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Fantasy Summary

A speedy, shifty scorer who can drive play in open ice and execute flashy individual moves to create offense. Possesses a quick shot. Needs to improve his defensive game and can be too passive while away from the puck.


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January 2024 – Rosen’s sophomore AHL season has been a success up to this point. He is tied with Lukas Rousek for the scoring lead among Rochester Americans players. His ten goals and 26 points in 34 games with Rochester have earned him 2024 AHL All-Star honors alongside fellow top Americans scorer Jiri Kulich. Both Kulich and Rosen received a call-up to the Buffalo Sabres on November 25, 2023. Rosen played seven games with the NHL squad during this stint, averaging 8:35 of ice time per game. The 20-year-old continues to make progress. Kevin Wong

May 2023 – Making his AHL debut this past season at the age of 19, Rosen was second among U20 scorers on the Rochester Americans behind talented sniper Jiri Kulich. With 14 goals and 37 points in 66 games, Rosen provided notable secondary scoring for his team. His performance at the World Junior Championships was not as noteworthy given his age and experience at that level, however. He scored two goals and six points in seven games with both goals and an assist being tallied in an 11-0 win against Team Austria. The veteran member of Team Sweden tallied two assists in his team’s 8-7 loss to Team USA in the bronze medal match. Rosen’s game has improved over the course of the season, as his coach Seth Appert has preached forechecking and puck pursuit in his development. Whereas Rosen has been prone in the past to being too passive, he has been able to generate offense more consistently at times this year with an emphasis on increased intensity. He experienced a rough start during Rochester’s best-of-five playoff series against Syracuse but elevated his play in Games Three, Four, and Five. He scored a goal and an assist in the third match of the series and continued to demonstrate strong habits in the fourth, then recorded two assists to help Rochester clinch the series-deciding fifth game. His team faces Toronto next in the Calder Cup Playoffs. Kevin Wong

May 2022 – Rosen spent much of the first half of 2021-2022 in the Swedish Hockey League, averaging 7:53 of TOI in 28 games played with Leksands IF. At the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship with Team Sweden, he contributed in a third-line capacity, but only saw action in two matches due to the tournament’s shutdown on December 29, 2021. Upon his return to Sweden, he represented Leksands J20 in three matches before being loaned to Mora IK of the Allsvenskan. With Leksands J20, Rosen was relied upon as a first-line forward. His subsequent ice time in the Allsvenskan, however, was quite limited. He managed to play in only seven matches in the new year, concluding his campaign on February 13, 2022 due to an injury suffered in a game against MODO. Rosen’s draft +1 campaign was less successful than one might have desired from a first-round NHL draft selection, marred by a lack of opportunities and then a season-ending injury. Kevin Wong

July 2021 – Rosén was selected in the first round, 14th overall by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2021 NHL Draft. Nick Richard

February 2021 – Rosén is a slightly undersized forward who makes up for his size with his agile skating and excellent puck skills. He has been forced into SHL action a bit prematurely because of the pandemic shutting down the J20 Nationell, but he has shown progression in just about every game. The young Swede has become more comfortable with each passing game but the strength remains a sizable disadvantage at this point. That’s not to say that Rosén has been ineffective because that would simply not be true. His motor and ability to use his speed and skill to strip opponents or fish pucks out of board battles have continued to show themselves at the men’s level. There is work to do defensively but with some added strength and weight as he matures, he should be perfectly fine in that department.

The real draw of the 2021 draft-eligible Swede’s game is his impressive vision and playmaking ability. He sees through levels of the opposing defense and understands how to manipulate opponents with lateral movement. His ability to pass against the grain in uncanny and he shows the touch needed to allow his teammates to take advantage of the positions Rosén passes them into. The key to his entire playmaking repertoire is timing. He just seems to know when to put the pass through the slot or behind a defender. The offensive game that Rosén brings to the table is intriguing, especially as the game continues to move towards speed and skill. A player like Rosén may be a couple of years away but he could be a very good complimentary player that can put up some numbers in a team’s top-six. Tony Ferrari 

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 7.5
NHL Certainty 7.5
Country SWE
Position LW
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth March 15, 2003
Height 5‘11”
Weight 174 lbs
Drafted 2021 Round 1; Overall: 14

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2015-2016 Leksands IF U16 2U16 Div.11 0 11 0|        
 2016-2017 Leksands IF U16 2U16 Div.18 2 46 2|        
  Leksands IF U16U16 Region12 2 13 2|Playoffs QC3 0 00
  Leksands IF U16U16 SM3 0 00 0|        
 2017-2018 Leksands IF U16U16 Region25 19 1938 22|        
  DalarnaTV-Pucken5 0 22 0|        
  Leksands IF J18J18 Region1 0 00 0|        
  Leksands IF J18J18 Nationell10 1 34 0|        
 2018-2019 Leksands IF U16U16 Region14 14 1125 6|        
  DalarnaTV-Pucken11 10 1121 0|        
  Leksands IF J18J18 Region12 3 47 0|        
  Leksands IF J18J18 Nationell16 15 722 2|Playoffs3 2 02
  Sweden U16 (all)International-Jr6 2 35 0|        
 2019-2020 Leksands IF J18J18 Region1 2 13 0|Playoffs1 0 44
  Leksands IF J20J20 Nationell38 21 1435 8|        
  Leksands IFSHL1 0 00 0|        
  Sweden U17WHC-175 0 22 2|        
  Sweden U17 (all)International-Jr13 2 57 2|        
 2020-2021 Leksands IF J18J18 Region1 2 24 0|        
  Leksands IF J20J20 Nationell12 7 512 6|        
  Leksands IFSHL22 0 11 2|        
  Sweden U18WJC-187 7 29 0|        
  Sweden U18 (all)International-Jr8 7 29 0|        
 2021-2022 Leksands IF J20J20 Nationell8 4 59 0|        
  Leksands IFChampions HL9 2 13 0|        
  Leksands IFSHL28 2 24 0|        
  Mora IKHockeyAllsvenskan3 1 12 0|        
  Sweden U20 (all)WJC-20 Cancelled2 0 00 0|        
  Sweden U20WJC-207 4 15 0|        
  Sweden U20 (all)International-Jr21 5 49 8|        
 2022-2023 Rochester AmericansAHL66 14 2337 14|Playoffs14 4 48
  Sweden U20WJC-207 2 46 4|        
  Sweden U20 (all)International-Jr7 2 46 4|        
 2023-2024 Buffalo SabresNHL7 0 00 0|        
  Rochester AmericansAHL45 11 1728 8|        

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