Capitals Prospect Oskar Magnusson scores in AIK’s season opener

Photo: Mary Holman / hockeymedmariehallman.se

Oscar Magnuson, one of the attacking candidates at Washington Capitals, has been busy for the summer of hockey in 2022. He participated in the Capitals development camp in mid-July, and scored in the camp brawl on the final day.

Magnusson then played for Sweden’s U-20 team at the 2022 FIFA World Cup, which was postponed due to Covid in early August. For the tournament, he scored and assisted a goal in seven matches.

Magnuson returned to AIK in the HockeyAllsvenskan League (Second Division) in Sweden in late August, as things started to calm down for him.

Training camp started on the top streak, but as camp progressed, he fell more and more into the lineup, and eventually the inaugural season started on Friday on AIK’s fourth line.

However, Magnusson scored a late key goal in the third half to give AIK a short 5-4 lead. It was a dirty launcher.

Magnuson had a goal and an assist. AIK will win the opening match 6-5 in overtime.

Magnuson, 20, a 5′-10-inch left center/winger was selected by the Capitals in the seventh round (#211 overall) of the 2020 NHL Entry Draft. He remains unsigned by the Capitals. He’ll need a good 2022-23 season to be considered with Hershey next fall, but he could play in the SHL, if he doesn’t make the jump sooner. He’s off to a good start.

By John Sorenson

About John Sorensen

John has been a fan of caps since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Center in 1974. His interest in caps has grown over the decades and has included time as a season ticket holder. Worked as a journalist covering the team for over 10 years, focusing primarily on analysis, analytics, and forecast development.

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