Tim Heed
Image: Vaxjo Lakers

Tim Heed

Hometown:

Goteberg Sweden

Currently Playing In:

Europe

Birthday:

1991-01-27

Position:

D

Eligible for draft:

2010

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

2010

Height:

6-0

Acquired:

5th round (132nd overall), 2010

Weight:

165 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • D

History

2008-09: Tim Heed spent most of the season with Sodertalje's J20 squad.  In 32 games, Heed scored 1 goal and added 7 assists for 8 points.  he added 1 assists in 2 playoff games.  Passed over in the 2009 NHL Draft.

2009-10: Heed had a real breakout year in Sweden playing for Sodertalje's J20 and Elite teams. Heed scored 8 goals and added 29 assists for 37 points in 32 junior games.  Heed also played at in 27 Elite games, scoring 1 goal and adding 9 assists for 10 points as a rookie with Sodertalje in the SEL.

2010-11: Heed skated in 12 games for eleventh-place Sodertalje in Sweden's 12-team Elitserien as a 19-year-old and was -7 with 1 goal. He was also with Sodertalje during the relegation playoffs and had 4 assists with 4 PMs in 10 games. Sodertalje was relegated to Allsvenskan after finishing third while Vaxjo and MoDo secured Elitserien spots for 2011-12. Ironically, Heed played 29 games for Vaxjo in Allsvenskan during the season and was +16 with 3 goals and 20 assists. Heed signed a one-year contract with the Malmo Redhawks in June 2011.

2011-12: Heed was the leading scorer amongst defensemen for Malmo in Sweden's AllSvenskan (second league). He scored 4 goals with 26 assists in 47 games and was minus-eight with 10 penalty minutes. The Redhawks finished seventh in the 14-team league and were second in the four-team pre-Kval playoff series. In the six game series Heed scored 1 goal with 2 assists and was minus-four. Heed signed a three-year entry-level contract with Anaheim in May, 2012.

2012-13: Heed remained in Sweden, opening the season with Vaxjo in the Elitseiren and then playing for Vasteras in second division AllSvenskan. He was -1 with 2 penalty minutes, averaging seven minutes of ice time, in 10 games with Vaxjo before being loaned to Vasteras in October. In 33 games with Vasteras he scored 5 goals with 8 assists and was an even plus/minus with 12 penalty minutes. Vasteras finished third in Allsvenskan and was fourth in the Kval Series, missing the opportunity for elevation to the SHL. Heed played in eight Kval Series games and was -1 with 2 assists.

 

Talent Analysis

Heed, a converted forward, has established himself as an effective puck-carrier, puck-mover, and puck-handler. He is also an above-average skater with solid speed. He will have to continue to develop both his skills and his attitude as a rearguard, although he has gained comfort in his position with each passing campaign.

 

 

Future

Heed will start the 2013-14 season in the Swedish Elite League and would do well for himself to stay up this time. He has bounced around the Swedish relegation levels for several seasons and if he could stay up playing with the top level in Sweden could possibly prove his skill could translate to the AHL or NHL. He faces an uphill battle in a system loaded with offensive defenseman.

 

 

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