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