Fredric Larsson
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Fredric Larsson


Karlstad Sweden

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4th round (111th overall), 2012


172 lbs.

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2009-10: Fredric Larsson played 15 games for the Brynas U18 and U16 teams and skated for Gastrikland in the TV-Pucken tournament for high school-aged players. He had 1 assist with 8 penalty minutes in his limited action with the Brynas squads and in eight games for Gastrikland had 2 assists and 6 penalty minutes.

2010-11: Larsson played in 41 games including five playoff contests in his first full season with the Brynas U18 team. In 36 regular season games he scored 6 goals with 18 assists and was plus-48 with a team-leading 73 penalty minutes. Brynas finished first in Allsvenskan U18 North and reached the semifinals in the playoffs. In five playoff games Larsson was plus-one with no points and 6 penalty minutes.

2011-12: Larsson appeared in 16 SuperElit league games with Brynas U20 and led the Brynas U18 team in penalty minutes for the second season in a row. In 14 regular season games for the third-place Brynas U20 team he scored 1 goal with 3 assists and was plus-two with 24 penalty minutes. In the two-game playoff series with Sodertalje he was minus-one with 6 penalty minutes. Larsson racked up 158 penalty minutes in 35 game with the Brynas U18 team but was plus-33 with 3 goals and 12 assists. Brynas finished fourth and reached the U18 playoff semifinals. In five playoff games Larsson scored 1 goal and was plus-one with 8 penalty minutes. Not among the 120 European skaters in Central Scouting’s final rankings prior to the 2012 NHL Draft he was selected by Philadelphia in the fourth round (111th overall).

2012-13: Larson played 41 games for Brynas in Sweden’s SuperElit U20 league and led the league with 134 penalty minutes. He was plus-1 and scored 4 goals with 6 assists. Brynas finished ninth in the SuperElit league Top 10. Larsson did not play in the two playoff games against MODO after suffering a season-ending injury to his left knee. 

2013-14: Larsson skated in the USHL in his first season in North America — beginning the year with the Youngstown Phantoms and finishing the season with the Tri-City Storm after a January trade. In 26 games with the Phantoms he scored 1 goal with 4 assists and was minus-5 with 58 penalty minutes. Larsson played 14 games for Tri-City and was minus-3 with 1 assist and 21 penalty minutes; suffering a season ending injury to his right knee in February. He was not tendered a contract by the Flyers in June and did not receive an NCAA scholarship; becoming an unrestricted free agent. 

Talent Analysis

Larsson is a hard-working, defender who plays with passion and has the ideal frame for a shutdown defender. Two serious knee injuries have slowed his development and he currently lacks the bulk and strength to play that type of game and stay healthy.


Larsson is back in Sweden and is now skating for Division 1 club Kallinge/Ronneby in 2014-15. He was not signed to an entry-level contract with the Flyers nor did secure an NCAA scholarship due in part to his injury situation. Larsson will attempt to improve and develop playing in his native country. Still just 20 years old, Larsson has yet to play at the elite level but his height and work ethic suggest he can be a serviceable defender if he adds weight to his frame and can stay healthy.

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