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Tall, mobile defenseman with good offensive tools, but shakey decision-making on both sides of the puck. Needs to adapt to professional hockey, but could hold an NHL roster spot one day.


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March 2022 – After a promising eight points in 11 games last year in the Swedish U20 league, Hurtig’s production at that same level this season has gone way down, with 16 points in 47 games despite figuring among the league’s oldest players. Most prospectwith decent upside are not playing junior hockey overseas at this age, and if they are, they’re playing major roles for their squad, but Hurtig remains outside the top-20 scorers on Mora IK, his latest junior team. Hadi Kalakeche

July 2021 – The New Jersey Devils drafted overage defenseman Hurtig with their 164th overall pick in the 2021 NHL Draft. The 6-foot-6 Swede earned three points in seven games in the country’s third division of men’s hockey, and eight points in 11 Swedish J20  games. He has good transitional tools, passing and activating out of trouble with ease, but was struggling to make good decisions at the men’s level, often creating odd-man rushes and turnovers. At 19 years of age, he has less room to grow than his first-year draft-eligible peers, but his puck skills and size could see him squeeze