Axel Andersson

Boston Bruins
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Fantasy Summary

Andersson plays with skill and has the ability to quarterback a power play. He has a deceptive shot and good puck skills, with top-four NHL potential if he can round out his game.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 6.0
NHL Certainty 4.5
Country SWE
Position D
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth February 10, 2000
Height 6‘0”
Weight 183 lbs
Drafted 2018 Round 2; Overall: 57

Observations

March 2019 – Too good for Sweden’s junior league but not quite ready to play against men, Andersson spent the majority of this season in a decreased role with Sodertalje of the Allsvenskan. His team missed the playoffs, while Andersson saw the 8th most ice time among his squad’s defensemen. He managed just five points through 41 games but should see an increased role next season. Chris Mazza

November 2018 – Andersson was the Bruins’ second-round selection in last June’s NHL Draft, and joins a deep group of defense prospects in the organization. He has great puck skills and offensive instincts, which allow him to excel as a power play quarterback. He will likely spend the next few years developing in Sweden, as there is currently a long list of young, promising defensemen that are hoping to break through in Boston. Andersson has a chance to play a prominent role for his country at the upcoming World Junior Championship, which could act as a platform for the young defenseman. Chris Mazza

June 2018 – Axel fell to the Bruins in the second round and Boston was thrilled to get him. He is a quick, agile, highly creative and offensively inclined defenseman. Andersson has spent the past two seasons plying his trade with the Djurgardens IF U20 team in the Swedish SuperElit League. He followed up a decent rookie campaign in 2016-2017; where he posted 11 points in 29 games, by nearly tripling his offensive totals this season. The 57th overall pick racked up 31 points in 42 games in his draft year. A right-handed shot, Axel is more of a puck-distributor as is evident by his 25 helpers. Though his passing ability is at the forefront, his shot is nothing to balk at, it is deceptive and accurate. The Bruins are also attracted to his ability to lead and join the rush, he can skate like the wind and has some very deft hands. He came to the Bruins development came following his draft selection and earned himself a three-year entry level contract with Boston. He is a few years away but he is an exciting addition to the Bruins prospect cupboard and will put up numbers when he makes it. Sid Osmond


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2012-2013 Sweden Selects U13 WSI U13 9 0 0 0 0 |          
 2014-2015 Södermanland TV-Pucken 5 0 0 0 6 |          
  Järna SK U16 U16 Div.1 24 7 19 26 10 | Qualification 5 0 4 4
  Sweden Selects U15 WSI U15 7 0 0 0 0 |          
 2015-2016 Södermanland TV-Pucken 5 3 3 6 0 |          
  Södertälje SK U16 U16 Div.1 3 1 0 1 2 |          
  Södertälje SK U16 U16 SM 4 1 1 2 4 |          
  Södertälje SK J18 J18 Elit 21 0 9 9 2 |          
  Södertälje SK J18 J18 Allsvenskan 18 2 4 6 8 | Playoffs 4 1 0 1
  Sweden U16 (all) International-Jr 3 0 0 0 2 |          
 2016-2017 Djurgårdens IF J18 J18 Elit 8 1 4 5 6 |          
  Djurgårdens IF J18 J18 Allsvenskan 3 0 0 0 2 | Playoffs 3 1 1 2
  Djurgårdens IF J20 SuperElit 29 3 8 11 8 | Playoffs 2 0 0 0
  Sweden U17 WHC-17 6 0 2 2 2 |          
  Sweden U17 (all) International-Jr 17 2 3 5 4 |          
 2017-2018 Djurgårdens IF J18 J18 Allsvenskan 0 0 0 0 0 | Playoffs 5 0 2 2
  Djurgårdens IF J20 SuperElit 42 6 25 31 20 | Playoffs 3 0 0 0
  Sweden U18 WJC-18 7 0 2 2 2 |          
  Sweden U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 4 0 0 0 0 |          
  Sweden U18 (all) International-Jr 20 1 3 4 6 |          
 2018-2019 Djurgårdens IF Champions HL 1 0 0 0 0 |          
  Djurgårdens IF J20 SuperElit 2 0 0 0 0 | Playoffs 8 0 1 1
  Södertälje SK Allsvenskan 41 0 5 5 20 |          
  Sweden U19 (all) International-Jr 4 2 4 6 2 |          
  Sweden U20 (all) International-Jr 3 0 2 2 6 |          
 2019-2020 Providence Bruins AHL - - - - - |          
  Sweden U20 (all) International-Jr - - - - - |          

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