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Jesper Fast

Born:December 2, 1991Draft:2010 Rangers, 157th Overall
Hometown:Nässjö, SWEPosition:RW
Known For:Shoots:Right
National Team:Sweden

Jesper Fast (born December 2, 1991) is a Swedish professional ice hockey right winger of the Carolina Hurricanes of the National Hockey League (NHL). Fast was drafted by the New York Rangers in the sixth round (157th overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft and joined the Rangers organization in 2013.

A Nässjö native, Fast started his career with two seasons in the J20 SuperElit junior hockey league, leading his team in goals in his final season. He started his first extended season with the Swedish Hockey League in 2010 and spent three full seasons with the HV71, tying for the team lead in goals in 2012–13 and earning the Rinkens riddare for most sportsmanlike player.

Internationally, Fast has represented Sweden in several tournaments, including the 2011 IIHF World U20 Championship.

Jesper Fast New York Rangers
Jesper Fast with the New York Rangers (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

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Achievements

  • TV-Pucken Gold Medal — 2007-08
  • J20 SM Silver Medal — 2008-09
  • Swedish Gentleman of the Year (Rinkens Riddare) — 2012-13
  • Alternate Captain (Rangers) — 2017-20

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