Place of BirthGöteborg, SWE
When Lysell has the puck, watch out. Arguably the most creative player in this class (Kent Johnson might have something to say about that), Lysell has the ability to weave in and out of traffic, slip between the smallest of gaps, and generate chances. He has excellent acceleration and is just so light on his feet, seeming to glide side-to-side. He also utilizes crossovers to gain speed and shift around traffic. He’s always looking for the puck. He’s calling for it, he’s jumping into board battles, granted he didn’t seem to win many of those battles, but he’s always looking for it on his stick. The compete is definitely there. I also appreciate that he does try defensively, always flying back to help defend the rush. However, he does struggle a bit in his own zone. I find that he’s a bit of a “lean-in” defender. He stops moving his feet, almost planting them, reaching with his stick. In doing this, he loses his mobility, his speed, and his balance. When he does get the puck in the defensive zone, he doesn’t have that confidence that he has in the offensive zone. He tends to rush the puck, and try to get the puck off of his stick rather than carry it. I think this will come as he develops and gains confidence in his play. On one play in this game, Lysell was battling for the puck in front of the opponent’s net, drawing an interference penalty. Lysell responded by cross-checking that player and taking a penalty of his own. I’d like to see him more disciplined. He does seem to play with a bit of an edge, getting a little frustrated through the game and throwing his body around more and more. Lysell is an excellent puckhandler and his feet match. He dishes the puck out fairly well, but I’d like to see him use his teammates a little more. I do love his compete as well, as he never gives up on a play. With some refinement in his own end, this is a very promising player. His offensive prowess should see his name called early in the 2021 NHL Draft.
Fabian Lysell's Reports
|May 6/21||Fabian Lysell||22067 – Sweden vs. Canada||WJC-18||by Austin Broad||View Summary|
|Nov 24/20||Fabian Lysell||21365 – Frolunda J20 vs. Karlskrona J20||SUPERELIT||by Josh Bell||View Summary|
|Nov 19/20||Fabian Lysell||21340 – Frolunda J20 vs. Malmo J20||SUPERELIT||by Derek Neumeier||View Summary|
|Nov 6/20||Fabian Lysell||21257 – Frolunda J20 vs. Malmo J20||SUPERELIT||by Viktor Bergman||View Summary|
|Nov 2/20||Fabian Lysell||21214 – HV71 J20 vs Frolunda J20||SUPERELIT||by Fredrik Haak||View Summary|