Tigers 1st Selection
59th Overall MICK KÖHLER 19Yr - Forward, 6'3 201lb
Last season Mick split time in the DNL and DEL2 leagues. DNL is a German under 19 team. DEL2 is a German 2nd tier Men's League. In Europe teams get relegated or promoted based on finishing at the top or bottom of their leagues.
In the DNL Mick put up 60 points in 31 games. He is Kolner EC's all time scoring leader.
In the DEL2 He put up 4 points in 20 games. Interestingly enough he played on the team with former Tiger Goaltender Kevin Nastiuk.
Compare with Eisenschmid
Markus Eisenschmid also split time in both leagues, except he was a year younger.
He put up 18 pts in 19 games in their junior league, and 7 points in 40 games in their Mens league.
We could say that Mick's point totals follow a similar path. He appears to be more of the playmaker type.
Tigers 2nd Selection
Linus Nassen - Defenceman 19yr 6 feet 174 lb
Linus was 3rd round pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.
He was selected last season in the Import draft in the first round by the Brandon Wheat Kings, but did not come over to play. He played in the world juniors last year. He also split time in Juniors and the highest Level Mens league in Sweden, but was also loaned out to the 2nd division.
His scouting report says he is a very mobile defender that occasionally struggles against bigger forwards in his own zone.
They pick up some size and skill with Mick so hopefully he can fill a 2nd line role. Their 2nd pick appears to be a "flyer pick". They went out and picked what appears to be a very good player that may not be expected to come over, but bounced around a couple rosters in the Swedish league last season.