Patrik Zackrisson

Hometown:

Ekero Sweden

Currently Playing In:

Europe

Birthday:

1987-03-27

Position:

LW

Eligible for draft:

2005

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2007

Height:

5-11

Acquired:

6th round (165th overall), 2007

Weight:

190 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • D

History

2006-07: Zackrisson had a successful season with 16 goals and 18 assists in 29 games for Rogle of the Swedish junior first division. He also represented Sweden at the World Junior Championships this past winter, scoring one goal and one assist. The 20-year-old will move to Linkoping of the Swedish Elite League for the 2007-08 season.

2007-08: Zackrisson has spent his hockey career in Sweden, and this season was no different. Suiting up for Linkopings HC (SWE), the forward appeared in 55 games and racked up 13 points (4g+9a). 16 playoff games gave him another four points (3g+1a).

2008-09: In 54 games, Zackrisson tallied 34 points, then four points in seven playoff games.

Talent Analysis
Zackrisson plays a mature two-way style and with good hockey sense.

Effective in all situations, Zackrisson is a smooth skater who shows effortless acceleration. His vision, however, does need improvement, though his playmaking abilities are good. Zackrisson possesses a solid work ethic and shows a willingness to compete physically. Zackrisson is beginning to use his shot more, one of his strongest assets.
Future

The late bloomer showed that the offensive abilities he displayed in junior hockey could translate to a senior league. However, he must prove he can continue scoring at the highest level in order to be of use to the Sharks in the future.  He will be allowed to continue his development for a couple of seasons in the Swedish Elite League before signing an NHL contract. If he continues progress, he will be capable of playing third line role in the future.