Elias already acts like a leader from the minute he was drafted, he went over to the Canucks table and asked the management for all the players they drafted so he can do research on them. lol what just drafted player does that? most are out celebrating with their family etc, meanwhile Elias is asking for the players the team got/has, next day is ready to work out in the Canucks gym aha - Pettersson is on a mission wherever he goes and right now he's analyzing the situation with his transition from the SHL to the NHL.Per wrote: ↑Sun May 20, 2018 2:31 pmSweden becoming World Champions for the second consecutive year also means that apart from winning the Swedish championship, winning the scoring title, setting a new all time record for points scored by a junior in the SHL, being named rookie of the year, regular season MVP, best forward and playoff MVP, Elias Pettersson also has won gold at the world championship.
Quite the year for a nineteen year old!
Wonder how he is going to top this next season?
http://theprovince.com/sports/hockey/nh ... pettersson
He's probably recognizing there isn't much help on defense to feed him the puck from his teams zone to the opposing zone.
I mean compare Sweden's D team to the Canucks. Swede's have three 2-way stalwarts paired with three QB's.
While the Canucks have one 2-way stalwart in Edler, a defensive machine in Tanev, a big brute defensive dman in Guds, and some weak offensive type dmen, who haven't been able to score much in mdz/pouliot/hutton and stecher.
Juolevi will be a nice 2-way dman in time though, but the team really needs that game changer point producer dman yet.