Welcome to the third day of our Top 25 Under 25 countdown here at The Cannon! Thanks to the more than 120 of you who participated in our reader poll. Throughout the month of August, we’ll reveal a new player each weekday based on your ranking.
#22 Jonathan Davidsson
22nd out of 55 eligible players (449 points)
Highest placement: #8 (1 ballot)
Most common placement: #19 (8)
Birthdate: March 12, 1997
Birthplace: Tyreso, Sweden
Weight: 185 lbs
Position: Right Wing
Acquired: Drafted in the 6th Round (170th overall) of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft by the Columbus Blue Jackets
Jonathan Davidsson, the former sixth round pick, is a speedy winger who scored ten goals and registered twenty one assists for thirty one points in fifty two games for Djurgardens in the Swedish Hockey League last season. In the playoffs, he notched four goals and four assists for eight points in eleven games.
Davidsson is coming to North America this season, where he hopes to make an impression and make the team in camp this fall. He signed a three year ELC this spring, and he seems intent on showcasing his speed and goal scoring abilities for the club.
Kekalainen on forward prospect Jonathan Davidsson:— Brian Hedger (@JacketsInsider) April 26, 2018
"Jonathan Davidsson in the Swedish League was excellent this year. I went to see him a couple of times. He's got top-end NHL speed right now and he's 21 years old."#CBJ
Kekalainen on prospect Jonathan Davidsson:— Brian Hedger (@JacketsInsider) April 26, 2018
"He played a significant role on a Djurgardens team in Stockholm and had some very good statistics, and is a player that we think has a good chance of making our team next year."#CBJ
His performance will be one to watch this fall as the Jackets begin training camp.