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Fantasy Summary

Two-way defenseman that has solid positioning and awareness but needs to improve his skating. Bottom-pair ceiling.


Observations

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July 2022 – Sward has been selected by the Nashville Predators with the 146th overall pick in the 2022 NHL Draft.

After going undrafted in 2021, most likely due to only having 11 games played, Sward bounced back in a big way for his DY+1. In 57 games with Spokane, he had ten goals and 43 points. His game still has flaws, but he could become a reliable bottom-pair defenseman if all goes according to plan. Getting some work in with Nashville’s development team will be crucial, especially for his skating. Curtis Rines 

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 5.0
NHL Certainty 4.5
Country CAN
Position D
Roster Type Junior
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth September 12, 2003
Height 6‘2”
Weight 181 lbs
Drafted 2022 Round 5; Overall: 146

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2016-2017 Yale Hockey Academy U15 PrepCSSHL U1530 2 79 20|Playoffs4 1 01
  Yale Hockey Academy U15 PrepJohn Reid Bantam6 0 11 0|        
 2017-2018 Yale Hockey Academy U15 PrepCSSHL U1526 2 1618 48|Playoffs3 0 11
  Yale Hockey Academy U18 PrepCSSHL U182 0 11 2|        
  Yale Hockey Academy U15 PrepJohn Reid Bantam5 0 33 4|        
 2018-2019 Fraser Valley Thunderbirds U18BCEHL U1832 7 1926 22|Playoffs6 1 45
  Spokane ChiefsWHL1 1 01 0|        
  Team British Columbia CWG7 2 24 24|        
 2019-2020 Spokane ChiefsWHL55 2 1517 10|