Anton Blidh
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Anton Blidh

Hometown:

Mölnlycke Sweden

Currently Playing In:

Europe

Birthday:

1995-03-14

Position:

LW

Eligible for draft:

2013

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2013

Height:

6-0

Acquired:

6th round (180th overall), 2013

Weight:

184 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

2010-11: Anton Blidh played for Frolunda's U18 team and skated for Goteborg 1 in the 2011 TV-Pucken tournament for high school age players in Sweden. In 12 games with Frolunda he had 2 goals with 1 assist and had 8 penalty minutes. He made one playoff appearance and had no points with 25 penalty minutes. Blidh scored 2 goals with 4 assists and had 6 penalty minutes in eight TV-Pucken games.

2011-12: Blidh stepped into a full-time role for the Frolunda U18 team in his second season. Playing 38 games during the regular season, he scored 13 goals with 19 assists and was +11 with 28 penalty minutes. Frolunda was the top team in the South Division and reached the playoff semifinals, falling 4-3 to eventual champion Rogle BK. Blindh scored 2 goals with 4 penalty minutes and had an even plus/minus in four playoff games.

2012-13:Blidh played 49 games for Frolunda's U20 team as a 17-year-old and represented Sweden at the 2013 U18 World Junior Championship. He scored 17 goals with 10 assists and was +13 with 80 penalty minutes in 43 regular season games as Frolunda was the SuperElit league's top team. Frolunda reached the playoff semifinals and Blidh scored 1 goal with 2 assists and was +2 in six playoff games. Skating for Sweden, which finished fifth at the U18 WJC, he scored 1 goal and was +1 in five games. He also played 11 games for Frolunda's U18 team (including three playoff games) and scored 6 goals with 5 assists and was +3 with 14 penalty minutes. Ranked 100th amongst European skaters in Central Scouting's final rankings, Blidh was selected by Boston in the sixth round (180th overall) of the 2013 NHL Draft.

 

Talent Analysis

Blidh is a strong skater and aggressive defensively. He could develop into a player similar to PJ Axelsson.

Future

Blidh will remain in Europe for the foreseeable future.

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