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Future Blackhawks Prospect: Sizing Up Michael Brandsegg-Nygard

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The Chicago Blackhawks have two first-round picks, one at #2 and the other at #18. While it will likely be the pick of Artyom Levshunov or Ivan Demidov at number two, who could they take at that 18th spot or potentially trade up a few more spots to snag? Chicago Hockey Now’s Future Blackhawks Prospect will feature a handful of prospects at that spot until the 2024 NHL Draft. Today we look at Michael Brandsegg-Nygard.

Michael Brandsegg-Nygard At A Glance

Forward
18 years old (10/05/05)
Games: 41
Goals-Assists-Points: 8-10-18
League/Team: HA/Mora IK

Michael Brandsegg-Nygard is the type of player that every championship team needs. He is a big, bad power forward who plays an excellent two-way game.

He uses his body to initiate contact which helps him retrieve pucks. That is helpful to him in the offensive zone and the defensive zone on most shifts.

He also has a ton of skill which allows him to make plays offensively and be a wizard defensively. That would make him a good person to consider for the Chicago Blackhawks with pick 18.

If he turned into a full-time NHL player playing at his potential, he could either play on Bedard’s wing and create more room for him on the ice or he could drive a line of his own. There is enough skill there to imagine him doing both.

Being a puck retriever/space creator on the power play while Bedard does his thing seems like the ultimate dream when making a pick like this. For all of these reasons, he is worth consideration.

Will Michael Brandsegg-Nygard be there for the Blackhawks?

There is a chance that Michael Brandsegg-Nygard is there at 18 and there is a chance he’s not. There are a lot of teams that value players that play the way he does. He could go anywhere from 10-20 depending on what teams value the most when drafting this season.

If he is sitting there when the Hawks come up to pick and he’s the number one guy on their current board, they shouldn’t hesitate. The Norweigan forward is going to be a good power forward in the NHL one day as long as his franchise takes the necessary steps to develop him.

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