#59 – Fabian Zetterlund, RW – Farjestad, SHL

TSN – #82
Central Scouting – #40 ES
ISS – #52
Future Considerations – #137
McKeens – N/A
Craig Button – #79
Hockey Prospect – #176


COMPARABLE : Patric Horqvist
UPSIDE : Top-9 Offensive Forward
FLOOR : SHL Regular


Fabian Zetterlund is a pretty good player and one of my favourites. Good hockey sense, makes smart plays. I think he’s got a bit of an awkward skating stride and while there could be some improvements to be made there, I don’t see it as a flaw…he can still move out there.

For me, a player like this makes me think of Daniel Alfredsson as a late bloomer and 6th round pick. Now I’m not saying he’s going to be the next Daniel Alfredsson but if you believe Zetterlund is at the very beginning of his development like I do, he could be a later-round steal. I don’t think teams will take him with a 2nd round pick but I think if a team sees him the same way I do, 3rd round isn’t out of the question.

My comparable for him is Patric Hornqvist and I think he plays that kind of game as well. Strong work ethic, tenacious forechecker and a knack for putting pucks in the net. If you can get a guy like that in the 3rd round or later, that’s excellent value.



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