A bit of praise for Simon Edvinsson as ‘one to watch’ at the WJC

Future Considerations’ Matthew Dubreuil posted an article for the Sporting News this morning, listing 13 NHL-drafted prospects worth watching at the World Junior Championship in Edmonton this year. One Red Wings prospect makes his list:

3. Simon Edvinsson, Sweden

Team: Frolunda HC (SHL)
Position: D
2021-22 stats: 24GP | 1G | 11A | 12PTS
Drafted: Detroit Red Wings (1/6, 2021)

Simon Edvinsson brings both a combination of athleticism and high compete level to this tournament. The 6-foot-5 defenseman has also improved his defensive play and should be an important contributor from Sweden’s back end. 

A product of the Detroit Red Wing system, Edvinsson has spent the entirety of this season with Frolunda in the SHL and has put up 12 points (one goal, 11 assists) in 24 games – good enough to be the top point producer amongst U20 defensemen. He can be the driving force that may help Sweden improve upon their fifth-place finish from last year.

“Edvinsson is a defenseman that I expect will be the next superstar from Sweden,” Sweden-based FCHockey scout Fredrik Haak said. “He has the size, the speed, but most importantly he has the hockey IQ and hockey sense to be a front player both offensively and defensively. Edvinsson will be one of the most important players in special teams for Team Sweden in the World Juniors with his hands and creativity.”


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