Hawks Take Swedish Forward Berglund in Second Round

With their 2nd Import pick of the day, the Portland Winterhawks selected late birthdate 1991 born Jacob Berglund from Malmo, Sweden.

Berglund was born on 11/17/91 making him eligible for the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.  He is 6’1, 198, and shoots left.

Here are some stats:

2008-09:

Malmo – Swedish 1 (one step below Swedish Elite League) — 25 GP, 1-0-1, 6 PIM

Malmo – U20 — 25 GP, 16-12-28, 48 PIM

Malmo – U18 — 5 GP, 4-8-12, 18 PIM

2007-08:

Malmo – U20 — 13 GP, 2-3-5, 6 PIM

Malmo – U18 — 23 GP, 17-9-26, 42 PIM

From a quick Google search, it shows that Berglund is represented by Agent Gunnar Svensson (who’s son Magnus Paajarvi- Svensson was drafted by Edmonton on Friday night in the First Round of the NHL Draft, and older son Bjorn played for Moose Jaw in the WHL).  On his site, it shows that Berglund was under contract through the 2008-09 season in Malmo, but nothing after that.

If both Niederreiter and Berglund are in Portland this season, this could be one of the most successful Import Drafts in the Hawks history.  I’m looking forward to August…

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2 Comments

  1. where does this leave valchar???

  2. Valchar is in a tough position as a Euro and an Overage…

    The Hawks can bring in all three players to training camp and make a decision from there.


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