Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Prospect Watch: Robin Figren

Robin Figren, drafted 70th overall in the 2006 Entry Draft. Figren is flamboyant, an excellent skater with terrific endurance. He can check very hard and is a good two-way player. Figren has also some great offensive tools, which includes a good goal scoring capability, nice technical skills and an outstanding shot, which is essential on the power play. He does not have any major flaws, but size is not threatening and on occasion, Figren can appear to be a tad selfish with the puck

Figren reminds me of a late bloomer Jason Blake. The down side to Figren is that he's not yet learning the North American game, but the idea is to bring him over by next year. He has had trouble in the Swedish Elite League this year, which may set him back, but if he adjusts quickly to the AHL, Figren could be playing in the NHL sooner rather than later. Prediction: 3 years until he's on the Island.

Stats for this season as of Feb 18th, 2009:

Season_________Team________League_____ GP__ G__ A__ TP

2007-2008______Edm Oil Kings _WHL_______ 35__ 18__13__ 31
2008-2009_____ Djurgården____ Elitserien___ 44___ 3__ 6___ 9
______________Djurgården J20 SuperElit____ 1____ 1__ 2___ 3

YouTube - Robin Figren zorro (lacrosse) goal WJC (Dec 28 th 2007)

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