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Axel Blomqvist, RW

Catches: L

Height: 6-6

Weight: 213

Born: 1995-01-30

Hometown: Osby, Sweden

Undrafted: Signed in October 2013 by Winnipeg Jets

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

 

March 2014 - Axel Blomqvist has performed exceptionally in his second season in the WHL. Currently playing with the Victoria Royals, the large import forward was traded from Lethbridge for draft picks. He has made a strong impression with 14 goals and 24 assists (40 points) in 40 games and boasts a plus-24. His breakout campaign has helped the Victoria Royals secure a playoff spot for the time being. Blomqvist still remains a long term project, but it is promising to see him producing at this level.

 

 

October 2013 - The Jets announced that they have signed right winger Axel Blomqvist to a three year entry level deal, with an average salary of $608,000. Blomqvist is a hulking 6-6 forward who was undrafted in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. A few days after the draft, he was contacted by a few teams to try a professional tryout and subsequently picked the Jets. His raw potential and size intrigued Winnipeg and they signed him on October 10th. Blomqvist is a gigantic forward with decent size and good vision. He is hard to knock off the puck and likes to get physical in high traffic areas. His size and skill is quite an intriguing package for the Jets. The former first round (17th) import draft pick spent last season with the Lethbridge Hurricanes, posting seven goals and 26 assists in 59 games with 66 penalty minutes. Blomqvist will still need to work on his footwork and consistency, as he spent last year adjusting to the North American style. Look for him to post stronger numbers with the Hurricanes next campaign. Kevin Won

 

Fantasy Outlook: C-

 

Blomqvist has compared his game to Ryan Getzlaf and if all works out we could see a top-six playmaking giant emerge.

 

 

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