A depth defensemen who went undrafted because of size. Long shot in terms of NHL potential.
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June 2022 – The timing was unfortunate for Alsing to make his way over to North America in 2020-21, where played 11 games in the AHL and got four games with Ottawa in the NHL. Alsing played last season in the KHL with Barys Astana and had two goals and eight assists in 43 games. The 26-year-old is unlikely to play in the NHL. Grant Campbell
March 2020 – Olle Alsing is coming to North America next season. At least that’s the way it seems after his SHL club, Djurgården, sent out a heartfelt goodbye to thank Alsing for everything he has done with the team and wishing him the best of luck in his future. The post was on Instagram and it seems to confirm what many Senators fans had been hoping for, Alsing will be in the organization next season. While it’s likely he spends some time in the AHL to adjust to the North American game and lifestyle, he is another promising prospect to add to the stable that Ottawa has built up recently within the organization. Tony Ferrari
February 2020 – The young Swedish defender has been quite good in the SHL this season. He has shown progression at both ends of the ice but his offensive game, in particular, has matured a bit. He is producing at a higher rate than last year and his defensive game hasn’t suffered to any great degree. He has used his skating to cut down passing lanes and looks to be developing as the Senators hoped. He likely comes over to North American after this season, serving time in Belleville next year before finding out exactly what the Senators have in the young undrafted Swedish blueliner. Tony Ferrari
November 2019 – Alsing was signed by the Senators back in May but was loaned back to Djurgårdens IF of the SHL, the team he played for last season. He is a decent point producer and a slightly above average skater but he lacks any real offensive potential. His game could translate in a third-pairing role eventually but the young Swede isn’t likely to exceed that. He has been quite productive this season in the SHL with 14 points in 21 games, one point from matching last seasons total in almost 30 fewer games. The fact that he is already 23 years old and he has yet to play a minute of hockey in North American leagues likely means that even if he were to come over, there would be an adjustment period. He is a bit of a lottery ticket for a team that could use a little luck. We will almost certainly have to wait until at least next season to see if the Senators have a winning ticket but the odds aren’t in their favor. Tony Ferrari