LD Victor Svedberg (2009 undrafted; 2013 signed, CHI) - 6'8" giant

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  1. headsigh

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    I got the chance to watch a Swedish game and I can't help but notice this guy playing for Frolunda, he's huge. 6'9", and I know size like that doesn't go around often. He's draft eligible this year and is putting up good-enough numbers, but he doesn't seem to be paid attention to much. Anyone know more about this dude?
     
  2. Vagrant

    Vagrant The Czech Condor

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    He has been passed over twice in the draft purportedly for questionable physicality and foot speed. I would say he's more Hal Gill than Zdeno Chara and that's in a perfect world. In other words, if he were four or five inches shorter he wouldn't even be considered a prospect and I think NHL GMs are taking that to heart.
     
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    I've seen many games with him, and I think he's improved a lot this season. Still takes too many dumb penalties though. But he's fun to watch, he's huge and he has a bit of a mean streak. Good mobility for his size.
     
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    Bumping this thread since Svedberg now has played 22 games in the SEL this season, was 1+1 and had an overall great game tonight. In those 22 games he has scored two goals and has two assists, collected eight penalty minutes, have only been on the ice for six goals against and is currently a +5. With nine games under the belt since last season, many of them only spent on the bench (counts as a game played in Sweden), he was still not used to senior hockey and made some mistakes. But as the season has progressed, he has really taken huge steps and is currently playing very solid hockey, trying to make things happen offensively while using his big reach to be extremely effective defensively.

    Anyhow, here's the highlight from tonight's game, Svedberg is identified by his #4 or him being a head taller then everyone else, and he scored the 1-0 goal and has a secondary assist on the 3-1 goal: http://www.elitserienplay.se/video.1283644171001
     
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    Okay a second bump, but deservingly so. Svedberg is a defensive stud, he's adapting really quickly and his development curve is basically through the roof at this point. Can't believe no team took a chance with a late round pick on him.
     
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    The couple of games i've seen with him he's ben a rock defensively. I could deffinately see an NHL-team signing him to a two way contract in a couple of years. He'll likely have to spend one or two seasons in the AHL though before he could step in to the NHL though but i think his upside is pretty undeniable. At 6'9" 240 lbs he's gargantuan.
     
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    Sounds like the typical case of a big guy needing some extra time to grow in to his size.
     
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    habs should sign him ....he could be the next Gill 2.0 :sarcasm:
     
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    Gill would have to look up at Svedberg, the only possibly taller guy in prohockey is Chara.:)
     
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    update?
     
  11. TheKingSlayer

    TheKingSlayer He was in the way!

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    Did he look better this year? Any chance he gets drafted as a 20 year old or signed as a free agent this year?
     
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    Took some time but he's there now, think he has looked good since he was recalled.
     
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    I got to admit that he has been a pleasant surprise this year. It seems the complaining over the D prospects traded away was needless. Svedberg and Gustafsson have earned their spots.
     
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    untouchable21 Here comes the WHITE: Operation 16W

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    Would not mind him being part of a package including a 1st for Ladd.
     

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