Viktor Arvidsson

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Viktor Arvidsson
Born (1993-04-08) 8 April 1993 (age 25)
Kusmark, Sweden
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
NHL team
Former teams
Nashville Predators
Skellefteå AIK
NHL Draft 112th overall, 2014
Nashville Predators
Playing career 2011–present

Viktor Arvidsson (born 8 April 1993) is a Swedish professional ice hockey player who is currently playing for the Nashville Predators of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected by the Nashville Predators in the fourth round, 112th overall, at the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit]

Arvidsson previously played in his native Sweden, winning the Swedish Championship twice with Skellefteå AIK in the Swedish Hockey League. On 15 July 2014, Arvidsson signed a three-year entry level contract with the Predators.[1]

On 20 March 2015, the Nashville Predators recalled Arvidsson from the Milwaukee Admirals of the American Hockey League under emergency conditions,[2] after Colin Wilson suffered a lower-body injury in practice on 19 March 2015.[3] Arvidsson made his NHL debut with the Nashville Predators on 21 March 2015, playing 12 minutes and 52 seconds and recording 3 shots on goal, 1 hit, and 1 takeaway, in a 3-0 win over the Buffalo Sabres.[4]

On 8 October 2015, Arvidsson scored his first NHL goal against Cam Ward of the Carolina Hurricanes, a goal that eventually proved to be the game-winner.[5]

He scored his first career Stanley Cup playoff goal on 9 May 2016 in overtime of Game 6 of the Western Conference Semi Finals against the San Jose Sharks to force the series to a deciding seventh game.

During his breakout 2016–17 season, Arvidsson scored his first career hat trick, including a short-handed marker, in a 7-4 loss to the Florida Panthers on 11 February 2017.[6] Arvidsson finished the season with 31 goals and 30 assists for a total of 61 points, which tied him with Ryan Johansen as the Predators' leading scorers.

On 22 July 2017, the Predators re-signed Arvidsson to a seven-year, $29.75 million contract with an annual average of $4.25 million, avoiding arbitration.[7] He also decided to switch his jersey number from #38 to #33.[8] On 16 January 2018, Arvidsson was placed on injured reserve to recover from a lower-body injury,[9] but was activated from it after only missing two games.[10] He ended the regular season tying his career high in points with 61 to help the Predators qualify for the 2018 Stanley Cup playoffs.

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 Skellefteå AIK J20 2 0 1 1 2 2 1 0 1 0
2010–11 Skellefteå AIK J20 40 15 19 34 51 5 3 3 6 4
2010–11 Skellefteå AIK SEL 3 0 0 0 0
2011–12 Skellefteå AIK J20 43 25 17 42 18 3 0 0 0 0
2011–12 Skellefteå AIK SEL 4 0 0 0 0
2012–13 Skellefteå AIK J20 4 3 1 4 0
2012–13 Skellefteå AIK SEL 49 7 5 12 12 13 6 2 8 2
2013–14 Skellefteå AIK SHL 50 16 24 40 59 14 4 12 16 4
2014–15 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 70 22 33 55 43
2014–15 Nashville Predators NHL 6 0 0 0 0
2015–16 Nashville Predators NHL 56 8 8 16 35 14 1 1 2 8
2015–16 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 17 8 10 18 6
2016–17 Nashville Predators NHL 80 31 30 61 28 22 3 10 13 19
2017–18 Nashville Predators NHL 78 29 32 61 36 13 5 4 9 6
NHL totals 220 68 70 138 99 49 9 15 24 33
Medal record
Ice hockey
Representing  Sweden
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2018 Denmark
World Junior Championships
Silver medal – second place 2013 Ufa

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2010 Sweden U17 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 6 2 2 4 2
2010 Sweden IH18 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 5 5 1 6 2
2011 Sweden WJC18 2nd, silver medalist(s) 5 0 1 1 8
2013 Sweden WJC 2nd, silver medalist(s) 6 4 1 5 6
2018 Sweden WC 1st, gold medalist(s) 5 3 0 3 6
Junior totals 22 11 5 16 18
Senior totals 5 3 0 3 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nashville Predators sign 2014 fourth round pick Viktor Arvidsson". Nashville Predators. 15 July 2014. Retrieved 15 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Nashville Predators Recall Viktor Arvidsson from Milwaukee". The Official Website of the Nashville Predators®. By Press Release - Nashville Predators. 20 March 2015. Retrieved 21 March 2015. 
  3. ^ Vingan, Adam S. (20 March 2015). "Predators' Colin Wilson out with lower-body injury". The Tennessean. Retrieved 21 March 2015. 
  4. ^ "Buffalo Sabres at Nashville Predators – 03/21/2015". The Official Website of the Nashville Predators®. 21 March 2015. Retrieved 21 March 2015. 
  5. ^ "Carolina Hurricanes at Nashville Predators – 10/08/2015". Nashville Predators. 8 October 2015. 
  6. ^ Bratten, Brooks (11 February 2017). "Arvidsson Has Hat Trick, But Preds Fall to Panthers". NHL.com. Nashville Predators. Retrieved 24 January 2018. 
  7. ^ "Preds Sign Viktor Arvidsson to Seven-Year, $29.75 Million Contract". NHL.com. Nashville Predators. 22 July 2017. Retrieved 24 January 2018. 
  8. ^ Bratten, Brooks (29 August 2017). "Arvidsson, Gaudreau, Kamenev Select New Numbers". NHL.com. Retrieved 30 April 2018. 
  9. ^ "Predators place forward Viktor Arvidsson on injured reserve". The National Post. 16 January 2018. Retrieved 30 April 2018. 
  10. ^ "Preds Reassign Gaudreau to Milwaukee; Arvidsson Off IR". NHL.com. 20 January 2018. Retrieved 30 April 2018. 

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