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Simon
Edvinsson

What stands out about Edvinsson’s game is the phenomenal fluidity in his skating stride and how effortlessly he’s able to move around the ice, especially for a six-foot-four player. He is able to generate speed quickly and effortlessly with just a few long strides while demonstrating great control with his edges, using crossovers to quickly…

Date of Birth
February 5, 2003
Position
Defense
Height
6'4"
Draft Year
2021
Place of Birth
Onsala, SWE  
Shoots
Left
Weight
198 lbs
Draft Result
1/6 (DET)
DATE PLAYER NAME LEAGUE AUTHOR
May 14/21 Edvinsson Simon 22090 – Sweden vs. Canada WJC-18 by Dylan Galloway View Report
May 7/21 Edvinsson Simon 22069 – Sweden vs. Canada WJC-18 by Dylan Krill View Report
Apr 29/21 Edvinsson Simon 22021 – Sweden vs. Canada WJC-18 by Olivia McArter View Report
Jan 28/21 Edvinsson Simon 21650 – Frolunda vs. HV71 SHL by Dylan Galloway View Report
Nov 22/20 Edvinsson Simon 21364 – Frolunda J20 vs. Karlskrona J20 SUPERELIT by Josh Bell View Report
Nov 19/20 Edvinsson Simon 21339 – Frolunda J20 vs. Malmo J20 SUPERELIT by Derek Neumeier View Report
Nov 12/20 Edvinsson Simon 21291 – Farjestad J20 vs. Frolunda J20 SUPERELIT by Brandon Holmes View Report
Nov 6/20 Edvinsson Simon 21258 – Frolunda J20 vs. Malmo J20 SUPERELIT by Viktor Bergman View Report
Nov 6/20 Edvinsson Simon 21254 – Frolunda J20 vs. Karlskrona J20 SUPERELIT by Viktor Bergman View Report

Career Stats

Season Team League GP G A TP PPG +/- PIM
2020-2021 Frölunda HC shl 10 0 1 1 0.1 -3 0
July 26, 2021
Broad Strokes: Top picks from each team at the 2021 Draft
July 25, 2021
BELL CURVE: Grades for each team at the 2021 Draft
July 25, 2021
2021 NHL Draft grades: Full results, analysis for every first-round pick
July 24, 2021
2021 NHL Draft Tracker
July 23, 2021
FCHockey releases 2021 NHL Draft Guide
July 23, 2021
10 storylines to watch at the 2021 NHL Draft
July 23, 2021
2021 NHL Draft – FCHockey’s Draft Directory
July 23, 2021
2021 NHL Draft: The Battle Royale for No. 1
July 22, 2021
FCHockey’s FULL Seven-Round Staff Mock
July 22, 2021
Scout Survey: 2021 NHL Draft class
July 21, 2021
Holmes 10 Takes: Pre-Draft Thoughts
July 20, 2021
2021 NHL Mock Draft – FINAL EDITION
July 12, 2021
Notebook: Edvinsson, Wallstedt, Johnson & More
July 8, 2021
Power tops FCHockey’s Final ranking for 2021 NHL Draft
July 7, 2021
FCHockey releases Final ranking for 2021 NHL Draft
June 3, 2021
2021 NHL Mock Draft – Post Lottery Edition
May 13, 2021
Bell’s 10 Takes: World Under-18 Championship
May 10, 2021
SCOUT SURVEY: Post-2021 World Under-18s Roundtable
May 9, 2021
2021 NHL Mock Draft – Neumeier edition
May 6, 2021
World U18s: 3 Stars of the Finals
April 29, 2021
World U18s: 3 stars from Day 4
April 25, 2021
SCOUT SURVEY: 2021 World Under-18s roundtable
April 25, 2021
World U18s: 10 2021-eligibles to watch
April 23, 2021
Hughes tops FCHockey’s Spring ranking for 2021 draft
April 23, 2021
FC releases Spring ranking for 2021 NHL Draft
April 18, 2021
Edvinsson, Lysell headline Sweden’s U18 entry
April 15, 2021
Bell’s 10 Takes: Buium, Lambos, Under-18s & more
April 3, 2021
2021 NHL Mock Draft – Holmes Edition
March 21, 2021
The ‘Way-too-early’ 2021 NHL Draft Mock
February 13, 2021
Plenty of options at No. 1 for the 2021 class
February 10, 2021
Hughes tops FCHockey’s Winter ranking for 2021 Draft
February 10, 2021
FCHockey releases Winter Ranking for 2021 NHL Draft
February 1, 2021
Notebook: Edvinsson, Nause, Rolofs & More
December 19, 2020
Deep Dive: A look into Simon Edvinsson’s game
December 8, 2020
2021 World Juniors: Predictions on the draft-eligible Swedes
December 4, 2020
FCHockey releases Preliminary ranking for 2021 NHL Draft
November 30, 2020
Notebook: Edvinsson, Johnson, Samoskevich & More
November 29, 2020
FCHockey’s Top-10 Preliminary Rankings – Sweden
November 29, 2020
2021 NHL Draft: 5 Swedish players to watch
November 16, 2020
Notebook: Edvinsson, McTavish, Sillinger & More

What stands out about Edvinsson’s game is the phenomenal fluidity in his skating stride and how effortlessly he’s able to move around the ice, especially for a six-foot-four player. He is able to generate speed quickly and effortlessly with just a few long strides while demonstrating great control with his edges, using crossovers to quickly change direction. The transitional upside with Edvinsson is enormous, as he’s most effective on the ice at moving pucks up the ice and securing zone exits and entries with control. He consistently has his head up while handling the puck and does well at evading pressure from oncoming forecheckers, using his edgework, puck skills, and long reach to turn away from opposing attackers while also being willing to make simple, small passes to teammates to efficiently move pucks. He has very soft hands for a big defenseman, able to handle and protect the puck well in tight spaces. Having that long reach to add to his quick hands make him very effective and hard to take the puck off. Edvinsson passes the puck very well while in transition, as an accurate passer, connecting tape-to-tape very consistently, making it easy on teammates to receive passes. He does very well while under pressure, staying calm and focused on the play ahead of him, rarely ever looking overwhelmed. One thing he will need to manage better are his decision making on when to pinch, as he’s very aggressive, which at times forces him out of position and leaving his team vulnerable on an odd-man rush. Edvinsson is a talented enough skater to keep up with opposing attackers while skating backward, though there are occasions where he shows difficulties controlling gaps on faster opponents. This is likey a cause from lapse in defensive reads rather than an indictment on his skating. The biggest area for improvement for Edvinsson is his in-zone defensive awareness. The defender can get caught puck watching while in his own zone, allowing passing lanes to open up around him by failing to keep his head on a swivel and keeping track of opposing attackers away from the puck. Edvinsson competes hard and is willing to play hard on opposing attackers in his own zone, but his overall awareness and ability to read and react properly to opposing offenses in his own zone is an issue that will need to be ironed out as he transitions to North American hockey. At the same time, the defender played 11 games in the SHL and 20 games in the HockeyAllsvenskan this season, the top-two men’s leagues in Sweden, which should aid in his transition to that North American professional game.

– FCHockey’s 2021 NHL Draft Guide