just a quick look at our Swedish blueline prospects comparison's to our current Swedish Dmen.
Looking at their SHL careers and what they accomplished afterwards, does it give us a accurate guide on
what to expect from Almqvist or Backman.
If we take Kronwall, 6' and 190lb lefty, had stats of played 166 games with 12+33 = 45 pts and a +3 rating.
Ericsson on the other hand, at 6'5" 225lb lefty played 81 games with 1+0= 1 and a -16 rating.
Almqvist 5' 11" and 174lb lefty, played 122 games with 5+30= 35 pts and +47 rating.
Backman 6'2" and 170lb lefty has played 146 games to date with 7+43= 50pts and +33 rating.
Judging by the Swedish Hockey League figures Backman looks to have the edge on all of them?
Almqvist, Nik and Eric have also all played over 100+ games in the AHL. How do they add up;
Kronwall 102 g 15+51= 66pts and a +11 rating.
Ericsson 176 g 17+61= 78pts and a +21 rating.
Almqvist 109 g 10+44= 54pts and a +12 rating.
Kronwall now lives up to be the highest pick amongst them as having the best overall AHL stats.
Our prospect pool on the D is very deep, Backman is due to come over next year and start his pro
career in Grand Rapids. It will be interesting to see how he copes with the smaller ice and bigger
opposition. Has he already overtaken Almqvist in the Wings pecking order without playing in the A?