Viktor Ekbom (born June 1, 1989)[1] is a Swedish professional ice hockey defenseman currently playing for Frölunda HC of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL).

Viktor Ekbom
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Born (1989-06-01) June 1, 1989 (age 30)
Falköping, Sweden
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 212 lb (96 kg; 15 st 2 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
SHL team
Former teams
Frölunda HC
Linköpings HC
WBS Penguins
Tappara
EHC München
Örebro HK
NHL Draft 181st overall, 2009
Pittsburgh Penguins
Playing career 2008–present

Playing careerEdit

Ekbom was selected by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 6th round (181st overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

He started the 2010–11 season with Linköpings HC in the Elitserien, and finished the remainder of the season on an amateur try-out with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, the AHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins.[2] Ekbom went scoreless in three games. Before signing an try-out in North America, Ekbom was signed to a two-year contract starting from the 2011–12 season with Finnish club Tappara of the SM-liiga on 25 March 2011.[3]

His rights were relinquished by the Penguins on 31 May 2011, making him eligible to re-enter the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.[4]

On 15 June 2012, Ekbom left Tappara to sign a one-year contract with EHC München of the German DEL.[5] During the 2012–13 season, Ekbom contributed with 4 goals and 10 points in 38 games for Munchen.

On 1 May 2013, upon completion of his contract with EHC München Ekbom returned to his native Sweden and signed a one-year deal with Örebro HK of the SHL.[6]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2007–08 IK Oskarshamn Allsv 9 0 0 0 2
2007–08 Linköpings HC J20 25 3 7 10 10 5 0 2 2 6
2008–09 IK Oskarshamn Allsv 29 2 4 6 22
2008–09 Linköpings HC SEL 14 0 1 1 6 5 0 0 0 2
2009–10 Linköpings HC SEL 47 0 2 2 16 12 0 0 0 8
2010–11 Linköpings HC SEL 49 0 6 6 10 1 0 0 0 0
2010–11 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 3 0 0 0 0
2011–12 Tappara SM-l 44 1 3 4 44
2012–13 EHC München DEL 38 4 6 10 8
2013–14 Örebro HK SHL 53 2 4 6 22
2014–15 Örebro HK SHL 55 1 12 13 30 6 0 1 1 0
2015–16 Örebro HK SHL 48 1 8 9 16 2 0 0 0 0
2016–17 Örebro HK SHL 34 1 4 5 20
2017–18 Örebro HK SHL 48 4 6 10 53
2018–19 Frölunda HC SHL 46 0 5 5 32 15 0 1 1 8
SHL totals 394 9 48 57 205 41 0 2 2 18

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2009 Sweden WJC   6 0 2 2 2
Junior totals 6 0 2 2 2

Awards and honoursEdit

Award Year
CHL
Champions (Frölunda HC) 2019 [7]
SHL
Le Mat Trophy (Frölunda HC) 2019 [8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Viktor Ekbom - player profile and career stats". Eurohockey.net. Retrieved 28 January 2009.
  2. ^ "Penguins sign 2009 selection Ekbom to ATO". Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. 28 March 2011. Retrieved 28 March 2011.
  3. ^ "Swedish defender confirmed to Tappara" (in Finnish). Tappara. 25 March 2011. Archived from the original on 29 September 2011. Retrieved 28 March 2011.
  4. ^ Dave Molinari (30 May 2011). "Penguins relinquish rights to prospects Bathgate, Ekbom". postgazette.com.
  5. ^ "EHC brings Swedish defender Viktor Ekbom" (in German). EHC München. 15 June 2012. Retrieved 16 June 2012.
  6. ^ "5 new players and 2 extensions" (in Swedish). Örebro HK. 1 May 2013. Retrieved 1 May 2013.
  7. ^ "Frolunda crowned CHL champions". Champions Hockey League. 6 February 2019. Retrieved 6 February 2019.
  8. ^ "Frölunda are the Swedish Champions". Swedish Hockey League. 2 May 2019. Retrieved 3 May 2019.

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