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Fantasy Summary

Hardworking two-way center with good size and mobility. Possesses a strong shot and some goal scoring upside but will have to diversify his offensive attack to reach his full potential.


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September 2022 – Danielson is one of the older players who is eligible for the NHL Draft for the first time in 2023, missing the cutoff for the 2022 draft by just a couple of weeks. He had a productive season with Brandon in the WHL in 2021-22, scoring 23 goals and 43 assists in 53 regular season games before adding another three points in six postseason contests.

Danielson is a mobile two-way pivot with a projectable frame who plays a strong north-south, middle-driven game. He has a compact stride with good ankle flexion, and he gets good extension as he powers through the neutral zone. He distributes the puck well, can finish in tight, and his wrist shot is fairly heavy, but he isn’t a consistently dynamic offensive threat at this point in his development. Danielson can execute difficult passes, and there are flashes of great puck skills, but he doesn’t show creativity or above-average problem-solving skills with a great level of consistency. He is a capable transporter in transition, and though he is still a bit too straight-line oriented to be a regular threat to create offense off the rush, he is sometimes able to power his way around opposing defenders at the junior level. While there are obvious areas of improvement in his offensive game, Danielson is a refined player away from the puck. He competes hard all over the ice, supports the play diligently and helps out down low in his own zone, and he has already proven to be a strong penalty killer in the WHL. He still has to put it all together and continue to diversify his offensive attack, but Danielson has the tools and physical makeup to be an impactful two-way pivot in the NHL someday. Nick Richard

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 8.5
NHL Certainty 9.0
Country CAN
Position C
Roster Type Draft Eligible
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth September 27, 2004
Height 6‘1”
Weight 185 lbs
Drafted No

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2017-2018 Red Deer Rebels U15 AAAAEHL U1536 9 1726 10|Playoffs2 1 01
 2018-2019 Red Deer Rebels U15 AAAAEHL U1529 26 3359 16|Playoffs12 9 1322 14 
  Red Deer Northstar Chief U17 AAAAEHL U172 4 04 0|        
  Team Alberta Black Alberta Cup5 1 12 2|        
 2019-2020 Northern Alberta Xtreme U18 PrepCSSHL U1827 26 3460 20|Playoffs2 1 45
  Canada U16 YOG4 2 13 0|        
 2020-2021 Red Deer Chiefs U18 AAAAEHL U185 6 410 10|        
  Brandon Wheat KingsWHL24 3 1215 8|        
 2021-2022 Brandon Wheat KingsWHL53 23