Jonatan Berggren

Detroit Red Wings
Photo courtesy: Repêchage.com

Fantasy Summary

An absolute wrecking ball of a player. Logs miles of ice as he forechecks with impunity, distributes the puck effectively, and knows how to finish.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 6.5
NHL Certainty 7.5
Country SWE
Position RW
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth July 16, 2018
Height 5‘11”
Weight 183 lbs
Drafted 2018 Round 2; Overall: 33

Observations

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


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2012-2013 Sweden Selects U13 WSI U13 9 1 4 5 4 |          
 2013-2014 Enköpings SK U16 U16 Div.2 16 26 28 54 6 |          
  Enköpings SK U16 U16 Div.1 7 4 8 12 2 |          
  Enköpings SK J18 J18 Div.1 33 21 12 33 14 |          
 2014-2015 Uppland TV-Pucken 6 0 1 1 0 |          
  Enköpings SK U16 U16 Div.1 2 1 0 1 0 |          
  Enköpings SK J18 J18 Div.1 26 22 28 50 12 | Qualification 6 4 7 11
 2015-2016 Uppland TV-Pucken 11 9 18 27 0 |          
  Skellefteå AIK U16 U16 Elit - - - - - |          
  Skellefteå AIK U16 U16 SM 6 6 7 13 6 |          
  Skellefteå AIK J18 J18 Elit 17 10 11 21 8 |          
  Skellefteå AIK J18 J18 Allsvenskan 17 6 10 16 2 | Playoffs 2 0 0 0
  Sweden U16 (all) International-Jr 6 2 4 6 0 |          
 2016-2017 Skellefteå AIK J18 J18 Elit 8 6 5 11 12 |          
  Skellefteå AIK J18 J18 Allsvenskan 7 2 6 8 45 | Playoffs 6 6 3 9
  Skellefteå AIK J20 SuperElit 29 6 6 12 8 |          
  Sweden U17 WHC-17 6 2 1 3 4 |          
  Sweden U17 (all) International-Jr 18 2 8 10 10 |          
 2017-2018 Skellefteå AIK J18 J18 Allsvenskan 1 0 1 1 0 |          
  Skellefteå AIK J20 SuperElit 38 18 39 57 34 | Playoffs 3 1 4 5
  Skellefteå AIK SHL 10 0 0 0 0 | Playoffs 2 0 1 1
  Sweden U18 WJC-18 7 5 5 10 2 |          
  Sweden U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 5 3 2 5 2 |          
  Sweden U18 (all) International-Jr 21 11 12 23 8 |          
 2018-2019 Skellefteå AIK Champions HL 7 1 0 1 4 |          
  Skellefteå AIK SHL 16 0 3 3 4 |          
  Sweden U20 (all) International-Jr 5 0 3 3 0 |          
 2019-2020 Skellefteå AIK SHL - - - - - |          
  Sweden U20 (all) International-Jr - - - - - |          

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