Pontus Åberg

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Pontus Åberg
Born (1993-09-23) September 23, 1993 (age 21)
Stockholm, Sweden
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 85 kg (187 lb; 13 st 5 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Right
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Former teams
Nashville Predators
Milwaukee Admirals (AHL)
Djurgårdens IF
Färjestad BK
NHL Draft 37th overall, 2012
Nashville Predators
Playing career 2011–present

Pontus Åberg (born September 23, 1993) is a Swedish ice hockey player who is currently playing for the Milwaukee Admirals in the American Hockey League (AHL) as a prospect for the Nashville Predators of the National Hockey League (NHL) . He was drafted in the second round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, 37th overall, by the Nashville Predators.

Playing career[edit]

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.[1] Åberg extended his contract with Djurgården to the 2013–14 season in May 2011.[2] 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.[3][4] He scored the game-winning goal in the shootouts against Färjestad BK on September 29, 2011.[5]

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.[6]

In the 2013–14 season, Åberg transferred to play for fellow SHL club, Färjestad BK.[7]

After signing an entry-level contract with the Predators, he began his first North American season in 2014–15 season playing for the Milwaukee Admirals of the AHL.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2009–10 Djurgårdens IF J20 11 0 1 1 4
2010–11 Djurgårdens IF J20 41 13 17 30 16 4 2 3 5 2
2010–11 Djurgårdens IF SEL 1 0 0 0 0
2011–12 Djurgårdens IF SEL 47 8 7 15 6
2012–13 Djurgårdens IF Allsv 52 12 28 40 6 6 3 1 4 2
2013–14 Färjestad BK SHL 52 15 16 31 41 13 2 2 4 4
2014–15 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 69 16 18 34 28
SHL totals 100 23 23 46 47 13 2 2 4 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ Uhlin, Daniel (September 18, 2010). "Tung eftermiddag i Örnsköldsvik". difhockey.se (in Swedish). Djurgårdens IF Hockey. Retrieved September 6, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Juniortrio förlänger med DIF". difhockey.se (in Swedish). Djurgårdens IF Hockey. Retrieved September 6, 2011. 
  3. ^ Runemo, Staffan (September 15, 2011). "Liv hyllades när HV71 förlorade". Dagens Nyheter (in Swedish). TT. Retrieved September 15, 2011. 
  4. ^ Peterson, Jimmy (September 15, 2011). "Ja, han är sjutton år - Åberg matchvinnare". difhockey.se (in Swedish). Djurgårdens IF Hockey. Retrieved September 15, 2011. 
  5. ^ Grefve, Daniel (September 29, 2011). "Sämsta mästarna". Aftonbladet (in Swedish). Retrieved September 29, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Pontus Åberg årets rookiekandidat". Svenska Ishockeyförbundet (in Swedish). November 1, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Åberg moves to Färjestad BK" (in Swedish). hockeyligan.se. 2013-08-19. Retrieved 2013-08-19. 

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