Top 100 Swedish prospects

By Johan Nilsson




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Toronto prospect Alexander
Steen
is now ahead of Islanders prospect Robert Nilsson
who has been struggling terribly this season. Nilsson started off playing on Leksand’s
second line in the elite league but was soon demoted to the third and then the
fourth line. He is currently playing with Fribourg-Gótteron in the Swiss league but
is expected to come back and play for a new SEL team next season.

Steen had an excellent start this season and averaged a point per game in his
first 20 games. After competing with the Swedish national team in Karjala Cup,
an international tournament held in Finland, his production decreased and he has
in fact only scored a goal and an assist in his last 22 games with Frölunda.
Steen had however a strong WJC tourney, despite only scoring 2 goals and an assist,
and was Sweden’s best player in the tournament.

Loui Eriksson is a very interesting player that has moved up
to fourth place on the ranking. Eriksson was drafted in the second round last
summer and has this season, as a rookie in the SEL, been very impressive. He has
played on the fourth line with sometimes limited ice time but still created a
lot of offense and proved that he is a player to keep an eye out for in the future.

Another Dallas prospect that has moved up quite a bit is the hardworking two-way
forward Yared Hagos at No. 15. He has been one of Timrå’s
best players in the SEL and also made his debut with the Swedish national team.
Hagos is as tough as they come. He loves to use his body, is very strong defensively
and is work ethic is very admirable.

A new player on the list is Misha Joukov who recently became
a Swedish citizen. Joukov has a huge upside but has been struggling somewhat this
season. He was early sent down by his SEL team HV 71 and his production in the
second tier league has dropped compared to last season.

The Top 100 ranking will from now on, instead of twice per season, be updated
on regular basis at www.eliteprospects.com.

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PlayerPosBornTeam
1.
Alexander
Steen
F1984-03-01Toronto
2.
Robert
Nilsson
F1985-01-10NY
Islanders
3.
Niklas
Kronwall
D1981-01-12Detroit
4.
Loui
Eriksson
F1985-07-17Dallas
5.
Mikael
Tellqvist
G1979-09-19Toronto
6.
Fredrik
Sjöström
F1983-05-06Phoenix
7.
Henrik
Lundqvist
G1982-03-02NY
Rangers
8.
Lars
Jonsson
D1982-01-02Boston
9.
Magnus
Kahnberg
F1980-02-25Carolina
10.
Christian
Bäckman
D1980-04-28St.
Louis
.
....
11.
Stefan
Liv
G1980-12-21Detroit
12.
Michael
Holmqvist
F1979-06-08Anaheim
13.
Martin
Samuelsson
F1982-01-25Boston
14.
Rickard
Wallin
F1980-04-09Minnesota
15.
Yared
Hagos
F1983-03-27Dallas
16.
Johnny
Oduya
D1981-10-01Washington
17.
Jonas
Johansson
F1984-03-18Washington
18.
Andreas
Holmqvist
D1981-07-23Tampa
Bay
19.
Tobias
Enström
D1984-11-05Atlanta
20.
Niklas
Nordgren
F1979-06-28Carolina
.
....
21.
Jens
Karlsson
F1982-11-07Los
Angeles
22.
Andreas
Jämtin
F1983-05-04Detroit
23.
Tony
Mårtensson
F1980-06-23Anaheim
24.
Jari
Tolsa
F1981-04-20Detroit
25.
Mathias
Tjärnqvist
F1979-04-15Dallas
26.
Mika
Hannula
F1979-04-02Minnesota
27.
Daniel
Fernholm
D1983-12-20Pittsburgh
28.
Jonas
Frögren
D1980-08-28Calgary
29.
Nicklas
Danielsson
F1984-12-07Vancouver
30.
Dragan
Umicevic
F1984-10-09Edmonton
.
....
31.
Misha
Joukov
F1985-01-03Edmonton
32.
Pär
Bäcker
F1982-01-04Detroit
33.
Joel
Lundqvist
F1982-03-02Dallas
34.
Linus
Videll
F1985-05-05Colorado
35.
Staffan
Kronwall
D1982-09-10Toronto
36.
Robin
Jonsson
D1983-12-10St.
Louis
37.
Douglas
Murray
D1980-03-12San
Jose
38.
Jonas
Nordquist
F1982-04-26Chicago
39.
Simon
Skoog
D1983-02-17St.
Louis
40.
Mattias
Karlsson
D1985-04-15Ottawa
.
....
41.
Elias
Granath
D1985-09-06Dallas
42.
Andreas
Valdix
F1984-12-06Washington
43.
Joakim
Lindström
F1983-12-05Columbus
44.
Mattias
Wennerberg
F1981-08-06Chicago
45.
Fredrik
Johansson
F1984-02-27Edmonton
46.
Johan
Andersson
F1984-05-18Chicago
47.
Johan
Holmqvist
G1978-05-24Minnesota
48.
Liam
Lindström
F1985-01-12Phoenix
49.
Marcus
Jonasén
F1984-01-12NY
Rangers
50.
Patric
Blomdahl
F1984-01-30Washington
.
....
51.
Björn
Melin
F1981-07-04Anaheim
52.
Tim
Eriksson
F1982-02-05Los
Angeles
53.
Andreas
Sundin
F1984-03-15Detroit
54.
Pierre
Johnsson
D1984-02-07Calgary
55.
Calle
Steen
F1980-05-16Detroit
56.
Marcus
Paulsson
F1984-01-10NY
Islanders
57.
Johan
Eneqvist
F1982-01-21Montreal
58.
Daniel
Widing
F1982-04-13Nashville
59.
Johan
Björk
D1984-08-28Ottawa
60.
Jonas
Almtorp
F1983-11-17Edmonton
.
....
61.
Jonathan
Ericsson
D1984-03-02Detroit
62.
Christopher
Heino-Lindberg
G1985-01-29Montreal
63.
Johan
Berggren
D1984-05-18Detroit
64.
Kalle
Olsson
F1985-01-31Edmonton
65.
Pontus
Petterström
F1982-04-21NY
Rangers
66.
Christian
Söderström
F1980-10-13Detroit
67.
Tomas
Kollar
F1982-04-20Detroit
68.
Johan
Hägglund
F1982-06-09Tampa
Bay
69.
Nicklas
Eckerblom
F1984-01-04Minnesota
70.
Mikael
Svensk
D1983-02-28Edmonton
.
....
71.
Alexander
Hulth
F1984-11-19San
Jose
72.
Marcus
Kristoffersson
F1979-01-22Dallas
73.
Jonas
Andersson
F1981-02-24Nashville
74.
Jimmie
Svensson
F1982-02-25Detroit
75.
Kristofer
Persson
F1984-01-14Calgary
76.
Viktor
Wallin
D1980-01-17Anaheim
77.
Calle
Åslund
D1983-03-29Buffalo
78.
Mikael
Johansson
F1985-06-26Detroit
79.
Daniel
Johansson
F1981-07-05Los
Angeles
80.
Gustav
Gräsberg
F1983-04-06Nashville
.
....
81.
Stefan
Blom
D1985-07-30Detroit
82.
Mattias
Nilsson
D1982-02-06Nashville
83.
Per
Braxenholm
D1983-10-31NY
Islanders
84.
Henrik
Bergfors
D1982-05-15Tampa
Bay
85.
Gabriel
Karlsson
F1980-01-22Dallas
86.
Jonas
Elofsson
D1979-01-31Edmonton
87.
David
Nyström
F1980-02-21Philadelphia
88.
Sanny
Lindström
D1979-12-24Colorado
89.
Henrik
Petré
D1979-04-09Washington
90.
Johan
Halvardsson
D1979-12-26NY
Islanders
.
....
91.
Erik
Lewerström
D1980-05-28Phoenix
92.
David
Printz
D1980-07-24Philadelphia
93.
Per
Mårs
F1982-10-23Columbus
94.
David
Bornhammar
D1981-06-15Washington
95.
Anders
Lövdahl
F1981-02-04Colorado
96.
Petter
Henning
F1980-09-15NY
Rangers
97.
Andreas
Lindström
F1982-09-01Boston
98.
Johan
Asplund
G1980-12-15NY
Rangers
99.
John
Wikström
D1979-01-30Detroit
100.
Andreas
Andersson
G1979-04-09Anaheim