Niklas Grossman

Hometown:

Stockholm Sweden

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1985-01-22

Position:

D

Eligible for draft:

2003

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

Height:

6-4

Acquired:

2nd round, 56th overall, 2004 Entry Draft, by Dallas

Weight:

187 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • A

History

Niklas Grossman has worked his way through the Sodertalije system in Sweden. During the 2003-04 season, he played with the Sodertaljie junior squad. Last season, he played up with Sodertaljie in the SEL. He also was the team captain for Team Sweden at the 2005 WJC.

Read HF's 2006 interview with Grossman here.

Talent Analysis

Grossman is a stay-at-home defenseman. Being of large stature and having a great reach, he was among the best defenders in the Swedish Junior League in 2003-04. He rarely goes on risky offensive adventures, but instead plays it as safe as possible.

Grossman isn’t figured to be much of an offensive option. He is well-balanced skater for a big kid and is extremely poised in his own zone. He has good puck skills and competent coming out of his zone. Overall, he has a great attitude both on and off the ice and seems to be very eager to move up.

Future

More added strength would make Grossman an even more powerful defenseman.