SHL

Fantasy Summary

Despite some tool limitations, Edstrom has some upside as a powerful bottom-six center with good passing ability and physicality.


Observations

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MArch 2024 – Edstrom has been traded to the San Jose Sharks in a large deal involving Tomas Hertl. Pat Quinn

 

December 2023 – Entering his first world juniors, Edstrom hopes to continue what has been a successful season to date with his SHL club. Sitting at 10 points through 25 games played in his first full year with Frolunda’s Tier 1 squad, the “floor” for Edstrom’s fully developed skillset and ability to play at the highest level is promising. The Golden Knights’ 2023 first rounder helps to compliment a strong group of Center prospects in the Vegas organization who project to play NHL minutes at the position. Still not an elite skater, the 2024 World Junior stage provides a brief yet meaningful opportunity for Edstrom to prove himself as an impact player when pitted against the best of his international peers. Taylor Davis

 

June 2023 – Edstrom has been selected 32nd overall by the Vegas Golden Knights in the 2023 NHL Draft. Curtis Rines

 

June 2023 – Edstrom had a few flashes of an impressive power game at the U18 Men’s World Championship, and his stock rose as a result, but his NHL projection remains limited in upside. He is not overly dynamic, creative, or aware. His scanning habits are a significant limiting factor at this point in time, but if this can be rectified, a third-line ceiling could be unlocked. He’s not a poor skater and he processes passing options quickly when pressured, which plays a vital role in his NHL projectability. Doubling down on his physical and playmaking games in his development would make him a more cohesive player with an identifiable NHL role. Sebastian High

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 7.0
NHL Certainty 7.0
Country SWE
Position C
Roster Type Europe
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth February 18, 2005
Height 6‘3”
Weight 187 lbs
Drafted 2023 Round 1; Overall: 32

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2017-2018 Hovås HC U16 2U16 Div.23 0 00 0|        
  Sweden Selects U13 2WSI U13 AAA7 3 14 6|        
 2018-2019 Hovås HC U16 2U16 Div.27 8 513 0|        
  Hovås HC U16 2U16 Div.17 6 39 0|        
  Sweden Selects U14 2WSI U14 AAA7 4 26 -|        
  Hovås HC U16U16 Div.115 1 23 4|Playoffs1 1 01
 2019-2020 Hovås HC U16U16 Div.119 29 1847 6|Playoffs QC2 2 24
  Hovås HC J18J18 Div.219 13 1730 18|Qualification2 1 01
  Hovås HCDivision 31 0 00 0|        
 2020-2021 Frölunda HC U16U16 Region6 3 47 8|        
  GöteborgTV-Pucken3 1 12 0|        
  Frölunda HC J18J18 Region3 1 01 0|        
 2021-2022 Frölunda HC J18J18 Region15 14 216 6|        
  Frölunda HC J18J18 Nationell12 5 611 33|Playoffs3 0 00
  Frölunda HC J20J20 Nationell31 7 411 10|Playoffs3 0 00
  Sweden U17 (all)International-Jr7 4 15 4|        
 2022-2023 Sweden U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup5 1 34 0|        
  Frölunda HC J18J18 Region4 3 36 0|        
  Frölunda HC J18J18 Nationell3 2 57 0|Playoffs5 0 66
  Frölunda HC J20J20 Nationell28 15 1328 12|Playoffs2 1 01
  Frölunda HCSHL11 2 24 0|        
  Sweden U18WJC-187 5 38 6|        
  Sweden U18 (all)International-Jr16 6 713 8|        
 2023-2024 Frölunda HC J20J20 Nationell1 0 00 2|        
  Frölunda HCSHL44 7 1219 8|Playoffs12 1 45
  Sweden U20WJC-207 0 33 0|        
  Sweden U20 (all)International-Jr16 2 68 4|        

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