The Washington Capitals picked forward Oskar Magnusson 211th overall in the 2020 NHL Draft on Wednesday afternoon. The 18-year-old native of Trelleborg, Sweden spent last season with the J20 SuperElit’s Malmö Redhawks.
The Capitals acquired the pick from the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for the Capitals’ seventh-round pick next year.
- Position: Center/Right Wing
- Height: 5’10”
- Weight:165 lbs
- Shoots: Left
Magnusson recorded 22 goals, 48 points, and a +3 rating in 38 games last season.
“Magnusson uses tempo-swings to beat opponents on the outside before crashing the net with the puck. He quickly spots passing lanes and takes advantage of them. He’s also not afraid to challenge defenders 1-on-1 in big-ice situations, displaying a high level of creativity and confidence in his abilities.”
Ranked #88 by FUTURE CONSIDERATIONS
Ranked #43 by NHL CENTRAL SCOUTING (European Skaters)
By Harrison Brown