2018 NHL Draft

Jacob Olofsson

Timra IK (Allsvenskan)

Steve Kournianos  |  06/20/2018 |  Nashville  |  

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Position: Center
Shoots: Left
Height / Weight: 6’2, 189 lbs
Born: February 8th, 2000 | Pitea, Sweden
Nation: Sweden

The Draft Analyst Ranking:

PRE SEP JAN JUN
Watch List 31 30 21

Regular Season

Year Team GP G A P PIM
2017-18 Timra IK (Allsvenskan) 43 10 11 21 10
2016-17 Timra J20 (Superelit) 29 4 12 16 10
2016-17 Timra IK (Allsvenskan) 14 0 0 0 0
2015-16 Timra J18 (J18 Elit) 34 13 24 37 18
2015-16 Timra J20 (Superelit) 6 1 5 6 0


Scouting Report

A skilled two-way center with an advanced brain and the size to augment his puck skills, this Swedish pivot had an outstanding season playing against adult competition, which included a solid playoff run that helped Timra win the title and playoff to join the SHL ranks for next season. Olofsson is a strong two-way center that had a tremendous season in Sweden’s Allsvenskan. He was named the league’s top rookie — an award previously won by the likes of William Karlsson and Filip Forsberg. Big, strong, aggressive, tenacious and equally skilled with the puck on either his forehand or backhand, Olofsson can be used in any situation and has the ability to make slick plays near the net. He has an array of moves to beat you 1-on-1 or 1-on-4. He plays in all situations and will use a quick-strike mentality no matter the zone he controls the puck in. Olofsson is very dangerous off the rush since he owns a hard, accurate shot, plus the vision and hands to set-up the linemate who will produce the best chance. He’s a beast on the puck and likes to get his hands dirty on the forecheck or in battles along the wall.

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