Filip Westerlund

Birthplace: Härnösand, Sweden
Position: D
Shoots: Right
Height: 5’11”
Weight: 181
NHL Draft: 2017: 2nd Round, 44th Overall by Arizona Coyotes

#56 by Riding Pine Hockey
#82 by Future Considerations
#15 by Central Scouting (EU Skaters)

Scouting Reports:
“Smooth skating defenseman who plays with great maturity, Westerlund is an intelligent and efficient blue liner who understands his role in both zones, has a good active stick and displays good positioning; can easily transition the puck out of his own zone on the breakout.” – Brandon Holmes, Riding Pine Hockey

“Westerlund is a speedy little two-way defender with some offensive instinct. He’s a solid skater in all four directions and is smooth when moving laterally across the zone, but could improve power in his strides by adding lower body strength and getting lower to the ice to dig in. Great on his edges and his thought process shows decisiveness and creativity to his game. Eludes pressure in his own end with great puck control and shiftiness that is hard to contain with a straight line check. He loves to skate the puck up ice and has that ability to go end to end on a play if he finds he is open. He passes the puck with zip and sets up great chances with highly creative plays. He feigns pass and shot attempts in order to freeze defenders and rips the puck on net any chance he gets. He likes keeping the puck low to the ice and looking for deflections with a half-windup on his slap shot. He has good instincts in his own end and has a solid understanding of when to pressure opponents along the boards. He could stand to improve his physicality, as he shies away from initiating contact. Has a bit of youthfulness or risk to his game and needs to add strength to be effective in his own zone but rides players off using positioning and his stick. Has some intriguing upside as a puck rushing blueliner at the NHL level but must physically mature. He’s the kind of guy that could be taken early for a NHL team that sees the offensive upside.” – Future Considerations

Season Team League GP G A TP PIM
 2013-2014 Ångermanland TV-Pucken 8 1 3 4 2
AIK Härnösand J18 J18 Elit 34 1 6 7 4
 2014-2015 Ångermanland TV-Pucken 6 2 0 2 6
AIK Härnösand J18 J18 Elit 33 11 16 27 12
Sweden U16 (all) International-Jr 3 0 0 0 0
 2015-2016 Frölunda HC J18 J18 Elit 21 4 8 12 18
Frölunda HC J18 J18 Allsvenskan 18 0 4 4 2
Frölunda HC J20 SuperElit 3 0 0 0 2
Sweden U17 WHC-17 6 0 0 0 0
Sweden U17 (all) International-Jr 10 1 3 4 4
 2016-2017 Frölunda HC Champions HL 7 0 0 0 0
Frölunda HC J18 J18 Allsvenskan 0 0 0 0 0
Frölunda HC J20 SuperElit 23 1 6 7 8
Frölunda HC SHL 33 0 4 4 6
Sweden U18 WJC-18 7 1 1 2 4
Sweden U18 (all) International-Jr 16 1 3 4 10
 2017-2018 Frölunda HC J20 SuperElit
Frölunda HC SHL

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