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Boom or bust Top-9 prospect with high end creativity


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May 2022 – With the Heat this past season, he was a bottom six contributor although he did see time on the second line from time to time. With a lot of guys moving up the ladder like Zary, Pelletier, and Francis to name a few, Pettersen has to continue to improve his level of consistency. At this point, he has a lot of work ahead of him. The NHL level remains far away and he still has work to do to show he is a complete player. There is still room for him but he likely has another year or two to prove it before he rides off into the sunset and goes to another organization or Europe. Chris Fekete


Apr 2020 – Emilio Pettersen signed his entry-deal with the Calgary Flames. He joins 7th round Flames selection Dmitry Zavgorodniy as late-round picks from 2018 who have had significant success despite their draft position and signed deals.  Joel Henderson


Feb 2020 – The point total climbed to just under a PPG (31 in 32) after a 5 point outburst in two games over the weekend. The speed of Pettersen’s stick and deceptive passing is lethal this season. – Joel Henderson


Dec 2020 – Pettersen is one of the Calgary Flames top prospects. He has high-level playmaking and hand speed which leads to consistent creation of high danger chances. He does all of this usually under pressure or at top speed. The top PP in Denver runs through him and Flames should be excited at his level of skill and speed. You can find him on the right half-wall on the PP feeding pucks across to Bobby Brink (Flyers second rounder) for the time being. – Joel Henderson


Feb 2019 – Pettersen continues to put together a fantastic rookie debut in the NCAA. His quick acceleration continues to make him noticeable when he’s closing forecheck gaps or attempting zone entires on the PP. Currently he is second in team scoring behind linemate Liam Finley. With Denver’s PP struggling mightily lately, its a wonder why Pettersen is still on the second unit. He is one of the fastest rising prospects from the 2018 NHL draft. Joel Henderson


Nov 2018 – The Norwegian prospect who has been scouted for nearly a decade was selected by the Calgary Flames in the 2018 NHL draft. Two years ago, Pettersen finished an underwhelming season with Omaha in the USHL and brought his skills to Muskegon for his draft eligible year in 2017-18. Scouting services were all over the map on him but the common trend was that people were beginning to sour on the once thought of top-end-skills prospect. Calgary took a chance on the smaller, stick-handling wizard in the sixth round and he’s started the 2018-19 year for Denver on a tear. Teams who may have looked away from him are noticing him now.  He has always possessed a high level skill set but has shown issues with his consistency. Beyond that, there are plenty of things to be excited about. He shows deceptive speed, especially in quick acceleration and change of pace while the puck is on his stick. While being small, he can battle it out along the boards with anyone and shows a desire to pursue the puck on the forecheck. If he is to continue to succeed it’ll be from his edgework and shiftiness. Joel Henderson

Fantasy Upside 6.0
NHL Certainty 5.0
Country NOR
Position C
Roster Type Junior
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth April 3, 2000
Height 5‘10”
Weight 170 lbs
Drafted 2018 Round 6; Overall: 167


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2012-2013 Sweden Selects U13WSI U139 5 813 4|        
 2013-2014 Lørenskog U16Norway U1620 34 3771 18|        
 2014-2015 Selects Academy 16U AAAUSPHL 16U28 18 2341 8|Playoffs3 1 34
  East Coast Selects O U15WSI U157 8 1119 2|        
 2015-2016 Selects Academy 16U AAAUSPHL 16U21 14 2236 27|Playoffs3 5 49
  Selects Academy 16U AAA16U AAA40 21 4465 -|        
  Norway U18WJC-18 D1A5 3 25 0|