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Fantasy Summary

Dangerous forward with good skating and decent defensive skills. Top-six upside, most likely at wing even though he’s also capable of playing center.


Observations

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September 2021 – Less than a year after being dealt to the Maple Leafs in the Kasperi Kapanen trade, Hållander returned to Pittsburgh in exchange for Jared McCann. Thus far, he has impressed at rookie camp and recently told the media he “[is there] to take a spot.”


The Swedish forward had another strong campaign in the SHL last season, finishing fifth in U21 scoring behind top prospects Jonatan Berggren, Nils Lundkvist, Jack Drury, and Moritz Seider. As a result, he was named to Team Sweden for the World Championships in the summer, recording an assist in five games. He is likely the Penguins’ most NHL-ready forward prospect and will get a long look at a roster spot this fall. Kyle Watson

December 2020 – Now 21 games into his 3rd SHL campaign Hallander is essentially matching his previous output rates with 3 goals and 10 points. The 20-year-old remains a capable complimentary middle-six player that will likely get an NHL look in another year or two. The organization has decided he will stay in Sweden for the remainder of the 2020-21 season rather than join the Marlies, but expect a North American tryout at the very least for 2021-22. Hayden Soboleski
September 2020 – The Maple Leafs’ newest prospect has begun his season on loan wi