Note: Jesper Fasth Is Still Playing Well

In Newsday, Steve Zipay writes that 2010 sixth round pick Jesper Fasth has four goals and ten assists for his Swedish team.

Fasth is second on the team, and tied for 11th in the league, in scoring behind Rangers legend Jason Krog.

(The “A” translates to “1”)

Krog played nine games for the Rangers in 2006-07.

Fasth had 16 points in 36 games last season.

Fellow Swedish prospect Oscar Lindberg has three points in 18 games.

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I love this guy. I hope he plays for Sweden at the World Juniors so that we can get a look at him.

Read: Jesper Fasth Is Someone That You Make Room For

Last night 2010 sixth round pick Jesper Fasth had one goal and four assists for HV-71 while Rangers management was in the stands.

Head European scout Anders Hedberg said that Fasth is definitely a prospect and is going to be a “good player.”

Last week Leslie Treff at  HF Rangers Blog ranked Fasth __ in her rankings of the top 20 prospects. She explained that Fasth is someone that is gonna have a spot:

Moving quickly up the list was Jesper Fasth, who put on a show in development camp this summer. Great hands, hockey sense, combined with speed was what we saw over and over again from Fasth. I see him as a second line winger, about two years away from NHL play. The question is whether there will be room for him, but he’s the kind of player, you make room for–he’s that good.

I love this guy. He is my favorite prospect for the sole fact that he plays in Sweden and isn’t seen or talked about that much. There is some mystery about him and the fact that he was a late round pick from Europe makes him so intriguing to me. We have seen what Carl Hagelin, a former sixth round pick from Sweden can do, maybe the Rangers hit another homer with Fasth.

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Note: Jesper Fasth Is Off To A Good Start

Update: 2:09PM: According to a Swedish website, via Frank, Fasth has a concussion but is doing well.

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Fasth was ranked eighth by Hockey’s Future yesterday in their ranking of the Rangers top 20 prospects.

He was drafted with one of the picks that the Rangers acquired for trading Bobby Sanguinetti. The other pick was used to acquire Tim Erixon.

It is believed that Fasth is still a couple of years away.

I have loved Fasth since the Rangers drafted him, and it seems like they have another sixth round Swedish prospect to look forward to like Carl Hagelin.

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READ: Jesper Fasth Is On The Right Track

At NYRangers.com, they profile 2010 sixth round pick Jesper Fasth as part of the “20 Prospects In 20 Days” feature.

Rangers scout Anders Hedberg said that Fasth has a great work ethic but that he is probably at least two years away from coming to North America.

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As soon as the Rangers took Fasth last year, he jumped to the top of my list in terms of Rangers prospects. When you take a guy that seems so far off the board, you make it seem like you know more than another team does about Fasth and reading this, it seemed like the Rangers did.

His excellent performance at the WJC in December and January only served to reinforce that Fasth could end up being a 6th round steal for the Rangers.

Rangers Site: Jesper Fasth Playing For WJC Bronze

..Stinks that he isn’t going for Gold, but I think he has impressed a ton so far in this tournament.

At least some Ranger prospect will go home with a medal, since Sweden is playing Team USA and Ryan Bourque and Chris Kreider

World Juniors: Sweden 6 (Jesper Fasth 2) Czech Republic 3

Sweden defeated the Czech Republic 6 to 3 today at the World Junior Championships.

2010 6th round pick Jesper Fasth had two goals in the win while 2009 5th round pick Roman Horak took two penalties.

Fasth has three goals and one assist in the tournament. Horak hasn’t registered a point.

…Not a great tournament for Roman Horak so far, but Jesper Fasth is only building the hype, for me, with his play so far