It’s all about potential and tools for the large framed Vikman. He’s poised, has a fair amount of high level experience for his age, and could find himself as a 1B/backup option in the NHL someday if things fall his way.
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October 2022- Vikman projects well enough at this point, boasting a 6-3 frame and strong agility getting across the crease, which is likely what made the Knights trade up to select him in the fifth round back in the 2020 draft. The problem for Vikman is that, while he’s looked good in stretches, inconsistency has plagued him and led to a relatively poor statistical output at every level he’s played dating back to his draft year. He did make Sweden’s roster for the 2022 WJC, but didn’t see playing time prior to its cancellation and did not return for its resumption in August. He’s spending his second season in North America back with the Vancouver Giants of the WHL, after which he’ll have his work cut out for him to stand out in the Knight’s crowded between the pipes pipeline. Taylor Davis