Emil Pettersson

Arizona Coyotes
Jonas Ljungdahl

Fantasy Summary

Late-bloomer. Very good playmaking center who can make creative plays. Needs to improve his skating.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 6.0
NHL Certainty 4.5
Country SWE
Position C
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth January 14, 1994
Height 6‘2”
Weight 185 lbs
Drafted 2013 Round 6; Overall: 155

Observations

February 2019- After watching how well Vancouver Canucks star rookie Elias Pettersson has played this season, the Coyotes decided to go out and trade for their own Pettersson, acquiring his older brother Emil from Nashville. While Pettersson has shown flashes in his two and half seasons in North America, Coyote fans expecting anything close to younger brother Elias will be greatly disappointed. He has 11 goals and 33 points in 49 games with the AHL’s Milwaukee Admirals so far this season. Pettersson will report to Tucson but could see a call-up as Arizona has had major injury issues at the center position this year. The Coyotes gave up two valuable pieces from their AHL team in Tucson for Pettersson, as the trade seems more about freeing up a contract spot more than anything. Arizona was at the limit of 50 before this deal. Keith Duggan 

October 2018 – Pettersson has four points in his last five games with Milwaukee in the AHL. He seems to have found his footing after a bit of a slow start. Pettersson is used primarily as a playmaker with the Admirals, but he is shooting the puck more. He may score more than 13 goals this season if he keeps this up. Matt Somma

October 2018 – Pettersson has a goal through the first three games of the season for Milwaukee. The 24-year-old forward had a successful rookie campaign in 2018 with 46 points in 72 games. Pettersson is still a lanky forward and is close to entering his prime. He will need to have a big season if he wants to make it to the NHL in the next two years. Matt Somma

March 2018 – Emil Pettersson has adjusted well since crossing the pond to the AHL’s Milwaukee Admirals. The Swedish centre has 10 goals and 34 points in 51 games. He has also collected 24 penalty minutes and a -3 rating. Recently, Pettersson has skated on the Admirals’ third line with Justin Kirkland and Trevor Mingoia. He had a strong start to the season, but has become slightly less consistent lately. Pettersson’s strength lies in his passing and his skating. He’s an excellent distributor who can make plays on the fly. Pettersson could get a look in Nashville as early as next season if his development continues to approve in the AHL. Tyler Halsey

July 2017 – Earlier this May, the Nashville Predators signed forward Emil Pettersson to a two-year, entry-level contract. The 23-year-old finished ninth in points this past season, while splitting time between Skelleftea, and Vaxjo in the Swedish Hockey League. In 51 games he scored 15 goals and 23 assists. After the Predators selected Pettersson in the sixth round of the 2013 entry draft, he returned to Sweden where he has played the past four years. Pettersson is a creative, puck distributing center that can skate fast and handle the puck well even at high speed. His on-ice vision is top notch and he possesses a great shot. There have been some reports about the lack of physicality in his game. The Predators prospect depth down the middle is deep. He is expected to play for the American Hockey League’s Milwaukee Admirals next season. Niko Salminen


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2008-2009 Ånge IK J18 J18 Div.1 - - - - - |          
 2009-2010 Medelpad TV-Pucken 7 2 2 4 2 |          
  Timrå IK J18 2 J18 Div.1 - - - - - |          
 2010-2011 Timrå IK J18 J18 Elit 17 3 9 12 18 |          
  Timrå IK J18 J18 Allsvenskan 17 7 7 14 8 | Playoffs 5 0 1 1
 2011-2012 Timrå IK J18 J18 Elit 17 11 11 22 43 |          
  Timrå IK J18 J18 Allsvenskan 14 8 11 19 51 | Playoffs 3 1 4 5 10 
  Timrå IK J20 SuperElit 17 4 2 6 10 | Playoffs 3 1 1 2
 2012-2013 Timrå IK J20 SuperElit 44 13 31 44 38 | Playoffs 2 0 0 0
  Timrå IK SHL 2 0 0 0 0 | Kvalserien SHL 2 1 0 1
 2013-2014 Timrå IK J20 SuperElit 12 10 9 19 12 | Playoffs 2 2 0 2
  Timrå IK Allsvenskan 44 6 8 14 12 |          
  Sweden U20 (all) International-Jr 3 2 0 2 4 |          
 2014-2015 Timrå IK Allsvenskan 52 12 23 35 16 |          
  MODO Hockey SHL 2 1 0 1 2 | Relegation 4 1 3 4
 2015-2016 MODO Hockey SHL 52 12 14 26 28 | Relegation 7 3 2 5
  Sweden (all) International 2 0 0 0 0 |          
 2016-2017 Skellefteå AIK SHL 24 6 6 12 4 |          
  Skellefteå AIK Champions HL 6 1 1 2 0 |          
  Växjö Lakers HC SHL 27 9 17 26 8 | Playoffs 6 4 3 7
  Sweden (all) International 7 1 2 3 0 |          
 2017-2018 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 72 13 33 46 32 |          
 2018-2019 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 49 11 22 33 24 |          
  Tucson Roadrunners AHL 12 0 5 5 4 |          
 2019-2020 Växjö Lakers HC SHL - - - - - |          

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