|Final Rank:||11||Midterm Rank:||13|
|Born:||December 16, 1989|
|Born in:||Copenhagen, DNK|
|Drafted:||2008: PHX (1st Round / 8th Overall)|
NHL Director of Central Scouting, E.J. McGuire
Strengths: Mikkel, although he is 5’11”, plays low to the ice and as a result is a real solid player. This Team Denmark product is currently a versatile player for the Kitchener Rangers and I think that is what he is going to be for his NHL team. Right now, he quarterbacks the power-play as a forward from the point for the Rangers and does an effective job.
Areas to improve: I think he has adjusted well to the North American game and needs to continue to drive to the net and use his shot at effective times. There are times when he passes the puck when he should shoot and shoots when he should pass, but that’s the type of second-guessing that comes from me being a scout.
“Mikkel has world class speed and skill. He has adjusted to the North American game very well and will be an impact player at the NHL level one day.”
“He always uses great body position to protect the puck, he is very strong on the wall, has a rocket for a shot and is also a great penalty killer. For a player with his type of shot, he probably thinks pass more than shoot. He is a guy who could probably score 30-40 goals very easily if he would shoot a little more.”
Once again, it shows character in this dressing room. Once again, there's no quitting in here. We all wanted this so bad and we worked so hard to get home-ice advantage and we weren't going to let this one slide.