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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 po