2017 NHL Entry Draft

Calle Sjalin

CALLE SJALINSweden

N.Y. RANGERS • ROUND: 5 OVERALL: 145

 

Previous Team: Timra (Sweden Allsvenskan)

Hockey Draft Central Ranking: No. 167

Vital Statistics

Position: D • Height: 6-1 • Weight: 179 • Shoots: Left
Birthdate: Sept. 2, 1999 • Hometown: Ostersund, Sweden

Additional Information

Current Status: ACTIVE | STATS
Previous: Ostersund (Sweden U18/Div. 1); Timra (Sweden U20)
Allsvenskan Debut: March 1, 2017 (Timra vs. Ornskoldsvik)
First Allsvenskan Goal: March 10, 2017 (Timra at Vastervik) (qualifier)

IN THE NEWS:
Made World Under-18's Roster (in Swedish)
Loaned to Timra to Close Year (in Swedish)
Played in the Four Nations U-18 (in Swedish)
Played in the Five Nations U-18 (in Swedish)

Quotes from Major Draft Guides

• "His speed in stride is average, but it still allows him to skate pucks to the red line if he has no other options with the puck. His quickness and feet are also not exceptional but they do not hinder his defensive game, as is usually positioned conservatively. In his own end, Sjalin battles and competes for pucks. He is willing to engage physically and is effective at pinning forwards in the cycle game. Sjalin has not shown physical dominance, but he is a solid defensive player because of his commitment and strong will." (HockeyProspect.com Black Book)