Jonas Brodin
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Jonas Brodin

Hometown:

Karlstad Sweden

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1993-07-12

Position:

D

Eligible for draft:

2011

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2011

Height:

6-1

Acquired:

1st round (10th overall), 2011

Weight:

168 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • B

History

2008-09: Jonas Brodin played for the Farjestad club for most of the season. In 22 games for the J-18 squad, he scored 3 goals and added 8 assists for 11 points. In 4 playoff games, Brodin scored 1 goal and added 1 assist for 2 points. In international play for Sweden's U-16 squad, Brodin scored 2 goals and added 2 assists for 4 points in 11 games.

2009-10: Brodin played for Farjestad once again. In 19 games for the J-18 squad, he scored 6 goals and added 11 assists for 17 points. In 7 playoff games for that team, Brodin scored 3 goals and added 8 assists for 11 points. Brodin also played for the Skare BK Division 1 team, scoring 1 goal and adding 6 assists for 7 points in 21 games. Brodin also saw his first action in Sweden's top league, picking up no points in 3 games for Farjestad. Brodin played for Sweden at the 2010 World U-17 Hockey Challenge, scoring 1 goal and adding 1 assist for 2 points in 6 games for the bronze medal squad. Brodin also represented Sweden at the 2010 U-18 World Junior Championship, picking up 2 assists in 6 games for the silver medalists.

2010-11: Brodin played for Farjestad's Elite club, appearing in 42 games for that team. He picked up 4 assists in those games. In the playoffs, Brodin scored 2 goals in 14 playoff games for the Elite League champions. Brodin once again played for Sweden at the 2011 U-18 World Junior Championship, picking up 1 assist in 4 games for the silver medalists.

2011-12: Brodin played top-four pairing minutes for Farjestads in Sweden's Elitserien as an 18-year-old and represented Sweden at the 2012 IIHF World Championship and U20 World Junior Championship tournaments. A defense-first defenseman, he had 8 assists and was plus-six with 14 penalty minutes in 49 games for Farjestads. After finishing sixth in the regular season, Farjestads reached the playoff semifinals. In 11 playoff games Brodin scored his first two goals of the season and was an even plus/minus with 6 penalty minutes. He also score a goal for Sweden at the World Championship – his only point in seven games. He was a key part of Sweden's U20 gold medal-winning squad, finishing plus-two with 4 assists and 14 penalty minutes in six games.

2012-13: Brodin assumed a full-time role for the WIld as a 19-year-old rookie following the NHL lockout. In 45 games he scored 2 goals with 9 assists and was +3 with 10 penalty minutes: averaging 23 minutes of ice time per game. In the five game playoff series against Chicago he averaged 26:23 minutes of ice time and was -3 with no points nor penalty minutes. Brodin began the year with the AHL's Houston Wild; skating in eight games before breaking his clavicle in November. He appeared in one January game before joining the Wild and in nine games with the Aeros he scored 2 goals with 2 assists and was +2 with 4 penalty minutes.

 

Talent Analysis

Brodin is a very mobile defender, who is an excellent skater and a decent passer. His average offensive instincts hold him back from being an elite package, but he is developing quickly.

 

Future

Will graduate as a prospect this season, barring injury, after a very solid NHL debut season.

 

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