Viktor Arvidsson

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Viktor Arvidsson
Born (1993-04-08) 8 April 1993 (age 24)
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
National team  Sweden
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.

Arvidsson scored his first career hat trick in a 7-4 loss to the Florida Panthers on 11 February 2017. One of the three goals was short-handed.

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
NHL totals 142 39 38 77 63 14 1 1 2 8
Medal record
Ice hockey
Representing  Sweden
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
Junior totals 22 11 5 16 18

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. 

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