Capitals’ Prospect Axel Jonnson-Fjalby Headed To AHL Hershey

The Washington Capitals re-assigned forward prospect Axel Jonnson-Fjallby from the Swedish Hockey League’s Djurgardens IF to the AHL’s Hershey Bears, the team announced on Monday.

The 21-year old posted 10 points (one goal) in 36 games with Djurgardens IF this season. In addition, Jonsson-Fjallby tallied 12 points (seven goals) in 19 playoff games. Prior to being loaned to Djurgardens IF, Jonsson-Fjallby appeared in 16 games with Hershey, recording three points (two goals). He didn’t get on the scoresheet and had an even rating in one preseason game with the Capitals this season.

The Bears trail the Charlotte Checkers 2-0 in the Second Round of the AHL Calder Cup Playoffs with Game 3 at Giant Center on Tuesday at 7 PM ET.

From The Caps

The Washington Capitals have re-assigned forward Axel Jonsson-Fjallby from Djurgardens IF of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL) to the Hershey Bears (American Hockey League), senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today.

Jonsson-Fjallby, 21, recorded 10 points (1g, 9a) in 36 games with Djurgardens IF this season. In addition, Jonsson-Fjallby recorded 12 points (7g, 5a) in 19 playoff games. Prior to being loaned to Djurgardens IF, Jonsson-Fjallby appeared in 16 games with Hershey, recording three points (2g, 1a).

During the 2017-18 season, Jonsson-Fjallby recorded 16 points (7g, 9a) in 42 regular season games and eight points (6g, 2a) in 11 playoff games with Djurgårdens IF. The Stockholm, Sweden, native also led Sweden to a silver medal in the 2018 U-20 World Junior Championship, earning four points (2g, 2a) in seven games.

The Capitals selected Jonsson-Fjallby in the fifth round, 147th-overall, in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. Jonsson-Fjallby was ranked 92nd overall among international skaters by NHL Central Scouting. The 6’0″, 170-pound forward made his SHL debut in 2016-17 and recorded one assist in 24 games with Djurgårdens IF. Jonsson-Fjallby also registered 37 points (17g, 20a) in 32 games with Djurgårdens IF’s U-20 affiliate in the 2016-17 season. Jonsson-Fjallby represented Sweden in seven games between Sweden’s U19 and U20 teams and recorded one goal during the 2016-17 season.

Prior to the 2016 NHL Draft, Jonsson-Fjallby registered 29 points (13 goals, 16 assists) in 39 games with Djurgarden (Sweden-Jr.) in 2015-16. Additionally, he earned four points (two goals, two assists) in seven games with Sweden at the 2016 U18 World Championship. Jonsson-Fjallby is one of six Swedish players drafted by Washington since the 2012 NHL Draft.

By Harrison Brown

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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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2 Responses to Capitals’ Prospect Axel Jonnson-Fjalby Headed To AHL Hershey

  1. Day One Caps Fan says:

    This is super news! The high-flying Axel JF will help the Bears generate some goals in their playoff push. Just in time as Hershey is faltering against the CCheckers. AND this will free up a few really good Bears (Gersich, Barber, O’Brien, Walker) to add some defense and snarl to the Caps in their playoff push. OOPS! I forgot, the Caps CHOKED and got SMOKED and eliminated by the Second Wild Card Team. Well, poo! Disregard this transmission

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