It was announced today by the Swedish Hockey League Växjö Lakers that a list of their players will not be returning to the team next year. The one name of note for Oilers fans all over is Joel Persson.
"Players leaving" pic.twitter.com/41y9ZCIaeL
— Christofer Cardelli (@puckardelli) April 4, 2019
Alright, well maybe I was a little disingenuous in my comment of “the one player of note” as both former Oilers PTO, and turncoat traitor, Kris Versteeg, and Oilers legend Liam Reddox are also on that list. The main focus is and should be on Joel Persson.
Persson will no doubt be making his way over to Edmonton and attempting to find his way into an everyday NHL roster with the Oil. His progress has been steady and he has been consistently putting up numbers in the SHL.
Our very own BaggedMilk, just four months ago had a little look-see at what Persson had been up to:
As well as myself, every week I have a statistical piece where I break down the week for each of the Oilers prospects:
Joel Persson’s career numbers at a glance:
Source: Vaxjo Lakers, Official Twitter Account, 4/4/2019 – 12:00 pm MT