21-Year-Old Goalie – Columbus Blue Jackets
Oscar Dansk Contract Information:
Signed an entry-level contract with the Blue Jackets in May 2014.
Dansk will play for newly promoted Rogle in the Swedish Hockey League next season rather than returning to AHL Springfield, the Columbus Dispatch reports. "We wanted to make sure he gets to a place where he can play and get his career back on track," Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen said.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Dansk's numbers suffered in his first OHL season playing behind a porous blue line for a rebuilding Erie franchise, but assuming he can maintain his confidence level the butterfly goalie has the talent and potential to be an NHL starter down the road.
Dansk isn't your typical big-ice European goaltending prospect, having already spent time playing at a Minnesota prep school and even talking about playing in the OHL rather than continuing his development in Sweden. He doesn't have prototypical size, but makes up for it with great quickness, and, at least to this point in his career, has shown good focus and mental toughness. He's a few years away, but he could be the franchise goalie Columbus sorely needs.