Edmonton Oilers prospect Jeremias Lindewall will be spending the next few years in Sweden.
The 2020 7th round draft pick started his season this year with MODO in the J20 Nationell Swedish league where he blew up with five goals and nine points in eight games.
It earned him a call up to the MODO’s HockeyAllsvenskan league where he’s played 12 games scoring two goals and an assist. His play there has earned him a two-year extension beyond this campaign, the Oilers announced Monday.
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It’s good news for the 18-year-old who appears to have taken a nice jump in his game post-draft. Last year, he played all but two games for MODO’s J20 SuperElit team where he scored 11 goals and 28 points in 39 games.
Now, Lindewall has earned himself a solid deal to continue playing in the Swedish pro ranks.
“His development has given him the chance in the Hockey Allsvenskan this season where he really took it,” MODO Hockey’s sports director Fredrik Glader said in a statement. “He has shown progress every day and it will be exciting to follow his development going forward.”
Seventh-round draft picks are nothing short of a dart throw, but just like every other prospect, we’ll be keeping a close eye on him.
Here’s what the EliteProspects 2020 draft guide had to say of him:
He showed off good puck control and could cover it effectively with his body. For a player of his size, Lindewall showed off good first steps and could accelerate well with the puck without having to slow down. What Lindewall does best is his work in front of the opposing net. He can take and deliver blows and has some grit to his style.
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