Niklas Nordgren

Chicago Blackhawks
Photo courtesy of hifk.fi

Fantasy Summary

Offensively talented winger with boom or bust potential


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 6.5
NHL Certainty 4.5
Country FIN
Position RW
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth May 4, 2000
Height 5‘9”
Weight 170 lbs
Drafted 2018 Round 3; Overall: 74

Observations

June 2018 – Nordgren has been known for his playmaking abilities more than anything else but at the U18 World Championship tournament, he led the tournament with eight goals in seven games. He also added two assists for a total of 10 points which was third best in the tournament. Nordgren earned a spot on the tournament All-Star Team and won a gold medal with Team Finland.  Jokke Nevalainen

March 2018 – Niklas Nordgren had a great start to his professional career when he scored three goals on his professional debut in a Champions Hockey League game. He hasn’t had the same kind of success in Liiga but his offensive production in the Finnish junior league has been amazing. Nordgren is a very talented offensive winger who works hard and understands his defensive responsibilities so that he’s not a liability defensively. He seems to be more of a playmaker than a goal-scorer but also has an excellent wrist shot. Nordgren has very soft hands and great vision but the one thing holding him back is skating which is especially worrisome for a small player like him. If he can improve his skating or find other ways to produce offensively at higher levels, he could be a gamble that pays off big time in fantasy hockey leagues.  Jokke Nevalainen


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2014-2015 HIFK U16 Jr. C SM-sarja 10 8 3 11 6 | Playoffs 4 1 1 2
 2015-2016 HIFK U16 Jr. C SM-sarja 0 0 0 0 0 | Playoffs 5 6 5 11
  Finland U16 (all) International-Jr 8 4 8 12 5 |          
  HIFK U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 44 23 21 44 16 | Playoffs 2 1 2 3
  Finland U16 YOG 6 4 4 8 5 |          
 2016-2017 HIFK U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 9 7 8 15 22 | Playoffs 2 0 0 0
  HIFK U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 40 13 26 39 32 | Playoffs 7 7 2 9
  Finland U17 WHC-17 5 2 1 3 2 |          
  Finland U17 (all) International-Jr 14 6 5 11 8 |          
 2017-2018 HIFK Champions HL 2 4 2 6 2 |          
  HIFK U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 0 0 0 0 0 | Playoffs 5 6 7 13
  HIFK U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 28 13 29 42 18 | Playoffs 10 6 4 10
  HIFK Liiga 15 0 3 3 4 |          
  Finland U18 WJC-18 7 8 2 10 4 |          
  Finland U18 (all) International-Jr 17 15 12 27 10 |          
 2018-2019 HIFK U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 8 4 7 11 6 |          
  HIFK Champions HL 2 0 1 1 0 |          
  HIFK Liiga 3 1 1 2 0 |          

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