Erik Brännström
Born (1999-09-02)2 September 1999,
Eksjö, Sweden
Height
Weight
5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
181 lb (82 kg; 12 st 13 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
F. teams
Ottawa Senators
Belleville Senators (AHL)
HV71
NHL Draft 15th overall, 2017
Vegas Golden Knights
Playing career 2015–present

Erik Brännström (born 2 September 1999) is a Swedish professional ice hockey defenceman. He is currently playing with the Belleville Senators of the American Hockey League (AHL) as a prospect to the Ottawa Senators of the National Hockey League (NHL). Erik was selected 15th overall by the Vegas Golden Knights in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, and was traded to Ottawa in 2019.

Playing career[edit | edit source]

Brännström played junior hockey with Swedish team HV71. In 2013–14, he debuted at the under-16 level, playing twenty-three games in the J16 SM. The following season Brännström moved on to HV71's J20 SuperElit. In 2015–16, Brännström made his Swedish Hockey League debut.[1][2][3]

He was drafted 15th overall in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft by the Vegas Golden Knights[4] and agreed to a three-year, entry-level contract with the Knights on 16 July 2017.[5] He played the 2017–18 season with the HV71 organization. Brännström earned his first NHL recall on 5 May 2018 to help the Knights during their 2018 Stanley Cup playoffs run, but did not appear in any games.[6]

Brännström attended the Golden Knights 2018 training camp but was reassigned to the AHL on 27 September 2018.[7] During the 2018–19 season, Brännström was selected to participate in the 2019 AHL All-Star Game.[8]

On 25 February 2019, Brännström was traded to the Ottawa Senators as part of a package to acquire Mark Stone and Tobias Lindberg. In addition to Brännström, Ottawa acquired Oscar Lindberg and a 2020 second round draft pick in the deal.[9] Brännström made his NHL debut with Ottawa on 14 March 2019 in a game against the St. Louis Blues.

Personal[edit | edit source]

Brännström's older brother, Isac, is also a professional hockey player, currently with Luleå HF.

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
2014–15 HV71 J20 1 0 0 0 2
2015–16 HV71 J20 41 8 22 30 26 3 0 0 0 0
2015–16 HV71 SHL 3 0 0 0 0
2016–17 HV71 J20 19 9 14 23 18 7 3 4 7 4
2016–17 HV71 SHL 35 1 5 6 2
2017–18 HV71 SHL 44 2 13 15 22 2 0 1 1 2
2018–19 Chicago Wolves AHL 41 7 21 28 36
2018–19 Belleville Senators AHL 9 0 4 4 12
2018–19 Ottawa Senators NHL 2 0 0 0 0
2019–20 Ottawa Senators NHL 31 0 4 4 16
2019–20 Belleville Senators AHL 27 3 20 23 22
SHL totals 82 3 18 21 24 2 0 1 1 2
NHL totals 33 0 4 4 16
Medal record
Competitor for Flag of Sweden.png Sweden
Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Silver 2018 United States
IIHF World U18 Championship
Silver 2016 United States

International[edit | edit source]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2015 Sweden IH18 Silver medal icon.svg 5 0 4 4 4
2015 Sweden U17 Bronze medal icon.svg 6 3 0 3 2
2016 Sweden WJC18 Silver medal icon.svg 7 1 3 4 10
2016 Sweden IH18 4th 5 2 1 3 31
2017 Sweden WJC18 4th 7 2 3 5 0
2018 Sweden WJC Silver medal icon.svg 7 1 3 4 4
2019 Sweden WJC 5th 5 4 0 4 4
Junior totals 42 13 14 27 55

Awards and honors[edit | edit source]

Award Year
SHL
Le Mat Trophy (HV71) 2017 [10]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Erik Brännström (Swedish). Retrieved on 10 December 2016.
  2. Erik Brännström (Swedish). Retrieved on 10 December 2016.
  3. Marie Carlsson. "16-åring får chansen i kvällens SHL-match", 10 December 2015. Retrieved on 10 December 2016. (Swedish) 
  4. Brannstrom hopes to be offensive defenseman for Golden Knights (29 July 2017). Retrieved on 29 January 2019.
  5. Golden Knights sign three first round picks to entry-level contracts (16 July 2017). Retrieved on 16 July 2017.
  6. Vegas Golden Knights Announce Taxi Squad Recalls (5 May 2018). Retrieved on 29 January 2019.
  7. "Erik Brannstrom ready for seasoning with Wolves", 3 October 2018. Retrieved on 29 January 2019. 
  8. PIRRI, CARR, BRÄNNSTRÖM NAMED AHL ALL-STARS (3 January 2019). Retrieved on 29 January 2019.
  9. Stone Traded to Golden Knights by Senators for Lindberg, Brannstrom (25 February 2019).
  10. "HV71 wins championship", 2017-04-30. Retrieved on 2017-04-30. (Swedish) 

External links[edit | edit source]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Nick Suzuki
Vegas Golden Knights first round draft pick
2017
Succeeded by
Peyton Krebs
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