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Fantasy Summary

A great skating, defensive quarterback that can impact all three zones. Has the upside to be a number 3 puck-moving defenseman.


Observations

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February 2024 – The cream of the Swedish crop, Freij has been purely dominant at the J20 level. There are a lot of great passing defensemen in this year’s draft and Freij is amongst the best of them. Factor in his mobility and he becomes a possession demon, few things can ever keep Freij from putting the puck where he wants it. What separates him from his peers, is the compliments to that game. He knows when to simply shoot the puck and rarely if ever overpasses, he’s active defensively and demonstrates a great understanding on how to build on the advantages he creates. He’s everything you want out of your offensive defenseman and is a defensive quarterback at its purest. His aggressive style of play leads to him being overeager at times, but as he reigns himself in, he can become one of the best defencemen in this class. – David Saad

February Rankings: 18th

 

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 8.0
NHL Certainty 7.0
Country SWE
Position D
Roster Type Draft Eligible
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth February 12, 2006
Height 6‘1”
Weight 192 lbs
Drafted No

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2017-2018 Sweden Selects U12WSI U127 0 11 -|        
 2018-2019 Sweden Selects U13WSI U136 3 47 -|        
 2019-2020 Olofströms IK U16U16 Div.12 1 01 2|        
 2020-2021 Karlskrona HK U16U16 Region7 4 610 4|        
  BlekingeTV-Pucken0 0 00 0|        
 2021-2022 Växjö Lakers HC U16U16 Region2 0 22 0|Playoffs QC2 0 11
  BlekingeTV-Pucken5 0 33 0|        
  Växjö Lakers HC U16U16 SM3 0 11 4|        
  Växjö Lakers HC J18J18 Region11 0 44 0|        
  Växjö Lakers HC J18J18 Nationell14 2 79 4|Playoffs4 0 00
  Växjö Lakers HC J20J20 Nationell8 0 11 2|        
  Sweden U16 (all)International-Jr6 0 33 2|        
 2022-2023 Växjö Lakers HC J18J18 Region5 0 11 6|        
  Sweden U18 WJAC-196 1 01 4|        
  Växjö Lakers HC J18J18 Nationell4 3 25 4|Playoffs3 0 44
  Växjö Lakers HC J20J20 Nationell32 0 88 10|Playoffs3 0 11
  Sweden U17WHC-176 1 23 4|        
  Sweden U17 (all)International-Jr17 3 58 4|        
  Sweden U18 (all)International-Jr6 1 01 4|        
 2023-2024 Sweden U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup4 1 34 8|        
  Växjö Lakers HC J18J18 Region3 0 22 4|        
  Sweden U18 WJAC-196 2 57 0|        
  Växjö Lakers HC J18J18 Nationell- - -- -|        
  Växjö Lakers HC J20J20 Nationell37 12 1830 12|        
  Växjö Lakers HCChampions HL1 0 00 0|        
  Sweden U18 (all)International-Jr19 5 2025 18|        

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