FC Rank 48
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Elias
Salomonsson

Elias Salomonsson was once heralded as a top defenseman in this class. While his stock has plummeted, he is still a solid add in the draft, due to his smooth skating and offensive skillset. It’s also worth noting as a late-August birthday, making him one of the youngest players eligible. His skating allows him to…

Date of Birth
August 31, 2004
Position
Defense
Height
6'0"
Draft Year
2022
Place of Birth
Skellefteå, SWE  
Shoots
Right
Weight
172 lbs
Draft Result
2/55 (WPG)
DATE PLAYER NAME LEAGUE AUTHOR
Feb 27/22 Salomonsson Elias 23504 – Timra J20 vs. Skelleftea J20 J20 Nationell by Josh Bell View Report
Jan 6/22 Salomonsson Elias 23121 – Timra J20 vs. Skelleftea J20 J20 Nationell by Joshua Frojelin View Report
Sep 2/21 Salomonsson Elias 22415 – Berlin vs. Skelleftea CHAMP by Curtis Schwartzkopf View Report
Sep 1/21 Salomonsson Elias 22412 – Luango vs. Skelleftea CHAMP by Josh Bell View Report
Aug 26/21 Salomonsson Elias 22394 – Sweden vs. Germany HLINKA by Joshua Frojelin View Report
Aug 9/21 Salomonsson Elias 22353 – Germany vs. Sweden HLINKA by Viktor Bergman View Report
Aug 7/21 Salomonsson Elias 22348 – Sweden vs. Germany HLINKA by Austin Broad View Report
Aug 6/21 Salomonsson Elias 22343 – Sweden vs. Team USA HLINKA by Curtis Schwartzkopf View Report
Jun 18/21 Salomonsson Elias 22300 – Switzerland vs. Sweden WJC-18 by Austin Broad View Report

Career Stats

Season Team League GP G A TP PPG +/- PIM
2022-2023 Skellefteå AIK shl 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021-2022 Skellefteå AIK shl 10 0 0 0 0 -1 2
2021-2022 Skellefteå AIK J18 j18-nationell 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021-2022 Skellefteå AIK J20 j20-nationell 35 11 11 22 0.63 -3 10
2020-2021 Skellefteå AIK shl 3 0 0 0 0 -1 0
2020-2021 Skellefteå AIK J20 j20-nationell 14 4 11 15 1.07 -3 0
2019-2020 Skellefteå AIK J18 j18-nationell 14 0 4 4 0.29 -8 8
2018-2019 Skellefteå AIK J18 j18-nationell 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Elias Salomonsson was once heralded as a top defenseman in this class. While his stock has plummeted, he is still a solid add in the draft, due to his smooth skating and offensive skillset. It’s also worth noting as a late-August birthday, making him one of the youngest players eligible. His skating allows him to walk the blue line, create time and space, and use his vision to fire a pass to an open teammate. He could use his large frame, strength, and stick to dispossess opponents. In the offensive zone, he also has a decent shot, which can also create scoring chances for teammates. However, there are still several issues with his game. His transition offense is still a work in progress, which is surprising given his strong skating and plus vision. He can be too aggressive or take an unideal path which sees him stripped of the puck. It puts into question either his ability to read and process what’s presented to him. There are simpler plays to be made that he either ignores or doesn’t see. While in the offensive zone, as is the case with most young offensive defenseman, he can be too aggressive with his pinches which see him leave his defense partner to defend an odd-man rush. However, he does have the great skating speed to regain ground if he’s just a few steps behind. Overall, he is a great two-way defenseman that should see his name called in the late first or early second round. His combination of strong defense and great offensive tools saw him generate at a positive clip at the U20 level and even earn a spin in Sweden’s top circuit. The team that selects Salomonsson will hope to develop a solid defenseman with power play capabilities and a strong two-way impact.


– FCHockey’s 2022 NHL Draft Guide