Viktor Svedberg
Image: AHL

Viktor Svedberg

Hometown:

Goteborg Sweden

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1991-05-24

Position:

D

Eligible for draft:

2010

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

Height:

6-8

Acquired:

Free agent signing, 2013

Weight:

234 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

2008-09: Played for Rogle’s J18 and J20 squads.  In 11 games for the J18 Elit team, Svedberg picked up 1 goal and 4 assists for 5 points.  he added 24 penalty minutes to his offensive totals.  In 20 games for the J20 SuperElit squad, Svedberg scored 5 goals and added 11 assists for 16 points.  he also racked up 79 penalty minutes.

2009-10: Played in 40 games for Frolunda’s J20 SuperElit team, scoring 4 goals and adding 10 assists for 14 points.  He added 85 penalty minutes to his offensive totals.

Talent Analysis

A giant of a defenseman at 6'8, Viktor Svedberg is a two-way defenseman capable of impacting a game in many ways. He can deliver big checks and use his size to clear his team's crease. His mobility has greatly improved since his draft year to the point where he can get around the ice pretty well, particularly for a player of his size. A productive junior player, Svedberg has settled into more of a defensive-minded role at the professional level in Sweden and now in North America. He is still more than capable of moving the puck out of his zone and getting the puck on net in the offensive end.

Future

Svedberg began the 2013-14 season on an AHL contract with the Rockford IceHogs. The Chicago Blackhawks signed him to a two year entry-level contract in October, 2013.

 

Deep pool of Chicago Blackhawks prospects developing in minor leagues in 2013-14

by Brad Gardner
on

Adam Clendening - Chicago Blackhawks

Photo: Defenseman Adam Clendening, a second round pick in 2011, leads the Rockford IceHogs in scoring in 2013-14 (courtesy of Warren Wimmer/Icon SMI)

Following a hot start to the season for the Rockford IceHogs, the AHL affiliate for the Chicago Blackhawks, the squad has settled into a familiar spot in the standings. The 'Hogs hold the eighth spot in the West with an 18-18-4-2 record but have played three to four more games than many other teams.

Read more»

Center and defensive depth remain the strengths of Chicago Blackhawks system

by Brad Gardner
on

Brandon Pirri - Chicago Blackhawks

Photo: Brandon Pirri earned an opportunity on Chicago’s second line and has responded with three goals, one assist in his last five games (courtesy of Robin Alam/Icon SMI)

The Chicago Blackhawks’ organizational depth has begun to break through to the NHL level in 2013-14. Led by Brandon Pirri, a handful of prospects have seen playing time in Chicago so far this season, while the depth on the wing and the blue line allowed General Manager Stan Bowman to swing a trade for former-Blackhawk Kris Versteeg.

Read more»

Related Articles