2017 NHL Draft

Elias Pettersson

Timra IK (Allsvenskan)

Steve Kournianos  |  05/01/2017 |  New York  |  

Profile

Position: Center/Left Wing
Shoots: Left
Height/Weight: 6’2, 161 lbs
Born: November 12, 1998 | Sundvall, Sweden
Nation: Sweden

The Draft Analyst Ranking:

PRE SEP OCT FEB MAY JUN
8 10 13 7 6 7

Regular Season

Season Team GP G A P PIM
2016-17 Timra IK (Allsvenskan) 43 19 22 41 14
2016-17 Sweden (U20 WJC) 6 0 1 1 0
2015-16 Timra IK (Allsvenskan) 25 3 6 9 0
2015-16 Timra J20 (Superelit) 22 6 8 14 20
2015-16 Sweden (U18 WC) 7 1 7 8 4
2015-16 Sweden (U18 Hlinka) 5 0 0 0 0
2014-15 Timra (J18 Elit) 40 31 34 65 8
2014-15 Timra J20 (Superelit) 6 4 9 13 2

Scouting Report

Sublime two-way talent with jaw-dropping moves and a proclivity for making defenders look silly. Sure, he’s beyond wiry and could stand to spend more time with a fork in his hands, but every other block is checked. He can play either center or wing, and owning a ridiculously soft set of hands makes him a perfect fit for any power play. Saying Pettersson is your typical Swedish two-way pivot is too easy a way out. There’s a uniqueness about him, and his puck handling abilities are buttery smooth. As lanky as he looks, Petterson is a bonafide assassin who absorbs hits while controlling the puck with his head up. He can handle a tough pass better than practically any of his draft peers. Pettersson isn’t an explosive skater with first-step quickness but can gain separation after a few strides. Plus, he’s a dangler with an acute hold on how plays develop.