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Julius Bergman Facts

Saturday, 06.28.2014 / 9:10 AM PT / News
By Dan Marrazza  - Staff Writer
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Julius Bergman Facts
Here are some quick facts about Sharks 2014 second round draft selection Julius Bergman.

Originally scheduled to pick 51st overall in the second round, the Sharks dealt their 51st pick and a 2015 fourth-rounder to the Nashville Predators in exchange for the 46th overall draft pick.

With the 46th pick, the Sharks selected Swedish-born defenseman Julius Bergman, who is expected to play in Sweden’s top professional league, the Elitserien, next season.

Here are some other important things to know about Bergman.

  1. Is a large, but not overly physical blueliner who excels at playing a simple style of defense. This includes a preference to make low-risk plays, where he makes quality breakout passes and relies on strong stick work to break up opposing offenses. Fits the mold of fellow Swede Jonathan Ericsson of the Detroit Red Wings, and Henrik Tallinder of the Buffalo Sabres.

  2. His selection at 46th overall came just after two fellow Swedish-born defensemen were taken in an eight-pick span: Anaheim selected Marcus Petersson 38th overall and Ottawa took Andreas Englund 40th overall. Together, Bergman, Petersson and Englund are expected to anchor Sweden’s defense corps at the World Junior Championships in Toronto and Montreal next December.

  3. Is slated to play next season for the Frolunda Indians of the Swedish Elite League, after having played for Frolunda’s junior team most of last season. Current NHL players who are Frolunda graduates include Henrik Lundqvist, Daniel Alfredsson and Johnny Oduya.

  4. Bergman’s Frolunda team is based in Gothenberg, Sweden – the country’s second-largest city, behind Stockholm – and its name origin is that Frolunda is a neighborhood of Gothenberg. It is similar to the Dodgers having once been called the Brooklyn Dodgers, despite having played in New York City.

  5. Was born on November 2, 1995, which is the same week that “Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls” was premiered in movie theatres.

MORE SHARKS 2014 NHL DRAFT CLASS FACTS
 Round 1, Pick 27 - F Nikolay Goldobin  Round 3, Pick 81 - F Dylan Sadowy
 Round 2, Pick 46 - D Julius Bergman  Round 4, Pick 102 - D Alexis Vanier
 Round 2, Pick 53 - F Noah Rod  Round 5, Pick 149 - F Rourke Chartier
 Round 3, Pick 72 - F Alex Schoenborn  Round 6, Pick 171 - F Kevin Labanc

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 76 47 22 7 222 213 101
2 NSH 75 46 21 8 214 180 100
3 STL 74 46 21 7 226 182 99
4 CHI 73 44 23 6 207 167 94
5 MIN 74 42 25 7 211 183 91
6 VAN 74 43 27 4 212 199 90
7 WPG 75 39 24 12 212 197 90
8 LAK 74 37 23 14 199 184 88
9 CGY 74 40 27 7 217 195 87
10 DAL 74 36 28 10 232 236 82
11 SJS 74 36 30 8 207 210 80
12 COL 74 34 28 12 200 206 80
13 EDM 74 21 40 13 177 254 55
14 ARI 75 23 44 8 158 249 54

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 74 35 31 10 66
J. Thornton 70 14 48 -4 62
L. Couture 74 24 36 -3 60
B. Burns 74 16 38 -5 54
P. Marleau 74 17 35 -16 52
T. Wingels 67 15 19 -6 34
T. Hertl 74 12 17 -1 29
M. Nieto 64 8 16 -11 24
M. Vlasic 69 9 14 13 23
M. Karlsson 45 13 9 -2 22
 
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A. Niemi 29 22 7 .914 2.62
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