The NHL Entry Draft will occur on June 28 & 29 in Nashville. If it seems like we’ve been looking towards this date since CHGO Blackhawks launched in March of 2022, it’s because we have! The Chicago Blackhawks won the right to draft future superstar Connor Bedard with the first overall pick. However, they currently own 10 picks in one of the deepest drafts in recent years, including six in the first two rounds. With that in mind, the CHGO Blackhawks crew will dive into some of the prospects the team is potentially targeting for some of those picks after changing the course of the franchise with the number one pick.
Today we profile high-motor Danish centerman Oscar Fisker Mølgaard.
Oscar Fisker Mølgaard Measurables
“Mølgaard plays a driven, hard-working game that blends above-average skill with strong skating to push tempo, get after it, and make quick plays and decisions with the puck. His skill isn’t flashy but he plays to positive results, drives results, and projects as an everyday centre.” – Scott Wheeler, The Athletic
“The fact that a 2005-born played more than 40 games against some of the best competition in Europe is nothing to sneeze at. He was excellent against U-20 competition, and, honestly, the smart, controlled center could end up becoming one of the biggest steals of the draft given his pro-ready tools.” – Steven Ellis, Daily Faceoff
“You’ll never miss Mølgaard on the ice, that’s for sure. He plays with pace and is on pucks in a hurry. His ability to hunt pucks could carry him a long way. On top of that, he has the offensive ability to make some plays and finish chances. He appeared in 41 SHL games this season as a U18 player and didn’t look out of place because his motor is always running.” – Chris Peters, Flo Hockey
Why Oscar Fisker Mølgaard fits the Blackhawks
If there is a forward in this draft class that fits the mold for GM Kyle Davidson and head coach Luke Richardson more than Oscar Fisker Mølgaard, I dare you to find them. The more I watch and read about his game, the more I want the Blackhawks to use one of their second round picks on the Danish centerman. Already having played more than half a season at the professional ranks in the SHL as a 17-year-old, the motor to Mølgaard’s game and his ability to read and react at both ends of the ice make him an intriguing player that could make the jump to the North American professional ranks faster than his potential future Blackhawks prospect peers.
Having players like Connor Bedard, Frank Nazar, and Lukas Reichel is fun and sexy when they reach their NHL-potentials, but a contending Blackhawks team is going to need forwards with the skillset of a player exactly like Mølgaard. There is a lot of Dave Bolland and Philip Danault that comes to mind when watching a player like him.