SHL Report – April 2018

Jokke Nevalainen




Welcome to the playoff edition of the SHL Report. If you want to know how your favourite SHL prospect did during the regular season, I suggest checking my March report. If you want to know more about draft-eligible Swedish prospects, I suggest you check my U18 World Championship Preview. And if you want to see highlight clips of these players, I suggest checking my Twitter feed @JokkeNevalainen because I frequently post short clips of SHL and Liiga prospects in there. Let’s get going.




The regular season champions also win the SHL Championship after sweeping Skellefteå. Växjö scored 20 goals and only allowed one goal against in four games in the final series. Not surprisingly, their leading scorer in the playoffs was once again 19-year-old, Elias Pettersson (Canucks) who led the league in playoff scoring with 19 points in 13 games and won the Playoff MVP award. Pettersson now owns the U20 scoring record both during the regular season and the playoffs as well. He was great during the regular season and even better in the playoffs if that’s somehow possible.


{source}<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Elias Pettersson finishes his rookie SHL campaign with 84 points (40+44) in 68<br>combined regular season, playoff and Champions Hockey League games.<br><br>He has a league championship, playoff MVP and holds the All-Time SHL U20 regular season &amp; playoff point records.<br><br>Not bad. <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Canucks</a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; /Cam Robinson/ (@CrazyJoeDavola3) <a href="">April 22, 2018</a></blockquote>{/source}


On top of all the accomplishments in the SHL