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Fantasy Summary

A solid two-way forward who showcases some quality skill and offensive instincts. He may not boast an incredible ceiling but he has the opportunity to be a quality middle-six producer.


Observations

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April 2021 – One of the more interesting and divisive prospects in the draft class, the opinions on Dower-Nilsson vary. He plays a skilled game with a good set of hands that he uses to create space and some creative passing that opens his teammates up for quality chances. He is a  decent shooter in his own right as well but it is his ability to send passes to high danger and find the open man through traffic is that attracts many to his game. His defensive game has been very good at times with a good stick and tendency to pickpocket opponents with seemingly no effort, Dower-Nilsson has some very underrated aspects to his game. He isn’t a burner by any means but he is a good skater and uses his deceptive hands to create space. One of the bigger concerns in his game is that he doesn’t penetrate the home plate area enough to be a translatable scorer at the next level so there may have to be a mindset shift if he wants to remain a dual-threat attacker who can help balance out a line and provide a varied attack. His development could very well hinge on whether a team can get him to be a bit more aggressive on his feet in the offensive zone and if he can round out a physical game that shows up at times but doesn’t seem to be there consistently. With the skill and creativity he has as a passer, some team is going to have an interesting prospect on their hands after the first round. Tony Ferrari

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 7.0
NHL Certainty 7.0
Country SWE
Position C
Roster Type Draft Eligible
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth April 14, 2003
Height 6‘0”
Weight 172 lbs
Drafted No

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2015-2016 Borås HC U16 2U16 Div.27 6 713 2|        
  Borås HC U16U16 Div.13 0 11 0|        
 2016-2017 Borås HC U16U16 Div.117 20 1434 16|Playoffs QC4 3 36
  Borås HC J18 2J18 Div.22 2 24 2|        
 2017-2018 Frölunda HC U16U16 Region20 19 1736 18|        
  VästergötlandTV-Pucken11 5 49 8|        
  Frölunda HC U16U16 SM8 5 38 4|        
  Frölunda HC J18 2J18 Div.19 4 913 6|