Acquired: Drafted by the Thrashers in the second round (34th overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.
Drafted: ATL / 2009 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 2nd (34th overall) PROSPECT BIO
2009-10 SEASON: Played in 35 games for Frolunda’s Swedish Elite League, registering 13 points (6g, 7a) … Ranked 11th on the team in points, tied for eighth in goals and tied for 14th in assists ... Loaned to Boras HC of Sweden’s Second Division, posting five assists in four games … Helped Sweden capture the Bronze Medal at the 2010 Under-20 World Junior Championships, appearing in five games and scoring a goal.
EUROPEAN CAREER: Has spent the last three seasons with the Frolunda (Sweden) organization, mostly splitting time between their Under-18 team and their Junior division team … 2008-09: Appeared in 35 games for Frolunda Jr. in Sweden, recording 26 points (13g, 13a) … Appeared in two post-season games with the Junior team … Added three points (2g, 1a) in 10 games with Frolunda’s Swedish Elite League team … Earned five points (4g, 1a) in three games with Frolunda’s Under-18 team and tallied four points (2g, 2a) in five post-season games … Saw action in eight games for Boras HC in Sweden’s Second Division, recording six points (4g, 2a) … Played for Sweden at the 2009 Under-18 World Championships, posting four points (2g, 2a) in six games. 2007-08: Recorded 43 points (19g, 24a) in 31 games with the Frolunda Under-18 team … Added three points (2g, 1a) in five post-season contests … 2006-07: Made his Frolunda organization debut, splitting time between the U-18 team and the junior team … Recorded four points (3g, 1a) in seven U-18 games and was held scoreless in two junior contests.
INTERNATIONAL CAREER: Has represented his native Sweden in international competition twice, including the 2010 World Junior Championships and the 2009 World Under-18 Championships.
PERSONAL: Teammates with Thrashers prospects Nicklas Lasu and Fredrik Pettersson with Frolunda during the 2009-10 season.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Selected by the Thrashers in the second round, 34th overall, of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.