Boston, Massachusetts 2021-07-23 23:04:48 –
Bruins drafted Sweden’s forward Fabian Rysel in 21st place overall in the first round of the NHL draft on Friday.
18-year-old Rysel played the right wing this season at Luleå HF in the Swedish Hockey League and Florunda HC in the J20 Super Elite Serien (Swedish Junior Hockey League). He scored two goals, assisting 26 games with Luleå HF and 11 games with 3 goals and 10 assists with Florunda HC.
The Swedish winger was considered by several evaluators as one of the top 15 prospects in the draft class. Bob Mackenzie of TSN Rank Rysel as the 14th best prospect in the draft class Meanwhile, the Elite Prospect had Lysel as the ninth prospect in his class.
“His skate form is almost perfect, and his ankle, knee, and hip posture, depth, and flexibility allow him to burn in linear and two speeds.” Elite Prospect Draft Guide writes about Rysel.. “Rysel has a clever touch to find teammates through layers and pack teammates at the right time. He scans regularly, reloads to support defense, and goes into the neutral zone. It tracks well and doesn’t reduce power. “
Rysel is 5 feet -10 tall and weighs 172 pounds.
Rysel is the 26th player from Sweden drafted in Bruins history. The last player Bruins drafted from Sweden was defensive Axel Anderson, who was selected in the second round of the 2018 NHL draft. Defenselers Johnson (2000) and forward Martin Samuelson are two other players from Sweden selected in the first round by Bruins.
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