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Jonathan
Lekkerimaki

Jonathan Lekkerimaki is one of the top wingers in the NHL Draft, and one who uses his elite shot and top-notch offensive instincts to be a force on the ice. He is a sniper through and through, make no mistake. He has a quick release and powerful shot that has the potential to score from…

Date of Birth
July 24, 2004
Position
Right Wing
Height
5'11"
Draft Year
2022
Place of Birth
Huddinge, SWE  
Shoots
Right
Weight
165 lbs
Draft Result
1/15 (VAN)
DATE PLAYER NAME LEAGUE AUTHOR
Aug 17/22 Lekkerimaki Jonathan 24082 – Team USA vs. Sweden WJC-20 by Joseph Aleong View Report
Jun 24/22 Lekkerimaki Jonathan 23978 – Sweden vs. Finland WJC-18 by Wige Karle View Report
Apr 25/22 Lekkerimaki Jonathan 23792 – Latvia vs. Sweden WJC-18 by Derek Neumeier View Report
Jan 16/22 Lekkerimaki Jonathan 23217 – Rogle J20 vs. Djurgarden J20 J20 Nationell by Fredrik Haak View Report
Oct 30/21 Lekkerimaki Jonathan 22715 – MoDo U20 vs. Djurgarden U20 J20 Nationell by Viktor Bergman View Report
Sep 14/21 Lekkerimaki Jonathan 22454 – Brynas J20 vs. Djurgarden J20 J20 Nationell by Fredrik Haak View Report
Aug 27/21 Lekkerimaki Jonathan 22398 – Sweden vs. Team USA HLINKA by Joshua Frojelin View Report
Aug 9/21 Lekkerimaki Jonathan 22354 – Germany vs. Sweden HLINKA by Viktor Bergman View Report

Career Stats

Season Team League GP G A TP PPG +/- PIM
2022-2023 Djurgårdens IF hockeyallsvenskan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021-2022 Djurgårdens IF shl 26 7 2 9 0.35 0 0
2021-2022 Djurgårdens IF J20 j20-nationell 26 20 15 35 1.35 18 8
2020-2021 Djurgårdens IF J20 j20-nationell 1 0 1 1 1 1 0
2019-2020 Djurgårdens IF J18 j18-nationell 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
August 16, 2022
World Juniors Notebook: Lekkerimaki, Knies, Coronato & More
August 8, 2022
Lysell, Rosen to lead Sweden at 2022 World Juniors
July 10, 2022
Broad Strokes: Breaking down the best picks at the 2022 NHL Draft
July 9, 2022
Each team’s haul at the 2022 NHL Draft
July 8, 2022
FCHockey’s 2022 NHL Draft Tracker
July 5, 2022
Scout Survey: Feeling the buzz right before the 2022 NHL Draft
June 30, 2022
FCHockey’s full first round mock up of the 2022 NHL Draft
June 27, 2022
FCHockey releases Final ranking for the 2022 NHL Draft
June 5, 2022
Mock Draft: How the first 28 picks of the 2022 draft could shake out
May 12, 2022
Mock Draft: Taking a look at the post-NHL Draft Lottery landscape
May 6, 2022
Scout Survey: Making sense of what we saw at the World Under-18s
May 1, 2022
World Under-18s announce tournament Directorate Awards, All-Star Team
May 1, 2022
Havelid caps stunning tournament with gold on the final day of Under-18s
April 30, 2022
Cooley, Havelid push teams into golden chance on fifth day at Under-18s
April 28, 2022
Kemell turns in big-time performance on fourth day of the Under-18s
April 24, 2022
Bedard, Lekkerimaki dominate second day of Under-18s
April 5, 2022
FCHockey releases Spring Ranking for the 2022 NHL Draft
April 5, 2022
Slafkovsky, Korchinski rise in FCHockey’s Spring ranking
February 1, 2022
Wright retains, Cooley rises in FCHockey’s Midterm ranking for 2022 draft
February 1, 2022
FCHockey releases Midterm ranking for 2022 NHL Draft
December 2, 2021
Wright retains No. 1 spot in FCHockey’s Winter ranking
December 2, 2021
FCHockey releases Winter ranking for 2022 NHL Draft
November 22, 2021
Doing it Wright: The Way-Too-Early 2022 NHL Draft Mock
October 1, 2021
FCHockey’s top draft-eligibles of the month – September
October 1, 2021
Wright tops FCHockey’s preliminary ranking for 2022 draft
October 1, 2021
FCHockey releases preliminary ranking for 2022 draft
September 25, 2021
2022 NHL DRAFT: Swedish Players to Watch

Jonathan Lekkerimaki is one of the top wingers in the NHL Draft, and one who uses his elite shot and top-notch offensive instincts to be a force on the ice. He is a sniper through and through, make no mistake. He has a quick release and powerful shot that has the potential to score from almost any spot in the offensive zone. In order to allow himself the chance to show off that shot, he is smart and knows how to position himself in the way of opposing defenders in order to protect the puck. He is also a pretty strong skater who can hit a solid top speed. He is just an overall dynamo when on the power play, too. His primary option is to shoot, but his passing and ability to carry the puck towards the net are also super solid and allows him to be a bit more multi-dimensional. He has great agility and mobility, which affords him these chances to score on the rush or drive toward the net. On the defensive side of things, he is less thrilling. He can use his strong skating to be a large forechecking threat. Otherwise, he will need to continue maturing as a defender. As a smaller winger, he should not be expected to carry a massive load defensively, but his sense of open opposing skaters and stick positioning still needs to develop further, which should be expected just given time and more experience playing on the senior circuit as much as he did. His goal-scoring habits translated on professional level already, which is a positive sign, and he used it to exploit competition when at the junior level.  Lekkerimaki has all the potential to be a contributor in a team’s top-six and first unit power play, and his value to a team at the NHL Draft is that of a player who makes an impact when he crosses over the offensive blue line.

– FCHockey’s 2022 NHL Draft Guide