eight Champions Hockey League matches, mostly focusing on the defensive side of the puck, and for good reason.

Although Bichsel is massive at 6-foot-5 and 216 pounds, he displays some solid skating foundations and quick feet which help him close gaps and utilize his exceptional reach to his advantage. He also reads defensive plays well, identifying his man and dealing with switches in coverage with intelligence and poise. He can throw the shoulder, poke-check forwards from afar, and generally makes life difficult for his opponents on the cycle. On the offensive side, there are improvements required, especially on the