Oskar Magnusson: 2023 Annual Review And Forecast

We continue our Washington Capitals annual prospect review and forecast series with Oskar Magnusson, forward for AIK in the HockeyAllsvenskan league. (You can access all of our Capitals Prospect Reports and player analysis on our “Prospects” page in the top menu or right here.)


Magnusson, 21, 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 remains unsigned by the Capitals.


Magnusson represented Sweden at the Under 16, Under 17, and Under 18 levels, including  the Gretzky Hlinka Cup where he was part of the Bronze Medal winning team. Overall, Magnusson played 13 games with the national Under-18 Team, scoring two goals and four assists for six points.

Magnusson spent his 2019-20 season playing for the Malmo Redhawks, dividing his time between their Swedish Hockey League (SHL) team, their Junior 20 Super Elite team, and their Under 18 team, primarily playing with their Junior 20 team. He played in 38 games at the Junior 20 Super Elite level, scoring 22 goals and recording 26 assists for 58 points overall. Magnusson played in just one game for their Under 18 team but scored a goal and had an assist. He played in four games at the SHL.

Magnusson was selected to play for Sweden in the Four Nations tournament in November, and had a good showing. On Sunday, November 14, Sweden played Russia in the final game of the tournament. Russia won the game 5-2 and won the tournament, but Magnusson scored a goal in the game to improve the score to 4-2.

Magnusson was selected for Sweden’s National team for the originally scheduled 2022 World Junior Championship, but the championship was ultimately cancelled due to a Covid outbreak.

Magnusson attended Capitals development camp in September, 2021, his first visit to the Capitals. He spoke about attending the camp, and what he gleaned from the camp.

“Experience, mainly. See how they train and what it takes to have a job over there. Lots of experience and it was just a positive experience. They want me to continue working on what I have started to build on. I will try to show that I am really good with the puck when I have it on the stick.”

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.

As a young player, you need to be able to play in order to develop and establish yourself at the next level. In Oskar Magnusson’s case, it meant leaving his home in Skåne and move to Stockholm. After five years in the Malmö Redhawks organization, Magnusson left the club to sign with AIK instead.

“I think it has been great. I have helped the group, but also started playing my hockey in AIK…I have only positive things to say about the start in AIK.”

Team Sweden announced their preliminary roster for the (rescheduled) 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship, which included Magnusson. The original tournament was canceled back in December due to an outbreak of covid among a number of the teams.

Magnusson had a fairly decent tournament, starting at left wing on the fourth line for most of the games. He was elevated to the top line for the third game against the United States, but returned to the fourth line for most of the remaining games. He was elevated to the third line for the Bronze medal game against Czechia.

As for his general play, Magnusson demonstrated his blazing-fast speed, probably his best asset, on a number of occasions. He also demonstrated decent play-making ability at times during the tournament, something that seems to be improving a bit.

Magnusson’s shooting in the tournament was ok, but there were definitely missed opportunities. He also needs to work on his board and puck battles, as he was pushed off the puck quite a few times. For the tournament, Magnusson recorded a goal and an assist in seven games played.

Magnusson continued his season with AIK in the Hockey Allsvenskan (Second Highest League in Sweden). His overall regular season statistics included five goals and six assists in 35 games. He played in two playoff qualifying games and did not have any goals or assists. Magnusson generally played at left wing on the third line.

The 2022-23 season was stagnate and arguably a step backwards with regards to offensive production. He posted just six goals and 10 assists in his second full season in the tier two league.


The following is a compilation of our month-by-month prospect reports for Oskar Magnusson during the 2022-2023 season. Also included are his monthly scores (0-5, with 2.5 being average). You can find all of our monthly prospect reports on our “Prospects” page in the top menu.


Magnusson also started his 2022-23 campaign in August, playing for the Swedish Junior National team in the rescheduled 2022 World Junior Championship. He recorded a goal and an assist in seven games played. (Tournament summary here.)

Magnusson opened the season at right wing on AIK’s fourth line on September 23. He would score late in the game to give AIK a 5-4 lead. He had a goal and an assist in the game.

Magnusson was elevated to the third line for AIK’s next game on September 28 against Ostereund. Magnusson has a goal and four assists in 12 games played so far this season.

Monthly Score: 2.5


During November, Magnusson played in nine games, scored two goals, and recorded one assist. He scored the game-tying goal on November 2 against Djurgardedn at 16:26 during the third period, which tied the game at 4-4 in a game they ultimately lost 5-4 in overtime.

Magnusson scored a goal on November 30 at 12:35 during the second period of the game against Vita Hasten. The goal put the team ahead 2-1 which proved to be the game-winner in a 4-1 victory.

Magnusson will look to make the jump to Hershey in September.

Monthly Score: 2.5


During December, Magnusson played in eight games, scored one goal, and recorded two assists. On December 4, he scored a goal on against Modo at 11:14 in the second period which tied the game at 1-1 where they ultimately lost 4-2. (https://www.aikhockey.se/article/pl90albaj-1bbi1/view)

On December 16 in their game against Vita Hasten, Magnusson recorded an assist on the team’s second goal which tied game 2-2 at 9:23 in third period. They ultimately lost 5-2. (https://www.aikhockey.se/article/m1p1albqy-1bbi1/view)

On December 18, he recorded an assist on the team’s first goal against Tingsryd which tied the game at 1-1 at 7:07 in first period. They won 5-4 in a shootout. (https://www.aikhockey.se/article/p11ualbui-1bbi1/view)

Magnusson has four goals and eight assists in 29 games played so far this season.

Monthly Score: 2.0


During January, Magnusson played in ten games for AIK, scored one goal and recorded one assist. He had an assist in the team’s first goal in a game against Karlskoga on January 6 which tied the game at 1-1. AIK ultimately won the game 2-1.

On January 18, he scored his team’s first goal in the first period at 16:47 to decrease AIK’s deficit to 2-1. The final score of that game was a 6-5 loss in overtime to Tingsryd.

Magnusson has five goals and nine assists in 39 games played so far this season.

Monthly Score: 2.5


During the month of February, Magnusson played in nine games, scoring one goal and recording one assist for AIK in Hockey Allsvenskan (Second Tier Swedish League).

On February 11, he scored a goal at 11:10 during the second period. It gave AIK a 2-1 lead which they were unable to hold as they ultimately lost 6-3. 2023-02-11 AIK – Karlskoga 3-6 – HockeyAllsvenskan

On February 13, he had the primary assist on AIK’s only goal that occurred in a 5-1 loss. The goal was scored at 9:57 into the third period. 2023-02-13 Kristianstad – AIK 5-1 – HockeyAllsvenskan

Magnusson has six goals and 10 assists in 48 games played so far this season.

Monthly Score: 2.5


Magnusson scored six goals and 10 assists in 52 regular games played this season. He has played in four playoff games and has been kept off the scoresheet.

Monthly Score: 2.0



Magnusson has demonstrated excellent speed and above average play-making ability at times, but it’s becoming few and far between, as we may be seeing the ceiling reached with the seventh-round draft pick.

Magnusson will need to step it up as he heads into his third full season in the HockeyAllsvenskan league. He stepped down from the SHL two years ago to get more playing time, which was a good development move at the time, but the offensive production has not materialized.

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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3 Responses to Oskar Magnusson: 2023 Annual Review And Forecast

  1. Anonymous says:

    Oskar can be night and day. I think he needs to be elevated to stronger competition to light a fire under him.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Some players just don’t have it, especially many taken in the 7th round.

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