Fasth Not Overlooked Anymore

fasthIn day two of the Rangers “20 Prospects in 20 Days” series they take a look at Jesper Fasth (2010 – 6th) who was tied for the Swedish scoring lead at this year’s World Junior Championships with four goals and two assists in six games…

“No pun intended, but he’s very fast and he’s got a great stick and he’s got hockey sense. For a later pick like that to get a guy that showed what he showed as far as being successful wherever he went has been a good find,” said Jeff Gorton, the Rangers’ Assistant Director, Player Personnel. ” … The thing to be excited about is that he’s a pretty well-rounded guy that can really shoot a puck and make a play, and he’s got that great speed that you see in today’s game. As we have seen in this year’s Stanley Cup playoffs, it’s about speed, skill and hockey sense, and he’s got all three.”

Fasth, 18, has this to say about when he may be ready to leave Sweden (he plays for HV-71’s Swedish Elitserien team) for the NHL…

“I’ll take it year by year,” Fasth said of his development. “But my goal is to be playing over there (North America) within three years.”

…always hard to project how an 18-year-old is going to develop but it looks like the Rangers might have gotten a steal with a very under-rated European player. See Henrik Lundqvist.

…Rangers head of European scouting Anders Hedberg deserves a ton of credit for finding this diamond in the rough.

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Fasth Not Overlooked Anymore

fasthIn day two of the Rangers “20 Prospects in 20 Days” series they take a look at Jesper Fasth (2010 – 6th) who was tied for the Swedish scoring lead at this year’s World Junior Championships with four goals and two assists in six games…

“No pun intended, but he’s very fast and he’s got a great stick and he’s got hockey sense. For a later pick like that to get a guy that showed what he showed as far as being successful wherever he went has been a good find,” said Jeff Gorton, the Rangers’ Assistant Director, Player Personnel. ” … The thing to be excited about is that he’s a pretty well-rounded guy that can really shoot a puck and make a play, and he’s got that great speed that you see in today’s game. As we have seen in this year’s Stanley Cup playoffs, it’s about speed, skill and hockey sense, and he’s got all three.”

Fasth, 18, has this to say about when he may be ready to leave Sweden (he plays for HV-71’s Swedish Elitserien team) for the NHL…

“I’ll take it year by year,” Fasth said of his development. “But my goal is to be playing over there (North America) within three years.”

…always hard to project how an 18-year-old is going to develop but it looks like the Rangers might have gotten a steal with a very under-rated European player. See Henrik Lundqvist.

…Rangers head of European scouting Anders Hedberg deserves a ton of credit for finding this diamond in the rough.

Remember to follow me on Twitter & Facebook or e-mail me at nyrfan94@yahoo.com.

Kevin

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If you have any questions e-mail me at nyrfan94@yahoo.com.

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