2009-10: Appeared in 36 games for the Catamounts as a freshman, leading all rookies with 19 points (six goals, 13 assists) and was named the recipient of the team's George Buzzell Award as Vermont's top rookie. Stålberg finished the season ranked tied for eighth among all rookies in Hockey East with 14 points (five goals, nine assists) in 25 conference games en route to earning a spot on the Hockey East All-Rookie team. Stålberg earned three Hockey East Rookie of the Week honors (January 18, February 8 and February 22).
2010-11: Appeared in all 36 games for Vermont as a sophomore, leading the Catamounts with 28 points (nine goals, 19 assists). His 19 assists also led the team, while his nine goals ranked second. During the season, Stålberg posted multiple points in eight games. He was named to the Hockey East All-Academic team and was an honorable mention to the All-Hockey East team.
2011-12: Appeared in all 34 games as a junior, leading the team for the second consecutive season with 31 points (12 goals, 19 assists). His 12 goals and 19 assists also led the team. During the season, Stålberg posted multiple points in nine games. He posted his 50th career goal on October 23, 2011 versus Merrimack. Stålberg reached two more milestones on February 10, 2012 versus Boston College when he notched his 50th career assist playing in his 100th career game. He finished the regular season tied for 19th in Hockey East scoring with 22 points (eight goals, 14 assists) in 22 conference games. Stålberg also finished tied for third in Hockey East with 15 power play points (five goals, ten assists). Stålberg finishes his University of Vermont career with 78 points (27 goals, 51 assists) in 106 games.
Stålberg is a smart, two-way forward that could blossom into a solid defensive forward at the pro level. He plays well in all three zones and is good in transition. Stålberg is reliable and plays the game responsibly. He competes and works hard, not only in each game but in each shift as well. He's an outstanding skater, though doesn't quite have the speed that his brother, Viktor has.
Two areas of development that have really elevated Stålberg's game this season is his increasing confidence level and his ability to make smarter decisions both with and without the puck. That has resulted in more consistency throughout the season and a show of willingness to take calculated risks.
One of Stålberg's best attributes are his hands. He is an excellent playmaker who sees the ice really well. He possesses outstanding passing skills and his ability to follow and stay with plays is quite good. While Stålberg can set up the plays, he can also finish them too. He possesses a good shot and release.
Being able to put all of his skills and making quicker decisions will be the two areas where Stålberg will be tested at the pro level. And how consistently and well he can do them, will determine how successful Stålberg can be in the future.
Stalberg could compete for a roster spot with the NHL Sharks out of training camp but will probably be assigned to the AHL for the start of the upcoming season and be a possible injury replacement call-up for San Jose.