Viktor Lodin

Ottawa Senators
SHL.se

Fantasy Summary

A shifty forward who has outstanding puck skills and creativity. He’s been unable to turn the raw skills into production but the tools are evident. Lodin is a project player.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 5.0
NHL Certainty 4.0
Country SWE
Position C
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth June 2, 1999
Height 6‘2”
Weight 185 lbs
Drafted 2019 Round 4; Overall: 94

Observations

November 2019 – With the limited opportunity at the SHL level, Lodin was loaned from Örebro HK to HC Vita Hästen of the HockeyAllsvenskan, the second-tier men’s league in Sweden. Prior to his demotion, Lodin had just two assists in 13 games and his ice time had been limited severely (6:29 average TOI) so for both his development sake, he was sent to HC Vita Hästen in order to regain his form, begin to produce and work his way up the prospect ladder of the Senators organizational depth chart. Drafted as an overaged player this past June, it’s expected that the organization will be looking for him to make strides fairly quickly. Tony Ferrari 

August 2019 – The selection of Viktor Lodin in the fourth round, 94th overall, came as a surprise to many. The overage forward has decent size and above average skating ability. He won’t blow anyone away with his straight-line speed but he is extremely shifty in close quarters. He has a good first step and strong push when changing direction, he is able to maneuver himself out of a phone booth. While he shows promising creativity, he has been unable to make anything of it. His flashes of offensive potential in junior hockey in the SuperElit but wasn’t able to produce in the SHL as of yet. He was in a limited, bottom-six role which may have been a factor but he will need to establish himself in the top-six to prove that the raw tools translate. He may be able to eventually carve out a middle-six role after further development in the SHL where his contract with Örebro runs through this upcoming season. After next year, a decision whether to stay in Sweden or come over to North America will need to be made but an NHL role is unlikely at that point. Lodin is a long-term project, possibly requiring multiple years in the SHL and AHL before he is truly NHL ready. Tony Ferrari


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2013-2014 Leksands IF U16 U16 Elit 27 6 13 19 8 |          
  Leksands IF U16 U16 SM 3 0 3 3 10 |          
 2014-2015 Leksands IF U16 U16 Elit 26 15 22 37 24 |          
  Leksands IF U16 U16 SM 8 5 7 12 10 |          
  Häradsbygdens SS J18 J18 Div.1 7 5 2 7 6 |          
  Leksands IF J18 J18 Elit 2 0 0 0 0 |          
 2015-2016 Örebro HK J18 J18 Elit 18 9 12 21 37 |          
  Örebro HK J18 J18 Allsvenskan 17 4 4 8 8 | Playoffs 4 1 1 2
 2016-2017 Örebro HK J18 J18 Elit 19 10 8 18 16 |          
  Örebro HK J18 J18 Allsvenskan 15 4 7 11 22 | Playoffs 3 2 0 2
  Örebro HK J20 SuperElit 5 0 1 1 4 |          
 2017-2018 Örebro HK J20 SuperElit 44 13 20 33 60 | Playoffs 6 3 6 9 10 
  Enköpings SK Division 1 1 0 0 0 2 |          
 2018-2019 Örebro HK J20 SuperElit 18 7 11 18 72 | Playoffs 4 4 4 8
  Örebro HK SHL 41 1 4 5 14 | Playoffs 2 0 0 0
 2019-2020 Örebro HK SHL 22 0 4 4 2 |          
  HC Vita Hästen Allsvenskan 18 3 5 8 4 |          

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