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Fantasy Summary

A well-rounded player that can generate offense with heads up passes and finish plays with an accurate shot. He is a decent skater who plays a responsible game and could develop into a secondary scoring option at the NHL level.


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July 2021 – Broz was selected in the second round, 58th overall by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2021 NHL Draft. Nick Richard

February 2021 – One of the older players in the 2021 NHL draft class, Broz has been leading the offensive charge for Fargo in the USHL this season. His 14 goals and 19 assists in 34 games lead the Force in scoring and he appears to be gaining steam as the year progresses. It will be interesting to see how his game translates to the NCAA next season when he begins his collegiate career at the University of Minnesota.

Broz isn’t an overly flashy player but he consistently generates offense for his team by processing his surroundings quickly and making smart, straightforward plays with the puck. He identifies his options early and has the ability to complete crisp, accurate passes through seams in defensive coverages but his shot is also a weapon. Broz can rifle one-timers from the half wall but he also has an accurate wrist shot that he can get off quickly to beat goaltenders from distance. He scores his fair share of goals from in tight as well, displaying a willingness to pay the price in front of the opposition’s net as he deflects shots and digs for loose pucks around the blue paint. Though his skating isn’t exactly a standout attribute, he gets around the rink pretty well with decent stride mechanics despite being a bit too upright in his stance at times. He takes intelligent routes in transition, carrying the puck with his head up and scanning the play to identify the best point of attack but he doesn’t have the dynamic puck skills to consistently beat defenders one on one. Broz’s intelligence and understanding of his defensive responsibilities are evident as he regularly patrols up high in the offensive zone, able to cover for a pinching point man or jump into the slot and receive a pass when his teammates establish possession. This season, he has been trusted by his coach to kill penalties and he is often out there in the dying moments when Fargo is defending a lead. He isn’t a bone-crushing hitter but he doesn’t shy away from the physical game and will take a hit to make a play or finish his man on the forecheck to disrupt a breakout. Though he may never replicate his offensive output from the USHL, Broz is a well-rounded player that could eventually grow into a two-way option who provides secondary scoring at the NHL level. Nick Richard

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 7.0
NHL Certainty 7.5
Country USA
Position LW
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth October 10, 2002
Height 6‘0”
Weight 178 lbs
Drafted 2021 Round 2; Overall: 58

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2014-2015 Team Minnesota QC Int PW4 3 25 2|        
 2016-2017 Shattuck St. Mary's 14U AAA14U AAA56 8 1927 26|        
  MN Blackhawks 14U AAAMNBEL 14U8 0 00 -|        
 2017-2018 MN Bruins 15U AAAMNBEL 14U12 2 46 -|        
  Blake SchoolUSHS-MN25 20 2949 12|Playoffs1 0 11
 2018-2019 Team TDS TransportationUMHSEHL21 5 1520 6|Playoffs3 1 34
  Blake SchoolUSHS-MN25 29 2756 26|Playoffs2 3 36
  Fargo ForceUSHL6 1 34 0|Playoffs2