Capitals Prospect Oskar Magnusson Extends Contract With AIK In HockeyAllsvenskan League


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.

Oskar Magnusson: 2022 Annual Review And Forecast

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.

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

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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4 Responses to Capitals Prospect Oskar Magnusson Extends Contract With AIK In HockeyAllsvenskan League

  1. steven says:

    Will be expecting to see him in Hershey in 23/24 and on the Caps in either the 2C or 3C role in 23/24.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Magnusson could be a late round find, but I need to see him in SHL and Hershey. This move seems safe.

  3. DWGie26 says:

    Jon… was going to DM you but can’t figure out how to do it here. But with all this Sweden happenings, another interesting piece to cover is that newly signed defensemen, Erik Gustafson just got married in Sweden this last week. Good friend of mine was there. You can pull it up on social media posts and whatever other magic you do to source info.

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