Leon Bristedt | C Linkoping | Sweden
Height: 5’9” Weight: 183 Shoots: Left
Born: March 14, 1995
2011-2012 Linkoping J18 GP: 31 G: 18 A: 11 P: 29 +/-: 11 PIM: 66
2012-2013 Linkoping J20 GP: 31 G: 9 A: 13 P: 22 +/-: 8 PIM: 49
Brisdedt was passed over in last year’s draft, but has come on strong this past season. Serving as the assistant captain for the U20 team, the young Swede potted 32 goals and added 28 assists in 43 games. Next season, he will be taking his talents across the Atlantic when he will become the first ever Swede to suit up for the University of Minnesota.
The undersized forward plays a solid two way game with elements of finesse and, despite his smaller stature, grit. He needs to continue to improve his lower body strength, but nonetheless is a good skater with speed. Bristedt also brings a great shot to the table with his offensive package.