September 23, 1993 |
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Weight||85 kg (187 lb; 13 st 5 lb)|
|NHL Draft||37th overall, 2012
Pontus Åberg (born September 23, 1993) is a Swedish ice hockey player who is currently in the Färjestad BK organization. He was drafted in the second round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, 37th overall, by the Nashville Predators.
Åberg represented team Stockholm at the Rikspucken, a national tournament in Sweden. He made his Elitserien debut during the 2010–11 season, as an extra forward in the second game of the season against Modo Hockey, but did not get any time on the ice. Åberg extended his contract with Djurgården to the 2013–14 season in May 2011. Åberg played a total of five games, scoring two points in the 2011 edition of the pre-season tournament European Trophy. Åberg received his first time on the ice in an Elitserien game and also scored his first goal in Elitserien in the league premier against HV71 on September 15, 2011. He scored the game-winning goal in the shootouts against Färjestad BK on September 29, 2011.
After a start to the 2011–12 Elitserien season that included getting five goals and three assists in the first fourteen games, Åberg was announced to be the first of four candidates for that season's Elitserien Rookie of the Year.
On June 23, 2012, he was chosen in the second round (#37 overall) of the NHL Draft by the Nashville Predators.
In the 2013–14 season, Åberg played for Färjestad BK.
Regular season and playoffs
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- "Juniortrio förlänger med DIF". difhockey.se (in Swedish). Djurgårdens IF Hockey. Retrieved September 6, 2011.
- Runemo, Staffan (September 15, 2011). "Liv hyllades när HV71 förlorade". Dagens Nyheter (in Swedish). TT. Retrieved September 15, 2011.
- Peterson, Jimmy (September 15, 2011). "Ja, han är sjutton år - Åberg matchvinnare". difhockey.se (in Swedish). Djurgårdens IF Hockey. Retrieved September 15, 2011.
- Grefve, Daniel (September 29, 2011). "Sämsta mästarna". Aftonbladet (in Swedish). Retrieved September 29, 2011.
- "Pontus Åberg årets rookiekandidat". Svenska Ishockeyförbundet (in Swedish). November 1, 2011.
- Pontus Åberg's career statistics at EliteProspects.com
- Pontus Åberg profile at Eurohockey.com
- Pontus Åberg's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
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