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Fantasy Summary

Smooth skating offensively-minded forward. Needs to round out the rest of his game to earn opportunities to let his offense shine but possesses legitimate upside as a scoring threat at the NHL level.


Observations

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September 2022 – Persson was loaned to BIK Karlskoga of the HockeyAllsvenskan league as he surprisingly signed his three-year ELC in the off season after he was drafted. Last season he jumped between the J20, where he was a top player, and the SHL, where he struggled. The HA league will be perfect for him as it should really suit where he is as a prospect. Pat Quinn

 

July 2022 – Persson was drafted 85th overall by the Capitals. There is upside here but it will take proper development to get there. Pat Quinn

 

May 2022 – Persson finished second in scoring in the J20 Nationell this season with 25 goals and 36 assists in 41 contests. His main strength is that he plays a high-pace game and is a sound skater. He has a quick first step and often leads the breakout. On the rush, Persson typically looks for a pass as soon as he enters the zone, rather than driving to the net himself. He occasionally struggles to find space on the rush and can be forced into the wall or corner despite his speed advantage. With 25 goals this season, it’s clear he can find a way to put the puck in the back of the net, whether by wrist shot, wraparound, or using his skating to find space. A third of Persson’s 61 points came on the power play, where he mostly earned assists, many on redirections or clean-ups of his shot.

There are concerns about how high-end Persson’s skill set is, taking into account his defensive play and positioning errors, though he is ready for a stronger league. He did have chances with Frölunda during the past few seasons but received little ice time. Although he lacked offensive production, the pace or talent level of top-tier men’s hockey did not overwhelm Persson. Either way, his loan to BIK Karlskoga next season will provide him with more opportunities than he would likely receive in the SHL. Alexa Potack

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 6.5
NHL Certainty 6.0
Country SWE
Position LW
Roster Type Draft Eligible
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth October 8, 2003
Height 6‘0”
Weight 179 lbs
Drafted 2022 Round 3; Overall: 85

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2015-2016 Hisingens IK U16U16 Div.24 1 34 0|        
 2016-2017 Hisingens IK U16 2U16 Div.211 5 712 6|        
  Hisingens IK U16U16 Div.120 8 816 12|        
 2017-2018 Kungälvs IK U16U16 Div.112 22 1537 4|Playoffs QC9 10 717
  Pro Hockey Sweden U15WSI U156 2 24 0|        
  Kungälvs IK J18J18 Div.19 1 12 0|        
 2018-2019 Frölunda HC U16U16 Region16 20 2242 0|        
  GöteborgTV-Pucken6 8 412 0|        
  Frölunda HC U16U16 SM8 6 1622 2|        
  Frölunda HC J18J18 Region9 1 67 2|        
  Frölunda HC J18J18 Nationell8 2 24 4|        
  Sweden U16 (all)International-Jr9 2 13 2|        
 2019-2020 Frölunda HC J18J18 Region16 13 1326 8|        
  Frölunda HC J18J18 Nationell15 7 714 2|Playoffs1 0 00
  Frölunda HC J20J20 Nationell7 1 01 4|        
  Frölunda HCSHL1 0 00 0|        
  Sweden U17WHC-175 2 24 2|        
  Sweden U17 (all)International-Jr13 9 413 4|        
 2020-2021 Frölunda HC J18J18 Region3 2 24 0|        
  Frölunda HC J20J20 Nationell17 5 914 6|        
  Frölunda HCSHL13 1 12 0|        
  Hanhals IFHockeyEttan11 3 25 2|        
  Sweden U18WJC-187 2 24 0|        
  Sweden U18 (all)International-Jr8 2 24 0|        
 2021-2022 Frölunda HC J20J20 Nationell41 25 3661 16|Playoffs3 3 03
  Frölunda HCSHL10 0 00 2|        
  Frölunda HCChampions HL1 0 00 0|        
  Sweden U19 (all)International-Jr3 4 15 0|        
  Sweden U20 (all)International-Jr3 1 01 2|        
 2022-2023 Frölunda HCSHL1 0 00 0|        
  BIK KarlskogaHockeyAllsvenskan45 4 1115 0|Qualification4 0 00
  Sweden U20 (all)International-Jr6 1 01 0|        
 2023-2024 IPKMestis44 10 4454 2|        

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