Arvid Lundberg
Image: Skelleftea

Arvid Lundberg

Hometown:

Skelleftea Sweden

Team:

Sweden

Currently Playing In:

Europe

Birthday:

1994-09-29

Position:

D

Eligible for draft:

2013

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

Height:

6-1

Acquired:

Eligible for the 2014 NHL Draft

Weight:

185 lbs.

Probability of Success

History

2010-11: Arvid Lundberg skated in two SuperElit league games for Skelleftea's U20 team in Sweden; spending most of the year with the club's U18 squad. He scored 1 goal in SuperElit play. Lundberg scored 13 goals with 11 assists in 38 regular season games and had six penalty minutes for Skelleftea's U18 team. In eight playoff games he had no points and 2 penalty minutes.

2011-12: Lundberg made his first appearance in an Elitserien game, dressing for one game but not seeing any ice time with Skelleftea. He split the season between the club's U20 and U18 squads and played for Sweden's U19 team in two contests. Lundberg played 31 SuperElit games, including three playoff contests, and was +10 with 13 assists and 4 penalty minutes. He scored 7 goals with 13 assists in 22 regular season games and was +30 with 10 penalty minutes for the Skelleftea U18 team. In six playoff games he had 1 assist and 2 penalty minutes as Skelleftea reached the championship game; falling to Rogle BK 4-3. Lundberg had no points nor penalties in two games with Sweden's U19 team.

2012-13: Lundberg appeared in five Elitserien games with Skelleftea and played for the club's U20 team while representing Sweden at the U20 and U19 levels. He had no points nor penalty minutes, averaging just over two minutes of ice time per game, in Elitserien play. Lundberg scored 4 goals with 18 assists and was +16 with 30 penalty minutes in 45 SuperElit league games and was +1 with 1 goal and 1 assist in five playoff games. Lundberg was +1 with no points in five games for Sweden's U20 team prior to the 2013 World Junior Championship and had 3 assists and 6 penalty minutes in four games for the U19 team. He was eligible for the 2013 NHL Draft but was not selected.

2013-14: Lundberg joined Skelleftea in the re-christened SHL on a full-time basis after a handful of games with the club's U20 team and playing for Pitea in Sweden's Division 1. A late cut for Team Sweden prior to the 2014 World Junior Championship after Filip Forsberg and Elias Lindholm joined the squad from North America, Lundberg played 13 games with the U20 squad and was +1 with 1 goal and 2 assists. He was ranked 21st amongst International skaters in Central Scouting's mid-term rankings prior to the 2014 NHL Draft.

 

Talent Analysis

Lundberg has successfully completed a full season of SHL hockey and didn’t look out of place. Thinks the game well and has a good first pass. Simply an intelligent player who has the look of a future offensive defenseman. Good shot from the point and an adept passer. A player who can hold his own in all three zones of the ice and doesn’t tend to give up the puck, even when pressured by forecheckers. Has a knack for rushing with the puck and isn’t shy about challenging defenders. Lundberg was the last cut from the WJC squad, something that was heavily questioned in Swedish ice hockey circles. Has really arrived on the scene this past winter and has shown a mental fortitude that would indicate that he can be more than the sum of his parts moving forward.

Lundberg is still growing into his body and learning the game at the pro level. Overall upside is still in debate, as is just how much weight he can still fit on his frame, but he is coming from one of Sweden’s top producers of talent. Next season will particularly big for Lundberg, whether he’s drafted or not this summer, as he’ll need to prove that this past winter was a real indication of what’s to come.

 

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