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

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

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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.

Vitals:

Size: 6'3" / 194 Lbs

Birthday: January 8th, 1997

Team/League: Malmö U-20 Malmö / SHL

Shoots: Left

Stats

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Information from Elite Prospects