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2 minutes ago, Solinar said:

Interesting that he's a former first rounder and that Minnesota gets a compensatory pick at 56.

24th overall in 2018 under Fenton. The deadline to sign him was this 1 June and the Wild elected to take the compensatory pick instead.

 

Was considered quite a reach as he was projected to go around the 3rd round.  Fenton compared him to Jonas Brodin and talked of how much he likes smart defensemen.  

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3 minutes ago, flat land fish said:

Curious what the situation was with the wild did they not want to sign him or did he choose not to sign with the wild?

Best I can see is Minnesota receives a compensation, 56th overall pick for not signing him. That makes sense as they would rather have the pick than a project player. Good project for us though, by the sounds of it. 

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Honestly as poor as his development has gone, he automatically shoots up to the top of the board for our right side D prospect pool. 

 

That is how shallow and poor some of our defensive depth is. No disrespect to Woo, but thisbyear was really hard to watch for him after a very promising rookie season last year. Myrenberg had a solid season but is a project as is Viktor Persson. 

 

Could be a nice pickup. 

 

Was set up to fail with the expectationa of being drafted wayyyy to early. I saw most scouting pages have him ranked mid 2nd to late 3rd round. 

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Looks like the Wild wanted to sign him and retain his rights but Johansson stayed in Europe.

 

https://www.prohockeyrumors.com/2021/12/wild-prospect-filip-johansson-signs-two-year-extension-in-sweden.html

 

Maybe could amount to something in a few years, only a handful of players taken after Johansson in the 2018 draft have played a full season or more.

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1 minute ago, Quantum said:

These are the kind of bets I like to see.

 

22, former first round pick who refused to sign in Minnesota, RD, good size. He will come in and compete for a roster spot this season.

 

Impressive work by Allvin & company.

Be interesting to compare him and Woo at camp considering they were picked about 10 spots apart in the same draft

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It seems to be that his offensive ceiling isn't that high, and the compensatory pick is worth more than the prospect at the moment.  A mid round 2nd pick isn't a bad return for a prospect you don't feel confident in projecting more time, energy, and cash into.  Restart, and try do better on the next one.  And this draft is going to be somewhat deep, so, maybe they have someone already in mind.

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2 minutes ago, Quantum said:

These are the kind of bets I like to see.

 

22, former first round pick who refused to sign in Minnesota, RD, good size. He will come in and compete for a roster spot this season.

 

Impressive work by Allvin & company.

The Wild didn't want to sign him.  

 

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1 minute ago, Solinar said:

It seems to be that his offensive ceiling isn't that high, and the compensatory pick is worth more than the prospect at the moment.  A mid round 2nd pick isn't a bad return for a prospect you don't feel confident in projecting more time, energy, and cash into.  Restart, and try do better on the next one.  And this draft is going to be somewhat deep, so, maybe they have someone already in mind.

We need defensemen who can defend. I'm ok with that. 

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2 minutes ago, mll said:

The Wild didn't want to sign him.  

 

He signed a 2 year extension in the SHL back in December 2021 with Frolunda, It doesn't seem like that's the kind of move a first round pick makes if the Wild truly refused to sign him. Seems like it was mutual, at the very least.

 

https://www.prohockeyrumors.com/2021/12/wild-prospect-filip-johansson-signs-two-year-extension-in-sweden.html

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5 minutes ago, Quantum said:

22, former first round pick who refused to sign in Minnesota, RD, good size. He will come in and compete for a roster spot this season.

I'm not certain why it's been pre-determined already, but Allvin said he'd be playing in Sweden next season. 

 

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"Filip plays a solid defensive game and has shown consistent improvement over the past three seasons." said Allvin. "He will continue to develop his game in Sweden with Frölunda next season, but we look forward to welcoming him to Vancouver for Development Camp at UBC next month."

 

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