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#1 overall prospect for 2018 Draft puts on a show

Rasmus Dahlin, the 17 year-old Swede, proves that defensemen CAN dangle

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Get used to hearing this name for a very long time: Rasmus Dahlin. The 17 year-old Swedish defenseman is already the frontrunner to be selected first overall in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, and with his shootout moves at this year’s Newport Next Skills Competition, it’s no wonder.

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Silky. Smooth. This kid is going to be something special. Scouts have already compared him to fellow countrymen Erik Karlsson, except that Dahlin may actually have more skill. He’s been described as a cross between Karlsson and Detroit Red Wings legend Nicklas Lidstrom. Wow. How is that possible? We’re not sure, but we sure can’t wait to see this kid in the NHL.