Dennis Persson

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Dennis Persson
Born (1988-06-02) June 2, 1988 (age 26)
Nyköping, Sweden
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 181 lb (82 kg; 12 st 13 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
SHL team
Former teams
Modo Hockey
Djurgårdens IF
Timrå IK
Portland Pirates
Rochester Americans
Brynäs IF
NHL Draft 24th overall, 2006
Buffalo Sabres
Playing career 2005–present

Karl Dennis Persson(born June 2, 1988) is a Swedish professional ice hockey defenceman. He is currently playing for Modo Hockey of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL).

Playing career[edit]

Persson was drafted by the Buffalo Sabres in the first round, 24th overall, in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. After two seasons in the then Elitserien with Djurgårdens IF he was signed to a three-year entry-level deal with the Buffalo Sabres on June 3, 2008. He was then loaned to fellow Elitserien club, Timrå IK for the following 2008–09 season, before joining the Sabres American Hockey League affiliate, the Portland Pirates at the conclusion of the Swedish year.

Over the course of his contract with the Sabres, Persson was assigned directly to the AHL in each of his three-years.[1] Persson returned to his native Sweden after the Sabres declined to extend his contract, signing with Brynäs IF for two seasons before moving to his fourth SHL club, Modo Hockey on an optional two-year deal on May 5, 2014.[2]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2005–06 VIK Västerås HK Allsv 19 0 2 2 6
2006–07 Almtuna IS Allsv 3 0 0 0 2
2006–07 Nyköpings Hockey Allsv 29 4 4 8 38
2006–07 Djurgårdens IF SEL 9 0 0 0 2
2007–08 Djurgårdens IF SEL 21 0 1 1 6
2007–08 Nyköpings Hockey Allsv 21 1 3 4 14
2008–09 Timrå IK SEL 46 1 5 6 24 7 0 0 0 0
2008–09 Portland Pirates AHL 8 0 2 2 6 3 0 0 0 0
2009–10 Portland Pirates AHL 60 1 6 7 16
2010–11 Portland Pirates AHL 64 4 13 17 18 11 0 4 4 0
2011–12 Rochester Americans AHL 39 3 4 7 10
2012–13 Brynäs IF SEL 16 1 3 4 6 3 0 0 0 4
2013–14 Brynäs IF SHL 34 1 2 3 10 5 0 1 1 2
SHL totals 126 3 11 14 48 15 0 1 1 6

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
2006 Sweden WJC18 6th 6 1 5 6 8
Junior totals 6 1 5 6 8

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rochester Amerks regain T.J. Brennan and David Leggio". Democrat and Chronicle. 2012-02-23. Retrieved 2012-02-23. 
  2. ^ "Dennis Persson ready for Modo Hockey" (in Swedish). Modo Hockey. 2014-05-05. Retrieved 2014-05-05. 

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Preceded by
Marek Zagrapan
Buffalo Sabres first round draft pick
2006
Succeeded by
Tyler Myers