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Alexander Urbom (born December 20, 1990) is a professional Swedish ice hockey defenceman. He is currently playing with Düsseldorfer EG of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL).

Alexander Urbom
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Born (1990-12-20) December 20, 1990 (age 28)
Stockholm, Sweden
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
DEL team
Former teams
Düsseldorfer EG
Djurgårdens IF
New Jersey Devils
Washington Capitals
Severstal Cherepovets
Skellefteå AIK
NHL Draft 73rd overall, 2009
New Jersey Devils
Playing career 2008–present

Playing careerEdit

Urbom was drafted by the New Jersey Devils in the third round, 73rd overall, in the 2009 NHL Draft. He previously played for Djurgårdens IF in Elitserien and Brandon Wheat Kings in the WHL.

He scored his first NHL goal on April 10, 2011 against Tuukka Rask of the Boston Bruins.

Urbom was claimed off waivers to start the 2013–14 season by the Washington Capitals on October 3, 2013.[1] After appearing in 20 games throughout the first half of the season with the Capitals, Urbom returned on waivers to be reacquired by the Devils on January 8, 2014.

After four seasons in North America, Urbom opted to leave as a restricted free agent, signing a two-year contract with Russian club, Severstal Cherepovets of the KHL on June 6, 2014.[2] After one season in the KHL, Urbom opted to return to the SHL, signing with Skellefteå AIK.

He returned to orginial club, Djurgårdens IF on loan from Skellefteå AIK in the second year of his two-year contract.[3]

After three seasons in his second spell with DIF, Urbom left Sweden as a free agent following the 2018–19 season, signing a one-year contract with German club, Düsseldorfer EG of the DEL, on May 7, 2019.[4]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2007–08 Djurgårdens IF J20 39 3 8 11 54 7 0 1 1 2
2008–09 Djurgårdens IF SEL 28 0 0 0 2
2008–09 Djurgårdens IF J20 16 5 6 11 45
2009–10 Brandon Wheat Kings WHL 66 12 21 33 87 15 4 3 7 17
2010–11 New Jersey Devils NHL 8 1 0 1 0
2010–11 Albany Devils AHL 72 2 21 23 64
2011–12 Albany Devils AHL 50 2 10 12 33
2011–12 New Jersey Devils NHL 5 1 0 1 9
2012–13 Albany Devils AHL 68 0 8 8 64
2012–13 New Jersey Devils NHL 1 0 0 0 0
2013–14 Washington Capitals NHL 20 1 1 2 19
2013–14 Albany Devils AHL 35 1 10 11 26 3 0 0 0 0
2014–15 Severstal Cherepovets KHL 56 1 7 8 34
2015–16 Skellefteå AIK SHL 47 0 6 6 75 13 0 1 1 6
2016–17 Djurgårdens IF SHL 51 0 10 10 95 3 0 1 1 6
2017–18 Djurgårdens IF SHL 38 1 1 2 24 11 0 3 3 0
2018–19 Djurgårdens IF SHL 44 1 4 5 22 14 0 0 0 2
SHL totals 208 2 21 23 218 41 0 5 5 14
NHL totals 34 3 1 4 28

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Capitals claim Urbom off waivers from Devils". Washington Capitals. October 3, 2013. Retrieved October 3, 2013.
  2. ^ "Defenseman Alexander Urbom agrees with Severstal" (in Russian). Severstal Cherepovets. June 6, 2014. Retrieved June 6, 2014.
  3. ^ "Djurgården lånar Alexander Urbom". Retrieved May 12, 2017.
  4. ^ "Swedish Defenseman Alexander Urbom signs with DEG" (in German). Düsseldorfer EG. May 7, 2019. Retrieved May 7, 2019.

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