Dennis Everberg
Born (1991-12-31)31 December 1991,
Västerås, Sweden
Height
Weight
6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
209 lb (95 kg; 14 st 13 lb)
Position Right wing
Shoots Left
SHL team
F. teams
Rögle BK
Colorado Avalanche
Växjö Lakers
Avangard Omsk
Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk
EV Zug
Ntl. team Flag of Sweden.png Sweden
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2009–present

Dennis Everberg (born 31 December 1991) is a Swedish professional ice hockey winger for Rögle BK of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL). He has previously played in the NHL with the Colorado Avalanche.

Playing career[edit | edit source]

Everberg played as a youth with Västerås IK before joining Swedish professional club, Rögle BK. In the 2009–10 season, Everberg made his senior debut with Rögle in the Elitserien, appearing in 12 games, collecting a goal and an assist. On 8 May 2010, Everberg was signed to a two-year extension to further develop within Rögle BK.[1]

In the following 2010–11 season, with a relegated Rögle returning to the HockeyAllsvenskan, Everberg featured more prominently with the senior side, contributing with 5 goals and 12 points in 41 games. Everberg was hampered by a shoulder injury which required surgery early in the 2011–12 season. Upon his eventual return in February, Everberg's developing power forward role became influential in promoting Rögle BK back to the Elitserien. He scored 2 goals and 6 points in 10 games in the postseason.

As one of Rögle's strongest players, he was re-signed to a further two-year extension on 8 May 2012.[2] In the 2012–13 season, Everberg played his first full season in the Elitserien. Used primarily in a depth role, Everberg scored a modest 5 goals and 8 points in 55 games with lowly Rögle. In failing to maintain their SHL status, Everberg was relied upon by Rögle in the HockeyAllsvenskan during the 2013–14 season. As one of the team's biggest forwards, Everberg scored a team-leading 17 goals in 47 games, helping the club finish first in the SHL qualifiers. Everberg finished with 8 goals in 16 games as the club finished third in promotion to remain in the HockeyAllsvenskan.

Under the influence of sporting director Anders Carlsson's former scouting links to the Colorado Avalanche, Everberg was signed to his first North American contract, agreeing to a two-year entry-level contract with the Avalanche on 28 May 2014.[3] After making a strong impression at the Avalanche's 2014 training camp with his size and skating ability, Everberg surprisingly made the roster to begin the 2014–15 season.[4] He made his NHL debut in an opening night defeat to the Minnesota Wild on 9 October 2014.[5] Upon recall from AHL affiliate, the Lake Erie Monsters, he scored his first NHL goal with the Avalanche on 2 November 2014 against the Anaheim Ducks.[6] With injuries plaguing the Avalanche, Everberg took advantage in securing a checking line role. Towards the conclusion of the regular season, Everberg suffered a shoulder injury against the Nashville Predators on 7 April 2015, which required surgery with a 6-month recovery period.[7] Everberg completed his first North American season with 3 goals and 12 points in 55 games.

Everberg recovered for the Avalanche's 2015 training camp, however was limited in play after an early injury in preseason. He was the last cut sent to begin the 2015–16 season with new AHL affiliate, the San Antonio Rampage. On the Rampage's top scoring line, Everberg found early success, contributing with 5 points in 3 games before he was recalled to the Avalanche on 22 October 2015.[8] Everberg made his season debut against the Columbus Blue Jackets on October 24, and appeared in 15 scoreless games in a fourth-line role. Having passed the games limit that exempted waiver eligibility, Everberg cleared before returning to the San Antonio Rampage on 27 November 2015.[9]

As an impending restricted free agent at season's end, Everberg opted not to sign with Colorado and return to Sweden in signing a two-year contract with Växjö Lakers of the SHL on 6 May 2016[10] In the opening game of the 2016–17 season, Everberg made an instant impact in his return to the SHL, scoring the opening goal and adding another in a 5–2 victory over former club, Rögle BK, on 22 September 2016.[11] Everberg continued his scoring pace throughout season, finishing second on the club with 37 points in 52 games.

In the off-season, Everberg opted to use his KHL release clause in order to forgo the final year of his contract with Växjö.[12] On 18 May 2017, Everberg agreed to a lucrative one-year deal with Russian club, Avangard Omsk of the KHL.[13] In the 2017–18 season, Everberg initially struggled to find his footing within Omsk, registering just 9 points in 34 games. On 11 December 2017, he was traded by Avangard to Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk in exchange for fellow import, Chad Rau.[14] Everberg instantly provided a spark with Nizhnekamsk, playing out the regular season to record 5 goals in just 16 games.

With the ambition to re-establish his NHL career, Everberg left the KHL as a free agent and agreed to a one-year, two-way contract with the Winnipeg Jets on 1 July 2018.[15] On 13 November, the Jets placed Everberg on waivers with the intent to terminate his contract.[16] On 14 November, he signed with EV Zug of the Swiss National League (NL) for the remained of the 2018–19 season.[17] Everberg quickly adapted with Zug, regaining his scoring touch in contributing with 12 goals and 28 points in just 31 games. He continued his output in the playoffs, notching 8 points in 10 games.

As a free agent in the off-season, Everberg opted to return to his roots signing a five-year contract with original Swedish club, Rögle BK of the SHL, on April 23, 2019.[18]

International play[edit | edit source]

Medal record

Dennis Everberg
Competitor for Flag of Sweden Sweden
Ice hockey
World Championships
Gold 2017 Germany/France
Gold 2018 Denmark

Everberg as a late bloomer, made his first appearance for Sweden at the international stage at the senior level of the Euro Hockey Tour during the 2016–17 season. He remained on the pre-tournament squad in preparation for the 2017 IIHF World Championship in Germany/France.[19] Despite initially being left of the final roster for the Tournament, Everberg was later added and made his debut in an 8–1 round-robin victory against Italy on 12 May 2017. He scored his first goal, the game-winner and added an assist in a 4–2 victory over Slovakia on 16 May 2017.[20] In helping Sweden capture the Gold Medal, Everberg completed the tournament scoring 2 goals and 3 points in 6 games.

During the 2017–18 season, with the exclusion of NHL contracted players Everberg was selected to represent Sweden at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Used in a checking-line role, Everberg contributed with 2 points in 4 games in a 5th-place finish.

Career statistics[edit | edit source]

Regular season and playoffs[edit | edit source]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2009–10 Rögle BK J20 36 6 12 18 55 2 1 0 1 2
2009–10 Rögle BK SEL 12 1 1 2 6
2010–11 Rögle BK J20 18 4 2 6 54 1 1 1 2 2
2010–11 Rögle BK Allsv 41 5 7 12 18 8 0 0 0 2
2011–12 Rögle BK J20 3 0 4 4 0
2011–12 Rögle BK Allsv 5 0 0 0 0 10 2 4 6 0
2012–13 Rögle BK SEL 55 5 3 8 47
2013–14 Rögle BK Allsv 47 17 17 34 30 16 8 3 11 12
2014–15 Colorado Avalanche NHL 55 3 9 12 10
2014–15 Lake Erie Monsters AHL 12 5 2 7 4
2015–16 San Antonio Rampage AHL 54 15 25 40 42
2015–16 Colorado Avalanche NHL 15 0 0 0 0
2016–17 Växjö Lakers SHL 52 18 19 37 53 6 0 3 3 27
2017–18 Avangard Omsk KHL 34 6 3 9 20
2017–18 Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk KHL 16 5 2 7 6 5 0 2 2 8
2018–19 Manitoba Moose AHL 11 0 1 1 4
2018–19 EV Zug NL 31 12 16 28 58 10 4 4 8 14
2019–20 Rögle BK SHL 43 16 16 32 38
SHL totals 162 40 39 79 144 6 0 3 3 27
NHL totals 70 3 9 12 10

International[edit | edit source]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2017 Sweden WC Gold medal icon.svg 6 2 1 3 0
2018 Sweden OG 5th 4 1 1 2 4
2018 Sweden WC Gold medal icon.svg 10 1 1 2 2
Senior totals 20 4 3 7 6

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Rogle lengthen contracts of two promising players (se-SE). Rögle BK (8 May 2010). Archived from the original on 18 August 2010. Retrieved on 8 May 2010.
  2. Rogle lengthens with Everberg (se-SE). Rögle BK (8 May 2012). Archived from the original on 1 April 2012. Retrieved on 8 May 2012.
  3. Avalanche Signs Bourke To Entry-Level Contract (28 May 2014). Retrieved on 14 November 2018. “In addition to the Bourke signing, the Avalanche also announced that the organization has signed four other players to entry-level deals: forwards Dennis Everberg, Samuel Henley and Borna Rendulic, as well as goaltender Roman Will.”
  4. Young Avalanche Winger Dennis Everberg follows footsteps of Salming. Denver Post (16 October 2014). Retrieved on 16 October 2014.
  5. Wild open season by routing Avalanche. National Hockey League (9 October 2014). Retrieved on 10 October 2014.
  6. Ducks vs Avalanche. National Hockey League (2 November 2014). Retrieved on 2 November 2014.
  7. Dennis Everberg, Colorado Avalanche wing, to have shoulder surgery. Denver Post (8 April 2015). Retrieved on 9 April 2015.
  8. Avalanche swap Mikko Rantanen for Dennis Everberg. runningwiththeherd.com (22 October 2015). Retrieved on 22 October 2015.
  9. Roy says Varlamov will be back in net, explains Everberg demotion. Denver Post (27 November 2015). Retrieved on 27 November 2015.
  10. Done: Dennis Everberg presented with Lakers (se-SE) (6 May 2016).
  11. Växjö win opener (se-SE). Växjö Lakers (22 September 2016). Retrieved on 22 September 2016.
  12. Everberg and Pettersson leave (se-SE). Växjö Lakers (28 April 2017). Retrieved on 28 April 2017.
  13. Swedish forward Dennis Everberg in Omsk (ru-RU). Avangard Omsk (18 May 2017). Retrieved on 18 May 2017.
  14. KHL Trade alert: Everberg to Nizhnekamsk. Kontinental Hockey League (11 December 2017). Retrieved on 11 December 2017.
  15. Jets sign three players. Winnipeg Jets (1 July 2018). Retrieved on 2 July 2018.
  16. Dennis Everberg: Waived unconditionally (13 November 2018). Retrieved on 14 November 2018.
  17. Weltmeister für den EVZ (de-CH) (14 November 2018). Retrieved on 15 November 2018.
  18. Everberg returns home (Swedish). Rögle BK (2019-04-23). Retrieved on 2019-04-23.
  19. Carlson latest to leave team Sweden (se-SE). swehockey.se (28 April 2017). Retrieved on 28 April 2017.[dead link]
  20. Sweden double up Slovakia. International Ice Hockey Federation (16 May 2017). Retrieved on 16 May 2017.

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