Sebastian Stalberg
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Sebastian Stalberg

Hometown:

Gothenburg Sweden

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1990-06-30

Position:

RW

Eligible for draft:

2008

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

Height:

6-0

Acquired:

Free agent signing, 2012

Weight:

187 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

2009-10: Sebastian Stalberg 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.

2011-12: Stalberg signed a two-year entry-level contract with San Jose in March 2012 and made his pro hockey debut with AHL Worcester foliowing his junior season at Vermont. In 13 AHL games he scored 3 goals with 2 assists and was -2 with 4 penalty minutes. Stalberg appeared in all 34 games for Vermont as a junior. He was the Catamounts leading scorer for the second consecutive season with 12 goals and 19 assists. Stalberg posted his 50th career goal on October 23, 2011 versus Merrimack and on February 10, 2012 versus Boston College he notched his 50th career assist and played in his 100th career game. Stalberg finished tied for third in Hockey East with 15 power play points (five goals, ten assists). Vermont missed the Hockey East playoffs after finishing last in the league; winning six games all season.

2012-13: Stalberg skated in 66 games for San Jose's AHL affiliate in Worcester in his first pro season. He scored 10 goals with 8 assists and was -12 with 10 penalty minutes. Worcester missed the AHL playoffs after finishing fourth in the Atlantic Division.

 

Talent Analysis

Sebastian Stalberg has all the tools to be a very solid defensive forward with some offensive upside at the pro level. Unfortunately his work ethic and style of play made it difficult to see that last season. Stalberg will need to simplify his game and hone his offensive abilities (particularly his passing skills, which drew rave reviews before his pro debut) with the puck against bigger and better competition.

This player has terrific hands and sees the ice particularly well, however he continues to try and do too much. He possesses an average shot with good release and has scoring potential. If he can find some consistency and simplify his game he could rise up the Sharks prospect ranks rather quickly.

 

Future

Stalberg will try and regain his confidence at the professional level in his second full season with the AHL Sharks. He will likely start the year with an opportunity to play a scoring role but will be on a tight leash.

 

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