Fantasy Summary

AJF could wind up as a steal for where he was drafted for the Capitals in the mold of Marcus Johansson, but to keep expectations within reason if he makes the Capitals he could be a middle-six forward.


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October 2022 – AJF has been claimed on waivers by the Winnipeg Jets. Curtis Rines

September 2022 – On a surprising note, AJF finished fifth in scoring with 34 points in 44 games for Hershey. He did what he does best, forecheck like a beast with his speed and shoot from everywhere. He played 23 NHL games for Washington in a bottom six role, registering four points. He was almost lost to the Buffalo Sabres as they claimed him on waivers early, but then placed him back later where Washington reclaimed him. He will be a tough cut from the roster as he still requires waivers, but he may pass through or be stuck as the 13th forward. Pat Quinn

 

January 2022 – AJF surprisingly has 17 points in 23 games for the Hershey Bears this season, and that is with spending most of November in the NHL. He was able to get in eight NHL games playing around 12 minutes of ice time garnering an assist. He was able to see more minutes then more Capitals rookies due to his tenacious forecheck, speed and defense ability. He should be in the NHL as soon as next season but do not expect great numbers, unless his AHL production explodes. Pat Quinn

 

October 2021 – AJF will likely play the full season in Hershey as he awaits a future bottom six role on the Capitals. He is as advertised but perhaps more time in the AHL can develop better skill in the scoring department.  Pat Quinn

 

May 2021 – AJF came in exactly as advertised this season for Hershey as he led the team in shorthanded goals. Surprisingly, he is third in team goals, but do not let that number fool you as his shooting percentage was 18.9% and he only took 53 shots in the 31 games he played. AJF is a great bottom-six quick energy player who should eventually make the NHL, just do not expect much. Pat Quinn

 

January 2021 – AJF has come back over from the HockeyAllsvenskan league in Sweden, the league below the SHL, where he posted 15 points in 26 games. Surprisingly, 11 of those points are assists which is a surprise for this type of player. Coming in for Hershey, full-time, he should see him usual bottom-six role as he develops in to a speedy forechecker and top penalty killer. Pat Quinn

 

March 2020 – Well with the AHL season paused (aka likely cancelled – sad) AJF had a fine first full season but there were some issues that over time can easily be worked out. To start he really needs to just shoot from everywhere and not pass up shots. With his speed and tenacity he needs to just throw everything at the net to make him a constant threat, 0.59 shots per game is not going to cut it. The other issues come along with playing more and figuring out how to be more efficient with the puck, and also getting slightly stronger would help him in the corners. If the Capitals can move on of the long-term bottom six contracts AJF would likely be the first recalled. Pat Quinn

 

December 2019 – AJF is a great bottom six player as he is so fast and is a good forechecker, but there are still problems in his game. He does not have a ton of points in his first two and a half months but that is to be expected, but he really is not shooting a lot and I expected more there. He is still strong on the penalty kill though.  Pat Quinn

 

September 2019 – AJF has a small chance to make the Capitals but it is quite unlikely. The Capitals signed five of the bottom six players to long-term deals which does not help him long term to get in the line up. A full year in the AHL will be good for AJF as it will help the Capitals figure out just how to put him in the line up in the future. Pat Quinn

 

June 2019 – AJF was again one of Djurgårdens’ best players in the SHL teams playoff run posting 12 points in 19 games. His regular season was forgettable after he left the Bears but his ability to again turn it on in the playoffs is very intriguing. He has committed to play in North America for the full 2019-2020 season. His speed and penalty killing ability will see him make the Capitals sooner than later. Pat Quinn

 

March 2019 – AJF has only 10 points in 36 games for Djurgårdens so far this season as the team has not used him as they did last season. In fact he usually has less ice time than before. He really should have stayed in the AHL and is likely disappointed in how he was used back in Sweden. Caps fans need to hope this season has not ruined the young Swedes confidence. Pat Quinn

 

November 2018 – AJF has decided to go back to Djurgårdens as he was not happy with his progression/development in the AHL. He put up three points in 16 games but was ultimately disappointed in his usage. AJF is hoping he can get a better opportunity back in Sweden. Pat Quinn

 

September 2018 – AJF has come to North America to play or the Bears in the AHL. He was a stand out on Sweden in the WJC and was great for Djurgårdens IF in the SHL to end the season and into that teams playoffs before they were knocked out. AJF will look to establish his game in North America and work his way on to the Bears’ top six. Pat Quinn

 

March 2018 – AJF has had his value skyrocket since the World Juniors where he was one of the top players for Sweden, and possibly the top penalty killing forward of the whole tournament. He only finished the SHL season with 16 points in 42 games, but typically played with low ice time and a defensive role. However, the SHL playoffs have been a whole different story as AJF has six points in five games, with five of those points being goals, as Djurgardens IF is on to the semi-finals. There is a chance AJF could come over to North America for the 2018-2019 season and would likely play in the AHL to start. Pat Quinn

 

December 2017 – AJF has been named to Sweden’s World Junior 2018 roster for the first time as he has improved his play in every league since the 2013-2014 season. In his previous season in the SHL he was too good for the SuperElit J20 league as he had 37 points in 32 games, and was brought up to Djurgardens (SHL) where he just had a single assist in 24 games. Young players in the SHL rarely get playing time (unless they are superstars there) but as of now AJF has eight points in 25 games. He should impress at the World Juniors if given a top six role, if not he will be a competent bottom six forward. Pat Quinn

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 4.5
NHL Certainty 9.0
Country SWE
Position LW
Roster Type NHL
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth February 10, 1998
Height 6‘0”
Weight 185 lbs
Drafted 2016 Round 5; Overall: 147

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2012-2013 Värmdö HC J18J18 Div.14 0 22 4|        
 2013-2014 Stockholm SydTV-Pucken8 1 01 4|        
  Djurgårdens IF U16U16 Div.121 10 2333 16|        
  Djurgårdens IF J18J18 Region2 0 00 0|        
  Djurgårdens IF J18J18 Nationell6 0 11 0|Playoffs1 0