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Moverare has the skill, size and instincts to be an NHL defenseman, but at this point he looks like he will be more defensive than offensive.


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May 2023 – Moverare played just two games at the NHL level in 2022-23, but he showed tangible improvements in areas of his game he had not before. The defender posted the second highest point total on the Reign with 26 points in 63 games, second to only Jordan Spence’s 45. Moverare, primarily known to be a defensive defenceman, was called upon to play on both special teams, seeing some powerplay time which contributed to his point totals. The Swede should get an opportunity to capture a bottom-pairing role out of training camp in the fall, but likely will not move the needle from a fantasy perspective, but could still provide value in deeper leagues that value hits and blocks, if he can work his way onto the penalty kill or consistent minutes. Sean Crocker

February 2023 – Points alone do not reflect the importance of Moverare to the success of the Reign, but he has still managed to put up 17 points in 42 games this season. Moverare got a brief stint with the Kings in 2021-22 with a banged-up defence and a shallow left-side but has been limited to two games at the NHL level with a healthier blueline this season. With 21 blocks and 16 hits in 19 appearances last season, Moverare projects as a strong asset in multi-category formats with an opportunity to crack the left side of the defence which has been a shallower part of the organization’s depth chart for a few seasons now. Moverare continues to be a key defensive contributor for the Reign and could join a long list of defenders looking to lock down a full-time role with the big club in the fall. Sean Crocker


June 2022 – Moverare put pen to paper this week, signing a two-year deal worth $1.525 million, working out to a $762,000 AAV. Moverare should push for ice time with the Kings with a lack of depth on the left side. There is a real opportunity for the Swedish rearguard to solidify himself in a third pairing role. Sean Crocker


June 2022 – Moverare was a pleasant end-of-season surprise for the Kings, playing 16 minutes a night as the Kings pushed for a playoff spot. After being drafted in the fourth round of the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, he spent most of his career developing in the OHL, followed by a loan to the SHL. In 2021, Moverare made the jump to the AHL. He collected an impressive 15 points in 26 games, showing glimpses of the upper limits of his offensive ceiling. Despite this offensive outburst, Moverare did not find that same punch in 2021-22, logging only 10 points in 30 games for the Reign. His value is more relevant on the ice rather than the fantasy scoreboard. Moverare should not be rostered in points leagues, but he could provide moderate upside in formats that give credit to hits and blocks, but not much more. Sean Crocker


September 2017 – The Swedish defenseman played top-four minutes while adjusting to the North American game. Moverare’s strong defensive play was a big part of the Steelheads’ playoff run to the OHL final. Skating is still his biggest weakness, but it is improving. He has potential to be an offensive threat, possessing a high hockey IQ and heavy shot. He is known for his competitive nature and will be back with the Steelheads this, so bet on him continuing to improve. Jamie Barber


September 2016 – Jacob Moverare’s game matured over last season, and he progressed from playing in the HV71 J18 and J20 to playing four games in the highest tier of hockey in Sweden, the Swedish Hockey League (SHL). Following the Kings’ development camp, Moverare signed an ELC with the Kings. He is likely to play in the OHL for Mississauga, where the Kings can more closely monitor his progress.

Moverare has skill and size, but will need to spend a lot of time working on his skating. Despite possessing decent offensive instinct, it seems more likely that Moverare will develop into more of a stay-at-home or if his skating really takes leaps forward perhaps a hybrid defenseman. He will need to work on his foot speed to progress to the NHL, but the Kings’ development staff has had some good experience with this, having previously selected Tyler Toffoli, who fell to the Kings later in the draft for the same reason. Philip Kamhi

Fantasy Upside 5.0
NHL Certainty 6.5
Country SWE
Position D
Roster Type Junior
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth August 31, 1998
Height 6‘3”
Weight 198 lbs
Drafted 2016 Round 4; Overall: 112


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2012-2013 VästerbottenTV-Pucken8 0 22 0|        
  Skellefteå AIK U16U16 SM6 0 55 2|        
  Skellefteå AIK J18J18 Region5 0 11 2|        
  Skellefteå AIK J18J18 Nationell15 0 00 0|        
  Team Blue IIHF Dev. Camp6 0 22 2|        
 2013-2014 Skellefteå AIK U16U16 SM3 0 11 4|        
  VästerbottenTV-Pucken8 1 78 4|        
  Skellefteå AIK J18J18 Region20 1 56 8|        
  Skellefteå AIK J18J18 Nationell14 0 22 14|Playoffs2 0 11
  Sweden U16 (all)International-Jr8 1 23 2|        
 2014-2015 HV71 J18J18 Region2 1 12 2|        
  HV71 J18J18 Nationell2 0 00 0|Playoffs3 1 12
  HV71 J20J20 Nationell42 1 910 6|Playoffs6 0 00
  Sweden U17WHC-176 0 33 6|        
  Sweden U17 (all)International-Jr17 0 55 14|        
 2015-2016 HV71 J18J18 Region1 0 00 27|        
  HV71Champions HL3 0 11 0|        
  HV71 J18J18 Nationell4 1 12 4|        
  HV71 J20J20 Nationell41 5 1621 22|Playoffs3 0 11
  HV71SHL4 0 00 0|        
  Sweden U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup3 0 00 0|        
  Sweden U18WJC-187 1 45 0|        
  Sweden U18 (all)International-Jr19 1 67 4|        
 2016-2017 Mississauga SteelheadsOHL63 2 3032 20|Playoffs20 2 57 10 
  Sweden U20 (all)International-Jr6 0 11 0|        
 2017-2018 Mississauga SteelheadsOHL32 3 1821 8|        
  Sweden U20WJC-207 0 00 0|        
  Sweden U20 (all)International-Jr13 0 00 6|        
 2018-2019 Frölunda HCSHL42 4 37 10|Playoffs16 3 36
  Frölunda HCChampions HL8 0 11 6|        
 2019-2020 Frölunda HCSHL51 7 1219 14|        
  Frölunda HCChampions HL13 0 55 6|        
 2020-2021 SaiPaLiiga11 0 55 29|        
  Ontario ReignAHL26 1 1415 0|Playoffs1 0 00
 2021-2022 Los Angeles KingsNHL19 0 22 2|        
  Ontario ReignAHL30 3 710 8|        
 2022-2023 Los Angeles KingsNHL2 0 00 0|        
  Ontario ReignAHL62 4 2226 37|Playoffs2 0 11
 2023-2024 Los Angeles KingsNHL24 1 01 6|        
  Ontario ReignAHL34 2 1618 12|