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Victor
Stjernborg

Stjernborg isn’t the biggest, the fastest, or the most purely skilled prospect but you’d be hard-pressed to find another in this draft class who understands hockey as well as he does. The captain of his J20 Nationnell team, he logs a ton of ice time for his team, including in all situations and the toughest…

Date of Birth
May 22, 2003
Position
Center
Height
5'11"
Draft Year
2021
Place of Birth
Malmö, SWE  
Shoots
Left
Weight
202 lbs
Draft Result
4/108 (CHI)
DATE PLAYER NAME LEAGUE AUTHOR
Mar 27/21 Stjernborg Victor 21855 – Orebro vs. Vaxjo SHL by Viktor Bergman View Report
Jan 27/21 Stjernborg Victor 21632 – Brynas vs. Vaxjo SHL by Fredrik Haak View Report
Dec 5/20 Stjernborg Victor 21421 – Farjestad J20 vs. Vaxjo J20 SUPERELIT by Derek Neumeier View Report

Career Stats

Season Team League GP G A TP PPG +/- PIM
2020-2021 Växjö Lakers HC shl 22 1 1 2 0.09 -1 2
July 25, 2021
BELL CURVE: Grades for each team at the 2021 Draft
July 24, 2021
2021 NHL Draft Tracker
July 23, 2021
FCHockey releases 2021 NHL Draft Guide
July 23, 2021
2021 NHL Draft – FCHockey’s Draft Directory
July 22, 2021
FCHockey’s FULL Seven-Round Staff Mock
July 7, 2021
FCHockey releases Final ranking for 2021 NHL Draft
April 23, 2021
FC releases Spring ranking for 2021 NHL Draft
March 29, 2021
Notebook: Bar, Plandowski, Sillinger & More
February 10, 2021
FCHockey releases Winter Ranking for 2021 NHL Draft
February 3, 2021
Top-10 prospects of the month – January 2021

Stjernborg isn’t the biggest, the fastest, or the most purely skilled prospect but you’d be hard-pressed to find another in this draft class who understands hockey as well as he does. The captain of his J20 Nationnell team, he logs a ton of ice time for his team, including in all situations and the toughest matchups. He always seems to be in the right place at the right time without the puck, taking time and space away from opponents and causing turnovers. He is incredibly cerebral and calculated, and can play at either a fast place or a slow pace, depending on what the situation calls for. He’s not the lightest on his feet and doesn’t have long strides, but he churns his feet with purpose and has the conditioning to scoot around the ice and apply pressure. When it comes to playing slow, he can navigate around until he finds the right time to strike, which happens often because of how well he reads the play. He has excellent precision with his stick and really stretches into his poke checks. Stjernborg shows a tremendous amount of poise with the puck and is able to pull defenders toward him before whipping perfect passes to his teammates. He can carry the puck from his own zone through traffic and all the way to the offensive zone if it’s his best option. In his defense, he skates fast and always wants to beat his opponent. He can make it difficult for them to make a play or do something creative with the puck. He works with his stick and body to cover areas and passing lines and shooting lines and is rarely outplayed in his own zone. When he has the puck on his stick, he often attacks the middle of the ice to create scoring chances. He has great vision and finds space on the ice to find teammates with hard, accurate passes. Stjernborg is an effective forechecker, good with his stick and has a high compete level. His forechecking is mostly good and he wins battles along the boards and does not just join the rush without thinking before. He takes responsibility and moves back when his defender moves forward. He isn’t very physically advanced, meaning that he doesn’t get a ton of power behind his shot or his skating.

– FCHockey’s 2021 NHL Draft Guide