Today, Elite Prospects’ Christoffer Hedlund profiles Red Wings prospect and 2019 draft pick Albin Grewe, going in-depth and using video to highlight Grewe’s strengths:
The aspects of Grewe’s game that really jump off of the screen are his aggression, high-end competitiveness, and strength. He’s a fierce competitor that brings a lot of energy to his team, bringing a full effort on every shift — Grewe will run himself through a wall (or an opponent, preferably) without thinking twice.
Grewe’s nose is always dirty, and he wouldn’t have it any other way. When the game gets tough, Grewe gets tougher. He doesn’t hesitate to use his body to block a shot or take a hit if it helps his team out. When play is headed in the wrong direction, Grewe is a determined back-checker. He fights hard along the boards in his own zone and puts in a lot of effort when he is looking to win the puck back for his team.
Grewe’s competitiveness is not limited to his own zone; he is a hard worker around the opposing net and along the boards in the offensive zone as well. He can throw big hits to punish his opponents or to open up space for his teammates. Even when he has the puck himself; he can be the one to initiate the contact for a hit. He is not shy in his physical game and almost instantly presented himself with a big hit when he got the chance to play in the SHL.