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Jonatan Berggren Is Racking Up The Points In Sweden

from Ansar Khan of Mlive,

Jonatan Berggren has been overshadowed by the two players the Detroit Red Wings selected ahead of him in the 2018 draft, set back by major injuries in each of the past two seasons.

Now he is healthy and showing why he is one of the organization’s more promising prospects.

Berggren is off to a hot start for Skelleftea in the Swedish Hockey League, the country’s highest division. He is third in scoring with 16 points (two goals, 14 assists) in 10 games.

“He’s off to a great start and it’s a good sign for us,” Shawn Horcoff, Red Wings director of player development, said. "He’s a guy who’s faced a lot of adversity with injuries the last couple years. These aren’t injuries that are easy to come back from. They’re bigger injuries, longer layoffs.

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Whatever the kids are doing in the SHL that makes them excel, the Wings need to seriously consider bringing a coach from the SHL to translate those skills at the NHL level with the smaller rinks and more physical checking game.

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 10/28/20 at 01:43 PM ET

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