Alexander Fallstrom
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Alexander Fallstrom

Hometown:

Stockholm Sweden

Currently Playing In:

Europe

Birthday:

1990-09-15

Position:

RW

Eligible for draft:

2009

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

2009

Height:

6-2

Acquired:

Trade with Minnesota, 2010

Weight:

203 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

2008-09: Alexander Fallstrom enjoyed a huge campaign with Shattuck-St. Mary’s. The Swede contributed 87 points in just 57 games for the club. This was a full 20 points higher than his 2007-08 totals.

2009-10: In his freshman season at Harvard University, Fallstrom played in 32 games.  He scored 4 goals and added 8 assists for 12 points.

2010-11: Fallstrom appeared in 22 games for Harvard as a sophomore – missing ten games due to injury. He scored 7 goals with 5 assists, including 2 assists in the Crimson’s 5-4 win over Boston University in the Beanpot Tournament consolation game. Harvard (12-21-1) advanced to the quarterfinals of the ECAC tournament, falling to Dartmouth in a three-game series. Fallstrom finished with an even plus/minus for the season and accumulated 17 PMs.

2011-12: Fallstrom emerged as one of the leading goal scorers for Harvard as a junior – finishing tied for second along with fellow junior and line mate Marshall Everson with 13 goals behind his other line mate; senior Alexander Killorn (23 goals). Fallstrom also had 12 assists and was plus-eight with 12 penalty minutes in 28 games for the Crimson. Five of his 13 goals were scored on the power play. Despite struggling to stay above .500 for much of the year and tying an unheard of 11 games, Harvard finished third in ECAC Hockey and advanced to the league championship game.

2012-13: Fallstrom signed a two-year entry-level contract with the Bruins in March 2013 and made his pro debut with AHL affiliate Providence following his senior season at Harvard. In ten AHL games he scored 4 goals with 1 assist and was +1 with 4 penalty minutes. Providence finished first in the Atlantic Division and reached the second round in the playoffs. Fallstrom did not play in any playoff games. Fallstrom was the leading scorer for Harvard in his final college season. He scored 9 goals with 12 assists in 31 games and was -1 with 22 penalty minutes. The Crimson, after losing four players early in the season, finished last in ECAC Hockey and lost to Dartmouth in a best-of-three preliminary series in the conference tournament.

2013-14: Fallstrom struggled to find ice time with the AHL’s Providence Bruins in his first pro season. In 28 regular season games he scored 3 goals with 5 assists and had an even plus/minus with 17 penalty minutes. Providence finished third in the Atlantic Division and reached the second round in the playoffs. Fallstrom had 3 assists and was +2 with 4 penalty minutes in 12 playoff games. 

Talent Analysis

Fallstrom is a highly intelligent player with good all-around ability and size. He plays an industrious game and at times can show good hands and power potential. At the same time he is reluctant to get involved in the harder elements of the game and does not always use his size to advantage. Fallstrom is competent defensively and reads and anticipates the play well. Despite his size, he is not as physically strong as that height would suggest.

Future

Fallstrom began the 2014-15 season with Bruins' AHL affiliate Providence before being waived and bought out of his contract by Boston in October 2014. He is now skating for Djurgarden in Sweden's SHL. Fallstrom was a dominant player for Shattuck-St. Mary's and it was envisioned that his size and skill level would make him a consistent scorer. His development stagnated a bit at Harvard and despite his size he does not play a physical game and tends to stay around the edges. His game may be better suited to the larger rinks in Europe though his tools could attract interest from other NHL clubs willing to give him time to put things together.

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