Alexander Sundstrom

Hometown:

Vancouver B.C.

Currently Playing In:

Europe

Birthday:

1987-03-14

Position:

C

Eligible for draft:

2005

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

Height:

5-11

Acquired:

NJ's 7th Round Draft Pick (218th) in 2005

Weight:

192 lbs.

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History

2003-04: Sundstrom battled through knee problems while playing with Bjorkloven’s J18 team, scoring 2 goals and an assist in 7 games.

2004-05: Sundström saw a good amount of ice time with Björklöven in the second tier league at the beginning of the 2004-05 season as some players were injured and he did a good job when called upon. Later on in the season, Sundstrom’s chronic knee cap problems flared up yet again and forced him to miss a large chunk of the season. He played 9 games, and was held scoreless. Sundstrom was thought of highly as one of Sweden’s top prospects for the 2005 NHL draft, but his injury woes sent his stock spiralling. The Devils still thought enough of him to choose him in the 7th round of the draft.

2005-06: Sundstrom suited up for three senior league games, but spent the majority of the season in the Swedish Junior League for a mediocre Bjorkloven squad. He scored 30 points (including 16 goals) in those 29 games and was the second best scorer on the team and arguably the top forward on the team. He had some minor injuries during the year, but not as bad as previous seasons.

Talent Analysis
When healthy, the 5’11, 190 lb centerman plays a technically sound and smart two-way game. While not spectacular offensively, Sundstrom has great puck skills and has plenty of potential to become a solid point producing player. He excels in the defensive zone, working hard along the walls, and possessing great ability in the face-off circle.