Alex Friesen (born January 30, 1991) is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward currently playing for the Fischtown Pinguins in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL). He was selected by the Vancouver Canucks in the 6th round (172nd overall) in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

Alex Friesen
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Born (1991-01-30) January 30, 1991 (age 28)
St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 186 lb (84 kg; 13 st 4 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
DEL team
Former teams
Fischtown Pinguins
Vancouver Canucks
Leksands IF
NHL Draft 172nd overall, 2010
Vancouver Canucks
Playing career 2013–present

Playing careerEdit

Friesen played his junior ice hockey career with the Niagara Ice Dogs of the Ontario Hockey League. He scored his first pro-goal on February 1, 2013 against the Milwaukee Admirals while playing with the Chicago Wolves. He was a member of the Utica Comets team that made it to the Calder Cup Finals in 2015, they lost to the Manchester Monarchs in 5 games.

On June 22, 2015, Friesen signed a two-year contract extension worth $575,000.[1] During the 2015–16 season, Friesen made his NHL debut on February 15, 2016, with the Canucks in a 5-2 loss to the Minnesota Wild.[2]

On July 2, 2016, having left the Canucks as a free agent, Friesen agreed to a one-year, two-way contract with the St. Louis Blues.[3] In his return to the Chicago Wolves in the 2016–17 season, Friesen's offensive production dropped in registering just 3 goals and 12 points in 76 games.

As an impending free agent, Friesen opted to pursue a European career, agreeing to an initial one-year deal with Leksands IF of the HockeyAllsvenskan on June 6, 2017.[4] In his debut season in Sweden in 2017–18, Friesen adapted his offensive game in scoring 44 points in 52 games with Leksands.

At the conclusion of his contract, Friesen left as a free agent and agreed to a two-year contract with German outfit, Fischtown Pinguins of the DEL, on June 29, 2018.[5]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2007–08 Niagara Ice Dogs OHL 46 5 9 14 26 10 0 2 2 6
2008–09 Niagara Ice Dogs OHL 64 11 22 33 94 12 3 7 10 25
2009–10 Niagara Ice Dogs OHL 60 23 37 60 94 14 2 8 10 19
2010–11 Niagara Ice Dogs OHL 60 26 40 66 61 14 2 8 10 19
2011–12 Niagara Ice Dogs OHL 62 26 45 71 106 20 8 14 22 18
2012–13 Chicago Wolves AHL 42 1 4 5 22
2012–13 Kalamazoo Wings ECHL 10 0 4 4 2
2013–14 Utica Comets AHL 54 6 14 20 32
2014–15 Utica Comets AHL 60 10 20 30 57 23 4 6 10 12
2015–16 Utica Comets AHL 65 14 17 31 75 4 1 1 2 2
2015–16 Vancouver Canucks NHL 1 0 0 0 0
2016–17 Chicago Wolves AHL 76 3 9 12 47 10 1 3 4 8
2017–18 Leksands IF Allsv 52 15 29 44 36 11 1 2 3 35
2018–19 Fischtown Pinguins DEL 50 10 20 30 105 3 1 2 3 2
AHL totals 297 34 64 98 233 37 6 10 16 22
NHL totals 1 0 0 0 0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Canucks re-sign Ronalds Kenins, Alex Friesen". The Vancouver Sun. 2015-06-22. Retrieved 2015-11-29.
  2. ^ "Home ice misery continues as Canucks fall to Wild". Vancouver Sun. 2016-02-15. Retrieved 2016-02-15.
  3. ^ "Blues add depth, agree to terms with 9 players". St. Louis Blues. 2016-07-01. Retrieved 2016-07-01.
  4. ^ "Alex Friesen strengthen's Leksands IF" (in Swedish). Leksands IF. 2017-06-06. Retrieved 2017-06-06.
  5. ^ "Former NHL forward Friesen signs with Pinguins" (in German). Fischtown Pinguins. 2018-06-29. Retrieved 2018-06-29.

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