Marcus Davidsson

Buffalo Sabres
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Fantasy Summary

A two-way center that focuses more on power and creating offense from his own red line to the attacking net.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 6.0
NHL Certainty 5.0
Country SWE
Position C
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth November 18, 1998
Height 6‘0”
Weight 192 lbs
Drafted 2017 Round 2; Overall: 37

Observations

March 2019 – Another strong season from the former second-round pick as Davidsson tallied a solid 27 points in 51 contests, good enough for just over 0.5 points per game. At this point, Davidsson has passed his Swedish teammate Rasmus Asplund on the depth chart with his development path and progress. We can expect a similar route to the AHL for Davidsson and a potential contract with Buffalo soon. Marcus Griep

August 2018 – What a breakout year it was for the teenage Swede playing for Djurgardens in the SHL, registering 21 points, nine of those being goals in over a point per game pace. In only his second full season in the top flight of men’s hockey in Sweden, Davidsson has improved immensely and has almost surpassed fellow Sabre Rasmus Asplund in points while being a year younger. Davisson will most likely play at left wing when he moves to the NHL, but the scoring nose and two-way talent is proven at a high level. Marcus Griep

February 2018 – The second round selection has had a smashing season to date. He’s been an important piece for Djurgardens in 2017-18 registering six goals and eight assists in 30 games and sits tied for third in points in the SHL by a U20 player. Davidsson was a member of the silver medal-winning squad in Buffalo in the 2018 WJHC where he had three points in the tournament. He’s missed the past few games with an undisclosed injury although it doesn’t appear to be serious. He’s rumoured to have signed an extension that will keep him in Sweden for the immediate future, although just how long is unclear at this points. Expect this to be announced soon. Brad Phillips

June 2017 – The Buffalo Sabres used their first pick in the second round to select center Marcus Davidsson of Djurgardens IF. Davidsson plays a very similar style to Buffalo’s second round selection last year, Rasmus Asplund. A two-way centerman who is reliable at the dot and has success in regaining posession while moving the puck back up ice. Will need to develop his offensive game while growing in Sweden. Has a good base as of now. Decent shot and can distribute the puck to open skaters. Max Marko


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2012-2013 Djurgårdens IF U16 U16 Div.1 23 3 5 8 2 |          
  Djurgårdens IF U16 U16 SM 3 1 0 1 4 |          
 2013-2014 Stockholm Syd TV-Pucken 8 1 1 2 27 |          
  Djurgårdens IF U16 U16 Div.1 7 4 3 7 4 |          
  Djurgårdens IF J18 J18 Elit 16 2 12 14 10 |          
  Djurgårdens IF J18 J18 Allsvenskan 15 3 3 6 6 | Playoffs 4 0 1 1
  Sweden U16 (all) International-Jr 7 1 1 2 0 |          
 2014-2015 Djurgårdens IF J18 J18 Elit 19 6 11 17 6 |          
  Djurgårdens IF J18 J18 Allsvenskan 16 11 7 18 4 | Playoffs 5 3 3 6
  Djurgårdens IF J20 SuperElit 2 0 0 0 0 |          
  Sweden U17 WHC-17 6 1 1 2 0 |          
  Sweden U17 (all) International-Jr 13 2 2 4 6 |          
 2015-2016 Djurgårdens IF J18 J18 Allsvenskan 1 0 0 0 0 | Playoffs 5 2 0 2
  Djurgårdens IF J20 SuperElit 45 17 23 40 24 | Playoffs 6 3 3 6
  Djurgårdens IF J20 JCWC 5 1 1 2 0 |          
  Djurgårdens IF SHL 1 1 0 1 0 | Playoffs 1 0 0 0
  Sweden U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 5 0 0 0 4 |          
  Sweden U18 WJC-18 4 2 1 3 0 |          
  Sweden U18 (all) International-Jr 18 3 3 6 16 |          
 2016-2017 Djurgårdens IF J20 SuperElit 9 6 4 10 2 | Playoffs 1 0 0 0
  Djurgårdens IF SHL 45 5 4 9 6 | Playoffs 3 0 0 0
  Djurgårdens IF Champions HL 3 0 0 0 2 |          
  Sweden U20 (all) International-Jr 10 1 2 3 6 |          
 2017-2018 Djurgårdens IF J20 SuperElit 3 3 1 4 0 |          
  Djurgårdens IF SHL 39 9 12 21 14 | Playoffs 11 0 5 5
  Sweden U20 WJC-20 7 1 2 3 0 |          
  Sweden U20 (all) International-Jr 13 2 4 6 0 |          
 2018-2019 Djurgårdens IF SHL 52 10 17 27 16 | Playoffs 13 2 3 5
  Djurgårdens IF Champions HL 6 2 0 2 2 |          
  Sweden EHT 3 0 0 0 2 |          
  Sweden (all) International - - - - - |          

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