Fantasy Summary

A talented netminder with size and strong fundamentals. Owns exciting lateral quickness and a propensity for making the big stop


Observations

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July 2021 – Wallstedt was selected in the first round, 20th overall by the Minnesota Wild in the 2021 NHL Draft. Nick Richard

December 2020 – Jesper Wallstedt is a name you’re going to want to remember. The Swedish netminder has long been on the radar as a top-flight prospect and he’s done nothing to dispel that notion early on in 2020-21. The 18-year-old recently posted his first-career SHL shutout when he stopped 22 shots in a 4-0 victory. That improved his record to 5-2-0 on the season to go along with a league-leading .933 save percentage and 1.66 goals-against-average. This upcoming 2021 draft class is a unique one. There are a handful of very talented defenders who will litter the top-10 selection. There is not one obvious elite forward talent. And then there’s Wallstedt. Just like the hype surrounding Yaroslav Askarov a year ago, we will have the same type of thing happing this year with Wallstedt. A likely top-10 talent, but will he go that early? My guess is he lands around the same spot as Askarov. Cam Robinson

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 9.0
NHL Certainty 8.5
Country SWE
Position G
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth November 14, 2002
Height 6‘3”
Weight 214 lbs
Drafted 2021 Round 1; Overall: 20

Stats

 Season Team League GP GAA SVS%      Playoffs GP GAA SVS%
 2014-2015 Sweden Selects U13WSI U135 1.33 .940|      
 2015-2016 Västerås IK U16U16 Region6 3.32 .888|      
  Västerås IK Ungdom J18J18 Div.11 7.50 .844|      
  Sweden Selects U14WSI U144 0.98 .937|      
 2016-2017 VIK Västerås HK U U16 3U16 Div.11 7.04 .863|      
  Västerås IK Ungdom U16U16 Div.11 2.00 .895|      
  Sweden Selects U15WSI U153 - .901|      
  VästmanlandTV-Pucken5 1.92 .888|      
  Västerås IK U16U16 Region8 3.23 .924|      
  Västerås IK J18J18 Region5 3.14 .904|      
  Västerås IK J18J18 Nationell9 2.33 .925|Playoffs9 2.44 .936
  Västerås IK J20J20 Nationell0 - -|