Victor Ejdsell

by niko on September 15, 2017

 

Victor Ejdsell, C/LW

Shoots: L

Height: 6-5

Weight: 195

Born: 1995-06-06

Hometown:  Karlstad, SWE

Drafted: Undrafted

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

September 2017 – The 2016-17 Allsvenskan forward of the year and the most valuable player signed a two-year, entry level contract with the Nashville Predators. The hulking Swede won the scoring race in Allsvenskan, with 57 points in 51 games (25 goals, 32 assists). The Allsvenskan is the second-highest tier in Sweden. Ejdsell is described as a dynamic two-way center. He can use his size to create room for himself. He has soft hands, a good shot and excellent vision. He can set up teammates or finish plays with lethal efficiency. Skating is one area that needs improving. At times he looked almost uncomfortable on the smaller ice.

The Admirals’ situation at center got interesting with the addition of Ejdsell. Vladislav Kamenev and Yakov Trenin are probably looking over their shoulders now for the big Swede. A situation like this should bring out the best in all three, competing for playing time with the big club. Ejdsell faces the challenge of transitioning his success in the wider rinks of Sweden to the narrower ones of North America and playing in a more-competitive league, the AHL or the SHL. Niko Salminen

 

Fantasy Outlook: C-

It seems Ejdsell will start the season with the Milwaukee Admirals or the HV71, back in Sweden. At this point, he’s a project.

 

Footage:

Some Ejdsell highlights from the Allsvenskan:

 

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