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Anton
Olsson

Olsson stands out in is his overall understanding of the defense position. This has allowed him to spend the majority of his 2020-21 season in the SHL. He shows an above-average understanding about what is happening around him, staying in position and closing gaps aggressively when the situation calls for it. He knows how to…

Date of Birth
January 26, 2003
Position
Defense
Height
6'1"
Draft Year
2021
Place of Birth
Helsingborg, SWE  
Shoots
Left
Weight
183 lbs
Draft Result
3/72 (NSH)
DATE PLAYER NAME LEAGUE AUTHOR
Jun 22/21 Olsson Anton 22311 – Oskarshamn vs. Malmo SHL by Sebastian Death View Report
Apr 27/21 Olsson Anton 22005 – Belarus vs. Sweden WJC-18 by Fredrik Haak View Report
Feb 21/21 Olsson Anton 21735 – Oskarshamn vs. Malmo SHL by Josh Bell View Report
Nov 26/20 Olsson Anton 21378 – Orebro vs. Malmo SHL by Derek Neumeier View Report
Nov 6/20 Olsson Anton 21256 – Malmo J20 vs. Frolunda J20 SHL by Viktor Bergman View Report

Career Stats

Season Team League GP G A TP PPG +/- PIM
2020-2021 Malmö Redhawks shl 27 0 2 2 0.07 -1 6
2019-2020 Malmö Redhawks shl 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
July 25, 2021
BELL CURVE: Grades for each team at the 2021 Draft
July 24, 2021
2021 NHL Draft Tracker
July 23, 2021
FCHockey releases 2021 NHL Draft Guide
July 23, 2021
2021 NHL Draft – FCHockey’s Draft Directory
July 22, 2021
FCHockey’s FULL Seven-Round Staff Mock
July 7, 2021
FCHockey releases Final ranking for 2021 NHL Draft
May 13, 2021
Bell’s 10 Takes: World Under-18 Championship
May 10, 2021
SCOUT SURVEY: Post-2021 World Under-18s Roundtable
May 6, 2021
2021 IIHF World Under-18s tournament awards
April 23, 2021
FC releases Spring ranking for 2021 NHL Draft
April 18, 2021
Edvinsson, Lysell headline Sweden’s U18 entry
April 3, 2021
2021 NHL Mock Draft – Holmes Edition
February 10, 2021
FCHockey releases Winter Ranking for 2021 NHL Draft
December 16, 2020
2021 NHL Draft Mailbag: Power, Robertsson, Wallstedt & More
December 4, 2020
FCHockey releases Preliminary ranking for 2021 NHL Draft
December 4, 2020
2021 NHL Draft: FCHockey’s under-the-radar players
November 29, 2020
2021 NHL Draft: 5 under-the-radar Swedish players to watch

Olsson stands out in is his overall understanding of the defense position. This has allowed him to spend the majority of his 2020-21 season in the SHL. He shows an above-average understanding about what is happening around him, staying in position and closing gaps aggressively when the situation calls for it. He knows how to use his body to gain inside position and protect pucks. He’s precise with his poke checks. Olsson has also a great shot and he fires really hard, especially one timers. His shot from the point looks like it could be a weapon that he hasn’t getting to use a lot right now. Olsson stays calm under pressure, using shoulder checks to plan out his next moves first, and then making a decision where he either found a teammate with a pass or used his agility to turn away from the opponent. Olsson shows decent skating technique when transitioning from backwards to forward skating, he also shows impressive acceleration and top speed when chasing the puck. Olsson is an extremely intelligent player and possesses high-end vision. He uses it to find openings and space to set up teammates with good, tape-to-tape passes. He has quick and accurate first passes, both short and long. Olsson has good size but can improve his strength more in battles along the boards. He seems to be an easy player to play with because he adapts his play depending on who he has beside him. Olsson has an excellent defensive stance on the rush, allowing him to quickly open his hips and pivot when he needs to, changing direction quickly. He has a good offensive mind even though his defense is his best asset. There are some aspects in the offensive zone that will need to improve. He can tend to throw the puck on the net from the point. He’ll need to learn to slow down, look to make another play, or look if he can bring the puck into the house. His mobility is also a weak spot. He skates well in a straight line, but his edges and his pivots aren’t great. Olsson’s backwards skating needs a lot of work as well, as he can get caught by faster opponents, losing his gap. Finally, he doesn’t consistently push the pace or apply pressure quite as much as you’d like to see.

– FCHockey’s 2021 NHL Draft Guide