Alexander Hellstrom
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Alexander Hellstrom

Hometown:

Falun Sweden

Currently Playing In:

Europe

Birthday:

1987-04-17

Position:

D

Eligible for draft:

2005

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2006

Height:

6-2

Acquired:

7th round (184th overall), 2006

Weight:

207 lbs.

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History

2006-07:  Hellstrom was one of Bjorkloven’s most rugged defenders, totaling 104 PIM to tie for the team lead. He was far from an offensive catalyst, with just five assists in 39 games, but his team had several other high-scoring defensemen to shoulder the playmaking load. Hellstrom also played eight games for the Bjorkloven junior team, where he recorded two goals and two assists, in addition to 26 PIM. He was a member of Sweden’s World Junior squad.

2007-08: This marked Hellstrom’s first season of North American hockey, as the D-man suited up for the Peoria Rivermen (AHL). In 35 games, he recorded three goals and two assists, along with 38 PIM.

Talent Analysis

Hellstrom has a solid frame that helps him in his own zone. He generally keeps it simple, and focuses on the defensive side of the game. He is a decent skater, and is capable of carrying the puck when necessary.