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DRAFT: Everything you need to know about Philip Broberg

Get to know Oilers eighth-overall selection Philip Broberg

by Staff / EdmontonOilers.com

VANCOUVER, BC - Here's everything Oilers fans need to know about Swedish defenceman Philip Broberg, who was selected eighth-overall by Oilers President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Ken Holland.

POSITION: D
HEIGHT: 6'3"
WEIGHT: 201 lbs
BORN: June 25, 2001
SHOOTS: L
PLACE OF BIRTH: Orebro, SWE

NHL Draft Notes:

  • Will play for Skelleftea in the AHL for the 2019-20 season.

  • Looks at Lightning defenceman, Victor Hedman as a model for his game.

  • Met with 28 different NHL teams for interviews at the draft combine.

  • Named top defenceman at the World U18's.

  • Assisted the game-tying goal for Sweden in the gold medal game at the World U18 Hockey Championship. Sweden went on to defeat Russia 4-3 in overtime.

  • Became the first Swedish defenceman to be selected to the World U18 Hockey Championship All-Star team since Adam Larsson in 2009-10.

  • Drafted 54th overall by the Hamilton Bulldogs in the 2018 CHL Import Draft.

  • Göran Stubb, the NHL's director of European scouting said via email. "He has all the tools to become a top pair D-man in the NHL."

  • Looks to become the 10th Swedish-born defenceman to be selected in the top-10 of the NHL Draft.

Personal Notes:

  • Played soccer and floorball until he was 12.

  • Went to a hockey school in Furudal when he was 13 (former players such as Mats Sundin, Henrik Zetterberg and Daniel Alfredsson attended). Randy Edmonds, who was working with a group of bantam-age-players noticed that Philip had the size and skill to play defence and recommended to his parents that he switch positions.

  • His father, Mattias, was his minor league coach and would occasionally play him on defence against better teams due to his size advantage.

  • His younger brother, Marcus, is playing for AIK's U16 team.

  • "He would be an even better hockey player if he used his body to its full potential," the younger Broberg said. "But he's a really good skater."

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