Fifteen with Emil Pettersson

(Photo Credit: Shane Abbitt)

Yesterday, we announced our Admiral of the Month for October as Emil Pettersson. The 23-year old from Sundsvall, Sweden has quickly adapted to the North American game and made an impact for the Milwaukee Admirals. Pettersson leads the team with 10 points (3 goals, 7 assists) in 7 games and has done a great job at center and working both sides of special teams. Should he continue as he has started? It wouldn’t surprise me one bit to see him getting involved with the Nashville Predators this season.

Pettersson was drafted by the Predators in the sixth round of the 2013 NHL Draft. That means his younger brother, Elias, has bragging rights over him as he was selected fifth overall this Summer by the Vancouver Canucks. The two have worked a similar path though throughout Sweden. The Pettersson brothers are both products of the Timrå IK youth academy and played professionally for Växjö Lakers HC. In fact, Växjö was older brother’s last stop prior to signing his entry level contract with the Predators and making the leap to North America.

To get to know Emil that little bit better we decided to follow in the tradition of Alex Carrier a season ago and make his Admiral of the Month “Award” – a stop into Fifteen. Let’s all get to know our newest Swede that little bit better.

Thanks very much to Emil Pettersson for taking time after practice today to provide this chat. In the background, his pals Petter Granberg and Joonas Lyytinen kind of sort of ditched him.. as this interview did take some time.. apologies, Emil. Next for Fifteen we will feature the long awaited edition with Harry Zolnierczyk. We also have one planned for next week with Pierre-Cédric Labrie. But, after that, it’s up to you as to who should we hear from next. Please comment down below in the comments section with your suggestions!

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