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Surprisingly, rival scouts praise Oilers defense potential


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Sam Jones
July 9, 2024  (9:15)
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Surprisingly, rival scouts think highly of Oilers defense potential
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With his dynamic performance in the playoffs this year, Philip Broberg has not just caught the eye of hockey enthusiasts but has also drawn the attention of scouts across the NHL.

His substantial potential has now positioned him as a possible top pairing defenseman, a significant recognition given his recent entry into the league.
According to well-known hockey analyst Jason Gregor, the consensus among scouts is optimistic about Broberg's future. Gregor shares,
Philip Broberg will be a lock as a top-four D-man next year. Had four different scouts, all from outside Edmonton, tell me they expect him to a top-pair D-man within the next 2-3 seasons.
You can read more about Gregor's insights on his profile at
Drafted 8th overall by the Oilers in 2019, Broberg has played 101 career games by age 23. His performances towards the season's end and the playoffs marked a significant upturn in his career. Broberg demonstrated a keen ability to navigate high-pressure situations, moving the puck deftly to forwards and integrating seamlessly into the team's gameplay. His AHL track record further underscores his readiness; he notched 38 points in 49 games last season with the Condors.
The upcoming season is pivotal for Broberg, as he is poised to become a mainstay on the Oilers' roster. With Cody Ceci and Brett Kulak swirling in trade rumors, it's clear the front office envisions an expanded role for him. As Broberg continues to evolve and assert his presence on the ice, his potential contribution to the Oilers could be transformative.
Another critical aspect of Broberg's journey is his contract status. Currently a restricted free agent, negotiations for his re-signing are anticipated to be straightforward, devoid of the complications of an offer sheet. Securing Broberg with a value contract could indeed cement his role as a cornerstone in the Oilers' quest for a championship.
Source: Jason Gregor
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