Axel Jonsson-Fjällby has eight points in first 11 games with Västervik IF, reunites with Davidsson brothers
Capitals prospect Axel Jonsson-Fjällby is spending his offseason playing in Sweden’s second-tier HockeyAllsvenskan league with Västerviks IK. On Wednesday, the club signed AJF’s best friends and former linemates in Djurgården, Marcus and Jonathan Davidsson.
Västervik, usually a bottom feeder, has outperformed expectations and sits in third place after 11 games. They’re 10 points behind Björklöven. The top six teams qualify for a playoff-style race for a promotion to the SHL, the top tier league in Sweden.
AJF and the Davidsson brothers had a breakout season together in the SHL during the 2018/2019 season playing for Djurgården, where, in limited minutes, they produced well from the bottom six. Jonsson-Fjällby had a terrific postseason and scored 12 points in 19 games, only outmatched among forwards by veteran Dick Axelsson.