Corey Pronman recently ranked Lias Andersson 47th on his list of the top 100 prospects. (ESPN Insider)
In ranking him 47th, Pronman wrote that Andersson doesn't dazzle with "high-end dekes, but there is a lot of skill" in his game. (ESPN Insider)
He said that Andersson has a quick shot, makes quick decisions, is tough, strong and can "kill penalties adequately."(ESPN Insider)
Pronman wrote after the draft that he isn't sure Andersson's upside was worthy of the 7th pick, though he has shown flashes of "offensive dominance" in the past.
He noted that Anderrson doesn't have "game-breaking speed" but that is something that can be lived with "considering all the other positive attributes in his offensive game."
Ryan Kennedy listed Lias Andersson as one of the players who stood out to him at the World Junior Summer Showcase.
He said that he isn't the "flashiest" player bu that Andersson makes smart decisions, "supports the play" and is a leader out there. (THN)
The Hockey News Yearbook ranked Andersson as the Rangers top prospect and said that his "best-case scenario" would be Tampa Bay's Ondrej Palat.
Filip Chytil was listed as an honorable mention, Igor Shesterkin was ranked 5th among goalies and fellow goalie Adam Huska was also an honorable mention. (ESPN Insider)
The Sports Forecaster's 17-18 yearbook has Chytil 1 and Andersson 2 on the Rangers list of top prospects.