Swedish 2004 prospects December ranking

By pbadmin



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Below is Hockey’s Future’s / Elite Prospects’
December Ranking of Swedish 2004 prospects. It has been compiled by Johan Nilsson and Anders Östberg.
The next ranking will be posted in late January.


The two top ranked players in this month’s ranking, Johan Fransson
and Johannes Salmonsson, both made the Swedish WJC team and
at least Fransson is expected to have a very big role on the team. If they have
strong tournaments it can only increase their stock for the draft.

MoDo’s young defenseman Oscar Hedman remains at No. 3. Hedman
has been tearing up the Swedish junior league and is leading all defensemen
with 7 goals and 10 assists in 22 games. Hedman will likely see some icetime
in the SEL after the Christmas break since his team MoDo has released Slovakian
defenseman Dusan Milo.

A player that has slowly been climbing up the ranking during the season is Fredrik
Näslund
, currently ranked No. 11. In some regards Näslund
reminds us a bit of a young Mats Sundin and he sure has the same intimidating
size. His large stature and the fact that he is playing against men in the Swedish
2nd tier league should make him an attractive selection for many teams next
summer.

#
PlayerPosBornTeam
1.
Johan
Fransson
D1985-02-18Luleå
2.
Johannes
Salmonsson
F1986-02-07Djurgården
3.
Oscar
Hedman
D1986-04-21MoDo
4.
Carl
Söderberg
F1985-10-12MIF
Redhawks
5.
Richard
Demén-Willaume
D1986-01-28Frölunda
6.
Mattias
Hellström
F1986-06-18MoDo
7.
Magnus
Åkerlund
G1986-04-25HV
71
8.
Emil
Axelsson
D1986-03-19Örebro
9.
Alexander
Täng
D1985-06-27Frölunda
10.
Linus
Persson
F1985-12-29Frölunda
.
....
11.
Fredrik
Näslund
F1986-02-11Västerås
12.
Fred
Wikner
F1986-01-01Frölunda
13.
Tobias
Viklund
D1986-05-08MoDo
14.
Patrik
Hersley
D1986-06-23MIF
Redhawks
15.
Björn
Svensson
F1986-06-16Saskatoon
16.
Alexander
Bergström
F1986-01-18Rögle
17.
Niklas
Andersson
D1986-03-05Brynäs
18.
Viktor
Lindgren
F1986-03-16Luleå
19.
Jesper
Andersson
F1986-04-30MoDo
20.
Marcus
Nyberg
D1986-01-16Luleå

Just outside the list

#PlayerPosBornTeam
.Christopher
Thörn
F1986-07-20Djurgården
20.Anton
Axelsson
F1986-01-16Frölunda
.David
Fredriksson
F1985-10-04HV
71
.Martin
Gudmundsson
F1986-08-21Mora
.Johan
Harju
F1986-05-15Luleå
.Tommy
Enström
F1986-07-30MoDo

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