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June 29, 2024  (12:57)
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Here's a recap of Michael Brandsegg-Nygard, 1st-round pick of the Detroit Red Wings
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Michael Brandsegg-Nygard emerged as a standout selection for the Detroit Red Wings in the 2024 NHL Draft, chosen 15th overall. At 6 feet 1 inches and 207 pounds, Brandsegg-Nygard brings a robust physical presence combined with a polyvalent skill set.

During the 2023-24 season, Brandsegg-Nygard played with Mora IK in Sweden's Allsvenskan league, where he demonstrated his scoring prowess with 18 points (8 goals, 10 assists) in 41 games. He also impressed with Mora IK's U-20 squad, tallying 12 points (5 goals, 7 assists) in just 7 games, showcasing his ability to produce at multiple levels.
A key contributor for Team Norway at the 2024 IIHF World Championship, Brandsegg-Nygard showed his international caliber with 5 points in 5 games. His performance underscored his capability to compete effectively against top competition.
General Manager Steve Yzerman praised Brandsegg-Nygard as a "big, strong young man" with an exceptional shooting ability and a well-rounded game. He is noted for his offensive prowess, defensive responsibility, adaptability to play on either wing and various roles on the power play. Assistant GM Kris Draper emphasized Brandsegg-Nygard's competitive edge and physical commitment, highlighting his readiness to engage in all facets of the game.
As the first Norwegian-born player selected in the first round of an NHL Entry Draft, Brandsegg-Nygard holds a significant milestone, reflecting his country's growing influence in hockey. He credits his family, particularly his supportive parents, for nurturing his hockey journey and shaping his character on and off the ice.
Brandsegg-Nygard's blend of size, skill, and hockey intelligence positions him as a promising addition to the Red Wings prospect pool. With his well-rounded abilities and competitive drive, he is poised to contribute to the team's future success.

Source : NHL
Red Wings select ‘really good two-way player' Michael Brandsegg-Nygard at No. 15 overall on Day 1 of 2024 NHL Entry Draft
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