2017 NHL Entry Draft

Sebastian Walfridsson

SEBASTIAN WALFRIDSSONSweden

WASHINGTON • ROUND: 5 OVERALL: 151

 

Previous: Ornskoldsvik MoDo Jr. (Sweden Under-20)

Hockey Draft Central Ranking: No. 126

Vital Statistics

Position: D • Height: 6-0½ • Weight: 194 • Shoots: Left
Birthdate: March 19, 1999 • Hometown: Ingaro, Sweden

Additional Information

Current Status: ACTIVE | STATS
Previous Team: Varmdo HC; Ornskoldsvik MoDo (Sweden U18)
Agent: J.P. Barry (CAA Sports)
Allsvenksan Debut: Oct. 14, 2016 (MoDo at Karlskoga)
First Allsvenskan Goal: TBD

IN THE NEWS:
Named to Under-18 Team (in Swedish)
Career Inspired by Kronwall (in Swedish)
Played on Men's Team at 16 (in Swedish)

Quotes from Major Draft Guides

• "More likely to develop into a solid stay-at-home defenseman at the next level. Strong skater with good balance, and has a stride that generates power. Great timing in his physical game. You need to keep your head up when Walfridsson is on the ice, otherwise he will lay you down with a big hit. Doesn't hesitate to stick up for a teammate." (Joakim Eriksson, ISS Scout)

• "On the defensive side of the puck, Sebastian has shown a mean streak and a competitive edge. This edge seems to allow him to win a high percentage of puck battles and races when he is engaged. An asset of his game is his timing and strength when engaging in open ice-hits. He does not tend to hesitate when stepping up on forwards, has great timing and can identify when forwards are vulnerable. The defensive aggressiveness he plays with can change games but also lead to some erratic play. His situational awareness will need to improve at the next level." (HockeyProspect.com Black Book)