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.
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.