SHL Report: Future Potential Fantasy Value Edition

Caleb Kerney

2022-10-22

The Swedish Hockey League is already in full swing this year. It is generally one of the first leagues to get going, and all teams are sitting at ten or nine games played to this point.

A lot of NHL talent has come from this league, from the likes of Henrik and Daniel Sedin, to current NHLers Elias Lindholm, Victor Hedman, Rasmus Dahlin and many more. It breeds talented players and is a place that former NHLers go to play that is comparable to the KHL in quality of competition.

In this SHL Report, we will be going over the top Draft Eligible and prospect scorers presently playing in the SHL. Please note, all stats are pulled from Elite Prospects and InStat.

Top Prospects

Samuel Johannesson (D) – 10 GP – 2G – 5A – 7PTS 

Columbus Blue Jackets fans may recognize the name of this rearguard presently playing for Brynas IF in the SHL. He has elite skating abilities, a great shot, and fantastic control of the puck at most speeds.

His seven points so far this year already match his production from last year. That’s a definite positive out of the sixth round 2020 selection. Expectations should be tempered for the rest of the year as we see if he can consistently produce.

Johannesson is averaging 18:30 time on ice (TOI) to go along with 0.1 hits, 1.6 shots, and 1.1 blocks pe