Fantasy Summary

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


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June 2022 – Wallstedt once again had a very promising season in the SHL playing for Lulea HF as a 19-year-old goaltender. The first-round pick from 2021 played in 22 games sporting a GAA of just 1.98 and a save percentage of .918. There is big expectation from this well-sized and composed goaltender prospect and the Minnesota Wild was able to lock him up on his ELC deal in May 2022. Wallstedt will likely begin his North American career in the AHL to start the 22-23 season, but with the Wild’s goaltending situation up in the air, expect a few NHL starts if his performance demands it. Nathan Leblanc

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 9.0
Country SWE
Position G
Roster Type Junior
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 -