Malmö Redhawks

Fantasy Summary

Wahlberg is a powerful centreman who dominates in transition, plays a refined defensive game, and has shown impressive offensive creativity and goalscoring ability.


Observations

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June 2023 – Wahlberg was selected 39th overall by Buffalo. Pat Quinn

 

March 2023 – Anton Wahlberg is a late riser in the 2023 draft class. His SHL performances in the back half of the season have been very impressive and I’d wager they will get him drafted in the first round despite being on very few draft lists as recently as January. Wahlberg tilts the ice in his team’s favour in just about every facet of the game apart from playmaking. He’s a sound defensive player who has flashed impressive tenacity and intensity on the fore and backcheck at times this season. He’s a strong skater, especially for his size, and is a very good puck carrier through the neutral zone. In the offensive zone, he remains in constant motion, trying to create and exploit soft ice. He’s a good net-front player and his shot is a scoring threat from medium range. As a whole, Wahlberg has a very enticing set of tools which give him second-line upside, and his foundation of habits and intelligence provide him a good fallback game, so even if his skill doesn’t lift him into a top-six, he would still project as a valuable player to have in a bottom six. Sebastian High

April 2023 – Wahlberg will be an interesting player to follow at the draft, as it was a tale of two seasons for him. In the J20, he was often inefficient and between flashes of brilliance and end-to-end rushes, he was regularly disengaged. In the SHL, however, it all came together. He blended his strong physical game with his plus-level skating and speed to bulldoze through the neutral zone against pro competition and generally tilt the ice in his team’s favour. His defensive game is decent if not amazing, and his goalscoring game is far more refined than his playmaking game is. He is quite raw and will take patience, but the middle-six upside as a rare mold of player will be very enticing on day two of the draft. Sebastian High

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 8.5
NHL Certainty 7.5
Country SWE
Position C
Roster Type Europe
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth
Height 6‘3”
Weight 185 lbs
Drafted 2023 Round 2; Overall: 39

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2018-2019 Limhamn HK U16U16 Div.121 9 716 12|        
  Limhamn HK J18J18 Div.21 0 00 12|        
 2019-2020 Malmö Redhawks U16 2U16 Div.12 1 01 4|        
  Malmö Redhawks U16U16 Region20 8 715 2|        
  Malmö Redhawks U16U16 SM3 2 35 4|        
  Malmö Redhawks J18J18 Region1 0 00 0|        
 2020-2021 Malmö Redhawks U16U16 Region6 4 48 10|        
  SkåneTV-Pucken0 0 00 0|        
 2021-2022 Malmö Redhawks J18J18 Region24 12 1628 10|        
  Malmö Redhawks J20J20 Nationell22 3 47 12|Relegation7 1 34 10 
  Malmö RedhawksSHL1 0 00 0|        
 2022-2023 Malmö Redhawks J18J18 Region3 1 34 0|        
  Sweden U18 WJAC-196 1 23 6|        
  Malmö Redhawks J20J20 Nationell32 14 1327 53|Playoffs2 0 11
  Malmö RedhawksSHL17 2 24 0|Relegation5 1 01
  Sweden U18WJC-187 3 36 16|        
  Sweden U18 (all)International-Jr14 7 310 20|        
 2023-2024 Malmö RedhawksSHL38 5 510 4|        
  Sweden U20WJC-207 1 23 2|        
  Sweden U20 (all)International-Jr16 5 49 6|        

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