Prospects Analysis: Trade Deadline Fallout
Prospects Analysis: Trade Deadline Fallout

This article is part of our Prospects Analysis series.

The NHL trade deadline saw a number of prospects move to new teams. Here's a look at how the fallout will impact the top prospects.

Pontus Aberg (F-EDM): Acquired from Nashville in a three-team trade that sent Mark Letestu packing from Edmonton, the move should finally allow Aberg to show off his offensive abilities at the NHL level. He was always a productive scorer during his three seasons in the AHL and showed flashes of brilliance with the Predators. The 24-year-old skates extremely well. He has average puck skills, and he battles hard. As is often the case with smaller offensive players (Aberg is listed at 5-foot-11), the question is how much can Aberg accomplish if he isn't putting up points? It's entirely possible that he's nothing more than a fringe NHL player, but this was a risk worth taking for Edmonton.

Victor Ejdsell (F-CHI):
Less than nine months after signing with Nashville as an undrafted free agent, Ejdsell is off to the Windy City. Checking in at a massive 6-5, 215, it's easy to see why Chicago was interested in the big Swede. Ejdsell consistently racked up points the last two seasons in his home country thanks to a great set of hands and a big shot. The question regarding Ejdsell is his skating. He really labors getting around the ice and it's entirely possible his lack of foot speed will cost him a chance at a productive NHL career. Still, the Predators overpaid for Ryan Hartman and Ejdsell was

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Jon Litterine
Jon Litterine is RotoWire's lead MMA Writer and MMA Editor. He has covered numerous MMA events live. He's also RW's NHL Prospect Analyst. Jon has been writing for RotoWire since 2005. He is a graduate of U Mass-Lowell.
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