Off The Post: Elias Pettersson, Vancouver Canucks – In the latest edition of Off The Post, Elias Pettersson speaks with hockey media following the Vancouver Canucks‘ victory on Tuesday to even up their series with the Vegas Golden Knights. Pettersson, who has 16 points in 12 games so far this postseason, counted one goal and two assists in the game.
Since making his debut with the Canucks last season, Pettersson has become the latest hobby darling to play on the west coast of Canada. The Sundsvall, Sweden native was picked fifth overall by the Canucks in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, but spent an additional year in his homeland before coming to the NHL. The extra year was beneficial for the exciting forward, who played in the Swedish Hockey League with the Vaxjo Lakers. He led the team to the Le Mat Trophy as league champions, pacing the league in playoff goals (10) and points (19).
Once he arrived in Vancouver, Pettersson served notice that he was going to bring similar success to the NHL. Pettersson counted 66 points in 71 games in his rookie year, which earned him the Calder Memorial Trophy as rookie of the year. Pettersson followed up this season with 66 points in 68 games prior to the NHL season halting due to Covid-19, and now focuses on bringing the Canucks their first-ever Stanley Cup.
Naturally, hockey collectors sat up and took notice, elevating the Sweden sensation to wantlist popularity in short order. Pettersson is on the checklist for several sets, including 2019-20 SP Authentic and the recently released 2020-21 Upper Deck MVP.
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Off The Post: Elias Pettersson, Vancouver Canucks
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