Team: Dallas Stars
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Fantasy Summary

Puck-moving defenseman with top-four upside


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September 2022 – Poised to begin this next campaign with Dallas, the former first-round pick of the New York Rangers will be given chances he wouldn’t have gotten in the Big Apple. On Dallas’ weak right defense, we could see Lundkvist play top-line minutes alongside Miro Heiskanen as soon as this year. Making parallels to John Klingberg isn’t difficult with Lundkvist. Both Swedish right-handed defenders who saw extreme success in the SHL, the objective to fill Klingberg’s spot is obvious. Despite drafting three defensemen in the first three rounds of the 2022 draft, Lundkvist immediately becomes the Dallas organization’s best defenseman in the pipeline. Aaron Itovitch

June 2022 – Lundkvist completed his first year of North American hockey, suiting up for the Rangers after making the team out of training camp, where he posted one goal and three assists in 25 games.  Following his demotion to AHL Hartford, Lundkvist posted three goals and 12 assists for 15 points in 34 games. Lundkvist, who played dominant hockey for Lulea in the SHL for the past couple of seasons prior to arriving in the States, played a low-risk style during his time with the blueshirts. He did not show off the playmaking skills that he has been hailed for, especially those that he showed