2010-11: Julius Bergman skated for the lower division Karlskrona club in southern Sweden — playing in nine games with the club’s men’s team and another 15 games with the U20 squad. He had no points nor penalty minutes in Division 1 play with the men’s team. Bergman scored 5 goals with 5 assists in fifteen games (including one Kval series game) for the Karlskrona U20 team. He was an assistant captain for Sweden’s U16 team; scoring 2 goals with 3 assists and 8 penalty minutes in 11 games. Representing Blekinge in the TV-Pucken tournament for high school age players for the second year, he scored 2 goals with 4 assists and had 35 penalty minutes in eight games.
2011-12: Bergman skated for Karlskrona’s men’s team in Division 1 as a 16-year-old and played for Sweden in the 2012 U17 World Hockey Challenge. He scored 3 goals with 6 assists and was +13 with 47 penalty minutes in 36 regular season games. In the ten-game Kvalserien he scored 1 goal and was an even plus/minus with 12 penalty minutes as Karlskrona earned elevation to Allsvenskan for 2012-13. Bergman had 3 assists and 6 penalty minutes in six games at the WHC.
2012-13: Bergman split the season between Karlskrona in AllSvenskan and Frolunda in Sweden’s SuperElit league and played for Sweden’s U18 team in the 2012 Ivan Hlinka Memorial and 2013 World Junior Championship tournaments. He skated in 23 Allsvenskan games and was -12 with no points and 16 penalty minutes before being loaned to Frolunda. He scored 1 goal with 5 assists and was +5 with 6 penalty minutes in 15 regular season games and scored 1 goal with 2 assists — finishing +6 with 8 penalty minutes — in six SuperElit playoff games. Bergman had 1 assist and 12 penalty minutes in five games at the Ivan Hlinka tournament. He had 1 assist and was +2 with 4 penalty minutes in five games at the 2013 U18 WJC.
2013-14: Bergman was an assistant captain for Frolunda’s U20 team and played for Sweden’s U19 team in international play. Bergman was ranked 22nd amongst International skaters in Central Scouting’s mid-term rankings prior to the 2014 NHL Draft.
Bergman is a physically impressive defenseman who isn’t shy about throwing his body around. Skating is an asset as he likes to move and rush once he gets the puck in his own zone. Also is strong at making outlet passes. A player who gives the impression of being very alert and awake while on the ice, keeping active in all three zones. Bergman is developing very nicely in an offensive capacity and has shown some good blueline instincts. His shot is impressive and has improved considerably in a short period of time. Overall, he displays the right urgency in bringing the puck to the goal.
Bergman will have to learn to have a better read on when deciding to pinch in from the point. Must also make better decisions so as to avoid heading to the penalty box unnecessarily. A lot of his game will have to pick up in order to crack the next level, especially with all the competition on the blueline in the Frolunda organization.