Jonathan Davidsson

by Kevin Wickersham on October 20, 2017

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Jonathan Davidsson, RW

Shoots: R

Height: 5-11

Weight: 185

Born:  1997-03-12

Hometown:  Tyresö, SWE

Drafted: 170th overall in the sixth round of the 2017 draft

 

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

October 2017 - Davidsson is off to a similar start as last year with Djurgardens IF, averaging an indentical 0.27 points per game (two goals and an assist in 11 games). As one of the youngest skaters on a veteran squad, Davidsson's minutes aren't all that plentiful as of yet. Expect an uptick in scoring as the season progresses and he continues to establish himself. Kevin Wickersham 

August 2017 – The older brother of 2017 Sabres’ second round choice Marcus Davidsson, Jonathan was selected this June in his third year of eligibility. The two spent increasingly longer stints with Djurgardens IF of the Swedish Hockey League over the past two campaigns after successful runs in the SuperElit ranks where Jonathan exceeded a point-per-game pace over portions of five seasons (1.07 in 89 games). His 2016-17 offensive work in the adult SHL was also impressive, registering three goals and nine assists as a 19-year-old. While he’s proven a cerebral and aware playmaker with a hard and accurate shot, Davidsson doesn’t have much of a physical presence and his defense is considered below average. Look for him to develop in these areas while spending another year or two Sweden before jumping the pond. Kevin Wickersham

Fantasy Outlook: C-

May prove a serviceable playmaking wing but will need to bulk up and build defensive chops to excel in North America.  

Footage: Jonathan Davidsson scores against Malmo. 

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