https://www.eliteprospects.com/player/287706/victor-berglund

Fantasy Summary

Berglund’s upside is that of a two-way defenseman, although he will likely bring more defensive value to his professional team than he will offensive value to your fantasy team. He has a good shot and would bring additional value in leagues that count plus-minus.


Observations

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July 2021 – Berglund continued his positive development trend, performing well in 50 SHL games for Luleå. His production was especially remarkable when considering that his average ice time was just over 12 minutes per game. In this limited role, the seventh-round pick still managed four goals and 21 points, firing 94 shots on net. He signed his entry-level contract in 2020, and the next step in his progression as a prospect will likely be to join the Providence Bruins. Chris Mazza

December 2020 – Berglund is currently lighting up the SHL, with 13 points in 17 games thus far. His total is good for seventh in the league among defensemen, even though his time on ice is lower than each player above him. His transfer from MODO to Luleå has proven to be beneficial for the former seventh-rounder. Furthermore, the additional playing time in Sweden will have him operating in midseason form when he joins Boston for the team’s eventual training camp. Chris Mazza

August 2020 – Berglund signed his entry-level contract with Boston in June. During his 52-game 2019-2020 campaign, he finished second among his team’s defensemen in points with 22, first in goals with 10, first in shots with 99, and tied for first in PIM with 28. His accomplishments were also Allsvenskan career-highs across the board, despite continued low ice time (15:32 per game). He has agreed to transfer to Lulea of the SHL for the upcoming year, however Boston may still elect to bring him to the AHL when their season begins. Chris Mazza

November 2019 – After returning to the Allsvenskan for another season, Berglund appears to be in the midst of a modest breakout. He has managed five goals and 12 points through 20 games thus far, adding 43 shots on goal and a rating of plus-15. His point total is one shy of his 2018-2019 mark but was accomplished in 30 fewer games. His average ice time has increased by nearly two minutes, yet is still fourth among MODO blueliners. Despite the low ice time, Berglund sits tied for fourth in the league for production among defensemen. Look for the Bruins to bring sign him to an entry-level contract as early as this offseason. Chris Mazza

March 2019 – Berglund was signed to an amateur tryout contract by the Providence Bruins after his season ended in the Allsvenskan. He finished third among MODO defensemen with 13 points in 50 games, despite playing an average of just 14:38 per game (6th among the team’s D-men). He should give Providence a boost during their upcoming playoff run, after which he will likely sign his entry-level contract with Boston. Chris Mazza

November 2018 – After being selected by the Bruins in the seventh round of the 2017 NHL Draft, Berglund had a successful 2017-2018 season for the MODO J20 team, finishing with 18 points in 23 games and earned a call-up to their main squad. He has played this year exclusively with the main Allsvenskan club, managing five points through their first 16 games. Berglund has a long way to go before he can be considered a real NHL and fantasy threat, but his development this season should be monitored as he is young, raw, and has the opportunity to learn from his teammate and ex-NHLer Tobias Enstrom. Chris Mazza

 

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 6.0
NHL Certainty 4.5
Country SWE
Position D
Roster Type Junior
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth August 2, 1999
Height 6‘0”
Weight 179 lbs
Drafted 2017 Round 7; Overall: 195

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2013-2014 MoDo Hockey U16U16 Region22 3 36 12|        
  MoDo Hockey U16U16 SM6 0 00 4|        
 2014-2015 ÅngermanlandTV-Pucken6 1 12 0|        
  MoDo Hockey U16U16 Region21 7 1623 34|Qualification5 2 13
  MoDo Hockey U16U16 SM8 1 45 56|        
  MoDo Hockey J18J18 Region3 1 01 0|        
 2015-2016 MoDo Hockey J18J18 Region19 5 510 35|