Lias Andersson

by Peter Harling on June 23, 2017

 

Lias Andersson, C/LW

Shoots: L

Height: 5-11

Weight: 198

Born: 1998-10-13

Hometown:   Smogen, SWE

 

Drafted: 1st round 2017 7th overall NYR

Observations:

March 2017 – Lias Andersson is a versatile forward. He has a mature frame, can play a variety of forward positions in a variety of situations. Andersson uses his size and strength to protect the puck and win puck battles at both ends of the ice. He brings energy and compete to every shift and has above average offensive upside as well. He has dominated offensively against his age group, produced offensively at international tournaments and is scoring about half a point per game pace against men in pro hockey in the SHL in his draft year.

Andersson may lack the offensive ceiling as many other first round picks, but his NHL certainty is very high, and his contribution in multi-cat leagues will be higher. Peter Harling

Fantasy Outlook: B+

Versatile, all-around forward with offensive upside.

 

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