David Rundblad

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David Rundblad
David Rundblad - Chicago Blackhawks.jpg
Rundblad with the Chicago Blackhawks in December 2014
Born (1990-10-08) October 8, 1990 (age 25)
Lycksele, SWE
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Right
NHL team
Former teams
Free Agent
Skellefteå AIK
Ottawa Senators
Phoenix Coyotes
Chicago Blackhawks
ZSC Lions
National team  Sweden
NHL Draft 17th overall, 2009
St. Louis Blues
Playing career 2007–present

David Rundblad (born October 8, 1990) is a Swedish professional ice hockey player who is currently an unrestricted free agent. 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 traded to the Chicago Blackhawks. He won the Stanley Cup with the Blackhawks in 2015.

Playing career[edit]

Professional[edit]

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 2010, which the Blues used to select Vladimir Tarasenko.

Rundblad with the Phoenix Coyotes in 2014.

Rundblad finished the 2010–11 season with 50 points in 55 games, the second highest point total of any defenceman in Elitserien 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] Rundblad participated in the AHL All-Star Classic in Providence, Rhode Island, on January 28, 2013. He scored six 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 2014.[8]

In the 2015–16 season, Rundblad made the Blackhawks opening night roster primarily as the team's reserve defenseman. He provided two assists in 9 games before he was placed on waivers and later reassigned to the Rockford IceHogs. Before playing with Rockford, on January 3, 2016, it was announced that Rundblad was loaned to the ZSC Lions of Switzerland's National League A for the remainder of the season.[9] He later returned to the Blackhawks for their post-season run, appearing in 3 games.

On July 1, 2016, Rundblad became a free agent after he was placed on waivers and bought-out from the remaining year of his contract with the Blackhawks.[10]

International play[edit]

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Medal record
Representing Sweden Sweden
Men's ice hockey
World Junior Championship
Silver medal – second place 2009 Canada
Bronze medal – third place 2010 Canada
World Championship
Silver medal – second place 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
2014–15 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 49 3 11 14 12 5 0 0 0 0
2015–16 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 9 0 2 2 6 3 0 0 0 4
2015–16 ZSC Lions NLA 11 2 13 15 2 4 0 1 1 0
2015–16 Rockford IceHogs AHL 10 2 2 4 0
SHL totals 152 12 61 73 38 40 4 9 13 24
NHL totals 113 4 21 25 30 8 0 0 0 4

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". blues.nhl.com. St. Louis Blues. 2009-06-29. 
  2. ^ "Hockeyligan.se - Statistik". estat.hockeyligan.se. Svenska Hockeyligan AB. 2010-01-30. 
  3. ^ "Blues Sign David Rundblad". blues.nhl.com. 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. 
  9. ^ "Blackhawks loan Rundblad to ZSC Lions". Chicago Blackhawks. 2016-01-03. Retrieved 2016-01-03. 
  10. ^ "Blackhawks place David Rundblad on buyout waivers". CSN Chicago. 2016-07-01. Retrieved 2016-07-01. 

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