Viktor Ekbom

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Viktor Ekbom
2013-10-05 Viktor Ekbom 03.jpg
Born (1989-06-01) June 1, 1989 (age 27)
Falköping, Sweden
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 212 lb (96 kg; 15 st 2 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
SHL team
Former teams
Örebro HK
Linköpings HC
WBS Penguins
Tappara
EHC München
NHL Draft 181st overall, 2009
Pittsburgh Penguins
Playing career 2008–present

Viktor Ekbom (born June 1, 1989)[1] is a Swedish professional ice hockey defenseman currently Captaining Örebro HK of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL).

Playing career[edit]

Ekbom was selected by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 6th round (181st overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

He started the 2010–11 season with Linköpings HC in the Elitserien, and finished the remainder of the season on an amateur try-out with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, the AHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins.[2] Ekbom went scoreless in three games. Before signing an try-out in North America, Ekbom was signed to a two-year contract starting from the 2011–12 season with Finnish club Tappara of the SM-liiga on 25 March 2011.[3]

His rights were relinquished by the Penguins on 31 May 2011, making him eligible to re-enter the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.[4]

On 15 June 2012, Ekbom left Tappara to sign a one-year contract with EHC München of the German DEL.[5] During the 2012–13 season, Ekbom contributed with 4 goals and 10 points in 38 games for Munchen.

On 1 May 2013, upon completion of his contract with EHC München Ekbom returned to his native Sweden and signed a one-year deal with Örebro HK of the SHL.[6]

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 IK Oskarshamn Allsv 9 0 0 0 2
2007–08 Linköpings HC J20 25 3 7 10 10 5 0 2 2 6
2008–09 IK Oskarshamn Allsv 29 2 4 6 22
2008–09 Linköpings HC SEL 14 0 1 1 6 5 0 0 0 2
2009–10 Linköpings HC SEL 47 0 2 2 16 12 0 0 0 8
2010–11 Linköpings HC SEL 49 0 6 6 10 1 0 0 0 0
2010–11 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 3 0 0 0 0
2011–12 Tappara SM-l 44 1 3 4 44
2012–13 EHC München DEL 38 4 6 10 8
2013–14 Örebro HK SHL 53 2 4 6 22
2014–15 Örebro HK SHL 55 1 12 13 30 6 0 1 1 0
2015–16 Örebro HK SHL 48 1 8 9 16 2 0 0 0 0
SHL totals 266 4 33 37 100 26 0 1 1 10

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2009 Sweden WJC 2nd, silver medalist(s) 6 0 2 2 2
Junior totals 6 0 2 2 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Viktor Ekbom - player profile and career stats". Eurohockey.net. Retrieved 28 January 2009. 
  2. ^ "Penguins sign 2009 selection Ekbom to ATO". Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. 2011-03-28. Retrieved 2011-03-28. 
  3. ^ "Swedish defender confirmed to Tappara" (in Finnish). Tappara. 2011-03-25. Retrieved 2011-03-28. 
  4. ^ Dave Molinari (30 May 2011). "Penguins relinquish rights to prospects Bathgate, Ekbom". postgazette.com. 
  5. ^ "EHC brings Swedish defender Viktor Ekbom" (in German). EHC München. 2012-06-15. Retrieved 2012-06-16. 
  6. ^ "5 new players and 2 extensions" (in Swedish). Örebro HK. 2013-05-01. Retrieved 2013-05-01. 

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