Frölunda-and three-forward Fredrik Pettersson is also close to an NHL contract and fled across the Atlantic.
On June 15 is the deadline for transition to the NHL.
- We are in discussion with a three-four clubs. What we are working towards an NHL contract, "said his agent, Donald Bodén.
One of the clubs who are looking for Pettersson, according to data to SPORT-Expressen, the Minnesota Wild.
If he signs, you'll be happy.
Former Oilers pick who was unsigned. He's blossomed in the SEL, where he was among the leading goal scorers last season.
I'm not sure his offense will translate, but even if he doesn't, he's got speed and he plays tenacious hockey. At worst, he becomes a hardworking, speedy third liner. At best, I think you could have yourself a two-way player who can score 30 goals and play in every situation.
I'd hoped the Wings might sign him.
Remember him with the Hitmen, wasn't all that impressed with him. Miettinen put up better numbers in the FNL than Pettersson in the SEL, so its hard to see him instantly supplanting Miettinen. Don't really see how he'd help this team, unless its as a prospect given his age(23).
If it adds to prospect pool, this is a good thing.
Exactly. Anything that increases the organizational depth and potentially lessens the chances of somebody being forced into the NHL too soon is a good thing. Except with the most elite talent, I really think they need to develop in juniors and the NCAA & AHL. If this guy can cone in and fill another NHL roster spot and fulfill whatever role they give him, it jus gives the kids that much more time to develop at a level of play that isn't over their heads.
but are we going to be able to sell off mittens in a non-deadline deal? i hope we wouldn't play him on the first line based solely on how much money he makes.
Oh I agree, I don't want him on the top line either. His signing was just another example of DR stupidity. I'd ASSume that he'd be gone in any way possible... who knows, maybe we get lucky and he's traded on draft day.
Eh, looks like a smaller, more nimble Miettinen. I wouldn't be jumping for joy if he signs.
Players 23 years old really don't help the prospect pool. We need help at 18-20, not 23-25.
He's making 3rd-line money. . .
It does help tho, as stated earlier it prevents our draft picks being rushed to the NHL. Any players picked up by the wild with potential that keep our drafted players from being rushed is the best way to go, and restock. keep it up CF! so far im proud to have you as our GM.