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Getting to know 138th overall pick Frederik Nissen Dichow

The goaltender was taken by the Canadiens with their second fifth round selection.

The Montreal Canadiens have taken their first goaltender of the 2019 NHL Draft, selecting Danish goaltender Frederik Nissen Dichow with the 138th overall pick in the fifth round.

Birthplace: Vojens, Denmark
Date of birth: March 1, 2001
Catches: Right
Position: Goaltender
Height: 6’5”
Weight: 192 lbs.
Team: Denmark U18

Quite honestly, there isn’t much to say about the newest Canadiens prospect. He has limited documented game action in Denmark, but Nissen-Dichow will be going to Sweden next year to play in the Malmö U20 program.


Nissen Dichow is 6’5” so he’s part of the new generation of taller goaltenders and he did have documented success at the Division 1A World Under-18 Championships for Denmark. He played in five games allowing 12 goals on 153 shots (92.16 save percentage) with a 2.37 goals against average. Denmark went 3-1-1 in those five games as the team finished in third place.

Nissen Dichow was also named the top goaltender in the tournament.

It will be interesting to watch how he develops and how he adjusts to a much higher level of play. This is a swing for the Canadiens and Trevor Timmins but they have shown in the past that they can have success with taking goaltenders late in the draft.

We spoke to Jimmy Boejgaard, who is a commentator/anchor from Danish TV 2.

”He is a big goalie and that’s the reason that he is one of our young goalies that we believe most in. Together with Mads Søgaard, they are the two guys we believe will be best to back up or follow Freddie Andersen,” he said.

Nissen Dichow is from a small city called Vojens - the city is close to the border between Denmark and Germany. He is the first drafted player from that city even though SoenderjyskE is there and is one of the top teams in Denmark.

He played one season in the city and Club called Esbjerg in 2017/2018. That was the season after Mads Søgaard played there - today they both got drafted

Dichow is the third drafted Danish goalie - Freddie Andersen and earlier tonight Søgaard

“It’s huge with two goalies same night,” Boejgaard said. “We are not a strong goalie country but now we maybe are getting there because of first Freddie and now these two guys. Nobody in Denmark thought much about him as a draft pick this weekend. It’s a long shot right now to see him in NHL but I would give credit to Canadiens organization to see his potential. My feeling is that they saw something that can easily be as good as other goalies drafted near him.”

Boejgaard says that his strongest quality is that he is very strong mentally and is a “good kid” with his feet on the ground.


There were no rankings for Nissen Dichow. However, there is this video if him when he was 10 years old uploaded to Youtube by a relative.