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Sean
Behrens

Behrens is a solid two-way defender who shows some promising defensive shutdown and puck-moving abilities. He’s quick, smart and agile. A lot of what Behrens does on the ice is subtle but he’s fairly effective on both sides of the puck. He has quick feet that allow him to close gaps on pucks with excellent…

Date of Birth
March 31, 2003
Position
Defense
Height
5'9"
Draft Year
2021
Place of Birth
Barrington, IL  
Shoots
Left
Weight
175 lbs
Draft Result
2/61 (COL)
DATE PLAYER NAME LEAGUE AUTHOR
Apr 21/21 Behrens Sean 21981 – All-American Prospects Game AAPG by Dylan Galloway View Report
Feb 20/21 Behrens Sean 21732 – USA U18 vs. Youngstown USHL by Dylan Krill View Report
Jan 28/21 Behrens Sean 21647 – USA U18 vs. Chicago USHL by Derek Neumeier View Report
Dec 16/20 Behrens Sean 21456 – USA U18 vs. Air Force NTDP by Josh Bell View Report
Nov 26/20 Behrens Sean 21383 – USA U18 vs. Des Moines USHL by Dylan Galloway View Report
Nov 11/20 Behrens Sean 21274 – USA U18 vs. Muskegon USHL by Joseph Aleong View Report

Career Stats

Season Team League GP G A TP PPG +/- PIM
2022-2023 Univ. of Denver ncaa 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020-2021 USNTDP Juniors ushl 9 1 4 5 0.56 -1 6
2019-2020 USNTDP Juniors ushl 31 5 16 21 0.68 1 8
October 18, 2021
POW Watch: Week Ending Oct. 18, 2021
July 25, 2021
BELL CURVE: Grades for each team at the 2021 Draft
July 24, 2021
2021 NHL Draft Tracker
July 23, 2021
FCHockey releases 2021 NHL Draft Guide
July 23, 2021
10 storylines to watch at the 2021 NHL Draft
July 23, 2021
2021 NHL Draft – FCHockey’s Draft Directory
July 22, 2021
FCHockey’s FULL Seven-Round Staff Mock
July 7, 2021
FCHockey releases Final ranking for 2021 NHL Draft
June 15, 2021
Spotlight: Sean Behrens
May 13, 2021
Bell’s 10 Takes: World Under-18 Championship
April 29, 2021
World U18s: 3 stars from Day 4
April 26, 2021
Notebook: World Under-18s Edition
April 25, 2021
World U18s: Notable absences
April 25, 2021
World U18s: 10 2021-eligibles to watch
April 23, 2021
FC releases Spring ranking for 2021 NHL Draft
April 15, 2021
Lucius, Behrens lead USA’s U18 roster
March 18, 2021
Rosters set for 2021 All-American Game
March 4, 2021
Top-10 prospects of the month – February 2021
February 22, 2021
Notebook: Chibrikov, Eklund, Voit & More
February 10, 2021
FCHockey releases Winter Ranking for 2021 NHL Draft
December 4, 2020
FCHockey releases Preliminary ranking for 2021 NHL Draft

Behrens is a solid two-way defender who shows some promising defensive shutdown and puck-moving abilities. He’s quick, smart and agile. A lot of what Behrens does on the ice is subtle but he’s fairly effective on both sides of the puck. He has quick feet that allow him to close gaps on pucks with excellent speed. His strides are incredibly fast and his short recovery time allows him to get his feet underneath him for his next push off with incredible speed. His four-way mobility is also above average and fairly high-end for a defenseman. He’s tough to pin down and is able to cover a ton of ground laterally when backpedalling in the neutral zone. Behrens also displays a great ability to anticipate the play and reacts quickly to changing scenarios as they happen in front of him. His mobility and speed definitely help this, but it’s his play anticipation and problem solving that really add to his game. He quickly assesses the play in front of him and routinely picks the best possible play he has. This helps him advance the puck in transition. Offensively, he has all the tools to be a really dangerous playmaker from the blue line and while he does a good job of getting the puck to the offensive zone, he doesn’t properly utilize his playmaking vision and hands to create opportunities. Behrens seems to be limited in his physical tools. While he is able to work his way into the zone from the point, he still struggles to break through from the perimeter and can be reduced to a nominal threat at best with his shot. There are many times where he should be trying to make more passing attempts to the slot area. Also, while his skating can be arguably the biggest strength in his game, it can also be very inconsistent. When his brain and feet work together he can activate onto pucks quickly and win races to give his team the advantage. At times though, he stops moving his feet when stickhandling the puck or trying to defend the rush and it allowed his opponents to gain positional advantage on him. This gap in his processing and his tendency to puck watch can lead to Behrens becoming a liability in the defensive zone.

– FCHockey’s 2021 NHL Draft Guide