Prospect Profile: Fredrik Claesson

Fredrik Claesson (D-L, 6’0, DOB 1992, 5-126/11)
2009-10 SupEl Djurgardens 22-0-4-4 +11 18pim (ppg 0.18) 8th d-pts
2010-11 SupEl Djurgardens 18-2-3-5 +10 6pim (ppg 0.27) 6th
2010-11 SEL Djurgardens 35-2-0-2 +4 6pim (ppg 0.05) 7th
2011-12 SEL Djurgardens 47-1-6-7 +7 8pim (ppg 0.14) t-5th
2011-12 WJC Sweden 6-0-0-0 Even 0pim t-6th

A defensive defenseman (ranked #27 by Central Scouting), Claesson was a teammate of Zibanejad‘s (and briefly Marcus Sorensen) and continued his strong, safe play with struggling Djurgarden this season (he was also a member of Sweden’s gold medal winning WJC team).  He might return to the Sweden for another season, although that seems less likely now that Djurgarden has been relegated.  I haven’t been able to find a decent scouting report on Claesson (Hockey Futures writes “Claesson is almost exclusively a stay-at-home defenseman. While not overly physical, he plays a sound positional game and is very good at preventing scoring opportunities and blocking shots and passes. Claesson is not an impressive stickhandler at this point in his career but those skills should improve as he continues to develop), but the organisation has compared him to Anton Volchenkov.  Here’s Claesson playing in the development camp, and an interview with him after winning the World Junior Championships.

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