Small offensively minded winger with top-six potential. More of a play-maker than a shooter and will likely be a contributor on the power play.
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September 2020 – Berggren was enjoying a solid 2019-2020 campaign before suffering a season ending injury in January. He played at a 0.5 point per game pace as a 19 year old for Skelleftea in Sweden’s top professional league, and was a key player for the Swedish World Junior squad with five points in seven games. He will look to build off of last season as he continues his development with Skelleftea in 2020-2021. The 33rd overall selection in 2018, Berggren was chosen for his offensive upside. He is a slick puck handler and a smooth skater with above average vision. He is not scared to attempt high risk passes but shows a tendency to rush plays under pressure. His lack of size and strength have been an issue against stronger opponents and it has caused problems for Berggren in one-on-one battles as well as when he is forced to play through traffic. He will have to improve in these areas if he’s going to make effective use of his offensive skills at the next level. Nick Richard
February 2019 – After being selected by the Red Wings early in the second round at 33rd overall, fans were excited to see what Jonatan Berggren would do in his draft plus one year. Things don’t always go as planned however, as a back injury has kept the young Swede sidelined for the entire season so far. When he is healthy, Berggren could be described as an energetic and dynamic finesse winger who is fast, strong on the puck and competes at a high level. He is a great skater with very good edge-work and can dart in and out of traffic in tight spaces to avoid defenders and generate offence. Berggren likes to deliver hits and doesn’t mind taking one either. His shot is not NHL ready but he knows how to find the weak spots on goaltenders, especially in close. Berggren is perhaps underrated and may turn out to be a steal even as an early second round pick. He projects as a top to middle six winger who may take a bit longer to develop the strength to be an effective NHL player at both ends of the ice. Mark Hiller
June 2018 – One of the draft’s biggest risers this season, Berggren is a player that is easily loved. His feet are always moving. He’s pushing play in the right direction. He owns tremendous puck-skills, high-end vision and isn’t afraid to unleash a heavy shot. The 17-year-old had an amazing season in the Swedish J20 circuit, leading that league in points with 57 in 38 contests. He looked confident in a bottom six role during his 12-game SHL stint but saved his best work for the international stage. The powerful skating forward had a strong start to his year at the Ivan Hlinka where he scored three goals and five points in five games on route to a bronze medal. He followed that up with a goal and four points at the Five Nation’s tournament. Finally, he concluded his season with a beastly performance at the U18 World Championships. There he led Sweden in scoring with five goals and 10 points in seven tournament games to lead the Swedes to a bronze medal. He was a buzz-saw player and drew attention during all situations. He’s the type of player that coaches, teammates, and fans will love. Cam Robinson