Elias Pettersson

Elias Pettersson

22-Year-Old CenterC
Vancouver Canucks
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Those who selected Pettersson in fantasy leagues got burned last season, as the young Swedish star played just 26 games (10 goals, 21 points) before a wrist injury sidelined him for Vancouver's final 30 contests. The injury was serious enough that Pettersson couldn't shoot a puck for the better part of four months, but he is expected to be fully healthy for training camp. A remarkably consistent performer throughout the early portion of his career, Pettersson has racked up 65 goals and 153 points over his first 165 NHL games. As an added bonus, Pettersson is also one of the league's top power-play performers. This could be a rare chance to get him at a minor discount in fantasy leagues this fall. That opportunity may not come around again. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, $22.05 million contract with the Canucks in October of 2021.
Adds power-play helper in win
CVancouver Canucks
October 21, 2021
Pettersson registered an assist in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Blackhawks.
ANALYSIS
Pettersson set up Brock Boeser's second-period insurance tally. Through five games, Pettersson has three points, 16 shots on net and a minus-2 rating. The 22-year-old Swede's offense isn't where fantasy managers would expect it yet, but the shot volume indicates his luck should turn around soon.
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2021–22 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    20:58
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    4:31
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:00
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2019–20
18:32
3:53
0:02
2020–21
18:34
4:24
0:05
2021–22
20:58
4:31
0:00
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Pettersson put together another excellent campaign in 2019-20, matching his 66-point output from his rookie year in three fewer games. The Swedish center is one of the NHL's bright young stars, equipped with the talent to both score and create chances for his teammates at high levels. With a plus-16 rating, Pettersson also showed more capability on defense in 2019-20, as did a much-improved Canucks team in general. Fantasy managers should expect a near point-per-game pace from Pettersson in 2020-21, who is also likely to chip in 20-plus power-play points in a full season. He'll be worth a pick within the first three rounds on draft day.
Fresh off taking home the Calder Trophy, Pettersson, 20, will have his hands full trying to one-up what was undoubtedly one of the more impressive rookie campaigns in recent memory. In his debut season, Pettersson led the Canucks in scoring with 66 points, finishing with 28 goals and 38 assists. A dynamic finisher, Pettersson rarely allows a scoring opportunity to pass him by, which led to him scoring on 19.4 percent of shots during his rookie season. Even if Vancouver winds up turning in yet another mediocre season, barring injury, you can bet Pettersson will reside atop the team's points list. Don't be shy to snag the sophomore with an early-round pick.
Pettersson is regarded as one of the best young forwards to hail from Sweden and comes to North America after scoring 56 points in 44 games for Vaxjo, including 19 points in 13 games in the playoffs en route to winning the championship. He swept the awards as well, being named the league's MVP, playoff MVP and Rookie of the Year along with a gold medal from the World Championships. Pettersson has game-breaking offensive ability with the only concern being his lack of strength, but that has never been a major impediment to elite players. He's expected to be a valuable addition to the Canucks top six, more likely as a second-line right winger than a center, and a strong candidate for the Calder Trophy. Fantasy owners looking for the league's next breakout star should keep an eye on Pettersson, who offers incredible upside.
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Two points in shootout win
CVancouver Canucks
October 15, 2021
Pettersson scored a power-play goal on a team-high six shots and added an assist in Friday's 5-4 shootout win over the Flyers.
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Lifted from IR
CVancouver Canucks
October 6, 2021
Pettersson (wrist) was activated from injured reserve Wednesday, per CapFriendly.
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Signs three-year deal with Canucks
CVancouver Canucks
Wrist
October 1, 2021
Pettersson (wrist) signed a three-year, $22.05 million contract with Vancouver on Friday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
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Still hasn't signed
CVancouver Canucks
Wrist
September 22, 2021
Pettersson (wrist) has yet to sign a contract extension with the Canucks and won't be present for the start of Vancouver's training camp, Farhan Lalji of TSN reports.
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Should be ready for next season
CVancouver Canucks
Wrist
July 14, 2021
Pettersson (wrist) has resumed shooting pucks and is expected to be ready for the start of the 2021-22 campaign.
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