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Patrik Berglund (born 2 June 1988) is a Swedish former professional ice hockey centre who most recently played for the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was drafted 25th overall by the St. Louis Blues in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. Internationally, Berglund represented Team Sweden on both the junior and senior levels, including playing on the team that won silver at the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Patrik Berglund
Patrik Berglund 2014-03-23.JPG
Born (1988-06-02) 2 June 1988 (age 30)
Västerås, Sweden
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight 216 lb (98 kg; 15 st 6 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
Played for VIK Västerås HK
St. Louis Blues
Buffalo Sabres
National team  Sweden
NHL Draft 25th overall, 2006
St. Louis Blues
Playing career 2005–2018

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Playing careerEdit

In the 2005–06 season, Berglund played for VIK Västerås in the HockeyAllsvenskan, the second highest league in Sweden. He was a top prospect in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft and was drafted 25th overall by the St. Louis Blues.

He scored his first NHL goal on 13 October 2008 against Vesa Toskala of the Toronto Maple Leafs.[1] Paired on a line (called the "Kid Line" by Blues fans, due to the oldest player on the line being 22) with David Perron and his flatmate T. J. Oshie,[2][3] Berglund became a scoring threat in St. Louis' surprise 2008–09 season, finishing the year with 21 goals and 26 assists for 47 points in 76 games.

 
Berglund with the Blues in 2014.

During the 2012–13 NHL lockout, Berglund returned to Sweden to play for VIK Västerås.

On 25 June 2013 Berglund signed a one-year $3.25 million contract extension with the Blues. On 26 June 2014, Berglund signed an $11.1 million contract to continue playing with the Blues for 3 more years.[4]

In the midst of the 2016–17 season, Berglund signed a five-year $19.25 million contract extension with the Blues on 24 February 2017.[5]

During the off-season before the 2017–18 season, Berglund was injured while training and was expected to be out of the Blues lineup until December.[6] He was activated off injured reserve on 29 November,[7] and he made his season debut against the Anaheim Ducks that night.[8]

On 1 July 2018, Berglund, along with Tage Thompson, Vladimír Sobotka, a first-round pick in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft and a second-round pick in the 2021 NHL Entry Draft, were traded by the Blues to the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for Ryan O'Reilly.[9] Berglund could have blocked the trade, but he failed to submit paperwork by the deadline.[10]

On 15 December, Berglund was suspended indefinitely by the Sabres for failure to report to the team.[11] At the time of the suspension Berglund had missed the previous two games with what was said to be an illness, but the Sabres' head coach Phil Housley commented that "obviously it developed into something different."[12] On 19 December, the Sabres terminated Berglund's contract.[13] Berglund later said in an interview that he was no longer happy playing professional hockey and was taking a hiatus from the game to improve his mental health.[14]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2005–06 VIK Västerås Allsv 21 3 1 4 4
2006–07 VIK Västerås Allsv 35 21 27 48 30
2007–08 VIK Västerås Allsv 36 21 24 45 18 15 2 10 12 14
2008–09 St. Louis Blues NHL 76 21 26 47 16 4 0 0 0 2
2009–10 St. Louis Blues NHL 71 13 13 26 16
2010–11 St. Louis Blues NHL 81 22 30 52 26
2011–12 St. Louis Blues NHL 82 19 19 38 30 9 3 4 7 6
2012–13 VIK Västerås Allsv 30 20 12 32 20
2012–13 St. Louis Blues NHL 48 17 8 25 12 6 1 1 2 2
2013–14 St. Louis Blues NHL 78 14 18 32 38 4 0 0 0 0
2014–15 St. Louis Blues NHL 77 12 15 27 26 6 2 2 4 0
2015–16 St. Louis Blues NHL 42 10 5 15 16 20 4 5 9 4
2016–17 St. Louis Blues NHL 82 23 11 34 32 11 0 4 4 10
2017–18 St. Louis Blues NHL 57 17 9 26 30
2018–19 Buffalo Sabres NHL 23 2 2 4 6
NHL totals 717 170 156 326 248 60 10 16 26 24
Medal record
Representing   Sweden
Men's ice hockey
Winter Olympics
  2014 Sochi
World Championships
  2011 Bratislava
  2009 Bern
World Junior Championships
  2008 Pardubice

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2006 Sweden WJC18 6th 6 4 1 5 2
2007 Sweden WJC 4th 7 1 2 3 0
2008 Sweden WJC   6 3 4 7 14
2009 Sweden WC   7 0 1 1 0
2011 Sweden WC   9 8 2 10 8
2014 Sweden Oly   6 2 1 3 4
Junior totals 19 8 7 15 16
Senior totals 22 10 4 14 12

Awards and honorsEdit

Award Year
NHL
All-Rookie Team 2009
International
WJC All-Star Team 2008

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Recap: St. Louis at Toronto". St. Louis Blues. 13 October 2008. Archived from the original on 23 February 2009. Retrieved 13 October 2010.
  2. ^ Rutherford, Jeremy (February 28, 2009). "Blues fans want the "Kid line" together". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Retrieved March 13, 2018.
  3. ^ Besancenez, Jason (March 27, 2009). "The Kid Line: Who's Down with O-P-B ?". Retrieved March 13, 2018.
  4. ^ "Berglund agrees to three-year deal with Blues". National Hockey League. 26 June 2014. Retrieved 26 June 2014.
  5. ^ Sadler, Emily. "Blues sign Patrik Berglund to five-year extension". Sportsnet.ca. Sportsnet.ca. Retrieved 24 February 2017.
  6. ^ "Patrik Berglund of Blues sidelined until at least December". NHL.com. 28 June 2017. Retrieved 4 May 2018.
  7. ^ Kaplan, Emily (29 November 2017). "Blues activate Patrik Berglund from injured reserve". ESPN.com. Retrieved 4 May 2018.
  8. ^ Korac, Louie (30 November 2017). "Gibson makes 37 saves, Ducks defeat Blues". NHL.com. Retrieved 4 May 2018. Blues center Patrik Berglund had three shots on goal in 14:28 in his season debut. He missed the first 24 games while recovering from shoulder surgery
  9. ^ "Sabres trade Ryan O'Reilly to Blues". Sportsnet.ca. July 1, 2018. Retrieved July 1, 2018.
  10. ^ https://www.cbssports.com/nhl/news/patrik-berglund-walks-away-from-12-5-million-as-his-rocky-buffalo-sabres-tenure-ends/
  11. ^ Lysowski, Lance (15 December 2018). "Sabres' strong showing in loss to Capitals overshadowed by Berglund suspension". The Buffalo News. Retrieved 20 December 2018.
  12. ^ "Sabres suspend Berglund for failing to report to team". Sportsnet.ca. 15 December 2018. Retrieved 15 December 2018.
  13. ^ "Patrik Berglund placed on waivers". NHL.com. 19 December 2018. Retrieved 20 December 2018.
  14. ^ "Berglund opens up about abrupt exit from Sabres". WIVB-TV. Nexstar Media Group. January 18, 2019. Retrieved January 18, 2019.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Erik Johnson
St. Louis Blues first round draft pick
2006
Succeeded by
Lars Eller