Jakob Forsbacka-Karlsson

Aaron Vickers

The Boston University commit is that two-way player who plays bigger than he is. While not
a bruiser, physically punishing everyone with bone crushing hits, he does use his size to his
advantage in all zones. JFK possesses nice offensive ability with his smarts, creativity and grit.
He loves to play the body, especially on the forecheck and along the wall. He is persistent in his
puck pursuit and does a great job hitting to separate the man from the puck. He could certainly
afford to work on his skating, improving his stride and foot speed. While not slow by any stretch,
he is one of those guys who is a better skater when he has the puck on his stick than without.
The Swedish born forward possesses powerful strides when he is protecting the puck and very
strong balance. Without the puck in the offensive zone, he likes to drive the net hard and shows
the strength to outmuscle the defender in front to gain position. With the puck, he is always creating
offense. Displays some solid vision and can find open teammates or get off a shot. He also
has a lethal shot with a tremendous release and impressive power behind it. He has the ability
to still get a scoring chance and a shot off even with a defender draped all over him. A potential
high reward prospect after some time to round off some rough edges. He is a great combination
of size, strength and skill.  (May 2015)