I follow former Brynäs IF players here this year , Silfverberg in Ottawa, Järnkrok in Detroit and Johan Larsson (Now i Buffalo)
This is a great two-way player with enormous fysics.
Can take a role in any line, he is a teamplayer and great hockeyIQ.
After Nick Backstrom ,Silfverberg and Järnkrok he is possible one of the best players from Brynäs drafted in last 10 years.
I hope he will make a impact.
5. Johan Larsson, Center
2010-11 Ranking: 7th
Date of birth: 07/25/1992
Statistics: 49 GP, 12 G, 36 P, 18:37 ATOI (Bryn�s-SEL)
Acquired: Second round, 56th overall in 2010 by Minnesota
The Good: The SEL rookie of the year had a tremendous breakout campaign, scoring 21 more points than the next best junior-aged scorer. He has above-average puck skills and legit high-end hockey sense. Larsson can be dynamic with his playmaking skills and thinks the game at a really high level. He's also a smart, dependable defensive player who can log tough minutes. Larsson may only be average sized, but he's a fine physical player because of his great compete level. He's versatile and can be effective on the wing and at center.
The Bad: Larsson's skating has improved, but I'd say he's still a tick below average. He also needs to get a lot more strength to play his style of game as he's slightly undersized.
Projection: He could a very good second-line forward.
Jeff is Matts uncle - kevinoDandC - An FYI of no importance: Matt Hackett's uncle, Jeff, played 14 NHL seasons. Also beat the Amerks in 1990 Calder Cup finals for Springfield.
kevinoDandC - Rookie RW Johan Larsson scored 15-22-37 in 62 games with AHL Aeros this season. 2nd round pick (56th overall) by Wild in 2010. (Sounds like he will be Amerks bound for rest of season - Hackett as well?)