Goal-scoring power forward.
Click to Expand
May 2019 – In his second season in the SHL, Rondbjerg took a step back in his development and was only able to find the score sheet six times in 45 games. In the previous year he posted 11 points in 35 games which certainly raises some red flags for the former third round pick. It was expected that Rondbjerg would be used in a more strategic offensive role, but after a slow start that job quickly diminished. Vegas can afford to be patient, but if he has another year similar to this one it’s highly doubtful he’ll eventually end up donning an NHL jersey. Mason Black
January 2019 – Denmark has the unfortunate distinction of holding a World Junior Championship record that will never be topped; they did not score a single goal in round-robin play, and were eventually relegated during the playoff round. Despite their ineptitude, Rondbjerg was the one bright spot on the Danish team and finished with a goal and an assist in the tournament during the six games he played. I’m not sure if he’ll ever have enough talent to carve out a regular spot in the NHL, but I witnessed enough offensive upside and determination to suggest he could end up as a bottom-six forward. His performance during the tournament certainly didn’t hurt his stock. In the SHL this season, he’s picked up one goal and an assist in 27 games for the Vaxjo Lakers HC. Mason Black
December 2018 – Rondbjerg has had a disappointing start to the 2018-2019 season where he has only scored a single goal and an assist in 23 games for Vaxjo of the SHL. Last season he finished with 11 points in 35 games and is significantly far from that pace. The season is still young and he will be looked at to as the cornerstone of the Danish offense at the World Junior Championship. If he’s able to find the same success he displayed in last year’s tournament (seven points in six games) then you can expect he will carry that confidence back to the SHL for the latter part of the season. When he is at his best Rondbjerg anticipates pucks, plays at a high pace and wins the majority of puck battles. The next month will be important to get his scoring ability back on track. Mason Black
March 2018 – Jonas Rondbjerg completed his rookie season with Vaxjo in the SHL and posted a respectable 11 points in 35 games played while averaging 8:34 minutes of ice time per game. He has yet to play a game in the playoffs for the Vaxjo Lakers but has posted two assists in as many games with their J20 team in the SuperElit. Rondbjerg was relied on heavily for a somewhat outmatched Danish team during the World Junior Championship and led the team in scoring where he was able to find the back of the net twice and added five assists for seven points in only six games. Next year will be a pivotal year for Rondbjerg’s progress as he’ll be trusted with more opportunity and given a more offensive role with the likely departure of Elias Pettersson. Overall, Rondbjerg has a high compete level and wins board battles despite his age at the professional level and the fact he hasn’t filled out his frame yet. Mason Black