July 12, 1993 |
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||194 lb (88 kg; 13 st 12 lb)|
|NHL Draft||10th overall, 2011
|Competitor for Sweden|
|World Junior Championships|
|IIHF World U18 Championships|
|World U-17 Hockey Challenge|
Jonas Brodin (born July 12, 1993) is a Swedish ice hockey player who is currently playing with the Minnesota Wild in National Hockey League. He was selected 10th overall in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft by the Minnesota Wild. He was raised in Edsvalla, Sweden.
He signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Wild on July 12, 2011. Brodin scored his first NHL goal against Semyon Varlamov of the Colorado Avalanche on March 14, 2013. Brodin completed his first NHL season with 2 goals and 11 points in 45 games. He also logged the most minutes among all rookies for the 2012–13 season. On October 12, 2014, the Wild signed Brodin to a six-year, $25 million contract extension.
Regular season and playoffs
On November 3rd, 2013, Brodin made his AHL debut and was playing for the Wild's minor league team, the Houston Aeros, as Brodin went back to get a puck, Oklahoma City Barons forward Taylor Hall checked Brodin and the hit broke Brodin's clavicle. The hit sidlined him for 11 weeks, Hall was given a 5-minute major and game misconduct for intent to injure, although he received no further discipline. After the injury healed enough, Brodin was called up to make his NHL debut against the Detroit Red Wings on January 25th, he skated 19:05 and earned his first point, an assist, the Wild lost 5-3, however.
Brodin skated 45 games in his rookie season, mostly being paired with Ryan Suter, this duo became a one of the best pairings with the Wild, as Suter mentored Brodin and helped his game in all aspects. On March 14, 2013, Brodin scored his first NHL goal on Semyon Varlamov of the Colorado Avalanche, his parents were in attendance to see it. Brodin led all rookies in time on ice and tallied 2 goals and 9 assists for 11 points in his rookie year. He barely missed being named a finalist for the Calder Memorial Trophy for the NHL's best rookie. He has been praised by teammates, fans, and opponents for playing very poised and playing a calm style of hockey, and his defensive partner Suter has said that Brodin plays like a 30-year old veteran that has been around the league for 10 years.
In his sophomore season, Brodin played 79 games, and increased his point total to 19 points, with 8 goals and 11 assists. Brodin was not a member of the Swedish Olympic Team, although most thought he would have fit in nicely and deserved to have a chance.
On October 12, 2015, the Wild signed Brodin to a six-year, $25 million contract extension
Awards and honours
- Jonas Brodin's career statistics at EliteProspects.com
- Jonas Brodin's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
|Awards and achievements|
|Minnesota Wild first round draft pick
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