We’ve already visited some interesting names from the Swedish junior ranks in an earlier edition of the scout’s notebook series. Since then, all three (Tom Willander, Felix Nilsson and David Edstrom) have been trending upwards in terms of their draft profiles and public recognition.
Now it’s time to dig even deeper into the J20 Nationell. With the help of manual tracking data, here’s three underrated forwards who’ve impressed me this season.
Anton Wahlberg, C, Malmö Redhawks
Okay, I might have exaggerated a little bit; Anton Wahlberg isn’t exactly an unknown prospect.
Ranked 32nd by the NHL Central Scouting on their mid-season list among European skaters, the six-foot-three centre is very likely to be selected in the first three rounds based on his tools and overall profile.
Wahlberg has been