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Patrik Berglund
Born (1988-06-02)2 June 1988,
Västerås, Sweden
Height
Weight
6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
216 lb (98 kg; 15 st 6 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
SHL team
F. teams
Brynäs IF
St. Louis Blues
Buffalo Sabres
Djurgårdens IF
Ntl. team Flag of Sweden.png Sweden
NHL Draft 25th overall, 2006
St. Louis Blues
Playing career 2005–present


Patrik Berglund (born 2 June 1988) is a Swedish professional ice hockey centre for Brynäs IF of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL). He was drafted 25th overall by the St. Louis Blues in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. Internationally, Berglund represented Team Sweden on both the junior and senior levels, including playing on the team that won silver at the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Playing career[]

In the 2005–06 season, Berglund played for VIK Västerås HK in the HockeyAllsvenskan, the second highest league in Sweden. He was a top prospect in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft and was drafted 25th overall by the St. Louis Blues.

He scored his first NHL goal on 13 October 2008 against Vesa Toskala of the Toronto Maple Leafs.[1] Paired on a line (called the "Kid Line" by Blues fans, due to the oldest player on the line being 22) with David Perron and his roommate. T. J. Oshie,[2][3] Berglund became a scoring threat in St. Louis' surprise 2008–09 season, finishing the year with 21 goals and 26 assists for 47 points in 76 games.

During the 2012–13 NHL lockout, Berglund returned to Sweden to play for VIK Västerås HK.

On 25 June 2013 Berglund signed a one-year $3.25 million contract extension with the Blues. On 26 June 2014, Berglund signed an $11.1 million contract to continue playing with the Blues for 3 more years.[4]

In the midst of the 2016–17 season, Berglund signed a five-year $19.25 million contract extension with the Blues on 24 February 2017.[5]

During the off-season before the 2017–18 season, Berglund was injured while training and was expected to be out of the Blues lineup until December.[6] He was activated off injured reserve on 29 November,[7] and he made his season debut against the Anaheim Ducks that night.[8]

On 1 July 2018, Berglund, along with Tage Thompson, Vladimír Sobotka, a first-round pick in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft and a second-round pick in the 2021 NHL Entry Draft, were traded by the Blues to the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for Ryan O'Reilly.[9] Berglund could have blocked the trade, but his agent failed to submit paperwork by the deadline.[10] [11]

On 15 December, Berglund was suspended indefinitely by the Sabres for failure to report to the team.[12] At the time of the suspension Berglund had missed the previous two games with what was said to be an illness, but the Sabres' head coach Phil Housley commented that "obviously it developed into something different."[13] On 19 December, the Sabres terminated Berglund's contract.[14] Berglund later said in an interview that he was no longer happy playing professional hockey and was taking a hiatus from the game to improve his mental health.[15] At the time of his suspension and subsequent release, Berglund was on track to set career-low offensive statistics with just 2 goals and 4 points in 23 games, and had been made a healthy scratch several times.

On 1 July 2019, Berglund returned to resume his professional career in Sweden, agreeing to a one-year contract with Djurgårdens IF of the SHL.[16] In making his long-awaited SHL debut in the 2019–20 season, Berglund regained his offensive touch, registering 17 goals and 31 points in 49 regular season games before the playoffs were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As a free agent and speculation of a return to the NHL, Berglund opted to remain in Sweden, agreeing to a two-year contract with Brynäs IF on 15 July 2020.[17]

Career statistics[]

Regular season and playoffs[]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2004–05 Västerås IK Ungdom J18 Allsv 5 2 1 3 4 3 0 1 1 6
2004–05 Västerås IK Ungdom J20 25 5 5 10 14
2005–06 VIK Västerås HK J20 27 17 12 29 38
2005–06 VIK Västerås HK Allsv 21 3 1 4 4
2006–07 VIK Västerås HK Allsv 35 21 27 48 30 1 0 0 0 2
2006–07 VIK Västerås HK J20 5 4 5 9 6
2007–08 VIK Västerås HK Allsv 36 21 24 45 18 15 2 10 12 14
2008–09 St. Louis Blues NHL 76 21 26 47 16 4 0 0 0 2
2009–10 St. Louis Blues NHL 71 13 13 26 16
2010–11 St. Louis Blues NHL 81 22 30 52 26
2011–12 St. Louis Blues NHL 82 19 19 38 30 9 3 4 7 6
2012–13 VIK Västerås HK Allsv 30 20 12 32 20
2012–13 St. Louis Blues NHL 48 17 8 25 12 6 1 1 2 2
2013–14 St. Louis Blues NHL 78 14 18 32 38 4 0 0 0 0
2014–15 St. Louis Blues NHL 77 12 15 27 26 6 2 2 4 0
2015–16 St. Louis Blues NHL 42 10 5 15 16 20 4 5 9 4
2016–17 St. Louis Blues NHL 82 23 11 34 32 11 0 4 4 10
2017–18 St. Louis Blues NHL 57 17 9 26 30
2018–19 Buffalo Sabres NHL 23 2 2 4 6
2019–20 Djurgårdens IF SHL 49 17 14 31 22
NHL totals 717 170 156 326 248 60 10 16 26 24

International[]

Medal record
Competitor for Flag of Sweden.png Sweden
Men's ice hockey
Winter Olympics
Silver 2014 Sochi
World Championships
Silver 2011 Bratislava
Bronze 2009 Bern
World Junior Championships
Silver 2008 Pardubice
Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2006 Sweden WJC18 6th 6 4 1 5 2
2007 Sweden WJC 4th 7 1 2 3 0
2008 Sweden WJC Silver medal icon.svg 6 3 4 7 14
2009 Sweden WC Bronze medal icon.svg 7 0 1 1 0
2011 Sweden WC Silver medal icon.svg 9 8 2 10 8
2014 Sweden OG Silver medal icon.svg 6 2 1 3 4
2016 Sweden WCH Bronze medal icon.svg 2 1 0 1 0
Junior totals 19 8 7 15 16
Senior totals 24 11 4 15 12

Awards and honors[]

Award Year
NHL
All-Rookie Team 2009
International
WJC All-Star Team 2008

References[]

External links[]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Erik Johnson
St. Louis Blues first round draft pick
2006
Succeeded by
Lars Eller
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