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LATEST | Patrik Allvin comments on Hoglander's progress: Gives a good idea of what to expect from him

Published May 21, 2023 at 11:59
BY FELIP GOSSELIN

Nils Hoglander had only played in the NHL ever since he had crossed the ocean from Sweden, while the majority expected a breakout year for the former 2nd Round Draft Pick, things didn't go as planned. However, in the end, it may just be the best thing that could've happened to him.

Mid-way through the year, the Allvin took the decision to send Nils Hoglander down to Abbotsford so that he could regain his confidence. It worked out pretty well for him down there, since the young Swede collected 32 points in 45 games regular season games and added 6 in 6 during the playoffs. Here's what Allvin had to say on it:

''Nils also had a bit of a tough first part and maybe didn't get that much trust from the coaches. He played in slightly different positions. We felt he needed to gain a little more confidence by going down and playing in the AHL. He's done a fantastic job and had a really good playoff game there.''

Allvin gave an interview to a Swede media outlet in which he was asked to comment on the different Swedes within the team and he offered his comments on what he expected from him this summer:


''It was impressive to see his last two and a half months in Abbotsford. We are really happy with his development and really looking forward to his training camp.''

Nils also used his time down with Jeremy Colliton in Abby to perfect his two-way game, mainly known for his offensive attributes, he's developed quite the knack for defensive missions. Hoglander will be looking to prove his worth to the new coaching staff since when he was sent down Bruce Boudreau was still the bench boss. Allvin seems confident that he'll be given every opportunity he needs to be successful. Now, can he make the jump and become an impactful NHL forward on a consistent basis?

SOURCE: Hockey Sverige
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