A stable defender whose skating allows him to makeup for his smaller frame. Hassel is a well-rounded skater, has decent speed skating both forwards and backwards and has the footwork that allows him to keep the play in front of him most of the time. He likes to drive transition, either by making a smart…
|Mar 21/21||Hassel Oskar||21822 – Frolunda J20 vs. Rogle J20||SUPERELIT||by Fredrik Haak||View Report|
|2021-2022||Rögle BK J20||j20-nationell||35||4||17||21||0.6||6||39|
|2020-2021||Rögle BK J20||j20-nationell||13||2||4||6||0.46||2||4|
|2019-2020||Rögle BK J20||j20-nationell||31||4||4||8||0.26||-10||12|
|2018-2019||Rögle BK J20||j20-nationell||13||0||2||2||0.15||-1||29|
|2017-2018||Rögle BK J18||j18-nationell||6||0||0||0||0||-3||2|
A stable defender whose skating allows him to makeup for his smaller frame. Hassel is a well-rounded skater, has decent speed skating both forwards and backwards and has the footwork that allows him to keep the play in front of him most of the time. He likes to drive transition, either by making a smart exit pass or by taking the puck himself and skating through the neutral zone. His passing is above-average, he has good vision and can take advantage of passing lanes both in transition and from the offensive zone setup. He can play in all three situations, having played a decent amount at 5v5, on the power play and penalty kill during his draft year. There are some cause for concerns, one being his size. As with any smaller player, until they prove they can make it at the higher levels people will always wonder if they can physically last against stronger competition. The size issue can be masked by his skating ability, but the bigger area of concern would be his puckhandling. For a player who likes to drive transition from the backend, Hassel will want to get stronger on the puck and eliminate his tendency to turn the puck over under pressure. He was a good J20 player and if he can translate to higher levels in Sweden then there’s a chance he could make it to the NHL.