Adam Werner

Colorado Avalanche
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Fantasy Summary

Talented and evolving into a starting net-minder in Europe


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 7.0
NHL Certainty 5.0
Country SWE
Position G
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth May 2, 1995
Height 6‘5”
Weight 198 lbs
Drafted 2016 Round 5; Overall: 131

Observations

 

February 2019 – We all know that goalies are voodoo to predict, but Werner’s strides over the last two years have increased his fantasy stock. In his first SHL season since graduating from junior leagues, the 21-year-old has appeared in 20 contests (nearly splitting the team’s starts) and is posting a 0.920 SV% to date (good for 8th in the league). Pair these excellent stats with his natural size, and Werner is looking like a notable goalie prospect who stands out within the organization when it comes to future starter potential. Hayden Soboleski

 

April 2018 – Werner calmed our nerves after a rough start to his Allsvenskan debut, finishing with an increased 47 starts and an improved 0.915 SV%. He made the trip to North America for an AHL taste but was unimpressive and will surely be returning to Sweden for more development. Slow and steady on this raw prospect with promise. Hayden Soboleski

 

October 2017 – Werner returned to IF Bjorkloven of the Swedish Allsvenskan league, and has a 0.889 save % though 12 game so far. This is slightly worse than his numbers last year – the wrong direction for a young goaltender to go. He is still very young so has time to refine his game, but he needs to be able to handle the increased workload that he has been acclimating to for two seasons now. Hayden Soboleski March 2017 – Based on his twitter announcement, Werner has signed a contract to stay in Sweden for 2 more seasons (2017-18 and 2018-19). The netminder is not having a strong season statistically, but is getting lots of starts as a 19-year-old which is a strong step towards long term improvement. Hayden Soboleski December 2016 – Werner did not make the Swedish Team for the WJC. His stats and outlook were poorer than the other two goalies included on the preliminary roster, but it was a good sign that he was thought of at all. Hayden Soboleski December 2016 – Werner has been named as one of three goalies on the Team Sweder World Juniors preliminary roster. This comes as a result of his play as a starting goalltender in Allsvenskan – Sweden’s hockey league a tier below the SHL. Hayden Soboleski Werner has entered his first year playing in Allsvenskan, immediately serving as a starting netminder. He currently holds a .901 SV%. He previouly played in the highest-tier junior league J20 SuperElit for three seasons, where he posted a 0.916 SV% in 30 games played in his final season. He has the height that is coveted in most goaltender prospects, but is still very much in the learning proess for how to use his frame to his advantage. He is very raw at this point, but also very young, so his ability to handle the starter’s role is more notable than the long list of technique work that is still to be done.


Stats

 Season Team League GP GAA SVS%      Playoffs GP GAA SVS%
 2011-2012 Västergötland TV-Pucken 5 3.63 .891 |        
  Mariestad BoIS J18 2 J18 Div.2 1 2.00 .917 |        
 2012-2013 Västergötland TV-Pucken 6 2.20 .889 |        
  Mariestad BoIS U16 U16 Div.1 - - - | Qualification 6 2.76 .932
  Mariestad BoIS J18 J18 Elit 10 2.35 .913 |        
  Mariestad BoIS J20 J20 Elit 0 - - | Qualification 0 - -
  Sweden U16 (all) International-Jr 5 2.20 .923 |        
 2013-2014 Färjestad BK J18 J18 Elit 14 1.53 .937 |        
  Färjestad BK J20 U20 Super Challenge 0 - - |        
  Färjestad BK J18 J18 Allsvenskan 16 2.78 .899 | Playoffs 4 2.48 .881
  Färjestad BK J20 SuperElit 9 2.96 .894 |        
  Sweden U17 (all) International-Jr 6 2.51 .915 |        
  Sweden U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 1 0.00 1.000 |        
  Sweden U18 (all) International-Jr 1 0.00 1.000 |        
 2014-2015 Färjestad BK J18 J18 Elit 1 4.00 .867 |        
  Färjestad BK Champions HL 0 - - |        
  Färjestad BK J20 SuperElit 28 3.01 .906 | Playoffs 6 3.36 .899
  Färjestad BK SHL 1 0.00 .000 |        
  Sweden U18 WJC-18 0 - - |        
  Sweden U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 2 3.39 .865 |        
  Sweden U18 (all) International-Jr 8 3.82 .881 |        
 2015-2016 Färjestad BK J20 SuperElit 30 2.49 .916 | Playoffs 5 2.55 .924
  Färjestad BK SHL 0 - - |        
  Köping HC Division 1 1 1.85 .944 |        
  Forshaga IF Division 1 2 2.53 .914 |        
  IF Björklöven Allsvenskan 0 - - |        
  Sweden U19 (all) International-Jr 2 1.00 .939 |        
 2016-2017 Färjestad BK J20 SuperElit 0 - - | Playoffs 1 3.08 .909
  Färjestad BK SHL 0 - - | Playoffs 0 - -
  IF Björklöven Allsvenskan 25 2.98 .892 |        
  Sweden U20 WJC-20 0 - - |        
  Sweden U20 (all) International-Jr 3 3.31 .905 |        
 2017-2018 IF Björklöven Allsvenskan 47 2.34 .915 | Qualification 5 2.38 .902
  San Antonio Rampage AHL 4 3.35 .880 |        
 2018-2019 Färjestad BK SHL 26 2.02 .926 |        

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