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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

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 z - ANA 82 51 24 7 228 221 109
2 y - STL 82 51 24 7 239 197 109
3 x - NSH 82 47 25 10 226 202 104
4 x - CHI 82 48 28 6 220 186 102
5 x - VAN 82 48 29 5 236 220 101
6 x - MIN 82 46 28 8 227 198 100
7 x - WPG 82 43 26 13 223 204 99
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13 EDM 82 24 44 14 193 276 62
14 ARI 82 24 50 8 165 267 56

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SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 82 37 33 12 70
L. Couture 82 27 40 -6 67
J. Thornton 78 16 49 -4 65
B. Burns 82 17 43 -9 60
P. Marleau 82 19 38 -17 57
T. Wingels 75 15 21 -7 36
T. Hertl 82 13 18 -5 31
M. Nieto 72 10 17 -12 27
M. Karlsson 53 13 11 -3 24
M. Vlasic 70 9 14 12 23
 
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A. Stalock 8 9 2 .902 2.62
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