Tobias Björnfot

Los Angeles Kings
Photo courtesy of SHL.se

Fantasy Summary

Smooth and reliable two-way defenseman with top-four upside. Good leadership qualities.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 6.5
NHL Certainty 7.5
Country SWE
Position D
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth April 6, 2001
Height 6‘0”
Weight 193 lbs
Drafted 2019 Round 1; Overall: 22

Observations

July 2019 – Bjornfot was selected by the Kings with the pick they acquired in the deal that sent Jake Muzzin to the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Swedish defenceman is a mobile two way defenceman who is not very physical, but has a nice offensive production potential. The young blueliner has great speed and edgework and a strong lower body allowing him to get into good scoring positions offensively, while being able to contain his opponents in the defensive end. He prides himself on more of a defensive game with a conservative approach using his hockey sense and anticipation to break up plays without sacrificing defense for offense. His maturity both at both ends of the rink allows him to pick his spots to jump in the rush and make good decisions under pressure. He was a staple for his native Sweden during the 2019 U18 IIHF Championships as well as the Hlinka-Gretzky Tournament where he was leaned on heavily defensively, serving as team captain for both teams resulting in gold and silver medal finishes respectively. He will need to continue to get stronger before making the jump to pro hockey and did not progress as much offensively as some may have hoped last season, but expect him to continue to improve his offense and creativity next season with Djugardens in the SHL. Julian Mongillo

 

June 2019 – Björnfot has been drafted 22nd overall by the Kings.  Jokke Nevalainen

 

June 2019 – Björnfot was officially measured at 6-foot-0.25 and 193 pounds at the NHL Draft Combine.  Jokke Nevalainen

February 2019 – Björnfot was expected to become a high first-rounder after he put up very impressive numbers in the SuperElit as a 16-year-old. But he hasn’t taken that next step offensively this season which is part of the reason he’s seen more as a second-rounder now. Even though Björnfot has improved as an all-around player compared to last season, his points-per-game average is almost identical to a year ago which is never a good sign. Björnfot is a reliable two-way defenseman who makes smart decisions at both ends of the rink. He likes to join the rush but avoids unnecessary risks. He has decent size, and he’s a good defensive player because of his high hockey sense. Björnfot has also shown good leadership qualities at a young age. He’s an alternate captain on his team in SuperElit, and he’s been carrying the ‘C’ on his sweater for Team Sweden in international tournaments.  Jokke Nevalainen


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2014-2015 IFK Täby U16 2 U16 Div.2 1 1 1 2 0 |          
  IFK Täby U16 U16 Div.1 14 1 3 4 2 |          
  Sweden Selects U14 WSI U14 7 0 4 4 2 |          
 2015-2016 IFK Täby U16 U16 Div.1 17 10 8 18 2 | Playoffs QC 4 2 3 5
  IFK Täby U16 U16 SM 3 2 1 3 0 |          
  IFK Täby J18 J18 Elit 28 4 6 10 4 | Playoffs 1 0 0 0
  IFK Täby J20 J20 Div.1 9 2 2 4 2 | Qualification 2 1 0 1
 2016-2017 Stockholm Nord TV-Pucken 6 4 3 7 2 |          
  Djurgårdens IF U16 U16 Div.1 3 2 2 4 0 |          
  Djurgårdens IF U16 U16 SM 8 6 5 11 2 |          
  Djurgårdens IF J18 J18 Elit 14 5 8 13 4 |          
  Djurgårdens IF J18 J18 Allsvenskan 14 3 4 7 0 | Playoffs 2 0 0 0
  Sweden U16 (all) International-Jr 9 1 2 3 8 |          
 2017-2018 Djurgårdens IF J18 J18 Allsvenskan 4 4 3 7 4 | Playoffs 5 3 2 5
  Djurgårdens IF J20 SuperElit 42 6 16 22 8 | Playoffs 3 0 1 1
  Sweden U17 WHC-17 5 1 0 1 0 |          
  Sweden U17 (all) International-Jr 12 1 0 1 2 |          
  Sweden U18 WJC-18 7 0 0 0 2 |          
  Sweden U18 (all) International-Jr 8 0 0 0 2 |          
 2018-2019 Sweden U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 5 0 1 1 2 |          
  Djurgårdens IF J18 J18 Allsvenskan 0 0 0 0 0 | Playoffs 2 1 1 2
  Djurgårdens IF J20 SuperElit 39 11 11 22 14 | Playoffs 7 1 2 3
  Djurgårdens IF SHL 7 0 0 0 2 | Playoffs 4 0 0 0
  Sweden U18 WJC-18 7 0 1 1 6 |          
  Sweden U18 (all) International-Jr 22 4 5 9 12 |          
 2019-2020 Djurgårdens IF J20 SuperElit - - - - - |          
  Djurgårdens IF Champions HL - - - - - |          
  Djurgårdens IF SHL - - - - - |          
  Sweden U20 (all) International-Jr 5 0 2 2 2 |          

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