Team: Calle Rosen
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Fantasy Summary

Strong puck-mover with pro experience


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May 2021 – Rosen spent the entirety of 2020-21 in the AHL, and the 27-year-old’s chances of returning to the Maple Leafs lineup are slim-to-none. He his playing more AHL minutes than ever and occasionally sported an “A” as a veteran on the club, but his lack of physicality and constant pursuit of high-risk passing plays makes him less fit for depth NHL duties than players with a longer track record. His puck-handling and passing vision are still strong and he doesn’t struggle to keep up – he should have no trouble finding a home in the AHL as his current contract now expires. He will likely appear in NHL training camp wherever he lands next, but he is unlikely to be high on the ladder even on teams lacking depth. Hayden Soboleski

January 2021 – Rosen has been waived following Maple Leafs training camp and appears to be AHL-bound for 2020-21. Unfortunately his solid offensive production in the AHL hasn’t been enough to earn an NHL look. He is a replacement-level 6th or 7th defender who will put up points if given the chance, but these days depth defensive roles are given to either veteran presences or younger prospects getting their feet wet. As a soon-to-be 27-year-old with minimal NHL experience he is unlikely to get it now, especially on a deep blueline like Toronto’s.  Hayden Soboleski

March 2020 – Almost immediately after his return to the organization, Rosen was called up to the Maple Leafs as an injury replacement. He has just one point and two SOG in three games played with the new (old) team, but he certainly passes the eye test in his limited minutes. He is comfortable with the puck on his stick and is usually in the right place to receive or make pass out of the defensive zone. Given his cheap deal he will likely be back in the mix in 2020-21, although someone may be forced to the right-hand side (possibly him) to make that happen. Hayden Soboleski


February 2020 – Rosen has been traded from Colorado to Toronto.  Jokke Nevalainen

November 2019 – With Erik Johnson injured for at least a week, Rosen got the call-up in Colorado. He wasted no time hitting the score sheet with an assist in his first game as an Av. This is a short term assignment before he goes back to the AHL (where has has 8 points in 13 games played), but its a good indicator that in shallower organization, he can be a serviceable asset on the blue line. Hayden Soboleski
October 2019 – Rosen was among the last cuts from Avalanche training camp, but the insane depth of Colorado’s blueline has pushed him into the AHL once again. He’s off to a hot start, but has missed games and is day-to-day with an undisclosed injury. If he continues to score at the rate he has for the last two years, it will be hard to keep him in the minors for long. He needs an NHL home. Hayden Soboleski
July 2019 – Rosen has been traded to the Colorado Avalanche as part of the Barrie-Kadri deal. Hayden Soboleski
April 2019 – The foot healed just in time. With Gardiner still out of the NHL lineup, the Leafs recalled a now-healthy Rosen and he has scored his first NHL goal. His TOI has swung from a measly 9:37 to over 18 minutes, but its unlikely he remains in the lineup when all hands are back on deck. Enjoy this brief glimpse into the future of the blue line. Hayden Soboleski
March 2019 – Rosen took a shot to the foot in late February and still has no timetable for his return. After an outstanding year, and multiple spots opening up in the NHL due to injury, this couldn’t have come at a worse time. Fingers crossed that he is able to see playoff time. Hayden Soboleski
January 2019 – Rosen’s excellent campaign continues to reward him – he has been named to the AHL All-Star team. Hayden Soboleski
December 2018 – The Leafs have signed Rosen to a two-year extension with one-way pay, indicating that they intend for him to see NHL time over the duration of the deal. This is a strong sign for fantasy owners – he isn’t wasting away in the AHL, his time seems to be coming soon. Hayden Soboleski
December 2018 – Rosen has started the 2018-19 campaign in the AHL once again, and currently leads Marlies D in scoring with 18 points in 21 games (2G, 16A). He’s getting some PK time in addition to scoring points, and is putting up fantasy-relevant SOG numbers. He’s also interestingly seeing the occasional shift on the right side, which could make him more useful should an injury call-up be needed. Hayden Soboleski
January  2018, Rosen played four games with the Leafs with one assist early in the season before he lost the spot to Borgman. He was sent down to the Marlies where he has played a steady role in 30 games and has eight assists. He does not have much offensive upside but is a steady shut down defenceman. He has slipped down the Leafs depth chart and I would put him behind Dermott, Borgman and perhaps Neilsen for a near-term spot with the Leafs. Rosen has one more year on his NHL entry level contract and will likely be with the Marlies again next year. Brian Harling

September 2017 – Coach Babcock seems to be taking a looong look at the elder Swedish D prospect which bodes very well for his chances to win a top-7 defense job. In a pair of games thus far, Rosen has averaged just over 20 minutes a game and had been given a large thumbs up thus far. He is showing well in all situations and my belief has the current upper leg over Travis Dermott and countryman Andreas Borgman for shot at the everyday roster but his role is dependent on how the staff feels about Martin Marincin and invitee Roman Polak’s more seasoned claims on jobs. I cannot see the Leafs’ defense having a similar stable &healthy campaign they enjoyed last year, there is more competition with seemingly NHL ready defenders chomping at the bit to make the jump, the lower defensive role might be a revolving door with Rosen having his foot firmly in the door with good momentum. Jason Banks

June 2017 – With improvements and depth needed on the blueline for the organization to move forward, the Leafs went to Sweden to seek similar potential as they found with Nikita Zaitsev. Expectations are not as high as with Zaitsev, but Toronto was one of a handful of teams looking to sign the puck-moving defender. He has shown strong responsibility for his own zone in the Swedish Elite League, but he has a skill set that projects strongly that he will be a more interesting producer than his 33 points in his last 93 SEL games suggest. Now it should not be expected that Rosen steps into the NHL and produces fairly soon like the young Russian did, until training camp, Rosen should only be seen as a ‘potential’ option for the Leafs and currently the strongest candidate if a rookie is utilized. But should the Buds have a good offseason with transactions, he will start in the AHL before earning a regular roster spot. He needs to add meat and tone to handle larger opponents and have the endurance to survive a full North American season which is more intensive than his Swedish experiences. Jason Banks

Fantasy Upside 6.0
NHL Certainty 5.0
Country SWE
Position D
Roster Type Free Agent
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth February 2, 1994
Height 6‘1”
Weight 195 lbs
Drafted No


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2009-2010 SmålandTV-Pucken8 0 44 4|        
  Växjö Lakers HC J18J18 Region21 2 24 20|        
  Växjö Lakers HC J20J20 Region17 3 03 0|        
 2010-2011 Frölunda HC J18J18 Region19 6 511 2|        
  Frölunda HC J18J18 Nationell15 1 56 2|Playoffs5 1 01
  Frölunda HC J20J20 Nationell16 1 12 0|        
 2011-2012 Frölunda HC J18J18 Region17 6 814 6|        
  Frölunda HC J18J18 Nationell13 4 1014 4|Playoffs4 0 22
  Frölunda HC J20J20 Nationell24 1 45 4|        
 2012-2013 Frölunda HC J20J20 Nationell35 3 1619 10|        
  Frölunda HCET1 0 00 0|        
  Karlskrona HKHockeyAllsvenskan12 1 23 0|Kvalserien AS10 2 02
  Sweden U19 (all)International-Jr4 1 23 0|        
 2013-2014 Karlskrona HKHockeyAllsvenskan52 7 714 18|Qualification6 0 22
  Sweden U20 (all)International-Jr3 1 12 0|        
 2014-2015 Växjö Lakers HCSHL3 0 00 2|        
  Rögle BKHockeyAllsvenskan42 10 1323 8|Qualification7 2 57
 2015-2016 Växjö Lakers HCSHL52 3 1114 4|Playoffs13 1 45
  Växjö Lakers HCChampions HL6 2 13 4|        
 2016-2017 Växjö Lakers HCSHL41 6 1319 10|Playoffs6 0 00
  Växjö Lakers HCChampions HL11 5 27 4|        
  Sweden EHT3 0 11 2|        
  Sweden (all)International13 1 23 6|        
 2017-2018 Toronto Maple LeafsNHL4 0 11 4|        
  Toronto MarliesAHL62 4 1822 26|Playoffs16 5 611
 2018-2019 Toronto Maple LeafsNHL4 1 01 0|        
  Toronto MarliesAHL54 7 3946 36|Playoffs7 1 01
 2019-2020 Colorado AvalancheNHL8 0 22 4|        
  Colorado EaglesAHL35 3 1215 10|        
  Toronto Maple LeafsNHL4 0 11 0|        
 2020-2021 Toronto MarliesAHL30 5 813 22|        
 2021-2022 St. Louis BluesNHL18 2 57 4|Playoffs9 0 00
  Springfield ThunderbirdsAHL40 4 2428 14|Playoffs12 1 45
 2022-2023 St. Louis BluesNHL49 8 1018 8|        
 2023-2024 St. Louis BluesNHL6 0 11 2|        
  Springfield ThunderbirdsAHL68 2 3133 14|