The Draft Prospect Series continues with Fabian Zetterlund; check out the first post in the series on Jesper Boqvist and be sure to search the “draft prospect series” tag for more prospects going forward.
Zetterlund was drafted 63rd overall (third round) by the Devils in the 2017 NHL Entry-Level Draft. The Swedish center/right wing is just 17 years old, and is 5′ 11″ and 196 lbs.
Here are some of his stats:
Like Boqvist, Zetterlund has also played his entire hockey career in Sweden and will continue next year. He’s been a pretty consistent player and you know what to expect from him. He’s ranked #58 by Nation Network and they have an excellent prospect profile that you should definitely check out.
Zetterlund’s best asset is his shot; he is a pure sniper. He doesn’t hesitate to take shots on goal and the Devils don’t do that enough. Watch him in action:
He scores at 0:49 and it’s pretty. It’s textbook. But Zetterlund looks good. He’s fast. He plays well in every zone. He’s a decent skater. He still needs some work and some development but he’ll get there. He’s still young (he won’t turn 18 until August).
There aren’t a ton of highlights for him on YouTube but there are some:
All-in-all, he could become one of the NHL’s best shots. I know that’s almost impossible but I don’t see why not. He’s someone I would definitely keep an eye out for.
And don’t forget to check out the rest of the Draft Prospect Series!