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Fantasy Summary

A towering defender with a large wingspan who projects to be a two-way defender with good mobility. Capable of providing some offense. 


Observations

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September 2020 – The 19-year-old offensive defenseman has returned to Sweden to suit up for Frolundas U20 club. He has enjoyed top four minutes, contributing three points through five matches. Hjorth continues to develop well and will look to continue that upward trend when he returns for his sophomore season with the Sarnia Sting. Dave Hall 

 

August 2020 – Despite a spicy start to his OHL career, Hjorth’s offensive production did cool off during the second half of the 2019-20 campaign. Nonetheless, the season was still considered a giant success in the eyes of both him and the coaching staff. The 19-year-old Swede felt that he took some pivotal steps in his overall game, and grew accustomed to reacting in a much quicker environment. He remains unsigned with the club, which indicates that the Blue Jackets are taking a conservative approach with their 2019 fourth-rounder, given his long history with injuries. However, he sits as their lone right-handed OFD option (among prospects) and if this season was any indication, should find himself a deal sooner rather than later. Dave Hall

 

October 2019 – The Blue Jackets’ fourth-rounder has showcased his offensive capabilities early-on this season. In his first campaign with the Sarnia Sting, the swift skating d-man has averaged a point-per-game which includes three goals and seven assists. This point total is good for 11th in the league amongst defenceman. The young Swede has had a hard time staying healthy in the past so his sample size has been limited. However, if these first few games are any indication, the 18-year-old could end up providing some solid depth for the organization in the future. Dave Hall

 

June 2019 – Hjorth is an intriguing prospect. He skates very well but did not play much hockey over the last two years due to a knee injury. The Swedish defender has some offensive skill but not enough to get him to the NHL soon. He is a long-term prospect with no fantasy value. Frank Pellegrini

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 5.5
NHL Certainty 4.0
Country SWE
Position D
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth January 8, 2001
Height 6‘3”
Weight 192 lbs
Drafted 2019 Round 4; Overall: 104

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2013-2014 Frölunda HC U16 2U16 Div.13 0 11 0|        
 2014-2015 Frölunda HC U16 2U16 Div.117 4 610 14|        
 2015-2016 Frölunda HC U16 2U16 Div.14 1 12 0|        
  Frölunda HC U16U16 Region22 0 1111 16|        
  Frölunda HC U16U16 SM5 1 12 4|        
 2016-2017 Frölunda HC U16U16 Region14 4 1923 6|        
  GöteborgTV-Pucken5 1 12 2|        
  Frölunda HC U16U16 SM8 1 67 6|        
 2017-2018 Linköping HC J18J18 Region21 5 813 16|        
  Linköping HC J18J18 Allsvenskan18 4 1115 6|Playoffs8 2 02
  Linköping HC J20J20 Nationell6 1 01 0|        
 2018-2019 Linköping HC J18J18 Allsvenskan3 3 36 0|Playoffs6 2 13
  Linköping HC J20J20 Nationell1 0 00 2|        
 2019-2020 Sarnia StingOHL60 12 1729 26|        
 2020-2021 Frölunda HC J20J20 Nationell12 2 35 36|        
  Sweden U20 (all)International-Jr- - -- -|        

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