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.

 

Minnesota Wild boast talented group of European and collegiate prospects

by Peter Prohaska
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Photo: The 10th overall pick in the 2011 NHL draft, Jonas Brodin is among the many talented young players the Wild have drafted out of Europe. (Photo courtesy of Vincent Muzik/Icon SMI)

The Wild commenced a 'soft' rebuild on the day Chuck Fletcher took over for Doug Risebrough. The majority of Risebrough's prospects have been flushed, and a steady eye for the future has been in evidence. It hasn't been a 'scorched earth' rebuild, whether out of honor or overconfidence, and the team should rebound soon from a season where injuries exposed a lack of elite talent. Free agents and reclamation projects can only bring a franchise so far, and Fletcher's regime has brought a concerted effort toward finding talent to the draft board. The Wild has been preparing for several of the young men playing in the U.S. college ranks and in Europe to form the team's core going forward.

Mikael Granlund, C, HIFK (SM-Liiga)
Drafted 1st round, 9th overall, 2010

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Granlund continues reign as top prospect for Minnesota Wild

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Photo: Drafted 28th overall, Zack Phillips came to Minnesota as part of the return in the Brent Burns trade. (Photo courtesy of Ken McKenna/HF)

Although Mikael Granlund remains the Wild's number one prospect, the depth for the Minnesota Wild continues to improve under Chuck Fletcher's watch. With the draft taking place on home turf, the Wild made a wise but somewhat surprising move to add another blue-chip defense prospect in Jonas Brodin. They then traded pending free agent Brent Burns for two prospects, Charlie Coyle and Zack Phillips, the latter selected with San Jose's first round pick. The addition of these players can only improve the long-term outlook of the franchise.

1. (1) Mikael Granlund, C, 8.0B
Drafted 1st Round, 9th overall, 2010

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Minnesota Wild 2011 draft review

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The Wild added considerable depth again this year, trading for a second pick in the first round as well as former first-rounder Charlie Coyle. The team also turned to United States high schools for three of its picks. The Wild displayed a good degree of confidence again at this draft, trading up for a hometown fan.

Jonas Brodin, D – Färjestad (SEL)
1st round, 10th overall
Height: 6'1, Weight: 170 lbs

The Wild used its first round pick on Swedish defenseman Jonas Brodin. For the most part, draft watchers tend to favor eye-popping point totals first, and NHL frames second, of which Brodin brings neither. Brodin does however appear to be a master at the art of mistake-free, positionally astute defense.
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