2016 NHL Draft: Red Wings Select Mattias Elfstrom in the 7th round at 197th overall

In the 7th round of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, the Detroit Red Wings selected Mattias Elfstrom

In the 7th round of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, the Red Wings selected Mattias Elfstrom, a Center/Left Wing from Harryda HC.

According to Bill Placzek at Draft Site:

A big winger who has great skating ability and gets to top speed fairly quickly. You don't expect to see a prospect this big with the speed to breakaway from the junior defenders, but he does. After they play against him a few rushes, they see how he forces them to back off. Displays a good strong shot, very good hands and an emerging physicality. He can beat you one on one, with a shot from the perimeter, or with body work. Projects as a player who can develop into a power player.


Size: 6'3" / 194 Lbs

Birthday: January 8th, 1997

Team/League: Malmö U-20 Malmö / SHL

Shoots: Left


Information from Elite Prospects