Elias Pettersson is a Swedish competent ice hockey player. He was born on November 12, 1998, in Sundsvall, Sweden. He plays for the Vancouver Canucks of the NHL (National Hockey League).
|Celebrated Name||Elias Pettersson|
|Profession||Ice Hockey Player|
|Birth Date||November 12, 1998|
|Birth Place||Sundsvall, Sweden|
|Parents||Father: Torbjörn Pettersson
Mother: Irene Pettersson
|Height||6 feet 2 inches|
|Net Worth||$5 million|
Elias was born to Torbjörn and Irene, with the birth sign Scorpio. He grew up with his sibling; a brother, Emil Petterson. Besides, he holds Swedish nationality, and as per ethnicity, he belongs to White. With a height of 6 feet 2 inches and a weight of about 176 lb, he has maintained his body fit.
NHL Career of Elias Pettersson
In 2017, the Vancouver Canucks selected Elias Petterson for the 2017 NHL Entry draft. He was chosen as the 5th overall pick. Then, he started his professional career in NHL in 2018. Against Mike Smith, he scored his first goal. However, he suffered from a head injury due to which he had to leave the game. After six games, he returned to play.
Moreover, against the game with Ottawa Senators, he made his first hattrick over the win by 4-3. On the last night, he suffered from a knee injury. However, he returned to the game on January 21, 2019; he scored a goal and had the record of assisting a win against the Detroit Red Wings. Likewise, he has 28 goals in his rookie season, along with 38 assists in 71 games.
Furthermore, he became the finalist of the Calder Memorial Trophy. Besides, he also plays for the national ice hockey team of Swedish.
Elias Pettersson International Career
Elias played in the 2018 World Junior Ice Hockey Championship. Moreover, he brought the silver medal for his country. Furthermore, representing Team Sweden, he received the gold medal at the 2018 IIHF World Championship.
Recently, on May 9, 2019, he became on the list of the roster at the 2019 World Championship for the second successive tournament.
Awards and honors
- Received the Stefan Liv Memorial Trophy in 2018
- Rookie of the Year in 2018
- Le Mat Trophy in 2018
- Rookie of the Month in October 2018 and in December 2018
- NHL All-Star in 2019
- Calder Memorial Trophy in 2019
- All-Rookie Team in 2019
Personal Life of Elias Petterson
Elias is in a secret relationship with his girlfriend. As per online sources, he has been dating since high school. However, there is no confirmation for this news. He seems to keep his personal life away from the spotlight.
Elias Petterson has been able to earn fame at a young age. He has been the young star on the ice hockey team. Likewise, he has been able to make a good amount of money.
As of 2021, his net worth is estimated to be about $5 million. Also, his annual salary is about $3.7 million. Moreover, he has been the highest-paid newcomer player in the NHL. He has a contract with the NHL worth $11.325 million.