Washington Capitals forward prospect Oskar Magnusson has re-signed with AIK in the HockeyAllsvenskan league for the 2022-23 season. Magnusson transferred from the Malmo Redhawks in the top-tier Swedish Hockey League to AIK in the second-tier HockeyAllsvenskan league prior to the start of last season.
“The choice to extend with AIK was easy as I feel that I have gotten better and better here,” said Magnusson. “AIK is a good club to develop in. I also think that it is an organization with high standards that wants to win, which suits me perfectly.”
Magnusson stepped down to the HockeyAllsvenskan league for the 2021-22 season, stating the move would allow him more playing time.
“I thought that this would be good for my development and it has turned out that it has been,” said Magnusson to hockeysverige.se.
Magnusson, 20, is a 5’-10” left-handed center/winger from Trelleborg, Sweden. He was selected by the Capitals in the seventh round (#211 overall) of the 2020 NHL Entry Draft. He made his first appearance at a Capitals development camp in the summer of 2021 and returned for the 2022 camp earlier in July. He tallied in the Capitals Development Camp Scrimmage on July 15.
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Magnusson was selected for the junior national team and for the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship last December, which was canceled due to the pandemic. Magnusson was also invited to Team Sweden’s selection cam for the rescheduled World Junior Championship, which is scheduled for August 9-20 in Edmonton, Canada.
Magnusson’s development trajectory would have him elevating to Hershey for the start of next season, should the Capitals sign him.
By Jon Sorensen