Christian Djoos
Image: Brynas

Christian Djoos

Hometown:

Goteborg Sweden

Currently Playing In:

Europe

Birthday:

1994-08-06

Position:

D

Eligible for draft:

2012

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2012

Height:

6-0

Acquired:

7th round (195th overall), 2012

Weight:

158 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

2009-10: Christian Djoos played for Brynas' U18 and U16 squads and competed for Gastrikland in the TV-Pucken high school tournament. In 39 games for Brynas U18 (including four playoff games), Djoos was a team-best plus-60 with 5 goals and 13 assists and had 70 penalty minutes. Brynas U18 won the gold medal. In six games with the U16 squad he scored 2 goals with 4 assists and was plus-three with 8 penalty minutes. In eight games for Gastrikland he scored 2 goals with 4 assists.

2010-11: Djoos appeared in 11 games for Brynas' U20 team and was the leading scorer amongst defensemen for Brynas' U18 team. Djoos had 1 assist and was minus-seven in limited ice time with Brynas U20. Playing with Brynas U18 he had 11 goals with 34 assists and led all juniors with a plus-56 plus/minus. Brynas U18 won a bronze medal. In five playoff games he had 5 assists and was plus-four with 4 penalty minutes.

2011-12: Djoos made his Elitserien debut – appearing in one game – in addition to playing for Brynas at the U20 and U18 levels and representing Sweden in the 2012 U18 World Junior Championship. Djoos had five minutes of ice time for league champion Brynas in his only appearance. Djoos scored 3 goals with 21 assists and was plus-11 with 22 penalty minutes in 40 games with Brynas U20 and was scoreless in two playoff games. He skated in 12 games with Brynas U18 (including five playoff games) and scored 6 goals with 8 assists. In six games at the U18 WJC he scored 1 goal with 2 assists and was plus-three with 2 penalty minutes. Sweden won a silver medal. Djoos was ranked 18th amongst European skaters in Central Scouting's final rankings prior to the 2012 NHL Draft.

2012-13: Djoos skated for Brynas in Sweden's Elitserien as an 18-year-old and was part of Sweden's silver medal-winning squad at the 2013 World Junior Championship. He scored 2 goals with 6 assists in 47 regular season games and was -1 with 38 penalty minutes. Brynas secured the final playoff spot after finishing eighth and was swept by eventual champion Skelleftea in the Elitserien quarterfinals. Djoos was -3 with no points nor penalty minutes in four playoff games. He had 3 assists and was -2 in six games for Sweden at the WJC. Sweden reached the gold medal game; falling to the USA, 3-2.

 

Talent Analysis

Swedish import Christian Djoos is the son of former NHLer Pär Djoos. Like his father he plays a two-way game which relies on all-around competency in each zone. His biggest strength is his skating, which he uses to jump into the rush from time to time. However he also likes to sit back and play the responsible game. His defense could use a little more seasoning, as could almost every other aspect of his game. While not impressive in any one manner he isn’t bad in any either.

Future

Djoos has remained in Sweden for the entirety of his development and should start to look at coming over to North America to help get adjusted to the game. He is not a huge player at 6’0 so the sooner he gets used to the more demanding physical play the better. Long term he at least has the skills to be a decent AHL defenseman

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