Viktor Sjodin

Hometown:

Uppsala Sweden

Currently Playing In:

Europe

Birthday:

1988-04-21

Position:

C

Eligible for draft:

2006

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

Height:

6-0

Acquired:

7th round (206th overall), 2006

Weight:

207 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • D

History

Sjodin played for Västerås’ junior team in the SuperElit league last year, scoring 12 goals and five assists in 31 games. He also played for Sweden’s Under-18 team, scoring three points in six games.

2006-07: Rookie for the WHL Portland Winter Hawks.

2007-08: Played the first half of the season for the Winter Hawks, then released in January.  Finished season with Bofors of Allsvenskan.

Talent Analysis
Sjodin is considered a versatile forward, comfortable on either wing. He has established himself in Sweden as a tough, physical forward and will be looked upon to bring this particular attribute to North America.

A strong player that plays with good intensity. Sjödin likes to play the body and does it fairly well. Forechecks hard never stops working. Has a decent shot and scoring instinct, although he will most likely become a role player at senior level. Mobility, agility and acceleration could be improved.