2017 NHL Entry Draft

Elias Pettersson

ELIAS PETTERSSONSweden

VANCOUVER • ROUND: 1 OVERALL: 5

 

Previous Team: Timra IK (Allsvenskan)

Hockey Draft Central Ranking: No. 10

Vital Statistics

Position: C • Height: 6-0¼ • Weight: 150 • Shoots: Left
Birthdate: Nov. 12, 1998 • Hometown: Ange, Sweden

Additional Information

Current Status: ACTIVE | STATS
Previous Team: Ange IK; Timra IK (Sweden U18/U20)
Agent: Johan Altberg (Eclipse Sports Management)
Allsvenskan Debut: Nov. 12, 2015 (Timra vs. Tingsryd)
First Allsvenskan Goal: Nov. 19, 2015 (Timra vs. Solna)

IN THE NEWS:
Skilled Playmaker's a 'Wizard with the Puck'
Had Breakout Season for Timra in 2016-17
Made Case for the Draft at '17 World Junior

Quotes from Major Draft Guides

• "The way he plays now, he stays out of some of the high-traffic situations. So you have to ask yourself whether it's smart to not put yourself in those situations or is it because he's scared?"(Anonymous Scout, Hockey News Draft Preview)

• "Smart two-way center. Good skating stride with quality puck skills Moves well and has offensive upside, but his slight frame scares me, and he will need to bulk up big-time to have chance to play pro." (Dennis MacInnis, ISS Director of Scouting)

• "He’s got a very nice upside. He’ll go inside -- he may not win the battle, but at least he tries. He has top-two center skills and smarts." (Anonymous Scout, Recrutes.ca)

• "I spoke to him at the NHL Combine, and I liked him. He is tall and slim as expected but I think some people are being overly harsh when it comes to his weight. I watched that Marner kid play 60 times in London, and he was skinnier and weaker than Pettersson." (Mark Edwards, HockeyProspect.com Black Book)

• "Moves the puck quickly and accurately, and is always jumping into holes to receive passes back -- words the give-and-go beautifully. World-class puck skills and has a quick release on nice variety of shots. His moves are game-breaking and needs littel room to operate -- smartly finds open spots in the danger areas to work his magic." (Red Line Report)