Patrik Bexell and Anton Rasegård join forces once again for a special episode of Habsent Minded, in regard to Thursday’s news that Mattias Norlinder has signed his entry level contract with the Montreal Canadiens.
As the expert on European prospects, Patrik answers questions from both Anton and the public about what we can expect from the Swedish defensive prospect, looking at both the near future as well as the far.
How close is he to the NHL? What are his strengths? Weaknesses? Comparison of type of player? If there was a spot for him next fall could he make the habs?— Paul-Olivier Airoldi (@Paul_airoldi) June 4, 2021
Norlinder becomes the fifth player from the 2019 draft class to sign his ELC with the Habs, joining Cole Caufield, Gianni Fairbrother, Arsen Khisamutdinov and Rafaël Harvey-Pinard.
If you want to dive deeper and get more intel on Norlinder, we highly recommend listening to the podcasts listed here below:
Grading Mattias Norlinder’s season:
Frölunda head coach Roger Rönnberg, before the playoffs on what to look for in Norlinder’s game:
Top 25 Under 25, with Frölunda’s defensive coach Kristoffer Näslund:
Rönnberg about Norlinder and expectations on the season: