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Fantasy Summary

Ragnarsson has an excellent floor as a defensive prospect. He’ll likely never become a point producing defender in the NHL, but it would be quite conceivable for him to become a minute-munching Dan Girardi type of defender.


Observations

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November 2020 – The 21-year-old defenseman remains in the Swedish Allsvenskan league for his  fourth consecutive season. The Rangers depth on the left side of their blueline is strong, so while the Swedish-American continues to develop overseas, the team is not waiting around for him. Brayden Olafson

October 2019 – After being released by Rogele BK of the Swedish Hockey League four games into his stint in the top Swedish league, Ragnarsson has signed with Timra IK of the Allsvenskan league. Timra is one of the top teams in the league this year and will benefit from adding Ragnarsson to their blueline which already includes Arizona Coyotes prospect Filip Westerlund. Ragnarsson’s deal is for two years, which should allow him an appropriate window for development before either coming across to North America or again challenging for a spot on an SHL blueline. The Rangers’ defensive depth is already experiencing a minor logjam with several budding prospects and a wealth of NHL level talent playing in North America, so the additional development overseas is equally as beneficial to Ragnarsson who is looking like a long-term project type of prospect. Brayden Olafson

August 2019 – Kicking off his D+1 campaign as a middle-pair defender on a troubled Almtuna squad in the Allsvenskan, Ragnarsson’s offensive results were bleak. Despite being left off of Sweden’s WJC roster in favor of fellow Ranger prospect Nils Lundkvist, and having a disa