NHL Draft Profile: Alexander Wennberg
Hometown: Stockholm, SWE
Birth Date: 1994 - 09 - 22
46 Games Played, Djurgarden (Sweden-2)
14 Penalty Minutes
Central Scouting Rank
5th (European Skaters)
Wennberg is a bit of a jack-of-all-trades using his exceptional hockey I.Q. to play at a relatively high level in all three zones. Although he isn't the flashiest player, he's solid in almost every aspect of the game, and has above average speed and offensive instincts.
He has above average speed, intelligence and despite needing to pack on a few pounds, isn't afraid to get physical (generally he's very "above average").
He saw a large spike in competition during the 2012-13 season, contributing top six numbers as an 18-year-old playing for Djugarden (tier-2 Sweden).
Scouts are Saying
A tall and rangy player who has turned three-zone into his calling card. Alex has nice, soft hands and a sense for when the time’s ripe for a pass or a shot. He displays good anticipation and in-game intelligence. Despite a still somewhat lanky frame, Alex has some good wheels and strong side-to-side movement. Doesn’t hesitate to throw the body around and plays with a sense of great responsibility for his defensive duties. A player who can compliment all sorts of line-mates. His frame is the type that looks like it could house another 20-30 pounds within the next five years. He has already played 50 games of pro hockey in a men’s league and spent this past year making top 6 offensive contributions. Alex is the type of kid who can do a little bit of everything while also playing with a chip on his shoulder. Heading to Frolunda of the SEL for the 13/14 season. Hockey's Future