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06-28-2009, 01:26 PM
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Originally Posted by vancityluongo View Post
Hmm, wears #23...
I see a striking resemblance in their development...

From Wiki:
Alexander Edler was a virtual unknown during his draft year – unranked by the Central Scouting Bureau the entire year. He was brought to the attention of the Vancouver Canucks by the team's head scout in Sweden, Thomas Gradin, who saw Edler playing in Sweden's third-tier league with now-defunct Jamtland. Although Gradin would refer to the team's level of play as little more than beer-league-calibre, he was impressed with Edler and encouraged Canucks management to draft him
Pt totals in his draft year:
2003–04 Jämtland Sweden 24 3 6 9 20

Like Elder, his weak point is his defense, both were known to be more offensive their draft years. Both are big bodies with edler at 6'3 or 4 and andersson at 6'3 to 5. Both relatively unknown and andersson only making a big jump recently. He was playing on the Swedish WJC U-18 team this past spring [Rodin didn't make it i guess]. Andersson also plays in a tougher league than Edler did for these point totals.

Pt totals in his draft year:

2008-2009 Frolunda Jr. SWE-JR. 36 3 5 8 42

Edler made a big jump the year afterwards by playing for Modo in the SuperElit League, i wonder if Andersson will make the jump to Frolunda then. Eliteprospects shows his contract expiring this year, so i also wonder if there is a chance he will be imported...

But personally, i would rather him play in the SEL, than CHL.

Last edited by thefeebster: 06-28-2009 at 01:49 PM. Reason: Already played in WJC past spring and not SEL.
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