Jesper Sellgren
Born (1998-06-11)11 June 1998,
Örnsköldsvik, Sweden
Height
Weight
5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
169 lb (77 kg; 12 st 1 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Left
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Carolina Hurricanes
Luleå HF (SHL)
NHL Draft 166th overall, 2018
Carolina Hurricanes
Playing career 2016–present


Jesper Sellgren (born June 11, 1998) is a Swedish professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing for Luleå HF in the Swedish Hockey League (SHL) on loan as a prospect to the Carolina Hurricanes of the National Hockey League (NHL). Sellgren was selected in the sixth round, 166th overall, of the 2018 NHL Entry Draft by the Hurricanes.[1]

Playing career[edit | edit source]

Following the conclusion of the 2017–18 season, his second Allsvenskan season, Sellgren left his hometown team to sign a two-year contract with Luleå HF on March 28, 2018.[2] During the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, Sellgren was selected in the sixth round, 166th overall, by the Carolina Hurricanes.[3]

With Luleå HF during the 2018–19 season, Sellgren recorded 15 points in 52 games. At the conclusion of Luleå's season, Sellgren signed a professional tryout (PTO) with the Hurricanes' American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Charlotte Checkers.[4] On 28 May 2019, the Hurricanes signed Sellgren to a three-year, entry-level contract.[5]

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 Modo Hockey J20 10 0 4 4 2
2015–16 Modo Hockey J20 43 1 11 12 8 2 0 0 0 2
2016–17 Modo Hockey Allsv 50 5 5 10 8
2016–17 Modo Hockey J20 3 1 0 1 0 6 0 2 2 0
2017–18 Modo Hockey Allsv 43 3 9 12 8
2017–18 Modo Hockey J20 6 0 2 2 2
2018–19 Luleå HF SHL 52 3 12 15 10 10 3 3 6 6
2018–19 Charlotte Checkers AHL 11 3 1 4 4
2019–20 Luleå HF SHL 47 8 13 21 18
SHL totals 99 11 25 36 28 10 3 3 6 6
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
2016 Sweden WJC18 Silver medal icon.svg 7 0 1 1 0
2018 Sweden WJC Silver medal icon.svg 7 0 1 1 2
Junior totals 14 0 2 2 2

Awards and honours[edit | edit source]

Award Year
AHL
Calder Cup (Charlotte Checkers) 2019 [6]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Canes pick Swedish defenseman Jesper Sellgren in 6th round. canescountry.com (2018-06-23). Retrieved on 2018-06-23.
  2. Four new players to Lulea Hockey (Swedish). Luleå HF (2018-03-28). Retrieved on 2018-03-28.
  3. Jesper Sellgren - SHL.se.
  4. Canes draft pick Jesper Sellgren joins Checkers on PTO. Retrieved on 5 May 2019.
  5. Canes Sign Sellgren to Entry-Level Contract. Retrieved on 28 May 2019.
  6. Check and Mate! Charlotte wins Calder Cup. American Hockey League (June 8, 2019). Retrieved on June 8, 2019.

External links[edit | edit source]

Jesper Sellgren's career stats at Eliteprospects.com Jesper Sellgren's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database

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