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HAMPUS MELEN
Hampus Melen
Position: Center
Shoots: Left
Vitals: 6’2” / 165 lbs.
Birthdate: February 28, 1995
Hometown: Karlskrona, Sweden
Acquired: Detroit’s eighth choice (199th overall) in the 2013 draft
CSS Ranking: Not Ranked
Contract: None (must sign by June 1, 2017)
RWC Says: Skilled Center

STORIES

AWARDS
None Listed

HISTORY
2012-13
  • Enjoyed productive season with Tingsryds of J-18 Elit circuit (24-18-22-40).
  • Ranked 19th among J-18 Elit scorers and had 1.67 points-per-game average.
  • Struggled in five-game stint at higher J-20 SuperElit level (5-0-0-0, minus-2).
  • Not ranked by any major draft publications, went in seventh round (199th overall) to Detroit.

SCOUT COMMENTS
“He really has talent with the puck. His best skills are his hockey sense and his hands.” — Red Wings director of European scouting Hakan Andersson (June 2013).

STRENGTHS
Extremely talented with the puck … Good vision and playmaking ability … Smart with good hockey sense … Works hard, pursuing the puck when he doesn’t happen.

WEAKNESSES
Despite being quite tall, Melen is thin and has a noticeable lack of muscle … Needs to be more confident in his scoring ability … Must improve significantly in the defensive end.

PROJECTION
Melen is a skilled forward who has never played at a high level and it remains to be seen whether he’ll be able to produce as he moves up the ranks in Sweden. The Red Wings have four years to monitor Melen’s progress before they need to decide whether to sign him. He’ll face a big challenge when he suits up for Tingsryds of the Swedish J-20 SuperElit circuit in 2013-14.

Player statistics powered by www.eliteprospects.com

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2010-2011 Blekinge TV-Pucken 8 3 7 10 2 |          
  Karlskrona J18 J18 Div.1 6 3 8 11 4 |          
  Karlskrona J20 J20 Div.2 2 0 3 3 0 | Kval 2 1 1 2
 2011-2012 Tingsryds AIF J18 J18 Elit 26 9 22 31 16 |          
 2012-2013 Tingsryds AIF J18 J18 Elit 24 18 22 40 59 |          
  Tingsryds AIF J20 SuperElit 5 0 0 0 2 |          
 2013-2014 Tingsryds AIF J20 SuperElit 11 0 5 5 14 |          
 2014-2015 Växjö Lakers J20 SuperElit - - - - - |          

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