NHL Draft War Room: Adrian Kempe

Adrian Kempe

THW’s NHL Draft War Room Rankings (E-Mac): #14 (Feb 2014)

THW’s NHL Draft Rankings – The Next Ones Edition (aka Chris’s List): #17 (March 2014)

Adrian Kempe
Adrian Kempe (Photo: Håkan-Nordström)
  • Hashtag/Nickname: #TheBull
  • Team: #51, MODO, SHL
  • Position: Left Wing
  • Shoots: Left
  • Height: 6’2
  • Weight: 187 lb.
  • Born: Kramfors, Sweden, 13-Sep-96
  • Twitter A/C: @adriankempe


Other Rankings

7 – Craig Button, Jan-14

13 – NHL Combined – Mid-term, Jan-14

14 – HockeyProspect.com, Feb-14

21 – Future Considerations, Feb-14

22 – ISS, Feb-14

27 – Bob MacKenzie, Jan-14

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  • Craig Button, TSN Director of Scouting at TSN.ca:

“Adrian is an excellent skater with speed and he uses it to get to openings and to back off defenders. He’s a player who understands how to use that skating to maximum benefit and to create chances.”

From the THW War Room

  • Eldon MacDonald, THW:  A few words on Adrian Kempe:
    • The bull –   Adrian is not your typical Swedish dangler; he is more like a bull in a china shop that heads directly to the net and is not afraid  to run over anyone in his way.
    • Size and speed – At 6’2, 187 lb., Adrian possesses the size and speed that  today’s NHL teams are looking for.
    • Other skills – Adept playmaker, good stickhandler, heavy shot, elite wrister, tenacious forechecker, decent defensively.
    • Draft placement – With all the small players in this year’s draft, Adrian is likely to go sonner rather than later – the teens most likely.


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