Ludvig Rensfeldt

Ludvig Rensfeldt


Gavle Sweden

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2nd round, (35th overall) 2010


196 lbs.

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2008-09: Played for the Brynas J18 junior squad.  In the Elit baracket, Rensfeldt played in 17 games, scoring 5 goals and adding 15 assists for 20 points.  In the Allsvensken bracket, Rensfeldt netted 8 goals and added 8 assists for 16 points.  He also appeared in 3 playoff games for this squad, picking up 1 assist.

2009-10: Rensfeldt moved up to Brynas’ J20 squad in the SuperElit level.  In 39 games, he scored 21 goals and added 29 assists for 50 points.  In 5 playoff games for this squad, Rensfeldt scored 3 goals.  Rensfeldt played for Swden’s Under-18 squad at the World Junior Championships, where he scored 6 goals and added 6 assist for 12 points.  Drafted 23rd overall by Salavat Yulaev at the 2010 KHL (RUS) Draft.

2010-11: Rensfeldt had trouble getting playing time on a young Brynas squad, though he did have 1 assist in his first 16 career SEL games. He had another dominant season in the SuperElit league for the Brynas J20 team, scoring 17 goals, 19 assists for 36 points in 26 games. He also played 11 games with Bofors in the Allsvenskan, where he notched 5 goals, 2 assists for 7 points.

Talent Analysis

Rensfeldt has the size and scoring touch to potentially develop into a power forward. He can quickly unleash his heavy wrist shot and is especially dangerous on the rush. He prefers to cut to the slot for his scoring chances rather than earning chances in front of the net. He could stand to add more strength to help fight through checks.


Rensfeldt was selected 49th overall in the CHL Import Draft by the Sarnia Sting and will likely benefit from increased ice time in the OHL for the 2011-12 season.

Video: 2012 World Junior Championship – Ludvig Rensfeldt, Sweden

by Ken McKenna

Forward Ludvig Rensfeldt was the first Swede chosen at the 2010 NHL Draft.  Since then, Rensfeldt has been somewhat off the radar as compared to other prospects chosen in that draft.  Rensfeldt brought his talent to North America for the 2011-12 season, where he is playing for the Sarnia Sting of the OHL.  He has played well for the Sting, and is now stepping up as a key performer for Sweden‘s 2012 World Junior Championship.  After two WJC games, Rensfeldt is tied with Max Friberg for the team scoring lead at five points.

Rensfeldt spoke with the media following Sweden‘s 4-3 shootout win over Switzerland.
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by David Thicke
Photo: Rikard Rakell (ANA) will be leaned on heavily by Team Sweden to provide offense. Rakell is one of only a few Swedish junior age players who have extensive experience playing in North American rinks. (Photo courtesy of Ken McKenna/HF)

Last year, Team Sweden finished ahead of tournament favorite, Team Canada after the round robin games but failed to even win a medal at the 2011 WJC Tournament. They will be looking to be more successful in this year's tournament with probably the most North American-like playing style out any of the European Teams.
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by Brad Gardner
Photo: Swedish forward Ludvig Rensfeldt has been impressive so far in his first season of North American Major Juniors. (Photo courtesy Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

The Blackhawks have 10 prospects developing at the junior level. Three of their top four picks from the 2011 draft, Mark McNeill, Phillip Danault, and Brandon Saad, skated well in the team's training camp but were ultimately assigned to their CHL teams.

Chicago has added depth to the goaltending pipeline in recent drafts with junior players, bringing in WHL goalies Kent Simpson and Mac Carruth in 2010 and OHL rookie Johan Mattsson in 2011. All three are 19 years old this season and could be playing for a pro contract with Chicago.
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by Brad Gardner
Photo: In his freshman season for Vermont, Michael Paliotta brings a lot of physicality to the Blackhawks organization. (Photo courtesy of Ken McKenna/HF)

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Chicago's strength is on the blue line, where the organization is loaded with smooth-skating offensive-defensemen. They have also added some bulk and physicality to the group in recent years, which is something that has been emphasized at all levels of the organization recently.

Not to be outdone, the forward ranks also boast several top prospects. The left wing position may be the strongest at the top having already seen a pair of prospects exceed expectations and get some NHL time under their belt as teenagers. The center position is strong as well, though the strength there is more in the depth and variety of skills of the prospects.
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Rockford IceHogs 2011-12 season preview

by Brad Gardner
Photo: Taken in the second round of the 2011 draft, Brandon Saad looks like he could contribute right away at the NHL level. (Photo courtesy of Ken McKenna/HF)

Chicago's reloaded prospect system will again lead the way for the Rockford IceHogs in the 2011-12 season. Rockford is an even younger team than last season and will have fewer veterans suiting up each night. Much of the team's young core is another year older though and out to prove that their strong play down the stretch last season was no fluke.

Rockford will play the upcoming season in the AHL's new Midwest Division. The league changed from four larger division into six five-team divisions for the 2011-12 season and Rockford will compete against the Charlotte Checkers, Chicago Wolves, Milwaukee Admirals, and Peoria Rivermen as they try to get back into the playoffs.

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