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
|2018-2019||Västerås IK U16||U16 Region||23||1||6||7||10|||||Playoffs QC||3||1||3||4||0|
|Västerås IK Ungdom U16||U16 Div.1||1||1||0||1||0||||
|Västerås IK U16||U16 SM||2||0||0||0||0||||
|2019-2020||Västerås IK U16||U16 Region||18||0||9||9||12||||
|Västerås IK U16||U16 SM||3||0||4||4||0||||
|2020-2021||Örebro HK J18||J18 Region||12||4||9||13||12||||
|2021-2022||Örebro HK J18||J18 Region||9||4||9||13||10||||
|Sweden U18||Hlinka Gretzky Cup||5||1||1||2||8|