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Check out Red Wings prospect Simon Edvinsson SH goal vs. Russians



Simon Edvinsson, Detroit Red Wings prospect
Swedish defenseman Simon Edvinsson, a Red Wings prospect, off to a strong start at the World Junior Championships

For Detroit Red Wings fans, it’s visions of Moritz Seider and Simon Edvinsson dancing in their heads this Christmas

During Sweden’s game against Russia, the TSN analyst Craig Button had plenty of positive remarks about Simon Edvinsson’s play, even before he scored a shorthanded goal to give the Swedes a 2-0 lead. Before that, he made a nifty backhand cross-ice feed.

Theodor Niederbach, another Red Wings’ prospect, scored Sweden’s fifth goal in a 6-3 win against the Russians. Edvidsson assisted on Sweden’s last goal.

Edvinsson has 12 points in 24 games for Frolunda in the Swedish League. He seems to take more offensive chances than Seider does.

The Yzerplan is for all young players to earn their way onto the team, like Lucas Raymond did this season. That was true for Seider as well. But the Red Wings had a reasonably good idea that Seider was ready, considering he played in the American League, German League and the Swedish League. He was more polished coming to training camp last fall than Edvinsson is today.

Simon Edvinsson doesn’t have the same level of experience that Seider had before he got to Detroit. But people around the league believe the Red Wings will give Edvinsson a chance to play next season, even if he has to spend some games in the American League.

Here is the Edvinsson goal against the Russians today in Sweden’s opener:

Edvinsson 18, shows off his skating in this effort. No one was going to catch him from behind as he roared down the ice. Russia did score a goal that went off Edvinsson’s leg and into the net.