Nikolas Koberstein

Hometown:

Barrhead Alberta

Currently Playing In:

Junior

Birthday:

1996-01-19

Position:

D

Eligible for draft:

2014

Shoots:

left

Drafted:

2014

Height:

6-2

Acquired:

5th round (125th overall), 2014

Weight:

190 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • D

History
Talent Analysis

Koberstein is a puck-mover that skates well with good offensive upside and plays aggressively in all three zones. The gritty defenseman plays in all the important situations for his team and possesses good leadership qualities. His character and work ethic are what pushes him to improve his overall game. His upside potential is that of a top four defenseman at the NHL level if all goes well with his development. He could be a sleeper pick by the Canadiens from the 2014 NHL entry draft

Future

Koberstein is considered a long term development project as he has a five year development time frame. The 18-year-old will try to make the USHL Sioux Falls Stampede if not could return to the AJHL for another season where he will captain his team. He is committed to play at the NCAA level with the University of Alaska-Fairbanks in 2015-16 season, unless persuaded to play junior in the WHL.

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