Fabian Brunnstrom, LW/RW
Hometown: Jonstorp, Sweden
Drafted: Signed by Dallas Stars in 2008
November 2012 – Was signed shortly after the last report by Frolunda in Sweden. He hasn’t been overly effective on a disappointing team with a solid roster of talent. Jason Banks
July 2012 – The Red Wings may still re-sign Brunnstrom, but as of July 10 this has not happened and he is an unrestricted free agent. There is a chance he latches on somewhere, but the situation would need to be ideal. At this point, teams will no longer give him a fair chance. Any roster spot he gets he will have to seize. – Dobber
June, 2012 – Brunnstrom wrapped up a solid AHL campaign with Grand Rapids about a month ago finishing with 35 points in 44 games. He has struggled to live up to a standard he was put up to when the big signing frenzy happened in 2008. After playing most of two seasons in the NHL, he was demoted to work on consistency and confidence in his game. He has very good strength to his game, solid along the boards, deceptive speed and a very heavy and above average shot. In the past he has lacked the ability to bring a 100% effort every night on both sides of the puck. In a press release at the end of April, Ken Holland expressed interest in resigning him. Brunnstrom could very well move forward and produce better in another organization, but in Detroit he has a chance to be part of a perennial contender, which is attractive to many players.
Fantasy Outlook: C-
Unlikely to play a regular top six position, but a solid third line winger that adds a bit of punch in the offensive zone.
Footage: Fabian scores an excellent goal of the rush.
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