True is a power forward with great hands and a mean streak. He uses his frame to create space for himself and he has the vision to set up teammates. He tends to take a lot of penalties and will have to work on his discipline.
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July 2023 – True has been traded to the Florida Panthers. He will likely report to their AHL affiliate, the Charlotte Checkers, to start 2023-24. Despite solid AHL production, he is likely just a depth option for the Panthers moving forward. Ben Gehrels
June 2023 – True spent the entire season in the AHL after receiving a small shot of espresso with Seattle the year prior. His scoring declined this year, with 11 goals and 21 assists for 32 points in 72 games, versus his 42 points in 60 last year. His 6-5 frame may earn him a few turns on NHL ice, but as a pending UFA, he may decide to play his trade elsewhere in the offseason. Alex Wyatt
October 2021 – True was sent down on waivers as Seattle continues to pare down their roster. Alex Wyatt
July 2021 – True has been selected in the 2021 expansion draft and will join the Seattle Kraken organization. Dave Hall
May 2020 – One of the major knocks on True’s game has been his needless trips to the box over the past few seasons. Well, it appears that message has gotten through to the powerful forward. The big-bodied Dane registered only 16 PIMS in 52 games this season between the Barracuda and the Sharks, a career-low. True made the most of his twelve games in the NHL, registering four assists and giving the guys upstairs something to look forward to in the future. Watch for True to be one of the many young talented forwards gunning for a spot on the Sharks roster out of training camp next season. Alex Howes
Nov 2019 – Alexander has been one of the most exciting Sharks prospects to watch this season, no lying, it’s True! Although the pun might be bad, the player is good. True has the frame and skill set that coaches drool over. He is scoring at a reasonable pace this season (7 points in 11 games) and continues to impress Sharks front office. He isn’t afraid to go into the dirty areas, and he can mix it up with almost anyone in the league. Although his discipline may need some work, the Sharks have always welcomed players with some edge to their game. It appears he will remain in the AHL for the majority of this season, but has a good shot at cracking the lineup in the near future. Alex Howes
September 2019 – There may be no Sharks prospect in 2018/2019 that did more for himself in terms of increasing the odds of cracking the NHL roster than Alexander True. True’s production increased significantly in his second pro season and the big forward earned plenty of ice time with the Barracuda. 55 points in 68 AHL games is nothing to sneeze at and shows True has the AHL level pretty much figured out. Add to that the fact that True has a 6-5 frame and a bit of a mean streak, and we could be seeing the 22 year old in a Sharks sweater this season. Chris Legg
January 2019 – True has been playing well on the Barracuda’s top line. The lanky forward has come close to a point per game pace in the AHL with 26 points through 32 games so far. He remains behind Chartier, Suomela and Gambrell on the depth chart but his development is certainly trending in the right direction. Chris Legg
August 2018 – The Sharks signed True to a three-year entry-level deal in July of 2018. The undrafted forward spent the past season playing for the San Jose Barracuda on a one-year AHL deal. True put up 28 points in 68 games with the Barracuda and he’ll look to build off that this season. He’s a long shot to make the NHL club, but at 6-5 his size won’t be what holds him back. True isn’t fantasy relevant yet, but keep an eye on his progress this year if he shows improvement in his second pro season he could get an NHL look in his third. Chris Legg
July 2017 – True has been on the radar for a few years. He spent the past three seasons with the WHL powerhouse Seattle Thunderbirds and played internationally for Team Denmark. He captained last year’s WJC Denmark squad and posted a goal and two assists in five games along with a career-high 40 points for the T-Birds. During the WHL playoffs, True really came alive with 12 goals and 10 assists in 20 games as Seattle won the WHL championship.
True is a big body with better hands than feet and a good shot with accuracy. He plays a responsible overall game but lateral movement and first steps are areas requiring work, although once he gets going he has decent speed. His hands and size make him an interesting prospect darkhorse and perhaps some off-seasons with his cousin Nikolaj Ehlers can help spark some magic as well. Zachary DeVine