November 21, 1990 |
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)|
|NHL Draft||53rd overall, 2009
|Men's ice hockey|
|World Junior Championships|
Anton Rödin (born November 21, 1990) is a Swedish professional ice hockey forward. He is currently playing with the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League (NHL). He has previously played in Sweden's HockeyAllsvenskan and the Swedish Elite League for Brynäs IF. He was selected by the Canucks in the second round, 53rd overall, of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.
A native of Stockholm, Sweden, Rödin played junior ice hockey with local organization Hammarby IF. During his youth, he also played regionally for Gästrikland (alongside NHL goaltender Jacob Markström) in the 2006 TV-pucken, an under-15 national tournament. That season, he joined Brynäs IF at the under-18 level, scoring 11 points (7 goals and 4 assists) over 14 games in the HockeyAllsvenskan's junior circuit. During the campaign, he also debuted in one game with Brynäs IF's J20 SuperElit team. In 2007–08, Rödin joined the J20 level full-time and recorded 19 points (8 goals and 11 assists) over 35 games. The following season, he improved to 55 points (29 goals and 26 assists) over 37 contests, ranking second in league scoring, seven behind teammate Henrik Thegel. His success earned him a six-game loan to IK Oskarshamn's men's team in Sweden's second-tier league, HockeyAllsvenskan.
During the off-season, Rödin was selected in the second round, 53rd overall, by the Vancouver Canucks in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. Having been introduced to men's competition the previous season, Rödin moved on to Brynäs IF's premier team in the Swedish Elite League (SEL) in 2009–10. He scored a goal and five points over 36 games as a rookie, while also seeing time at the J20 level (3 assists in 4 games) and with Mora IK in Allsvenskan on a loan.
On June 1, 2010, Rödin signed a three-year, entry level contract with the Vancouver Canucks. After signing, the Canucks loaned Rödin to Brynäs IF for one more year. He improved to 26 points (7 goals and 19 assists) over 53 games in the SEL before leaving Sweden to begin playing within the Canucks' organization. After joining the team for training camp and pre-season action in September 2011, he was assigned to the Canucks' minor league affiliate, the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League.
After two years with Chicago, Rödin's contract was not renewed by the Canucks, making him a free agent. He decided to return to Sweden, and signed a two-year contract with Brynäs IF. Rödin scored 12 goals and a total of 35 points in 47 games in 2013–14 with the club and recorded 19 goals and 21 assists (54 games) the following season (plus five goals and two assists in seven playoff contests). He penned a new three-year deal with Brynäs in March 2015.
In the 2015–16 season, Rödin tallied 16 goals and 21 assists in 33 SHL contests, while receiving the Gold Helmet Award as MVP of the Swedish Hockey League. He achieved this despite playing a shortened season due to a knee injury he suffered in practice in January 2016.
On March 22, 2016, he was re-signed by the Canucks for the 2016–17 NHL season. He played well during the Canucks training camp, scoring 5 points in 5 preseason games and it appeared that he would earn a spot on the Canucks opening roster. However, he re-aggravated his knee injury near the end of the preseason and was placed on injured reserve. On December 11, 2016, Rodin was assigned to the Canucks' AHL affiliate, Utica Comets, for conditioning. He was recalled on December 22 after three games and made his NHL debut the following night in a 4–1 loss to the Calgary Flames. On January 2, 2017, he scored his first NHL point, earning an assist on a Bo Horvat goal in a 3–2 victory over the Colorado Avalanche.
Regular season and playoffs
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