Capitals’ Prospect Axel Jonsson-Fjallby: “I’m Not Going to Lie, I’m a Little Bit Nervous”


According to a recent article with, Capitals’ prospect Axel Jonsson-Fjallby is set to arrive at Medstar Capitals Iceplex next Tuesday (September 4th) in advance of the start of next weekend’s prospect tournament in Estero, Florida. (September 8-11). In a final interview before departing for DC, Jonsson-Fjallby spoke with about his goals and a potential backup plan if he doesn’t make the Capitals roster. 

The following video interview was translated to English, with a transcript provided following the video:


Axel: I´m not going to lie, I´m a little bit nervous. It’s a completely new adventure. I have never gone there with the intention to stay the season.

Reporter: When you´re getting there, of course the goal is the NHL and Washington, however, what do you think about the alternatives if you´re not making the roster?

Axel: I have full attention to get a spot, however, of course I need to have a back-up plan. Either their AHL team or if I feel like going back to Sweden and spend one more year here.

This is not the first time Jonnson-Fjallby has mentioned possibly returning to Sweden for one more season. In an interview with aftonbladet last week, he made mention of possibly playing for Djurgården (Swedish Hockey League), if he did indeed return to Sweden for the coming season.

Translated by Sofie Bengsston

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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