Via Allen Panzeri – Ottawa Citizen Even before he came to North America, David Rundblad already had some precious hockey souvenirs: sweaters from the two world junior championships he played in for his native Sweden, the puck from the first goal he scored in the Swedish Elite League, you get the idea. But the puck
From Allen Panzieri of The Ottawa Citizen If David Rundblad’s outstanding 2010-1011 season in the Swedish Elite League hadn’t already been shouted out from on high, making him one of the top rookies to watch this fall, you’d have a bit of trouble finding it out from him. In an age when professional athletes are
The NHL is clearly full of many qualified and talented athletes. However, before a player makes it to the NHL level, they must prove themselves. Elite talents like Sidney Crosby, Steven Stamkos, and Alex Ovechkin all proved themselves on one of these levels before shining in the NHL. The journey to the NHL is a
Its never to early to project what will happen in the NHL next season. One of the most interesting and difficult things to do is predict what first year players will make an impact. Will the top rookie be a 18 year old kid, like Jeff Skinner last season, or will it be someone who is
OTTAWA — If the Ottawa Senators can find room for them on an already crowded blue line, David Rundblad and Jared Cowen could make the team this fall and signal the makeover of the team’s defence. Problem is, there’s no room right now. The team already has six defencemen under contract: Matt Carkner, Chris Phillips,
Thanks to Atreyeri for the awesome video compilation which includes 2009 NHL Entry Draft 1st round picks Tim Erixon (New York Rangers) and David Rundblad (Ottawa Senators).
Despite not always getting the recognition that big-name prospects playing in North America might get, for the second straight season Hockey’s Future Prospect of the Year is a Swede playing in the Swedish Elite League. Last year it was Jacob Markstrom (FLA) who posted career numbers for Brynas IF Gavle before heading to North America;
Evgeny Kuznetsov’s breakout performance at the World Junior Championships has broken the ice and made the 18-year-old forward a noteable prospect in hockey’s near future. He took shifts at center in that tournament, and it’s a testament to his talent that he made it look like he had played there all his life. Kuznetsov has
David Rundblad is a Swedish professional ice hockey player currently playing for Skellefteå AIK in the Swedish Elitserien. He was drafted 17th overall by the St. Louis Blues in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, and traded to the Ottawa Senators on June 25, 2010 for the 16th overall pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
A compilation of David Rundblad, the Swedish defenseman currently playing for Skellefteå AIK in the Swedish Elitserien. He was drafted 17th overall by the St. Louis Blues in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, and traded to the Ottawa Senators on June 25th, 2010. He has a very good shot. He is a right-handed shot and