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Fantasy Summary

Fluid-skating two-way blue-liner with size and a solid shot. Needs to work on his playmaking and using his body more efficiently, but projects as a second- to third-pair defenseman.


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July 2022 – Pettersson was drafted 80th overall by the Vancouver Canucks likely in an attempt to fool the team’s fans. Pat Quinn

 

May 2022 – Pettersson had a decent season with Örebro HK in the J20 Nationell, scoring 10 goals and adding eight assists in 37 games and then exploding offensively with 10 points in six playoff games for the club. He earned himself 17 appearances in the SHL for the main squad, playing 6th/7th defenseman minutes and earning an assist.

Pettersson’s skating is the main foundation for his two-way game. He closes gaps well, approaches puck-carriers at optimal angles, and reacts quickly to changes of direction. Offensively, he assists in transitions on a regular basis by jumping into open lanes and carrying the puck out, as well as playing quick easy passes to his forwards to push the pace. His mid- to long-range playmaking lacks deception and flash, however, and could hinder his ability to connect plays at the next level. His solid shot is the cornerstone of his offensive game, as he can wrist the puck with weight and accuracy while also possessing a decent one-timer. While Pettersson has a solid frame at 6-foot-2 and 185 pounds, he doesn’t utilize his body as well as he could along the boards and in front of the net. This is usually a result of playing on larger ice, as physical contact isn’t as prominent, especially at the junior level. As Pettersson climbs up the ranks and especially once he’s in North America, he’ll be exposed to close-quarter situations much more often and have many opportunities to explore that side of his game. He projects as a second or third-pair defenseman with value on both special team units. Hadi Kalakeche

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 6.5
NHL Certainty 7.0
Country SWE
Position D
Roster Type Draft Eligible
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth February 16, 2004
Height 6‘2”
Weight 185 lbs
Drafted 2022 Round 3; Overall: 80

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2018-2019 Västerås IK U16U16 Region23 1 67 10|Playoffs QC3 1 34
  Västerås IK Ungdom U16U16 Div.11 1 01 0|        
  Västerås IK U16U16 SM2 0 00 0|        
 2019-2020 Västerås IK U16U16 Region18 0 99 12|        
  VästmanlandTV-Pucken4 0 11 0|        
  Västerås IK U16U16 SM3 0 44 0|        
 2020-2021 Örebro HK J18J18 Region12 4 913 12|        
 2021-2022 Örebro HK J18J18 Region9 4 913 10|        
  Sweden U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup5 1 12 8