Emil Pettersson

Emil Pettersson (born 14 January 1994) is a Swedish professional ice hockey player. He is currently playing with the Växjö Lakers of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL). Pettersson was selected by the Nashville Predators in the 6th round (155th overall) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. Emil's brother Elias was drafted fifth overall by the Vancouver Canucks in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.

Emil Pettersson
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Pettersson in 2018
Born (1994-01-14) 14 January 1994 (age 26)
Sundsvall, Sweden
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 176 lb (80 kg; 12 st 8 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
SHL team
Former teams
Växjö Lakers
Timrå IK
Modo Hockey
Skellefteå AIK
NHL Draft 155th overall, 2013
Nashville Predators
Playing career 2013–present

Playing careerEdit

Pettersson made his Elitserien (now the SHL) debut playing with Timrå IK during the 2012–13 Elitserien season.[1]

In the 2016–17 season, having signed with Skellefteå AIK, Pettersson played in 24 games before he was transferred mid-season to join his fourth SHL club in the Växjö Lakers, on 7 December 2016.[2] Pettersson quickly adapted with the Lakers, completing the season with 26 points in 27 games.

On 9 May 2017, Pettersson agreed to a two-year entry-level contract with the Nashville Predators.[3] He joined the Predators American Hockey League affiliate, the Milwaukee Admirals for the 2017–18 season. During the season, Pettersson and teammate Anders Lindbäck were named to the 2018 AHL All-Star Classic.[4] In playing the full year with the Admirals, Pettersson led the team in scoring with 33 assists and 46 points in 72 regular season games.

In the following 2018–19 season, Pettersson continued to lead the Admirals offense, compiling 33 points in 49 games before he was traded by the Predators to the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for Laurent Dauphin and Adam Helewka on 8 February 2019.[5] He was immediately assigned to continue in the AHL with Coyotes affiliate, the Tucson Roadrunners.

Having completed his two-year entry-level contract in North America, and playing exclusively in the AHL, Pettersson left as an impending restricted free agent from the Coyotes. On 13 June 2019, he agreed to a two-year contract to return to Sweden with former club, the Växjö Lakers of the SHL.[6]

Personal lifeEdit

Pettersson is of Finnish descent through his paternal grandfather, born Toivo Jokelainen, who was sent to Sweden in 1941 as a Finnish war child.[7]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2011–12 Timrå IK J20 17 4 2 6 10 3 1 1 2 2
2012–13 Timrå IK J20 44 13 31 44 38 2 0 0 0 2
2012–13 Timrå IK SEL 2 0 0 0 0
2013–14 Timrå IK J20 12 10 9 19 12 2 2 0 2 4
2013–14 Timrå IK Allsv 44 6 8 14 12
2014–15 Timrå IK Allsv 52 12 23 35 16
2014–15 Modo Hockey SHL 2 1 0 1 2
2015–16 Modo Hockey SHL 52 12 14 26 8
2016–17 Skellefteå AIK SHL 24 6 6 12 4
2016–17 Växjö Lakers SHL 27 9 17 26 8 6 4 3 7 4
2017–18 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 72 13 33 46 32
2018–19 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 49 11 22 33 24
2018–19 Tucson Roadrunners AHL 12 0 5 5 4
SHL totals 107 28 37 65 42 6 4 3 7 4

Awards and honoursEdit

Award Year
AHL
All-Star Game 2018 [4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2012–13 Timrå IK player statistics". Eliteprospects.com. 4 May 2013. Retrieved 4 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Vaxjo Lakers welcome Emil Pettersson". Växjö Lakers HC. 7 December 2016. Retrieved 7 December 2016.
  3. ^ "Preds sign Pettersson to entry-level contract". Nashville Predators. 9 May 2017. Retrieved 9 May 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Milwaukee Admirals Anders Lindback and Emil Pettersson are named all-stars". jsonline.com. 5 January 2018. Retrieved 12 September 2018.
  5. ^ "Coyotes acquire Pettersson from Predators for Dauphin, Helewka". Arizona Coyotes. 8 February 2019. Retrieved 8 February 2019.
  6. ^ "Welcome back Emil" (in Swedish). Växjö Lakers. 13 June 2019. Retrieved 13 June 2019.
  7. ^ Nieminen, Jouni (28 December 2018). "Elias - Neljäsosasuomalainen". NordicBet [fi] (in Finnish). Retrieved 26 March 2019.

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