Simon Bertilsson
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Simon Bertilsson

Hometown:

Gavle Sweden

Team:

Sweden

Currently Playing In:

Europe

Birthday:

1991-04-19

Position:

D

Eligible for draft:

2009

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2009

Height:

6'0

Acquired:

3rd Round (87th Overall), 2009

Weight:

183 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

2007-08: Suited up with Brynas IF Gavle U20, posting decent numbers. Appeared in games with Sweden’s U17 and U18 national teams.

2008-09: Played for Brynas IF Gavle as well as its champion U20 squad. Also played for Team Sweden in the U18 World Championships on the top unit.

HF’s pre-draft feature on Bertilsson.

2009-10: Continuing his play with Brynas, Bertilsson managed 4 points in 32 games and saw three games of action at the World Juniors.

Talent Analysis
Bertilsson is a skilled and mobile defenseman with above average hockey sense. He has good attitude and impressive timing in his play. An all-around defenseman that contributes at both ends, but sometimes tends to be a tad risky with the puck and he could also use some additional strength. Plays with authority and leads his team. Should become a solid player defensively with some offensive skills to go.  Likes to hit and play physically.
Future
Probably more of a defensive defenseman.

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