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Victor Crus Rydberg (born March 21, 1995) is a Swedish ice hockey player. He is currently playing with the Kalmar HC of the Hockeyettan (Division.1). He previously played originally with Linköpings in the Swedish J20 SuperElit and Elitserien. Rydberg was selected by the New York Islanders in the 5th round (136th overall) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.

Victor Crus Rydberg
Victor Crus Rydberg 1.jpg
Born (1995-03-21) March 21, 1995 (age 24)
Växjö, Sweden
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 203 lb (92 kg; 14 st 7 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Right
Div.1 team
Former teams
Kalmar HC
Linköpings HC
Bridgeport Sound Tigers
NHL Draft 136th overall, 2013
New York Islanders
Playing career 2013–present

Playing careerEdit

He made his Elitserien debut playing with Linköpings HC during the 2012–13 Elitserien season.[1] After his first major junior North American season in 2013–14 with the Plymouth Whalers of the Ontario Hockey League, Rydberg joined Islanders' affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers on an amateur try-out for the remainder of the year on March 31, 2014.[2]

At the conclusion of his major junior career with the Whalers, Cruc Rydberg returned to Sweden in signing with HockeyAllsvenskan club, HC Vita Hästen. In the 2015–16 season, Rydberg contributed with 8 goals and 12 points in 45 games. In the following off-season, Rydberg as a free agent opted to continue his playing career in the third-tier Hockeyettan with Vimmerby HC on June 23, 2016.[3]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2009–10 Tingsryds AIF J20 2 0 0 0 0
2010–11 Tingsryds AIF J20 30 6 9 15 8
2011–12 Linköping HC J20 10 0 2 2 6
2012–13 Linköping HC J20 35 12 23 35 24 4 2 0 2 0
2012–13 Linköping HC SEL 1 0 0 0 0
2013–14 Plymouth Whalers OHL 62 12 25 37 20 5 1 2 3 6
2013–14 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 7 0 0 0 0
2014–15 Plymouth Whalers OHL 55 15 30 45 34
2015–16 HC Vita Hästen Allsv 45 8 4 12 14
2016–17 Vimmerby HC Div.1 36 10 6 16 39 7 1 0 1 2
2017–18 Kalmar HC Div.2 35 18 22 40 6 13 4 10 14 4
SHL totals 1 0 0 0 0

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2012 Sweden IH18   5 2 3 5 0
2013 Sweden WJC18 5th 4 0 1 1 8
Junior totals 9 2 4 6 8

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2012-13 Linköpings HC player statistics". Eliteprospects.com. May 2, 2013. Retrieved May 2, 2013. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  2. ^ "Sound Tigers sign two to ATO's". Bridgeport Sound Tigers. March 31, 2014. Retrieved March 31, 2014. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  3. ^ "NHL drafted center Crus Rydberg signs for Vimmerby Hockey" (in Swedish). Vimmerby HC. June 23, 2016. Retrieved June 23, 2016. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)

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