Jakob Lilja

Columbus Blue Jackets

Fantasy Summary

Considered a complete package. He finds the scoresheet by outworking opponents and contributing at both sides of the ice. It could take a season or two to find his game in America but once settled in, carries top-9 potential at the NHL level.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 5.0
NHL Certainty 7.0
Country SWE
Position LW
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth July 23, 1993
Height 6‘0”
Weight 194 lbs
Drafted No

Observations

December 2019 – The Jacket’s signed the undrafted Swede to a one-year deal back in June. Lilja is coming off a career year in the SHL with 37 points (12G + 25A) in 52 games with Djurgårdens IF, finishing the season tied for 10th in league scoring. The 26-year-old amassed 99 points over the course of four SHL seasons, splitting time between three teams respectively.  After producing just two assists in 10 (NHL) games, the Limhamn native has been assigned to the clubs AHL affiliate team. This allows him the opportunity to play higher minutes while he acclimates himself to American hockey. While he is never the flashiest player on the ice, his work ethic is bar-none and finds a way to contribute at both ends of the ice. This minor league stint should not last forever and CBJ will likely give their off-season experiment another crack at the NHL at some point this season. When they do, look for him to continue grinding it out on the team’s bottom-six. Dave Hall


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2008-2009 Skåne Rikspucken - 3 0 3 2 |          
  Limhamn HK J20 J20 Div.2 2 0 1 1 2 |          
  Malmö Redhawks J18 2 J18 Div.1 - - - - - |          
 2009-2010 Sunne IK J18 J18 Elit 27 25 17 42 12 | Playoffs 8 5 5 10
  Sunne IK J20 J20 Elit 5 3 2 5 2 |          
  Sunne IK Division 1 3 0 0 0 0 |          
  Sweden U17 (all) International-Jr 3 0 0 0 0 |          
 2010-2011 Rögle BK J18 J18 Elit 3 1 1 2 0 |          
  Rögle BK J18 J18 Allsvenskan 10 2 11 13 4 | Playoffs 5 2 0 2
  Rögle BK J20 SuperElit 39 12 13 25 18 | Playoffs 3 0 0 0
 2011-2012 Rögle BK J20 SuperElit 20 8 13 21 16 |          
  Rögle BK Allsvenskan 23 2 2 4 6 | Kvalserien SHL 10 0 0 0
  Sweden U19 (all) International-Jr 7 3 0 3 2 |          
 2012-2013 Rögle BK J20 SuperElit 11 10 2 12 6 | Playoffs 2 0 1 1
  Rögle BK SHL 29 1 0 1 4 | Kvalserien SHL 5 0 1 1
  IF Troja-Ljungby Allsvenskan 10 0 2 2 2 |          
  Sweden U20 (all) International-Jr 5 2 0 2 0 |          
 2013-2014 Rögle BK Allsvenskan 47 15 7 22 10 | Kvalserien SHL 8 0 3 3 12 
 2014-2015 Rögle BK Allsvenskan 51 23 12 35 28 | Qualification 4 1 0 1 25 
 2015-2016 Linköping HC SHL 52 12 11 23 8 | Playoffs 6 0 0 0
  Linköping HC Champions HL 6 2 1 3 0 |          
 2016-2017 Linköping HC SHL 49 11 5 16 31 | Playoffs 6 0 0 0
  Linköping HC Champions HL 9 3 0 3 0 |          
 2017-2018 Linköping HC SHL 40 12 10 22 10 | Playoffs 7 3 2 5
 2018-2019 Djurgårdens IF SHL 52 12 25 37 18 | Playoffs 19 3 5 8
  Djurgårdens IF Champions HL 6 0 6 6 2 |          
  Sweden EHT 7 2 1 3 0 |          
  Sweden (all) International 7 2 1 3 0 |          
 2019-2020 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 33 2 3 5 2 |          
  Cleveland Monsters AHL 22 5 8 13 2 |          

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