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Fantasy Summary

Power winger with above average shot. Reads and reacts quite well and creates from the perimeter and the third circle. Gets to dirty areas to make plays on offence. Projects as a bottom six net-front presence winger, with potential for middle-six upside.


Observations

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May 2022 – Torgersson saw plenty of action across five different levels of competition this season including Sweden’s top three leagues, World Junior Championships, and the AHL to cap his season.  He came as advertised at the AHL level, showing his strength and drive while recording three points in four appearances (2G, 1A). He spent the majority of the 2021-22 season on loan from Frolunda in the SHL to AIK in HockeyAllsvenskan. The move was an attempt to get the young winger some valuable minutes while he rehabbed from knee surgery to repair a torn ligament that cost him most of the previous season.  Torgersson was limited to 13:03 per night with minimal powerplay opportunities with AIK. He did however make the most of his minutes, ranking second among forwards under 21 years old in points-per-game league-wide.  While Torgersson is by no means a volume shooter at this point, he is quite efficient in strategically getting pucks to the net to the tune of a 13.73% shooting percentage. Torgersson uses his pro-sized frame and strength to drive the net, and power his way to greasy areas to make plays. He utilizes his body effectively to be a serviceable board player, which will carry over at the pro level in North America. While his skating is average and could become more explosive, his ability to read/react, shoot, and his conscious three-zone-awareness are what will draw success for the young winger.  Torgersson will pursue his middle-six upside next season, likely beginning with the Manitoba Moose after signing an Entry-Level Contract on April 9th.  Justin Kaye

 

October 2020 – Torgersson was drafted 40th overall by the Jets. Torgersson is expected to spend two or three more years in Sweden before crossing the pond.  Jokke Nevalainen

 

May 2020 – Torgersson had a great season in the SuperElit, scoring 26 goals and 44 points in 39 games. Those numbers are excellent but they might be a bit misleading considering his skill-set. Torgersson is big (6-3, 205) and physically mature which helped him tremendously against other junior players. He also benefitted from playing a complementary role on a great Frölunda J20 team, playing alongside some greatly talented offensive creators. Torgersson is a very good skater but his skill-set isn’t high-end by any means. He has a good shot and decent puck skills but he’s more of a finisher than a creator. Eventually, he could play a complementary offensive role somewhere in the top nine while possibly being the net-front guy on the power play and getting some time on the penalty kill. His two-way game is solid and his on-ice effort level is good as well, so he can be used in all situations. Torgersson should graduate to the men’s level in 2020-2021, hopefully playing a regular role on Frölunda’s SHL team. He might start with a very small role, possibly on the fourth line, because Frölunda is always one of the top teams in Europe year after year, so young players have a tough time earning a big role on that team. Torgersson is projected to be drafted late in the second round or somewhere in the third round.  Jokke Nevalainen

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 6.5
NHL Certainty 5.5
Country SWE
Position LW
Roster Type Junior
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth January 26, 2002
Height 6‘3”
Weight 205 lbs
Drafted 2020 Round 2; Overall: 40

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2015-2016 Skärgårdens SK U16U16 Div.114 5 38 14|        
  Skärgårdens SK J18J18 Div.12 0 00 0|        
 2016-2017 Skärgårdens SK U16U16 Div.225 52 2274 24|        
  Skärgårdens SK J18J18 Div.217 24 1337 4|        
  Skärgårdens SKDivision 34 2 02 2|        
 2017-2018 Frölunda HC U16U16 Region16 18 1129 4|        
  GöteborgTV-Pucken6 3 14 4|        
  Frölunda HC U16U16 SM8 7 411 4|