Capitals Prospect Oskar Magnusson Scores In Season Opener For AIK

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Washington Capitals forward prospect Oskar Magnusson has had busy summer of hockey in 2022. He participated in Capitals development camp in mid-July, scoring in the camp’s scrimmage on the final day.

Magnusson then played for Sweden’s U20 team in the Covid-delayed 2022 World Junior Championship in early August. For the tournament, he recorded a goal and an assist in seven games played.

Magnusson returned to AIK in the HockeyAllsvenskan (second tier) league in Sweden in late August, where things began to quiet down for him.

He began training camp on the top line but as camp progressed he fell further and further down the lineup, ultimately starting the season opener on Friday on the fourth line for AIK.

However, Magnusson would score a key, late go-ahead goal in the third period to give AIK a brief 5-4 lead. It was a filthy snipe.

Magnusson had a goal and an assist. AIK would win their opener 6-5 in extra time.

Magnusson, 20, a 5’-10” left-handed center/winger was selected by the Capitals in the seventh round (#211 overall) of the 2020 NHL Entry Draft. He remains unsigned by the Capitals. He will need a good 2022-23 season in order to be considered for Hershey next fall, but could play in the SHL, if he doesn’t make the jump sooner. He’s off to a good start.

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 Scores In Season Opener For AIK

  1. Anonymous says:

    Magnusson is better than a 7th round pick based on shot and blazing speed along. The question remains, how much better?

  2. Anonymous says:

    Still looking like a potential steal. Maybe too much hockey over summer, hopefully he is ready.

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