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Michael
Brandsegg-Nygard
Player Profile
Position
Left Wing
Team
Mora IK J20
League
j20-nationell
Height
6'1"
Weight
195 lbs
Place of Birth
Oslo, NOR  

Brandsegg-Nygard is a big, power winger with an explosive skating stride and superior agility. I was impressed with his elusiveness and use of his big frame to shield the puck from opposing players. He gets up and down the ice extremely well. Brandsegg-Nygard forces defenders to burn energy while attempting to slow him down or strip him of the puck. I really noticed his motor and how he draws lots of attention which in turn opens up the ice for his linemates. In one-on-one situations while driving into the attacking zone he demonstrates great puck skills and deception. He was used on Norway’s top power play unit on the point. His shot is hard and heavy with a tricky release point. Norway was badly outmatched in this game and it was difficult for Brandsegg-Nygard to fully showcase his abilities, however he clearly is the best player on his team with a promising future in hockey. He can continue to develop his consistency and play away from the puck. Though he is certainly a hard worker and committed to playing well on both sides of the puck. Working on further rounding out his skill set will pay dividends. Brandsegg-Nygard projects to become a top-six forward at the NHL level. It is reasonable to suggest that he will be selected in the first round of the 2024 draft.

Mike Kennedy
Scout Profile

Game Results

December 27, 2023
Norway
1
Czechia
8

Player Report

Skating 9
Shooting 8
Puckhandling 8
Playmaking 7
Offensive Awareness 8
Defensive Awareness 7
Compete 8

Michael Brandsegg-Nygard's Reports

Jan 11/24 Michael Brandsegg-Nygard 25442 – Brynas IF vs. Mora IK ALLSVENSKAN by Greysen Goudy View Summary
Dec 28/23 Michael Brandsegg-Nygard 25330 – Norway vs. Czechia WJC-20 by Mike Kennedy View Summary
Nov 5/23 Michael Brandsegg-Nygard 25224 – Mora J20 vs. Djurgarden J20 J20 Nationell by Erik Sjolund View Summary
Mar 18/23 Michael Brandsegg-Nygard 24624 – Mora J20 vs. Djurgarden J20 J20 Nationell by Fredrik Haak View Summary
Mar 10/23 Michael Brandsegg-Nygard 24601 – Mora J20 vs. AIK J20 J20 Nationell by Fredrik Haak View Summary