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William Eklund Profile

William Eklund
Ht/Wt: 5'10"/172 lbs
Position: C/LW
Team: Djargarden IF (SHL)

William Eklund's Player Profile

Cam Robinson - Dobber Prospects - : "Hes an opportunistic point-producer who thinks the game at a high-level and boasts terrific vision and passing skills. Hes already making plays that involve a high degree of difficulty and creativity against men."

Joel Henderson - Dobber Prospects - Feb. 3rd: " I was firstly impressed with William Eklunds ability to hound the puck on the forecheck in the SHL but as time went on, the quickness of his decision-making and his puck movement became apparent. The puck can come on and off his stick with speed and precision like no other forward in this class."

Mike G. Morreale - NHL.com - Jan. 23rd: "Eklund has good speed, puck skills and vision. The 18-year-old has scored 14 points (seven goals, seven assists) in 23 SHL games playing on a line with Alexander Holtz."

Craig Button - TSN - Dec. 15th: "Very good skills with a competitive motor that revs at high RPMs. Smart, cagey and cunning in his approach to playing and finding ways to take advantage."

Bob McKenzie - TSN - Dec. 15th: "The skilled and pace-pushing sub-6 foot Swedish winger has taken full advantage of 2021s uneven playing field by lighting it up versus the men of the Swedish elite league."

Sam Cosentino - Sportsnet - Nov. 27th: "Motivated competitor with dynamic offensive upside. Red hot start in the SHL with 10 points in 15 games."

Corey Pronman - The Athletic - Oct. 8th: "Hes not overly fast, but his edge work is excellent and hes quite elusive. Eklund combines that with great playmaking ability, making a lot of plays on the move, and he works hard off the puck."

Scott Wheeler - The Athletic - Sept. 14th: "Id like to see him shoot the puck more than he does if hes going to move up my list as the year progresses, as Im not sure his reliable off-puck presence and deceptive playmaking knack are enough to project a player of his size to the top of a lineup."

Jokke Nevalainen - Dobber Prospects - Sept. 12th: "Eklund is a very skilled and smart offensive forward. He played center at lower levels but spent the past season at wing. As a winger, he was even able to earn a promotion to the SHL level where he played surprisingly lot and didnt look out of place for the most part."

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