Jacob Josefson





Jacob Josefson, LW/RW

Shoots: L

Height: 6-0

Weight: 190

Born: 1991-03-02

Hometown: Stockholm, SWE

Drafted: 2009 New Jersey Devils, 20th overall









July 2013- The Devils have re-signed Josefson to a one-year, one-way contract. This will be Josefson’s fourth attempt to crack the Devils roster full-time. The previous three attempts have all been underwhelming efforts. This contract is a do-or-die for him, failure to deliver could see him buried on the roster in Albany or looking for greener pastures elsewhere this time next year. – Rex Doty


March 2013 – Josefson cannot stay healthy and it has seriously stunted his development. Now that the Devils have acquired Loktionov, Josefson has freefallen down the depth chart. – Dobber


May 2012 – Josefson, an elite scorer at the international level growing up, has a strong two-way game and thinks the game at an elite level. There is concern about his ability to stay healthy with a rash of recent injuries but if the Devils lose a scorer in the off-season (Parise?), Josefson has the potential to produce. Josefson is smart enough to be a full-time NHLer. – Ryan Goddard



Fantasy Outlook: B-


Josefson is more of a playmaker than a finisher and the one knock on Josefson is his need to shoot more. He thinks the game at such a high level it’s only a matter of time before he takes a step forward offensively and when he does he will be an assist-heavy player.





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Jacob Josefson statistics courtesy of Elite Prospects


Name Fantasy Upside NHL Certainty
Andrei Buyalsky 4.5 3.5
Ivan Ivan 4.5 7.0
Matthew Stienburg 3.5 6.0
Oskar Olausson 7.5 8.5
Sampo Ranta 6.0 6.5
Tristan Luneau 7.5 8.0
Zachary Nehring 4.5 5.0
Jacob Julien 5.5 5.0
Antti Tuomisto 4.5 6.0
Aku Räty 5.8 5.0