Capitals’ Prospect Axel Jonnson-Fjallby Producing In SHL Playoffs

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Washington Capitals forward prospect Axel Jonsson-Fjällby has been uneven this season, rounding up dry spells along with hot streaks. Tuesday night was one of the latter, helping his team Djurgården tie the SHL Final series to one apiece. During the SHL Playoffs, the winger has been one of the best players in the team, already having as many points (10) in the playoffs as he had in 36 games during the whole regular season.

The goal on Tuesday looked similar to a few of his earlier ones this season, chasing a chipped puck over the whole ice, beating his defender and then shooting it high above the goalie’s shoulder.

Speed is the key element about Jonsson-Fjällby’s game. Analyst Johan Tornberg called his skating ability “simply amazing”, during the broadcast on Tuesday. If Jonsson-Fjällby levels up his game overall, being more consequent in both production and work-rate, the NHL may be only a good camp away. At least it feels more likely for us to see him in the Capitals sweater after the last few months.

After a weird season, the Capitals prospect now has the chance to end it all with a bang, raising the Lé Mat-trophy above his head. It would be the first time for Djurgården to do so since 2001, when they last won the SHL.

By Jesper Svensson

About Harrison Brown

Harrison is a diehard Caps fan and a hockey fanatic with a passion for sports writing. He attended his first game at age 8 and has been a season ticket holder since the 2010-2011 season. His fondest Caps memory was watching the Capitals hoist the Stanley Cup in Las Vegas. In his spare time, he enjoys travel, photography, and hanging out with his two dogs. Follow Harrison on Twitter @HarrisonB927077
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1 Response to Capitals’ Prospect Axel Jonnson-Fjallby Producing In SHL Playoffs

  1. Pingback: Washington Capitals Prospect Review and Forecast: Axel Jonsson-Fjällby | NoVa Caps

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