Samuel Ersson

Philadelphia Flyers
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Fantasy Summary

Extremely talented goalie with great size and upside to become a very good NHL starter.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 8.5
NHL Certainty 4.5
Country SWE
Position G
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth October 20, 1999
Height 6‘2”
Weight 176 lbs
Drafted 2018 Round 5; Overall: 143

Observations

May 2019 – Ersson has been named the MVP of the Allsvenskan for the 2018-2019 season. The MVP award is voted by the players in the league which makes it even more valuable. Ersson was also voted as the best goalie in the league by a jury of experts, so he definitely earned the respect of everyone who follows the league. After the season, Ersson signed a contract with Brynäs in the SHL where he will play next season after dominating in the second-best league in Sweden.  Jokke Nevalainen

March 2019 – Ersson has had a breakout season with Västerås in Allsvenskan which is the second-highest level in Sweden. He was selected as the top junior player in the league, and he was arguably the top goalie in the league as well. Allsvenskan is often an overlooked and underappreciated league but it’s a very good professional league where other high-end prospects like Elias Pettersson and Emil Bemström have proven their worth before jumping to the SHL. Ersson was also the number one goalie for Team Sweden at the World Juniors where he also had an excellent performance. As a fifth-round pick from last summer, Ersson may lack pedigree to a certain degree but this season has been a statement saying he’s one of the most talented prospect goalies in the world. It’s highly unlikely he would take over the net in Philadelphia because of Carter Hart standing in his way but there are always teams looking for their goalie of the future, so the Flyers could use him as a trade chip to fill a position of need at some point. Cream always rises to the top, so Ersson will find his own net eventually because he has all the necessary tools to become a very good NHL starter in a few years.  Jokke Nevalainen


Stats

 Season Team League GP GAA SVS%      Playoffs GP GAA SVS%
 2013-2014 Falu IF U16 U16 Div.1 - - - |        
  Falu IF J18 2 J18 Div.1 1 7.95 .889 |        
 2014-2015 Falu IF U16 U16 SM 3 7.33 .842 |        
  Falu IF J18 2 J18 Div.1 9 2.38 .934 |        
  Falu IF J20 J20 Div.1 0 - - |        
  Falu IF Division 2 1 3.17 .909 |        
 2015-2016 Brynäs IF J18 J18 Elit 15 1.86 .918 |        
  Brynäs IF J18 J18 Allsvenskan 7 2.56 .922 | Playoffs 2 2.50 .912
  Brynäs IF J20 SuperElit 0 - - |        
 2016-2017 Brynäs IF J18 J18 Elit 13 1.45 .940 |        
  Brynäs IF J18 J18 Allsvenskan 14 1.64 .943 | Playoffs 4 2.02 .921
  Brynäs IF J20 SuperElit 12 2.95 .906 |        
  Sweden U18 WJC-18 0 - - |        
 2017-2018 Brynäs IF J20 SuperElit 40 2.53 .920 | Playoffs 5 4.44 .857
  Brynäs IF Champions HL 0 - - |        
  Brynäs IF SHL 1 3.00 .882 | Playoffs 0 - -
  Sweden U19 (all) International-Jr 3 2.69 .910 |        
 2018-2019 Västerås IK Allsvenskan 36 1.95 .933 | Qualification 5 1.60 .938
  Sweden U20 WJC-20 4 2.23 .922 |        
  Sweden U20 (all) International-Jr 7 2.85 .897 |        
  Sweden (all) International 1 3.00 .875 |        
 2019-2020 Brynäs IF SHL 10 2.70 .894 |        

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