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2018 NHL Draft: Los Angeles Kings Select F Johan Södergran With 165th Pick

The 6’2” forward excelled this season in Sweden’s SuperElit league.

Linkoping’s HC v ZSC Lions Zurich - IIHF Champions Hockey League Photo by Lars Andersson/Bongarts/Getty Images

The Kings turn back to Sweden for their first of two sixth-round picks, selecting Johan Södergran with pick number 165. The 6’2” forward plays both center and wing, and split his time this past season between Linköping’s junior and mens’ teams. He excelled on Linköping’s SuperElit team, putting up 33 points in 37 games. He also played 20 games in the SHL, putting up no points but gaining valuable experience playing against men.

Need To Know

  • Another smooth-skating, speedy forward. Notice a trend?
  • Powerful shot
  • Has steadily improved offensive game
  • Needs to work on consistency


Future Considerations: 152

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