The Journey: Nikolaj Ehlers

Kevin LeBlanc







With nothing left to prove in the QMJHL, what’s next for Nikolaj Ehlers?




In this week's edition of the Journey, we take a look at Winnipeg's Nikolaj Ehlers, a Danish born prospect and top player in the QMJHL for the Halifax Mooseheads.


The Winnipeg Jets completed a successful season in 2014-15, making the playoffs for the first time since hockey returned to Manitoba in 2011. On the horizon are a handful of high-level prospects that could make the playoffs in Winnipeg a regular occurrence. Nikolaj Ehlers, a talented winger from Aalborg, Denmark leads the Jets prospect group into the future.


The 19-year-old burst onto the scene in the QMJHL when he was selected 6th overall in the 2013 CHL Import Draft.  Playing for the Mooseheads alongside top-prospect Jonathan Drouin during the 2013-14 season, Ehlers recorded 104 points over 63 games, earning him the 2013-14 CHL Rookie of the Year award.