|Junior Team: (Allsvenskan) Djurgardens|
|Stats: 46 GP / 14 G / 18 A / 32 P / 14 PIM|
Over the next few weeks here at Octopus Thrower we will be profiling a number of draft eligible players who may be dawning a Detroit Red Wings jersey and cap at the 2013 NHL Entry Draft on June 30th.
Alexander Wennberg is ranked 5th among International players and 15th overall by the International Scouting
Wennberg is a very skilled player on offense and defense, which suits in perfectly with the Red Wings system. His offensive game needs more work, but he possesses elite defensive abilities.
He is not afraid to go into the dirty areas, but is not yet strong enough to take on bigger guys and will need to bulk up before coming to the NHL.
On offense he is able to create his own scoring opportunities and his speed allows him to take the outside lane to the net.
Wennberg will not be coming directly to Detroit or Grand Rapids because he has committed to playing for Frolunda in the Elitserien for the next two seasons.
Alexander Wennberg’s breakdown:
Why He Interests The Red Wings:
|The Red Wings have had players like Wennberg thrive in Detroit and would be a solid addition to the team.|
|A top six center, who can take on an opposing player and shut them down offensively, while creating scoring chances of his own.|