LA Kings Draft: Jesper Wallstedt 2021 NHL Draft Prospect Profile

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Scouting Report

"December 2020 – Jesper Wallstedt is a name you’re going to want to remember. The Swedish netminder has long been on the radar as a top-flight prospect and he’s done nothing to dispel that notion early on in 2020-21. The 18-year-old recently posted his first-career SHL shutout when he stopped 22 shots in a 4-0 victory. That improved his record to 5-2-0 on the season to go along with a league-leading .933 save percentage and 1.66 goals-against-average. This upcoming 2021 draft class is a unique one. There are a handful of very talented defenders who will litter the top-10 selection. There is not one obvious elite forward talent. And then there’s Wallstedt. Just like the hype surrounding Yaroslav Askarov a year ago, we will have the same type of thing happing this year with Wallstedt. A likely top-10 talent, but will he go that early? My guess is he lands around the same spot as Askarov. Dobber Prospects/Robinson"


  • 19-20: 2.53 GAA, .923 SV%, 2 shutouts, and a 16-11-0 record in 28 games for Luleå HF J20
  • 19-20: 2.82 GAA, .922 SV%, 1-5-0 record in 7 games for Team Sweden’s U18 group
  • 20-21: 2.23 GAA, .908 SV%, 2 shutouts, and 12-10-0 record in 22 games for Luleå HF (SHL)
  • 2021: 2.40 GAA, .923 SV%, 0-1-0 record in 2 games for Team Sweden at the World Juniors