ELIAS PETTERSSON
European Skater - VAXJO, SWEDEN
Final Rank:2Midterm Rank:2
Position:CenterShoots:Left
Height:6' 2"Weight:165
Born:November 12, 1998Hometown:Ange, Sweden
Born in:Sundsvall, SWE
Drafted: 2017: VAN (1st Round / 5th Overall) 

• Pettersson spent the entire 2016-17 season with Timra in Sweden’s second division, where he produced at almost a point-per-game pace (19 22—41 in 43 games) as an 18-year-old.

• He ranked second on Timra in goals and points in 2016-17, while his 22 assists were the most by a junior-aged player in Sweden’s second division.

• In 2015-16, Pettersson split time between Timra’s junior club (6-8—14 in 22 GP) and its main team in the second division (3-6—9 in 25 GP).

• Pettersson’s 2014-15 season saw him excel with Timra’s under-18 team. He recorded 20-18—38 in 18 regular-season contests before adding 5-9—14 in eight playoff games to help secure the league’s bronze medal.

• A regular internationally, Pettersson won a silver medal for Sweden at both the 2016 Under-18 World Championship (1-7—8 in 7 GP) and 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial. He also was a member of Sweden’s fourth-place entry at the 2017 World Junior Championship.

• His brother, Emil, was selected 155th overall by the Nashville Predators in the 2013 NHL Draft and spent the 2016-17 season in the Swedish Hockey League with Skelleftea and Vaxjo.

• Models his style of play after Capitals forward Nicklas Backstrom and former NHL forward Pavel Datsyuk.

• Lists former NHL forward Peter Forsberg (Nordiques, Avalanche, Flyers, Predators) as his childhood hockey idol.


GETTING TO KNOW ELIAS:

If I could "Carpool Karaoke" with any celebrity it would be: Drake

TV show I recently binge-watched: Prison Break

The celebrity that always makes me laugh:
Kevin Hart

The app I spend too much time on: YouTube

At an all-you-can-eat buffet I go straight for the: Meat

The coolest person I've ever met: Is in my future

Athlete I admire most:
Steph Curry

One thing people don't usually know about me: I’m a pretty good goalkeeper

If I could be any superhero I would be: The Hulk

I am inspired by: Being as good as possible at hockey

I am afraid of: Snakes

I dream of: Winning the Stanley Cup


ELIAS’ GO-TO EMOJI:



STATISTICS

SEASONTEAMLEAGUEGPGAPPIM
2017-2018VAXJOSWEDEN4424325614
2017-2018SWEDEN (2018 WJC Championships)NATOUR75270
2017-2018SWEDEN (2017 WORLD JUNIOR SUMMER SHOWCASE)NACAMP40000
2016-2017TIMRASWEDEN4319224114
2016-2017Sweden (2017 WJC Championships)NATOUR60110
2016-2017SWE U20 (4-Nations tournament in Hodonin 2016)ITLTOUR30112
2016-2017SWE U20 (4-Nations tournament in Gothenburg 2016)ITLTOUR33470
2015-2016TIMRASWEDEN253690
2015-2016TIMRA JR.SWEDEN-JR.22681420
2015-2016SWE (2016 IIHF U18 World Championship)ITLTOUR71784
2015-2016SWE U18 (Ivan Hlinka Memorial 2015)ITLTOUR50000
2015-2016SWE U18 (5-Nations tournament 2015 - Monthey)ITLTOUR43250
2015-2016SWE U18 (5 Nations Tournament - Rauma 2016)ITLTOUR41232
2015-2016TIMRA U18SWE-JR. U1823142
2014-2015TIMRA U18SWE-JR. U18403134658
2014-2015TIMRA JR.SWEDEN-JR.649132