Jens Hellgren
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Jens Hellgren

Hometown:

Bjorbo Sweden

Currently Playing In:

Europe

Birthday:

1989-03-06

Position:

D

Eligible for draft:

2007

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2007

Height:

6-3

Acquired:

6th round (155th overall), 2007

Weight:

192 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • D

History

2006-07: Hellgren spent the majority of the season with Frolunda’s U20 team (SuperElit), where he put up four goals and a career-high 10 points, as well as a SuperElit title; his 26 penalty minutes was another career-high for the D-man. He also saw action at the WJC-18, but failed to register any points in the six games he spent with Team Sweden (Placed Third – Bronze Medal).

2007-08: The Frolunda U20 (SuperElit) defenseman netted four goals and a career-high 14 points in 40 games. He also saw postseason action, registering an assist, and a SuperElit title, in eight playoff games.

2008-09: Hellgren joined up with Boras (Allsvenskan) this season, netting a pair of goals and eight points in 45 games. He also suited up for international play with the Swedish National U20 squad, registering four points (1g+3a) in as many games. Expect to see him back with Boras next season.

2009-10: Hellgren played for Boras in Sweden's AllSvenskan (second division). In 50 games he scored 2 goals with 1 assist and had 75 PMs as Boras finished fifth in the 14-team league.

2010-11: Hellgren skated in 41 games in his third season with Boras as the club slipped to 11th place in AllSvenskan. His 6 assists were a career-high and he scored 1 goal with a +3 plus/minus and 22 PMs.
 

Talent Analysis

A physical blueliner with a heavy shot. Hellgren makes a decent first pass and is an average skater for a player of his size, but occasionally gets himself into trouble by making risky decisions.

Future

A little on the lanky side, Hellgren could stand to pack on a few pounds which would complement his gritty game.

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