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Mattias
Havelid

Mattias Havelid is an undersized, smooth-skating defenseman with the capabilities to be a dynamic blueliner at the NHL level. Havelid is on the smaller side of things, but can make up for his lacking frame in a variety of ways. Most notably, his skating could be among the best for draft-eligible defenders. This ability is…

Date of Birth
January 1, 2004
Position
Defense
Height
5'9"
Draft Year
2022
Place of Birth
Täby, SWE  
Shoots
Right
Weight
165 lbs
Draft Result
2/45 (SJS)
DATE PLAYER NAME LEAGUE AUTHOR
Mar 29/22 Havelid Mattias 23646 – Linkoping J20 vs. Sodertalje J20 J20 Nationell by Fredrik Haak View Report
Dec 6/21 Havelid Mattias 22895 – Linkoping J20 vs. Orebro J20 J20 Nationell by Curtis Schwartzkopf View Report
Oct 28/21 Havelid Mattias 22695 – Linkoping U20 vs. Sodertalje U20 J20 Nationell by Fredrik Haak View Report
Oct 4/21 Havelid Mattias 22549 – Linkoping J20 vs. Oskarshamn J20 J20 Nationell by Joshua Frojelin View Report
Aug 8/21 Havelid Mattias 22350 – Slovakia vs. Sweden HLINKA by Joseph Aleong View Report

Career Stats

Season Team League GP G A TP PPG +/- PIM
2022-2023 Linköping HC shl 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021-2022 Linköping HC shl 23 0 0 0 0 -4 0
2021-2022 Linköping HC J20 j20-nationell 29 10 9 19 0.66 16 2
2020-2021 Linköping HC J20 j20-nationell 12 0 6 6 0.5 6 6
2019-2020 Linköping HC J18 j18-nationell 14 2 4 6 0.43 5 2
July 9, 2022
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July 8, 2022
FCHockey’s 2022 NHL Draft Tracker
June 27, 2022
FCHockey releases Final ranking for the 2022 NHL Draft
April 30, 2022
The ‘Best Players’ from each country at the 2022 World Under-18s
April 28, 2022
Kemell turns in big-time performance on fourth day of the Under-18s
April 26, 2022
Kulich, Havelid add some spice to the third day of the Under-18s
April 5, 2022
FCHockey releases Spring Ranking for the 2022 NHL Draft
February 1, 2022
FCHockey releases Midterm ranking for 2022 NHL Draft
January 21, 2022
Bell Curve: Analyzing the 2022 NHL Draft’s top defenders
December 2, 2021
FCHockey releases Winter ranking for 2022 NHL Draft
November 1, 2021
NHL Draft Notebook: Savoie, Nemec, Havelid & More
October 1, 2021
FCHockey releases preliminary ranking for 2022 draft
September 25, 2021
2022 NHL DRAFT: Swedish Players to Watch
April 18, 2021
Edvinsson, Lysell headline Sweden’s U18 entry

Mattias Havelid is an undersized, smooth-skating defenseman with the capabilities to be a dynamic blueliner at the NHL level. Havelid is on the smaller side of things, but can make up for his lacking frame in a variety of ways. Most notably, his skating could be among the best for draft-eligible defenders. This ability is best seen when walking the offensive blue line with ease. From there, he has a developed offensive skillset. He has a quality wrist shot, which can score or allow a rebound for his teammates to pounce on. His vision is also superb. At both even-strength and as a power play quarterback, he can fire off solid passes to the tape of teammate’s sticks. He also succeeds as a catalyst for offensive transitions. His vision and skating afford him opportunities to make strong breakout passes or carry the puck himself in order to set up possession in the offensive zone. In the defensive zone, there’s concerns. He physically takes up less space and has a shorter reach than the majority of defensemen available in this draft class. His mobility and skating skills make him a decent defender against opposing rushes, and he manages gaps well, but he has to go about positioning over strength in all situations. He must improve his board battles. Even against fellow junior players, he is too often outmuscled in 50/50 situations. He can also be passive in these battles, in instances when he could have made a large impact on the play. He is a terrific offensive talent with great upside who must develop a stronger defensive game in order to rise the ranks of professional hockey and outdo the normal expectations set for a short blueliner. Still, there’s plenty to like in the package Havelid does currently possess.


– FCHockey’s 2022 NHL Draft Guide