A power forward with enough talent to be a very good complementary offensive player alongside more talented players.
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March 2019 – The recently acquired Grundström was recalled by the Los Angeles Kings after appearing in 13 games for the Ontario Reign posting ten points within that span. Grundström made his Kings debut on March 9th 2019 when they took on the Arizona Coyotes, playing on the left flank alongside Adrian Kempe and Tyler Toffoli on the third line. The young Swede also tallied his first NHL goal in his debut and now has two goals in as many games with the big club. With the Kings season dwindling down, they have nothing to play for expect younger players like Grundström to get lots of opportunity to impress down the stretch. Julian Mongillo
January 2019 – Grundström was traded from Toronto to Los Angeles as part of the deal where Jake Muzzin was dealt to Toronto. The move to a rebuilding team like the Kings likely opens doors to the NHL more quickly than what would have happened with the Leafs. Jokke Nevalainen
November 2018 – In his rookie AHL campaign (despite being a key part of the championship playoff run this Spring), Grundstrom has picked up right where he left off. He’s racked up 9 points in 8 games, and is seeing good PP time. His shooting rate and PIM rate have decreased from the playoffs, but he remains a do-it-all forward with excellent value in both real life and fantasy. Not too far from NHL consideration. Hayden Soboleski
December 2017 – Grundstrom was very impressive closing out the season last year with the Marlies. In six playoff games he racked up three goals and an assist. He impressed in the preseason with the Leafs; he has good speed and hits everything that moves. Some thought he was going to make the team but he ended up back with Frolunda in the SHL. He plays a heavy-hitting game similar to the game played by Leo Komarov. Grundstrom, however is a better scorer, and If Leafs let UFA Komarov go at the end of this season, many see Grundstrom as a solid replacement. His chances of making the Leafs next season are very high but if he does not make the Leafs for some reason he is likely to come over to play with the Marlies to be available for a call up. Brian Harling
May 2017 – Grundstrom recently signed his Entry-level contract with the Leafs and was assigned to the Marlies for playoff exposure, although the expectation is for him to return to Sweden for another year. He received an opportunity to jump into action in the AHL and posted a neat pair of points in his first game, including his first goal which was a tip in from the slot. He was featured on the powerplay which resulted in his points, it is not expected for him to feature prominently on the advantage in the future, but proves his versatility and showcases some skills when he has more room to work. Jason Banks
December 2016 – With the organization’s third pick in the summer’s draft, the club added ‘meat & potatoes’ winger out of Sweden who plays a quality and heavy game. Very much a value-added pick rather than production based, that said he does contribute with upside as a complimentary player. He is gearing up to have his fifth international showing for his native country and second crack at the WJC. His season in Frolunda has been very positive as his production has jumped while his PIM have dropped significantly, making him a nicer player to utilize for the team game and making him useful killing penalties rather than being the reason for. Jason Banks