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2015 NHL Draft
Jacob Josefson

Jacob Josefson  #16

NUMBER: 16 BIRTHDATE: March 2, 1991  (AGE 24)
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Stockholm, Sweden
WEIGHT: 190 DRAFTED: NJD / 2009 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (20th overall)    Prospect Bio
Established new career-high with 6g-5a-11pts this season (prev., 3g-7a-10pts, '10-11)...Scored 6th goal of season Apr. 4 at NYR...Recorded GDG Apr. 3 vs. Mtl., Jan. 28 vs. Tor. & Oct. 30 vs. Wpg.; is 5/8 (62.5%) in SO...Scored GWG Mar. 17 vs. Pit...Tallied 3rd SHG of the season Mar. 8 vs. Phi.; had points in back-to-back games Mar. 6-8 (1g-1a-2pts)...Scored 2nd SHG of season & added an assist for 2nd career multi-pt. game Jan. 19 at SJ...Missed six games Dec. 29-Jan. 8 (ill)...Also missed three games Dec. 19-23 (groin)...Scored first goal of season/second career SHG Oct. 28 at Pit...Made season debut/posted 1a Oct. 24 vs. Dal...DND in six straight Oct. 9-21...2013-14: Appeared in 27 games & spent entire year with NJ for first time Scored lone goal of season/first career shorthanded goal Mar. 31 vs. Fla...Recorded first point of season with assist Dec. 23 at Chi.; made season-debut Oct. 11 at Cgy Missed last 5 games of season Apr. 5-13 (lower body); also missed six contests Jan. 4-14 (ill).
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He is, in my opinion, one of the best defensemen in the NHL and continuing to grow. I think his game, from an offensive standpoint, he continues to drive our offense... I think there's still tremendous upside for Oliver.

— Coyotes GM Don Maloney on defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson