Make it three for three!
The Detroit Red Wings selected their third native Swede in the 2020 NHL Draft, taking center Theodor Niederbach with the 51st overall draft pick that they acquired in a trade from the Los Angeles Kings earlier in the afternoon.
The native of Ornskoldsvik played 40 games with Frolunda JR of the Swedish Junior League, scoring 15 goals with 33 assists. He was tied for 2nd in points (48) among all U18 Swedish JR players during the 2019-20 season.
Per Elite Prospects:
“He maintains a detailed mental map of the ice that allows quick decisions and a heightened read on incoming pressure. Defensively, he maintains an above-the-puck posture and suffocates opposition puck-carriers. He’s so dialed in off the puck, capable of making the right reads and knowing when he can switch from his man and give his teammate support.”
Welcome to Detroit, Theodor!
– – Quotes via Elite Prospects Link – –