#20 Jacob Josefson – The Hockey Spy’s 2009 NHL Entry Draft Rankings

Christopher Ralph is a hockey writer with a focus on prospects and the entry draft, as well as the Leafs’ correspondent here at THW.

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Jacob Josefson {mdmorin - Flickr}

Jacob Josefson {mdmorin - Flickr}

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20. Jacob Josefson – Stockholm, SWE – 6’0″ – 187 lbs – SEL – Djurgarden – C

One-Timer: The well-rounded, smooth skating two-way centerman had an up and down year in the SEL, but finished strong with 5 pts in his last 6 games. He has a good level hockey IQ and doesn’t shy away from the physical side of the game. Josefson is a slick stick-handler and uses is superior ice vision in distributing the puck to teammates effectively.

NHL Player(s) Comparison: Henrik Zetterberg-Lite

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Scouting Combine Performance:

  • TSN noted: “Jacob Josefson (ranked #3 among European skaters) was in solid condition and really put forth a strong effort on the Wingate cycle test.”

International Tournaments: Though he failed to pick up any points in 6 games at the WJC-U20, Josefson picked up 7 points in 6 games at the WJC-U18 in April. It should be noted he reportedly suffering from a stomach flu during the U20s.

ETA = 2 to 3 years

Risk-Reward Analysis: Risk = 1.5/5   Reward = 4/5

NHL Potential: 2nd line 2-way center

Fantasy Hockey Potential: Offensive = 7.5/10   Defensive = 8/10

Other Rankings:

  • ISS: 16
  • CSB: 3-E
  • TSN: 18
  • THN: 15

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Christopher Ralph

Christopher Ralph

Managing Editor/Lead Prospect &Draft Analyst at THW
Chris is THW's senior draft/prospect analyst and a Managing Editor. Watch for Chris' regular column "The Next Ones" Prospect Profile series as well as the annual THW NHL Entry Draft Guide. Follow @ChrisRalphTHW on Twitter as he infiltrates, dissects and analyzes all happenings of hockey prospects and the NHL entry draft. Email: cralph[at]thehockeywriters[dot]com
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