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 2022 – Zetterlund currently sits tied for first on the Utica Comets in points with 38, and tied for first in goals with Alexander Holtz at 18 in 43 games so far. The prospect’s offensive game has improved with every season in the AHL, and his defensive game has come some way since his draft year in 2017. There aren’t many names who can compete with him for a call-up if a spot frees up, and he’s already gotten a three-game stint this year. Hadi Kalakeche

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 6.5
NHL Certainty 7.5
Country SWE
Position RW
Roster Type Minors
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 Nationell3 2 02 2|        
 2014-2015 VärmlandTV-Pucken6 6 410 2|        
  Färjestad BK U16U16 Region9 9 918 2|        
  Färjestad BK U16U16 SM8 5 914