David Rundblad

Matt Donohue

2012-04-25

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David Rundblad, D

Shoots: R

Height: 6-2

Weight: 189

Born: 1990-10-8

Hometown: Lycksele, SWE

Drafted: 2009 by St. Louis Blues, 17th Overall

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

 

June 2014 – Following the trade deadline day deal that sent him to the Blackhawks, Rundblad cracked the lineup on five occasions, averaging just over eight minutes of ice time in those games. Those of us who were expecting a jump in value with the move to a more offensive minded team were left disappointed. While Rundblad certainly hasn’t lived up to the expectations that came with being a first round pick in ’09, it’s important to remember that he is still just 23-years-old. And despite the difficult start to his Blackhawks career, he will certainly be in the mix to break camp with the big club this fall. Matt Donohue

 

March 2014 – David Rundblad has been traded to the Chicago Blackhawks, along with Mathieu Brisebois, in exchange for a 2nd round selection in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. Brendan Ross

 

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February 2014 – Rundblad has been assigned to Portland of the AHL on a conditioning assignment. This move is to get him playing time after being a healthy scratch so often and now the Olympic break, but also could be showcasing him for a trade with the March 5th trade deadline approaching. Keith Duggan

 

January 2014 – In the Coyotes first 53 games, Rundblad has only dressed for 12 games for Phoenix and has been a healthy scratch for all but three games since December 9th.  The coaching staff seems to have no confidence in the blueliner and has he been surpassed by rookie Connor Murphy on the depth chart.  Rundblad could be trade bait for the Coyotes leading up to this year’s trade deadline. Keith Duggan

 

October 2013 – After signing a one-way two year contract over the summer and having a strong offensive preseason, leading the Coyotes with seven points, Rundblad has