Fredrik Naslund comes from the Vasteras system in Sweden. Going back to the 2002-03 season, he has bounced around the system. He played part time in the Swedish 2nd-tier league and part time in the Swedish U18 League in 2003-04 where he was really dominant scoring 12 goals and 15 assists in 14 games.
He remained with the U-20’s in the Superelite during the 2004-05 campaign. For the third straight year, Naslund has continued to put up some promising numbers.
2005-06: Naslund joined the Peterborough Petes (OHL) where he notched 30 points in 66 games. He came alive in the playoffs, finishing fourth on the club in goals with six and totaled 11 points in all. He helped Peterborough to an OHL championship and a chance to play for the Memorial Cup. He was selected 19th overall in the CHL import draft.
2006-07: The Swedish forward returned to his homeland to play for IK Nyköpings [SWE-2]. He notched 13 goals and 13 assists in 45 games. In the playoffs, he once again stepped up his offensive play, despite the brevity of his postseason.
2007-08: Naslund moved to Nybro IF, also of Sweden’s second-tier Allsvenskan league. He scooped up 19 points in 33 games, which placed him fifth on the club in scoring.
Näslund is a huge winger with plenty of offensive potential. Näslund has fine technical skills, he has a good scoring touch and although he is far from being the perfect skater he is tough to stop when he reaches full speed with his large frame.
At 6’4, 210, Naslund has the all the makings of an imposing winger. He has a lot of potential and decent overall skill. He is not the greatest of skaters, but can get the job done when needed. He does a good job protecting the puck, has good hands and somewhat of a scoring touch.
Naslund is likely to remain in Sweden for the better part of the remainder of his career.
Potential: Longshot 3rd/4th line offensive power forward.