Daniel Brodin
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Daniel Brodin


Stockholm Sweden



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5th Round (146th Overall), 2010


172 lbs.

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2008-09: Played for the Djurgardens IF team in the top Swedish junior league (J20).  In 41 games, Brodin scored 11 goals and added 12 assists for 23 points.  Brodin also picked up 90 penalty minutes for the season.  In 6 playoff games, Brodin scored 1 goal and added 1 assist for 2 points.  He also appeared in one game for Djurgardens' Elite team but did not register a point.

2009-10: Brodin split the season between Djurgardens' J20 team and the Elite squad.  In 20 junior games, Brodin scored 5 goals and added 2 assists for 7 points to go along with 12 penalty minutes.  In 30 games for the Elite squad, Brodin scored 2 goals and added 3 assists for 5 points.  Brodin tacked on 26 penalty minutes to his offensive totals.  In 16 playoff games for the Elite squad, Brodin picked up no points and 2 penalty minutes.  Brodin was selected to play for Sweden's WJC Under-20 squad, where he netted 3 goals and added 2 assists for 5 points.  Passed over in the 2008 and 2009 drafts.

2010-11: Brodin skated for Djurgarden in his first full season in Sweden's Elitserien. Brodin appeared in 51 of 55 games for sixth-place Djurgarden and scored 4 goals with 9 assists; finishing +4 with 61 PMs while averaging 11 minutes of ice time per game in a fourth line role.


Talent Analysis

Brodin is a high energy winger who brings a ton of tenacity and speed each game he plays. He’s not intimidated easily and isn’t afraid to battle in the dirty areas of the ice. Likely never to be depended on for his offensive ability, in time Brodin may prove to be a quality checking line forward. The next step for Brodin is adding strength so that his checking game becomes more valuable.



Brodin will play in Finland for the 2012-13 season.

Projection: Speedy, checking line winger.



2010 NHL Draft: Toronto Maple Leafs fail to improve after flurry of trades

by Ed Dermit
Petter Granberg has not finished with a negative plus/minus rating at the AHL or NHL level since arriving in Toronto two years ago.

Photo: Petter Granberg has not finished with a negative plus/minus rating at the AHL or NHL level since arriving in Toronto two years ago. (Courtesy of  Graig Abel/NHLI via Getty Images)



The second NHL Draft for the Toronto Maple Leafs under President and General Manager Brian Burke saw the team make seven selections in the draft, however only two of the picks were originally theirs. In a whirlwind of activity, Burke traded five of their original picks and re-acquired five in a series of player trades and transactions to move the Leafs up or down in the draft.

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