Offensively gifted winger with great puck handling ability. Will need to add pace and improve his off-puck play to reach his potential as a scoring winger in the NHL.
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June 2023 – Stromgren has elite puck skills which is incredible considering he is 6’3. He is known for having some great tools to make him a dual threat, as Stromgren is more known for being a two-way player and is a big power forward who really commands the puck. Stromgren will look to adjust to North American ice surfaces and get used to the playing style inside the AHL next season. One thing that could affect him is the quickness of play, he doesn’t have the best footwork and stride, and this could lead him to being out of place positionally. He will likely start inside the AHL as he was only able to get in two games with the Wranglers this past season. Carson Klein
April 2023 – William Stromgren just signed a three-year entry-level deal with the Calgary Flames. He will report to the Calgary Flames affiliate, the Calgary Wranglers, on Thursday. Stromgren was drafted in the second round, 45th overall, in 2021. Stromgren has been a busy guy as he has been on loans to different teams this year. One loan led him to BrynasIF J20, where he got a hat trick in the only game he played with them. For a 19-year-old to play 45 games in the top league in Sweden (SHL) is very impressive. Stromgren will get to experience some pro-level hockey as he will certainly play with the Wranglers in the AHL before they prepare for the playoffs. Carson Klein
March 2023- Strömgren is currently playing in the SHL as a full-time player. He has a very limited role with the team and isn’t playing a lot of minutes as he is a bottom six forward with Brynas of the SHL. Strömgren has always been a gifted skater and been able to keep up with his competition. Strömgren was selected for the 2022- 2023 world juniors where he really struggled and didn’t play up to his standing. He was a top six forward at the start of the tournament, but he slowly started to fall down the lineup and didn’t play very much by the end of the tournament. He only finished the tournament with one point and overall was very disappointing, especially for a nineteen-year-old at the World Juniors which is a tournament dominated by nineteen years old. -Carson Klein
May 2022 – Strömgren will be remaining in Europe with Rogle next season for one more year before hopefully making the jump to North America. He was drafted last year in the second round, 45th overall. He is an intriguing prospect to continue to observe and we will see if he can take his talents to the next level. If there is one thing he needs to improve on, it is his defensive play. He needs to learn to support his teammates on the defensive end. Strömgren is young and has plenty of time to develop and fill out his lanky frame. Chris Fekete
July 2021 – Strömgren was selected in the second round, 45th overall by the Calgary Flames in the 2021 NHL Draft. Nick Richard
July 2021 – Strömgren struggled to produce in HockeyAllsvenskan with just nine points in 27 games but he scored at a good clip in Sweden’s lower levels. He tallied 18 points in 14 games with MODO’s J20 team and added 12 points in 11 contests with Örnsköldsvik of HockeyEttan.
Strömgren presents an enticing package in a draft-eligible prospect with his combination of size, skating ability, and puck handling skills. His hands are lightning quick and he often seems to be a step ahead in one on one situations, routinely dancing around defenders with creative dekes. He does suffer from a bit of tunnel vision at times, however, and can try to do too much on his own. When he takes the time to scan the ice, he is a capable distributor who can find teammates in space with slick feeds. Learning how to better pick his spots as he continues his development will be an area of focus for Strömgren. He has a decent shot and can finish off opportunities he creates for himself but improved off-puck reads will lead to a wider variety of scoring chances for him. He is a fine skater but the overall pace of his game needs to improve as he often looks disengaged without the puck on his stick. The lack of consistency and the flaws in his game are concerning, but Strömgren’s upside as a scoring winger in the NHL make him worthy of a swing early on the second day of the NHL draft. Nick Richard