Emil Pettersson
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Emil Pettersson

Hometown:

Sundsvall Sweden

Currently Playing In:

Europe

Birthday:

1994-01-14

Position:

C

Eligible for draft:

2012

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2013

Height:

6-1

Acquired:

6th round (155th overall), 2013

Weight:

158 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • D

History

2009-10: Emil Pettersson played for Timra’s second team in Sweden’s Division 1 U18 league and skated for Medlepad in the 2010 TV-Pucken tournament for high school age players in Sweden. In seven TV-Pucken games he scored 2 goals with 2 assists and 2 penalty minutes.

2010-11: Pettersson moved up to Timra’s top U18 team. In 34 games he scored 10 goals with 16 assists and had 26 penalty minutes. Timra finished second in the North Division and reached the playoff semifinals. Pettersson had 1 assist and an even plus/minus in five playoff games.

2011-12: Pettersson made his debut in Sweden’s U20 SuperElit league as a 17-year-old – splitting the season between the Timra U20 and U18 teams. In 20 SuperElit league games, including three playoff games, he scored 5 goals with 3 assists and was an even plus/minus with 12 penalty minutes. Pettersson scored 19 goals with 22 assists in 31 games and was +29 with 94 penalty minutes in U18 play. Timra, after finishing second in the North Division, was upset by Skelleftea in the playoff quarterfinals. Pettersson scored 1 goal with 4 assists in three playoff games and was +1 with 10 penalty minutes.

2012-13:Pettersson made his debut in Sweden’s Elitserien, appearing in two games for the Timra men’s team, and was the leading scorer for Timra’s U20 team. He was -1 with no points nor penalty minutes in Elitserien play. Timra was relegated to second division AllSvenskan after finishing third in the Kval Series playoffs. Pettersson score his first pro goal and was +1 in two Kval series games. He scored 13 goals with 31 assists in 44 U20 games and was -4 with 38 penalty minutes. He was scoreless and -2 with 2 penalty minutes in two SuperElit playoff games. In his second year of draft eligibility, Pettersson was ranked 80th amongst European skaters in Central Scouting’s final rankings and was selected by Nashville in the sixth round (155th overall) of the 2013 NHL Draft.

2013-14: Pettersson played for Timra in Allsvenskan — the Sweden second division — and played 14 games including two playoff contests with the Timra U20 squad. He scored 6 goals with 8 assists and was +3 with 12 penalty minutes in 44 games. Timra finished eighth; missing the Allsvenskan playoffs. In 12 regular season games for the Timra U20 team Pettersson scored 10 goals with 9 assists and was +11 with 12 penalty minutes. He scored 2 goals with 4 penalty minutes and was minus-2 in two playoff games. Pettersson played three international games with the Sweden U20 team, scoring a pair of goals, but was not with the silver medal-winning squad at the 2014 World Junior Championship. He signed a one-year contract extension with Timra in April 2014.

 

Talent Analysis

Emil Pettersson, is a puck distributing centerman. His strength is clearly his creative puck movement and on-ice vision to set up teammates. Pettersson played a variety of roles during his junior career — killing penalties, taking defensive zone draws, and quarterbacking the power play. He is a bit lighter than most NHL prospects and has not played a particularly combative style to this point.

 

Future

Pettersson was rumored to be heading to Finland before signing a contract extension with Timra and it appears likely he will play at least one more season in Allsvenskan. The Predators drafted Pettersson with a late round flier in his second year of draft eligibility in 2013 and have not yet signed him to a contract. With several high profile forward prospects added since the 2014-15 season will give a better perspective on Petterson's potential to move up the organizational depth chart.

 

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