Elite Prospects

Fantasy Summary

Deadly scorer with a brutally tough-to-handle shot. Top-six, productive NHL scorer if all falls into place.


Observations

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March 2020 – Zetterlund continues to show flashes of improvement in his two-way game with five more points in his last 15 games. The pausing of the season may provide rest to his body as some opined he was a bit banged up.  Chris Wassel 

January 2020 – Zetterlund has shown a decent transition to the North American game with some flashes of speed and power. He has seven goals and 14 points in 31 games while playing mostly bottom-six minutes. His possession numbers are not terrible and expect slow and steady improvement.  Chris Wassel 

May 2019 — New Jersey answered our question by signing Zetterlund to the same contract structure that Mikhail Maltsev just signed. This is a three-year deal as well for again $925,000 AAV with signing and performance bonuses. The risk with Zetterlund is the twice-injured knee. How long does it take him to recover fully from the injury this time? New Jersey can be patient with him. If his knee recovers 100% and Zetterlund can play as he did before the injury, New Jersey has quite the player on their hands. Chris Wassel

March 2019 — This was supposed to be a better season for Zetterlund but the 19-year-old suffered a knee injury that limited him to 16 games. He had four points in the SHL for Farjestad BK. The concern is that Zetterlund was just starting to round into form and then re-injury to the same knee that impacted his 2018 season. Does New Jersey sign him to a contract or do they pass? Chris Wassel 

June 2017 – Zetterlund has a lethal shot and uses it, firing 143 SOG in 40 games this past campaign in Sweden’s SuperElit league. Add to that an almost point-per-game regular schedule rate, and three goals and two assists in seven U-18 World tourney contests with 28 shots and you have one of the most skilled 2017 draft-eligible point-producing forwards. The Devils may have stolen one here, as the 17-year-old has plenty of time to perfect his extra-heavy shot and quick release while traveling the NHL path. He protects the puck well and has impressive lower-body strength for his age and developing build. Will look to increase speed and boost defensive prowess. Kevin Wickersham

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 6.0
NHL Certainty 6.0
Country SWE
Position RW
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth August 25, 1999
Height 5‘11”
Weight 198 lbs
Drafted 2017 Round 3; Overall: 63

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2013-2014 Färjestad BK U16U16 Region25 14 822 24|        
  VärmlandTV-Pucken8 5 16 2|        
  Färjestad BK U16U16 SM3 1 01 0|        
  Färjestad BK J18J18 Region1 0 00 0|        
  Färjestad BK J18J18 Allsvenskan3 2 02 2|        
 2014-2015 VärmlandTV-Pucken6 6 410 2|        
  Färjestad BK U16U16 Region9 9 918 2|        
  Färjestad BK U16U16 SM8 5 914 2|        
  Färjestad BK J18J18 Region14 7 310 8|        
  Färjestad BK J18J18 Allsvenskan16 8 1422 10|Playoffs1 0 00
  Sweden U16 (all)International-Jr9 2 35 4|        
 2015-2016 Färjestad BK J18J18 Region11 3 912 14|        
  Färjestad BK J18J18 Allsvenskan14 10 818 4|        
  Färjestad BK J20J20 Nationell18 0 99 16|Playoffs4 1 01
  Färjestad BKSHL1 0 00 0|        
  Sweden U17WHC-176 2 24 0|        
  Sweden U17 (all)International-Jr17 4 711 12|        
 2016-2017 Sweden U18Hlinka Gretzky Cup5 1 23 27|        
  Färjestad BK J18J18 Allsvenskan0 0 00 0|Playoffs2 0 11
  Färjestad BK J20J20 Nationell40 16 2036 18|Playoffs2 0 11
  Färjestad BKSHL14 0 00 2|        
  Sweden U18WJC-187 3 25 0|        
  Sweden U18 (all)International-Jr21 5 1116 31|        
 2017-2018 Färjestad BK J20J20 Nationell5 5 16 4|Playoffs1 0 11
  Färjestad BKSHL35 3 47 6|Playoffs6 1 12
  Timrå IKHockeyAllsvenskan8 2 35 0|        
  Sweden U20WJC-207 2 02 4|        
  Sweden U20 (all)International-Jr15 8 412 8|        
 2018-2019 Färjestad BKSHL16 2 24 8|        
  Sweden U20WJC-205 0 00 6|        
  Sweden U20 (all)International-Jr11 2 02 12|        
 2019-2020 Binghamton DevilsAHL46 8 1119 8|        
 2020-2021 AIKHockeyAllsvenskan7 1 23 8|        

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