Philip Broberg

Edmonton Oilers
Photo courtesy of HockeyAllsvenskan.se

Fantasy Summary

Two-way defenseman with great size and speed. Good puck-skills and decent mobility. Upside to become a number three defenseman with good offensive numbers.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 7.0
NHL Certainty 8.0
Country SWE
Position D
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth June 25, 2001
Height 6‘3”
Weight 200 lbs
Drafted 2019 Round 1; Overall: 8

Observations

June 2019 – With the eighth overall selection in the 2019 NHL Entry Fraft the Oilers opted to select mobile Swedish rearguard Philip Broberg. The pick has already been criticized by the “experts” on social media due to online rankings typically having the young defender ranked around 15th but with that being said, there is definitely upside with this player. Broberg is one of the best forward skating players in the draft and he definitely likes to take the puck up ice. When faced against his peers, Broberg is dominant as he proved when he was arguably the best defenseman at the Hlinka Gretzky last August (four points in five games) and then was named the best defenseman and a tournament All Star (six points in seven games) at the Under 18 tournament this Past April as his team Sweden won gold. Although he was less impressive, Broberg did play on Sweden’s World Junior team as Their youngest defender and had one assist in four games. His play in Allsvenskan was far less impressive and although his nine points in 41 games is respectable, he was often criticized for his questionable decision making and his poor puck management when carrying the puck up ice. In the future, Broberg and fellow Oilers’ prospect Evan Bouchard could form a nice tandem for Edmonton and compliment each other nicely as they can both contribute offensively but both excel in completely different areas. Jameson Ewasiuk

June 2019 – Broberg has been drafted eighth overall by the Oilers.  Jokke Nevalainen

June 2019 – Broberg was officially measured at 6-foot-3.25 and 200 pounds at the NHL Draft Combine.  Jokke Nevalainen

December 2018 – As a 17-year-old, Broberg has been a full-time pro player at the second-tier pro league in Sweden, the Allsvenskan. So far this season, Broberg has put up seven points in 27 games which is impressive production for someone so young in that league. Broberg has great speed which is pretty rare for a six-foot-three defenseman. He can also handle the puck at high speed. His lateral movement isn’t great, though, and his puck-skills and vision don’t seem to be high-end. Broberg still needs to improve his defensive game but with his size and hockey sense, it’s expected that part of his game will continue to grow. With his late June birthday, Broberg is pretty young for the 2019 NHL Draft. He’s a lock for the first round, and some teams may even consider him in the top ten. Broberg will represent Team Sweden at the World Juniors as the only first-time draft-eligible player on that roster but his role is expected to be small.  Jokke Nevalainen


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2014-2015 Örebro HUF U16 2 U16 Div.1 3 0 0 0 2 |          
  Örebro HUF U16 U16 Div.1 20 0 2 2 10 |          
 2015-2016 Örebro HK U16 U16 Elit 28 2 18 20 14 |          
  Örebro Län TV-Pucken 10 0 0 0 0 |          
  Örebro HK U16 U16 SM 3 0 0 0 0 |          
  Sweden Selects U15 WSI U15 7 1 3 4 0 |          
 2016-2017 Örebro Län TV-Pucken 11 2 5 7 0 |          
  Örebro HK U16 U16 Elit 2 1 1 2 0 |          
  Örebro HK U16 U16 SM 5 1 2 3 0 |          
  Örebro HK J18 J18 Elit 14 2 1 3 4 |          
  Örebro HK J18 J18 Allsvenskan 18 2 5 7 6 | Playoffs 3 0 1 1
  Sweden U16 (all) International-Jr 6 0 0 0 4 |          
 2017-2018 Örebro HK J18 J18 Elit 7 1 2 3 2 |          
  Örebro HK J20 SuperElit 15 0 2 2 0 |          
  AIK J18 J18 Elit 3 0 2 2 2 |          
  AIK J20 SuperElit 23 6 7 13 6 | Relegation 2 1 2 3
  Sweden U17 WHC-17 5 0 0 0 4 |          
  Sweden U17 (all) International-Jr 17 0 3 3 8 |          
 2018-2019 Sweden U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 5 3 1 4 4 |          
  AIK J18 J18 Allsvenskan 0 0 0 0 0 | Playoffs 1 0 0 0
  AIK J20 SuperElit 8 2 6 8 8 | Playoffs 3 0 1 1
  AIK Allsvenskan 41 2 7 9 14 | Qualification 3 0 0 0
  Sweden U18 WJC-18 7 2 4 6 6 |          
  Sweden U18 (all) International-Jr 17 6 8 14 16 |          
  Sweden U20 WJC-20 4 0 1 1 0 |          
  Sweden U20 (all) International-Jr 6 0 2 2 0 |          
 2019-2020 Skellefteå AIK SHL - - - - - |          
  Sweden U20 (all) International-Jr 4 1 0 1 0 |          

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