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William Eklund Profile

William Eklund
Ht/Wt: 5'10"/176 lbs
Position: C/LW
Team: Djargarden IF (SHL)

William Eklund's Player Profile

Adam Kimelman - NHL.com - July 12th: "He showed top-end offensive skill combined with the ability to win battles along the boards and held up well against physical play in the SHL."

Mike Morreale - NHL.com - July 12th: "Eklund (5-10, 176) plays with good pace, puck skills and vision. The 18-year-old was named rookie of the year in the SHL after scoring 23 points (11 goals, 12 assists) and averaging 15:29 of ice time in 40 games."

Hockey Prospecting - July 8th: "In fact, hereís the list of SHL products over the past 30 years that registered a draft year equivalency in the ballpark of Eklund or greater Ė Fiala, Lindholm, Backstrom, H. Sedin, D. Sedin, Naslund and P. Forsberg."

Josh Bell of FC Hockey - July 8th: "Eklund is a well-rounded forward with high intelligence. Heís a fearless competitor at both ends of the ice and excels at finding dangerous ice."

Fredrik Haak of FC Hockey - July 8th: "He has so many different layers on the ice and can fit into multiple roles."

Alexa Potack - Dobber Prospects - July 7th: "There is so much visible potential on every shift whether itís his puck skills, energy, skating, or work ethic. He has already developed into a very mature player and does so many things well below the surface, which isnít always present in young players participating in menís leagues."

Scott Wheeler - The Atheletic - June 22nd: "Eklundís biggest strength, though, is the way he navigates on the ice. He slides in and out of space to get open for his shot (a shot which has improved to make him a real mid-range threat) and play the give-and-go game effectively."

Ryan Kenneday - The Hockey News - June 11th: "Hockey sense, creativity and work ethic make Eklund one to watch from here on out.

Steve Kournianos - The Draft Analyst - May 24th: "A brilliant dual-threat with natural offensive instincts, Eklund was one of the top scoring 18-year-old forward in SHL history and earned the leagueís Rookie of the Year award."

Sam Cosentino - Sportsnet - May 12th: "Of all the top Swedish prospects, it was Eklund who maintained a regular shift in the SHL with consistent production from start to finish (23 points in 40 games)."

Mike G. Morreale - NHL.com - Apr. 23rd: "Eklund has good speed, puck skills and vision. The 18-year-old scored 23 points (11 goals, 12 assists) and had 63 shots on goal while averaging 15:29 of ice time in 40 games."

Mikael Holm - Dobber Prospects - Mar. 8: "Heís well-rounded with not a lot of flaws. He can skate well, shoot well, his vision and passing are very good. The question is if the high upside is there but with his development the last year or so, it isnít something you could rule out."

Tony Ferrari - Dobber Prospects - Feb. 22nd: "Eklund is a dual-threat who can find teammates with touch or open himself up for a shot. His point production is enough to attract you to his game and heís been playing at the SHL since last season."

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