Anton Rödin

Anton Rödin (born November 21, 1990) is a Swedish professional ice hockey forward currently playing for Brynäs IF in the Swedish Hockey League (SHL). He previously played in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Vancouver Canucks. He was selected by the Canucks in the second round, 53rd overall, of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

Anton Rödin
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Born (1990-11-21) November 21, 1990 (age 29)
Stockholm, Sweden
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Winger
Shoots Left
SHL team
Former teams
Brynäs IF
Vancouver Canucks
HC Davos
NHL Draft 53rd overall, 2009
Vancouver Canucks
Playing career 2008–present

Playing careerEdit

A native of Stockholm, Rödin played junior ice hockey with local organization Hammarby IF. During his youth, he also played regionally for Gästrikland (alongside NHL goaltender Jacob Markström) in the 2006 TV-pucken, an under-15 national tournament.[1] That season, he joined Brynäs IF at the under-18 level, scoring 11 points (7 goals and 4 assists) over 14 games in the HockeyAllsvenskan's junior circuit. During the campaign, he also debuted in one game with Brynäs IF's J20 SuperElit team. In 2007–08, Rödin joined the J20 level full-time and recorded 19 points (8 goals and 11 assists) over 35 games. The following season, he improved to 55 points (29 goals and 26 assists) over 37 contests, ranking second in league scoring, seven behind teammate Henrik Thegel.[2] His success earned him a six-game loan to IK Oskarshamn's men's team in Sweden's second-tier league, HockeyAllsvenskan.[3]

During the off-season, Rödin was selected in the second round, 53rd overall, by the Vancouver Canucks in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. Having been introduced to men's competition the previous season, Rödin moved on to Brynäs IF's premier team in the Swedish Elite League (SEL) in 2009–10. He scored 1 goal and 5 points over 36 games as a rookie, while also seeing time at the J20 level (three assists in four games) and with Mora IK in Allsvenskan on a loan.[3]

 
Rödin playing for the Chicago Wolves

On June 1, 2010, Rödin signed a three-year, entry level contract with the Vancouver Canucks. After signing, the Canucks loaned Rödin to Brynäs IF for one more year.[3] He improved to 26 points (7 goals and 19 assists) over 53 games in the SEL before leaving Sweden to begin playing within the Canucks' organization. After joining the team for training camp and pre-season action in September 2011, he was assigned to the Canucks' minor league affiliate, the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League (AHL).[4]

After two years with Chicago, Rödin's contract was not renewed by the Canucks, making him a free agent. He decided to return to Sweden, and signed a two-year contract with Brynäs IF. Rödin scored 12 goals and 35 points in 47 games in 2013–14 with the club and recorded 19 goals and 21 assists (54 games) the following season (plus five goals and two assists in seven playoff contests). He signed a new three-year deal with Brynäs in March 2015.[5]

In the 2015–16 season, Rödin tallied 16 goals and 21 assists in 33 SHL contests, while receiving the Gold Helmet Award as MVP of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL). He achieved this despite playing a shortened season due to a knee injury he suffered in practice in January 2016.[6]

On March 22, 2016, Rödin was re-signed by the Vancouver Canucks for the 2016–17 NHL season.[7] He played well during the Canucks training camp, scoring five points in five pre-season games, and it appeared he would earn a spot on the Canucks' opening roster. However, he re-aggravated his knee injury near the end of the pre-season and was placed on injured reserve.[8] On December 11, 2016, Rödin was assigned to the Canucks' AHL affiliate, the Utica Comets, for conditioning.[9] He was recalled on December 22 after three games[10] and made his NHL debut the following night in a 4–1 loss to the Calgary Flames.[11] On January 2, 2017, he scored his first NHL point, earning an assist on a Bo Horvat goal in a 3–2 victory over the Colorado Avalanche.[12] During his third game with the Canucks, Rödin fell on his troublesome knee against Calgary on January 6. With the reoccurrence in swelling, Rödin had season-ending surgery on February 7.[13]

In the following 2017–18 season, Rödin was assigned to begin the year with the Utica Comets in an attempt to return from his injury. He recorded just one goal and two points in seven games over the opening months of the campaign before he was placed on un-conditional waivers and opted for a mutual termination from the remainder of his contract with the Canucks on November 20, 2017.[13]

As a free agent, Rödin returned to Europe, agreeing to a two-year contract with HC Davos of the Swiss National League (NL) on November 21, 2017.[14] After returning to health, he appeared in 8 regular season games providing 6 points before leading the club in the post-season with 7 points in just 6 games.

On July 1, 2018, Rödin secured a release from his NL contract in securing a one-year contract with the Anaheim Ducks of the NHL, marking his third attempt to play in the league.[15] After attending the Ducks' 2018 training camp and preseason, Rödin failed to make the squad and with no intention to report to the AHL, he was subsequently placed on unconditional waivers, in order to facilitate a mutual termination of his contract.[16] On October 6, 2018, Rödin rejoined previous Swiss club, HC Davos, for the duration of the 2018–19 season.[17]

In the off-season, Rödin as a free agent from Davos, opted to return home to original club Brynäs IF of the SHL, on a long-term five-year contract on April 25, 2019.[18]

PersonalEdit

He is married to Kristin Sundberg, famous Instagram influencer.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2008–09 Brynäs IF J20 37 29 26 55 34 7 2 10 12 4
2009–10 Brynäs IF SEL 36 1 4 5 8 5 1 0 1 4
2009–10 Brynäs IF J20 4 0 3 3 4 3 0 3 3 0
2010–11 Brynäs IF SEL 53 7 19 26 16 5 1 1 2 0
2011–12 Chicago Wolves AHL 62 10 17 27 18
2012–13 Chicago Wolves AHL 49 4 10 14 22
2013–14 Brynäs IF SHL 47 12 23 35 38 5 2 1 3 6
2014–15 Brynäs IF SHL 54 19 21 40 32 7 5 2 7 6
2015–16 Brynäs IF SHL 33 16 21 37 18
2016–17 Utica Comets AHL 3 0 1 1 0
2016–17 Vancouver Canucks NHL 3 0 1 1 0
2017–18 Utica Comets AHL 7 1 1 2 6
2017–18 HC Davos NL 8 1 5 6 6 6 3 4 7 12
2018–19 HC Davos NL 34 11 6 17 40
SHL totals 223 55 88 143 112 22 9 4 13 16
NHL totals 3 0 1 1 0
Medal record
Representing   Sweden
Men's ice hockey
World Junior Championships
  2010 Canada

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2010 Sweden WJC   6 3 7 10 2
Junior totals 6 3 7 10 2

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Gastrikland 2006–2007 Player Statistics". EliteProspects.com. Retrieved September 23, 2011.
  2. ^ "2008–2009 SuperElit Playing Statistics". EliteProspects.com. Retrieved September 23, 2011.
  3. ^ a b c "Anton Rodin". EliteProspects.com. Retrieved September 23, 2011.
  4. ^ "Canucks reduce pre-season roster by 10". Vancouver Canucks. September 23, 2011. Retrieved September 23, 2011.
  5. ^ "Anton Rödin förlänger". Brynäs IF. Retrieved May 21, 2016.
  6. ^ "Anton Rödin får Guldhjälmen!". Brynäs IF. Retrieved May 21, 2016.
  7. ^ "Canucks sign Anton Rodin". canucks.nhl.com. May 22, 2016. Retrieved May 22, 2016.
  8. ^ "Canucks saw Rodin setback coming, but knee injury still hurts". theprovince.com. October 7, 2016. Retrieved November 22, 2016.
  9. ^ "Canucks assign three to Comets". Vancouver Canucks. December 11, 2016. Retrieved January 2, 2017.
  10. ^ "Canucks recall Rodin". Vancouver Canucks. December 22, 2016. Retrieved January 2, 2017.
  11. ^ "Mark Giordano, Mikael Backlund lift Flames to win". nhl.com. December 23, 2016. Retrieved January 2, 2017.
  12. ^ "Sven Baertschi lifts Canucks to fourth straight win". nhl.com. January 2, 2017. Retrieved January 2, 2017.
  13. ^ a b "Anton Rodin granted release after long surgery rehab and roster reality". The Province. November 20, 2017. Retrieved November 20, 2017.
  14. ^ "HCD commits to Anton Rodin" (in German). HC Davos. November 21, 2017. Retrieved November 21, 2017.
  15. ^ "Ducks sign former Canucks winger Anton Rodin". Sportsnet.ca. July 1, 2018. Retrieved July 1, 2018.
  16. ^ "Anton Rodin: Set on unconditional waivers". CBSSports.com. September 29, 2018. Retrieved October 23, 2018.
  17. ^ "Anton Rodin returns to Davos" (in German). HC Davos. October 6, 2018. Retrieved October 6, 2018.
  18. ^ "Rodin comes home to Brynas, signs for five years" (in Swedish). Brynäs IF. April 25, 2019. Retrieved April 25, 2019.

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