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Simon
Edvinsson
Player Profile
Position
Defense
Team
Frölunda HC
League
shl
Height
6'4"
Weight
198 lbs
Place of Birth
Onsala, SWE  

Edvinsson, selected with the No. 6 pick of the 2021 NHL Draft by the Detroit Red Wings, is a solid all-round defenseman who can excel at both ends of the ice because of his skating ability and hockey IQ. His skating and offensive upside is tremendous; he has great puck skills and has the potential to become and elite skater at the NHL level. Edvinsson can drive transition play from the back end, either by skating the puck end-to-end by himself or delivering excellent passes that stretch the ice for his team. He’s an effective player with the puck on his stick in the offensive zone — using his mobility to open up passing/shooting lanes and using his vision to constantly examine the ice and find his teammates with accurate passes. Defensively he can use his size and skating to eliminate the opposition’s time and space and force them away from the center lane, making their offensive chances less dangerous. At times there are some inconsistencies with his defensive zone reads, though. Edvinsson can misjudge the play and get caught out of position, or get caught flatfooted and allow his opponent to easily get past him. These down moments are not common enough to pose any real long-term issues right now and, with the right development plan, he should be able to eliminate these mistakes. Detroit has a solid core of defensemen in their system already and, with Moritz Seider as the future No. 1, Edvinsson has less pressure on him to become a top-pairing guy. That being said, he has all the potential to develop into a top-two guy that plays in all situations. The Red Wings are in good hands, particularly on defense, and Edvinsson should play a big part of their future success.

Austin Broad
Scout Profile

Game Results

August 10, 2022
Sweden
3
Switzerland
2

Player Report

Skating 8
Shooting 7
Puckhandling 7
Playmaking 8
Offensive Awareness 7
Defensive Awareness 6
Compete 8

Simon Edvinsson's Reports

Aug 11/22 Simon Edvinsson 24060 – Sweden vs. Switzerland WJC-20 by Austin Broad View Summary
Dec 29/21 Simon Edvinsson 23075 – Sweden vs. Slovakia WJC-20 by Joseph Aleong View Summary
May 14/21 Simon Edvinsson 22090 – Sweden vs. Canada WJC-18 by Dylan Galloway View Summary
May 7/21 Simon Edvinsson 22069 – Sweden vs. Canada WJC-18 by Dylan Krill View Summary
Apr 29/21 Simon Edvinsson 22021 – Sweden vs. Canada WJC-18 by Olivia McArter View Summary
Jan 28/21 Simon Edvinsson 21650 – Frolunda vs. HV71 SHL by Dylan Galloway View Summary
Nov 22/20 Simon Edvinsson 21364 – Frolunda J20 vs. Karlskrona J20 SUPERELIT by Josh Bell View Summary
Nov 19/20 Simon Edvinsson 21339 – Frolunda J20 vs. Malmo J20 SUPERELIT by Derek Neumeier View Summary
Nov 12/20 Simon Edvinsson 21291 – Farjestad J20 vs. Frolunda J20 SUPERELIT by Brandon Holmes View Summary
Nov 6/20 Simon Edvinsson 21258 – Frolunda J20 vs. Malmo J20 SUPERELIT by Viktor Bergman View Summary
Nov 6/20 Simon Edvinsson 21254 – Frolunda J20 vs. Karlskrona J20 SUPERELIT by Viktor Bergman View Summary