Axel Jonsson-Fjallby Clears Waivers, Will Remain With Jets

Former Washington Capitals left-wing Axel Jonsson-Fjallby went unclaimed off the waiver wire by Tuesday’s 2PM deadline. As a result, he will remain with the Winnipeg Jets organization, and will likely be re-assigned to the Jets’ AHL affiliate, the Manitoba Moose. The Jets placed Jonsson-Fjallby on waivers Monday afternoon.

Jonsson-Fjallby was waived by the Capitals at the beginning of the 2022-23 season. Since being claimed by Winnipeg on October 10,  Jonsson-Fjallby has recorded four goals, 11 points, and a 48.18% five-on-five expected goals-for percentage in 45 games this season. Jonsson-Fjallby also averaged 53 seconds on the team’s penalty kill (eighth among team forwards), which currently ranks second in the league with a 83.7% efficiency.

Jonsson-Fjallby made his NHL debut with Washington last season and finished his rookie campaign with two goals and four points.

The Buffalo Sabres claimed him on waivers on October 4, 2021 before Washington got him back a week later.

The Stockholm native was selected 147th overall in 2016 by Washington and also tallied 40 goals and 65 points in 152 games over four seasons with the AHL’s Hershey Bears.

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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9 Responses to Axel Jonsson-Fjallby Clears Waivers, Will Remain With Jets

  1. Mark Eiben says:

    …and there it is…

  2. Anonymous says:

    I guess the Capitals have moved on.

  3. KimRB says:

    Hershey could have used him. Oh well. Guess they did move on.

    • hockeydruid says:

      True and he would have been in the running for a slot next season. Shame to have lost him. I keep thinking if we had a different head coach maybe AJF would be here instead of NAK or MOJO. Sad to say this but sooner or later the brain trust of owner and GM have to realize that they are only hurting this has to realize that they are only hurting this team by just making the playoffs and going out in the first round. Especially with Ovie gone the next week, at least, now is the time to sell and prepare for a rebuild.

      • Lance says:

        The Ovie era is in its twilight. All the vets are hitting the wall at this point. Ovie can still score on the PP, thank goodness. Backstrom is a 2C, at best. Oshie, Carlson, Kuzy…all 3 are still solid NHLers but not star players night after night. Strome and Milano getting benched immediately after signing new contracts. It’s not a good vibe.

        Thank the lord we won in 2018.

        • KimRB says:

          We should have won more Cups than just one, under a once in history player. The blame falls to McPhee, BMac and Leonsis, and them not filling in with the correct players, or the correct head coaches. McPhee didn’t get a second line center, except for guys past their sell by date, or shore up the defense. BMac has hired the wrong coach twice.

        • Jon Sorensen says:

          Tough to argue against your logic, Lance.

          Yes, without 2018, how bad would it be?

          • Lance says:

            God, we’d be boohoo-ing 24/7 without 2018. We did actually win. The Caps played so well for that run. It was a beautiful thing!

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