David Rundblad

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David Rundblad
David Rundblad - Chicago Blackhawks.jpg
Rundblad in December 2014.
Born (1990-10-08) October 8, 1990 (age 24)
Lycksele, Sweden
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Right
NHL team
Former teams
Chicago Blackhawks
Skellefteå AIK
Ottawa Senators
Phoenix Coyotes
National team  Sweden
NHL Draft 17th overall, 2009
St. Louis Blues
Playing career 2007–present

David Rundblad (born October 8, 1990 in Lycksele, Sweden) is a Swedish professional ice hockey player who is currently a member of the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League (NHL). Rundblad was drafted 17th overall by the St. Louis Blues in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. He began his NHL career with the Ottawa Senators before being traded to the Phoenix Coyotes. On March 4, 2014, he was then traded to the Chicago Blackhawks.

Playing career[edit]

Professional[edit]

Rundblad in 2014.

Rundblad scored his first Elitserien goal on March 14, 2009, in a playoff game against Linköpings HC. NHL Central Scouting ranked Rundblad sixth among European skaters for the 2009 NHL Entry Draft,[1] one spot behind Skellefteå AIK teammate Tim Erixon. The following season, Rundblad remained with Skellefteå and scored his first regular season goal on January 30, 2010[2] against Mattias Modig of Luleå HF, a goal that ended up being the game-winner.

On June 10, 2010, it was announced that Rundblad had signed an entry-level contract with St. Louis.[3] On June 25, 2010, he was acquired by the Ottawa Senators in exchange for the 16th overall pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, which the Blues used to select Vladimir Tarasenko.

Rundblad finished the 2010–11 season with 50 points in 55 games. That is the second highest point total of any defenseman in league history, after David Petrasek who had 53 points (in 52 games) in 2009–10.[4]

Rundblad attended his first Senators camp in 2011, and remained on the roster into the season. Rundblad made his NHL debut on October 11, 2011 against the Minnesota Wild. Rundblad's first NHL point was an assist on a goal by Peter Regin on October 15 in a game against the Washington Capitals.[5] His first NHL goal came on November 27, 2011 against Cam Ward of the Carolina Hurricanes.[6]

On December 17, 2011, Rundblad was traded to the Phoenix Coyotes (along with a second round draft pick) for forward Kyle Turris.[7]

David Rundblad participated in the AHL All-Star Classic in Providence, RI on January 28, 2013. Rundblad scored 6 goals and had 17 assists for 23 points in 32 games before the break.

On March 4, 2014, Rundblad (along with defenceman Mathieu Brisebois) was traded to the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for a second round pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.[8]

International play[edit]

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Medal record
Competitor for Sweden Sweden
Men's ice hockey
World Junior Championship
Silver 2009 Canada
Bronze 2010 Canada
World Championship
Silver 2011 Slovakia

Rundblad represented Sweden at the 2009 World Junior Championships and 2010 World Junior Championships. During the 2010 tournament, Rundblad was an alternate captain for the Swedish team.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2007–08 Skellefteå AIK SEL 6 0 0 0 2
2008–09 Skellefteå AIK SEL 45 0 10 10 8 10 1 1 2 2
2009–10 Skellefteå AIK SEL 47 1 12 13 14 12 0 1 1 2
2010–11 Skellefteå AIK SEL 55 11 39 50 14 18 3 7 10 20
2011–12 Ottawa Senators NHL 24 1 3 4 6
2011–12 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 6 0 3 3 0
2011–12 Portland Pirates AHL 30 7 9 16 27
2012–13 Portland Pirates AHL 50 9 30 39 26 3 1 0 1 0
2012–13 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 8 0 1 1 0
2013–14 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 12 0 1 1 6
2013–14 Portland Pirates AHL 6 0 4 4 0
2013–14 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 5 0 0 0 0
SEL totals 152 12 61 73 38 40 4 9 13 24
NHL totals 55 1 8 9 12

International[edit]

Year Team Comp   GP G A Pts PIM
2008 Sweden U18 6 0 1 1 2
2009 Sweden WJC 6 1 1 2 0
2010 Sweden WJC 6 1 4 5 2
2011 Sweden WC 4 0 1 1 2
Junior totals 18 2 6 8 4
Senior totals 4 0 1 1 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Blues Select Rundblad at 2009 Draft". St. Louis Blues. 2009-06-29. 
  2. ^ "Hockeyligan.se - Statistik". Svenska Hockeyligan AB. 2010-01-30. 
  3. ^ "Blues Sign David Rundblad". St. Louis Blues. 2010-06-10. 
  4. ^ "Elite Prospects". Elite Prospects. 2011-04-30. 
  5. ^ "Game Boxscore - Ottawa vs. Washington". National Hockey League. 2011-10-15. 
  6. ^ "Game Recap - Carolina vs. Ottawa". National Hockey League. 2011-11-27. 
  7. ^ "Turris traded to Ottawa for Rundblad, pick". National Hockey League. 2011-12-17. 
  8. ^ "Blackhawks acquire Rundblad and Brisebois in trade with Coyotes". thespec.com. 2014-04-04. Retrieved 2014-04-05. 

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Alex Pietrangelo
St. Louis Blues first round draft pick
2009
Succeeded by
Jaden Schwartz