BostonBruin.com – The Boston Bruins selected forward Oskar Steen with the 165th overall pick Saturday afternoon at the 2016 NHL Entry Draft in Buffalo.
"It’s really fun to be drafted," said Steen. "I always been dreaming about that and I’m really like excited now and to be drafted by Boston Bruins, it’s nice club and yeah it’s really fun."
Steen, who can play wing and center, described himself as a good two-way player.
"Very good team player, who can play an offensive game and a defensive game," said Steen. "So I think that’s my strength. I have really good passing and my shot is okay. And I think my playmaking is my biggest positive."
Check out more facts and figures below:
6th Round, 165th overall
Weight: 187 pounds
Birthday: March 9, 1998 (18 years old)
Hometown: Karlstad, Sweden
Last team: Farjestad BK
Miscellaneous: Steen registered 15 goals and 30 assists for 45 points over 69 games for Farjestad BK 20 of the SuperElit League during the last two seasons.
The forward also competed in the World Junior Championship for the Sweden U-18 team in 2016.
Bruins assistant GM Scott Bradley on Steen: "Oskar Steen, somebody compared him to P.J. Axelsson and I thought, ‘Geez.’ We never talked about it, but he’s kind of got a little bit of P.J. Axelsson in him. P.J.’s a little bigger, but Steen might be a little faster and that’s a good thing."