Dominik Bokk has possibly one of the highest ceilings in this draft class, but what are the chances he reaches that level?
BSH 2018 Community Draft Board, No. 20: Dominik Bokk
Position / Team: RW / Vaxjo Lakers (SHL)
2017-18 Statistics: 1 G, 1 A in 15 GP
Size: 6’1” 179
What’s there to like?
For Dominik Bokk, puck skills make his game one of the more explosive ones of this draft class. When the puck is on his stick he can be electrifying, weaving through defenders with ease then using his hard shot to beat the goaltender. While he only played 15 games in the SHL this year and only put up two points, Bokk put up 41 in 35 games in the SuperElit league, the main Swedish junior league. This upcoming season will be huge for the German born winger, and if he can have a solid production year in the SHL.
As previously mentioned, Bokk’s puck skills are absolutely a thrill to watch. He’s able to make decisive moves with the puck quickly and effectively, even in tight situations. Skating is absolutely a huge asset for Bokk, but it’s the combination of his puck skills and skating that make him such a threat offensively. The first goal in this clip is a prime example of just that:
One positive with Bokk that is also on display in that clip is his shot. I’m not sure how much of a shooter he is considering his 14 goals to 27 assists in the SuperElit this year, but if he begins to use that shot more, I think he has at the very least 20 goal scorer potential.
I think his skating could improve, but it’s definitely still one of the bigger positives from his game, if he improves upon it just a little I think it makes him all the more dangerous.
What’s not to like?
As has been the theme here with winger prospects: defense and size. Bokk has a solid height of 6’1” but he definitely needs to improve on his weight and how he uses it. According to Corey Pronman of The Athletic’s description of Bokk, he’s “not a very intense physical player nor is he great defensively”. Obviously he doesn’t necessarily need to be physical, but for a player with his height it could benefit him.
How would he fit in the Flyers’ system?
Bokk becomes possibly the best winger prospect in the Flyers system if selected. I think Wade Allison would be right up there as well along with Carsen Twarynski.
Could the Flyers actually get him?
I think it’s very possible the Flyers can get him but at the same time I think there’s a chance a team jumps the gun and takes him earlier than expected. At the very least I think he’s definitely there at 14 but 19 might be a bit of a gamble.
Most scouts agree, Bokk has the toolkit to be very good in the NHL, including top line potential. He has the puck handling, the offensive savvy, and the shot that gets fans excited. Some question marks remain on how he will fill out his frame and if he can learn better discretion in the offensive zone, but I think he’s worth the risk. He is committed to play in the SHL next year, so he will spend at least one more season in Europe before coming over to North America. Personally, I am hoping the Wings can grab him with their late first or one of their early second picks, but plenty of other teams will have their eyes on him in the draft.
He is a skilled puck mover, possesses smooth hands, and has good offensive instincts. He’s a threat to create a scoring chance whenever he has the puck on his stick in the offensive end. He can both set up teammates and finish the play himself. He works hard when battling for the puck and has a quick stick to allow him to win the loose puck. He’s smart and thinks the game at a high speed. He does a great job of anticipating the movement of both the puck and defenders.
Highlights (video credit to Seer Video):
Just one added to the board again, going back to Sweden for the newest addition to the poll: Jonatan Berggren
Jonatan Berggren — RW , Skellefteå AIK J20 (SuperElit) — 18 G, 39 A in 38 GP
Despite his prolific scoring totals, Berggren was a challenging player to follow throughout the year because he didn’t spend very much time in either of Sweden’s two professional leagues, the SHL and the Allsvenskan. It wasn’t really Berggren’s fault: Skellefteå was one of the best teams in the SHL this season, advancing all the way to the league championships (before ultimately falling), so ice time was hard to come by. He dressed for 10 SHL games, but only averaged 7:17 of minutes in those contests; in three of them he played two minutes of ice time or less.
— via Defending Big D
2018 BSH Community Draft Board
- Rasmus Dahlin — D, Frolunda (SHL) (no vote)
- Andrei Svechnikov — RW, Barrie (OHL) (60% of the vote)
- Filip Zadina — LW, Halifax (QMJHL) (74%)
- Brady Tkachuk — LW, Boston University (NCAA) (57%)
- Oliver Wahlstrom — C/RW, USNTDP (USHL) (40%)
- Quinn Hughes — D, Michigan University (NCAA) (50%)
- Adam Boqvist — D, Brynas IF (SHL) (42%)
- Evan Bouchard — D, London (OHL) (49%)
- Noah Dobson — D, Acadie-Bathurst (QMJHL) (50%)
- Jesperi Kotkaniemi — C, Assat (Liiga) (34%)
- Joe Veleno — C, Drummondville (QMJHL) (38%)
- Joel Farabee — LW, USNTDP Juniors (USHL) (45%)
- Rasmus Kupari — C, Karpat (Liiga) (31%)
- Ty Smith — D, Spokane (WHL) (22%)
- Barrett Hayton — C, Sault Ste. Marie (OHL) (34%)
- Bode Wilde — D, USNTDP Juniors (USHL) (30%)
- Vitali Kravtsov — RW, Traktor Chelyabinsk (KHL) (35%)
- Isac Lundestrom — C, Lulea (SHL) (29%)
- Grigori Denisenko — LW, Lokomotiv Yaroslavl (MHL) (39%)
- Dominik Bokk — RW, Vaxjo Lakers (SHL) (23%)
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