Washington Capitals: Top 3 new prospects to keep an eye on in 2021

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#2 Axel Jonsson-Fjallby

Axel Jonsson-Fjallby had a solid season with the Hershey Bears. The left winger scored 10 goals and added five assists for 15 points. The speedy forward has a flow that rivals Carl Hagelin. He has yet to taste NHL action due to the difficulty that is making the Capitals lineup.

Jonsson-Fjallby was taken by the Capitals in the 2016 NHL Draft in the fifth round at 147th overall. Earlier in the 2020-21 season, Jonsson-Fjallby was on a loan to Vasterviks IK where he also recorded 15 points with four goals and 11 assists.

AJF had a solid season the year before that with the Hershey Bears where he scored 12 goals and 11 assists for 23 points. He put himself on the hockey map in the 2017-18 World Junior Championships for Team Sweden where he recorded four points with two goals and two assists.

Jonsson-Fjallby will likely enjoy a breakout season with the Bears where he could score at least 20 goals. Doing so would rise him up the ranks of the prospect boards. He is definitely a guy to keep an eye on this upcoming season. Sadly he’s one of the best that may not play in an NHL game but that goes to show how deep Washington is.