Red Wings: Jonatan Berggren finding a groove overseas in 2020-21

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The Detroit Red Wings are seeing prospect Jonatan Berggren find success over in Sweden early on in the 2020-21 season.

As the Detroit Red Wings continue to prep for a return to the ice and go through the offseason, some of their prospects and current players are overseas, back on the ice. It is a good step for the Red Wings to see prospects and current players back on the ice, as the last time the Red Wings took the ice was in March.

With players being loaned overseas and players just not signed to entry-level deals yet, the Red Wings have players already underway on a 2020-21 season. Jonatan Berggren, a forward the team selected back in 2018, has gotten himself off to quite the start early on.

A second-round choice of the Red Wings, he has been playing his hockey for Skellefteå AIK over the Swedish Hockey League (SHL). So far, in 2020-21, Berggren has played in eight games where he has nearly eclipsed his 2019-20 point totals in 16 fewer games.

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Berggren managed just two goals and ten assists in 24 games during the 2019-20 season. In 2020-21, Berggren has two goals and nine assists for 11 total points in just eight games played.

The way things have looked, Berggren has been someone to watch out for as he develops, and 2020-21 looks like it is going to work out well for him early on.

Berggren is a good skater who handles the puck well and has just had to battle through some adversity that came in the form of injuries.

If Berggren can piece together a successful and developmental 2020-21 campaign, he may find himself coming over to North America sooner than later. If all goes well, Berggren has the upside to become a top-six threat for the Red Wings.

The thing with Berggren is his size, but this is something that should not knock much off his potential. The skillset that he has on the ice allows him to be successful and someone who can have quite the impact even when the puck is not on his stick.

As Berggren gets out to an incredible start in 2020-21, hopefully, this is a sign of big things to come for the forward who could be a top-six name in the future. He should be poised for a jump to North American hockey in the near-ish future, and the success he is having so far only helps that cause.

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The Detroit Red Wings should keep an eye on Berggren as they prepare to get back on the ice and possibly bring some of their European talents over to North America.