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Nikolaj Ehlers

North American Skater - Halifax, QMJHL
Final Rank:13Midterm Rank:22
Position:Left WingShoots:Left
Height:5' 10"Weight:176
Born:February 13, 1996Hometown:Aalborg, Denmark
Born in:Aalborg, DNK
Drafted: 2014: WPG (1st Round / 9th Overall)  Winnipeg Jets
• In 2013-14, Ehlers finished fourth in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League with 104 points (49-55—104) in 63 games. Ehlers then added 28 points (11-17—28) in 16 postseason games before the Mooseheads were eliminated in the seventh game of their third round series against Val-d’Or. Ehlers formed a dynamic duo in Halifax while playing alongside Lightning prospect Jonathan Drouin (selected third overall in the 2013 NHL Draft). Drouin (29-79—108) finished third in League scoring, Ehlers finished fourth.

• His impressive 2013-14 season saw him earn a multitude of QMJHL awards including: Rookie of the Year, Offensive Rookie of the Year and Best Professional Prospect along with All-Rookie Team and Second Team All-Star selections. He led all rookies in goals, assists and points and led the entire League with a plus-65 rating.

• Part of Denmark's gold medal-winning teams at the 2014 Under-20 World Junior Championship (Division 1, Group A) and the 2013 Under-18 World Junior Championship (Division 1, Group A) where he led all players with eight assists (3-8—11) in five games.

• His father, Heinz Ehlers, played 16 seasons of professional hockey across four different European professional leagues from 1984-85 to 2001-02. His brother Sebastian, skates for the Aalborg Pirates in Denmark’s premiere league.

• Ehlers played soccer at the national team level until he was 14, before choosing to pursue hockey full-time.

• He speaks five languages – Danish, English, French, German and Swiss.

FAVORITES

NHL team: Dallas Stars
NHL player: Mike Modano
Shootout move: "I have a few I like to use."
Goal celebration: "Touching the ice with the glove and punch."
Video game: NHL14
Movie: Pearl Harbor
Actor: Jason Statham
Website: NHL.com
Sport (other than hockey): Soccer, golf, tennis

STATISTICS

SEASONTEAMLEAGUEGPGAPPIM
2012-2013BIELSWISS111120
2012-2013BIEL JR.SWISS-JR.3226234934
2012-2013DEN (2013 IIHF U18 World Championship Div 1-A)ITLTOUR538112
2013-2014HALIFAXQMJHL63495510451