LA Kings Draft: Simon Edvinsson 2021 NHL Draft Prospect Profile

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A combination of size and speed, Simon Edvinsson would be a perfect choice for the LA Kings in the 2021 NHL Entry Draft.

The 2021 NHL Draft is top-heavy with talented defensemen. Depending on where the LA Kings finish the season in the standings and their luck in the Draft lottery on June 2, they may have a legitimate shot at adding a top-tier defenseman to the prospect pool.

Like Owen Power, Simon Edvinsson is a big man who can skate. He has a good shot, good vision, gets his teammates involved, and has a quick first step. The Swedish blueliner plays well at both ends, blocking shots while also leading the rush up-ice or providing support.

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An interesting tidbit, his youth hockey team was the HK Kings, so it’s meant to be, right? For what it’s worth, Samuel Fagemo played for the HK Kings as well, three years prior to Edvinsson.

Simon Edvinsson, LHD


  • Age: 18
  • Height: 6’5″
  • Weight: 207 lbs
  • Shot: L


  • Ranked #2 by FCHOCKEY
  • Ranked #9 by NEUTRAL ZONE
  • Ranked #5 by MCKEEN’S HOCKEY
  • Ranked #9 by RECRUIT SCOUTING
  • Ranked #7 by DOBBERPROSPECTS
  • Ranked #4 by SMAHT SCOUTING
  • Ranked #9 by THE PUCK AUTHORITY
  • Ranked #2 by TSN/McKenzie

Scouting Report

"December 2020 – Edvinsson started the year with Frolunda of Sweden’s J20 Nationell league but earned a call up to the SHL after picking up a goal and five assists in 14 games. His play has earned the attention of the national team as well, with Edvinsson being named to Sweden’s preliminary roster for the World Junior Championships as a first-time draft eligible.Edvinsson has one of the most exciting tool kits in the entire draft class, standing at 6-4 with exceptional puck skills and skating ability. He has a long, powerful stride that allows him to cover a lot of ground and he is able to generate speed while retreating with backward crossovers as well. Edvinsson has a solid base with great weight distribution and always looks in control of his movements, allowing him to maintain good gaps and force plays where he wants them to go in defensive transition.He has an active stick and uses his excellent reach to disrupt plays but will also separate players from the puck physically. Edvinsson shows good awareness in the defensive zone, constantly scanning for threats and utilizing shoulder checks on puck retrievals. While he is a strong defender, Edvinsson shines in the offensive zone with his ability to make defenders miss with quick moves and distribute from the point.He has a knack for beating the first layer of coverage and taking the puck into the middle of the offensive zone and often does it from a standstill. His skating ability, as well as his offensive toolkit, are a rare package for a player with his size and while he still has to put it all together, the potential is there for Edvinsson to become a dominant NHL defenseman. Dobber Prospects/Richard"


  • 19-20: 3G, 7A, 10 PIM, +15 in 10 games for Frölunda HC J18
  • 20-21: 1G, 5A, 10 PIM, +4 in 14 games for Frölunda HC J20
  • 20-21: 0G, 1A, 0 PIM, -3 in 10 games for Frölunda (SHL)
  • 2021: 1G, 3A, 8 PIM, +1 in 7 games for Team Sweden (U18s)


“Edvinsson is a physical left-shot defenseman with a good set of tools, including mobility, skating, and a strong shot. The 18-year-old has one assist in 10 games in the Swedish Hockey League, the top professional league in Sweden.” –

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