Playmaking center with great size. Added mobility and strength could see him develop into a strong middle-six pivot at the NHL level.
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July 2022 – Bystedt has been selected by the San Jose Sharks with the 27th pick in the first round of the 2022 NHL Draft. Nick Richard
January 2022 – Bystedt has had a decent start to his draft-eligible season, splitting time between the J20 and SHL for Linköping. In the junior league, Bystedt has produced 28 points in 27 games, currently sitting inside the top-10 in points per game among J20 draft eligibles. His SHL play, on the other hand, has been limited. Bystedt has participated in 14 games and has only been able to put up two points, however, he has averaged less than 10 minutes of ice time per game during his SHL stint.
Bystedt, standing in at 6-4, is a big-bodied playmaker with flashes of strong offensive ability. His best attribute is his passing ability when he has possession of the puck. Bystedt consistently keeps his head up to scan the ice for open passing lanes to exploit. Even for someone as large as he is, his skating could definitely use some improvement as he works towards reaching the next level. Bystedt has shown limited bursts of strong straight-line speed but has consistently exhibited slightly below-average mobility for someone his size. Taking a look at the transition game, Bystedt has had success in this area. When he retrieves the puck in the defensive end, he uses his strong playmaking ability to find an open teammate to make the smart zone exit pass. When he receives an outlet pass in the neutral zone, Bystedt can use that straight-line burst to a