ISLANDERS TRANSACTIONS: Selected by the Islanders in the second round (50th overall) of the 2011 National Hockey League Draft. Signed an Entry-Level Contract on June 28, 2012.
LAST SEASON: Appeared in the first 11 NHL games of his career with the Islanders at the end of his second North American campaign, after spending the majority of the season with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey League...Scored 18 points (8g/10a) in 40 games with Bridgeport...Missed 21 games due to illness from Dec. 15 - Feb. 1...Earned his first NHL recall on Mar. 13...Made his NHL debut on Mar. 14 at San Jose...Recorded his first NHL point/assist on Mar. 23 vs. Columbus...Was returned to Bridgeport on Apr. 7 and recalled again on Apr. 9...Was hit from behind by Douglas Murray (Game Misc.) on Apr. 10 at Montreal and suffered an upper-body injury that kept him out of the final two games of the season.
CAREER: 2012-13: Scored 32 points (11g/21a) in 59 games during his first season in North America with Bridgeport (AHL)...Ranked third on the team in plus-minus (+7), fifth in points, tied for fifth in goals and tied for sixth in assists...Scored his first AHL goal and added his first AHL assist on Oct. 20 at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton...Had a three-game point streak spanning Nov. 4-9 (1g/2a)...Posted his second three-game point streak of November less than two weeks later, including a three-point performance (2g/1a) in a 7-5 loss vs. Connecticut on Nov. 23…Notched a four-game point streak (1g/6a) from Dec. 15-26, including a three-assist outing in a 5-2 win vs. Connecticut on Dec. 26…Recorded goals in back-to-back games vs. Hershey on Jan. 8 and at Providence on Jan. 11…Missed 17 games due to injury from Jan. 20 - Mar. 6…Recorded seven assists in 20 games to conclude the 2012-13 season. 2011-12: Scored 11 points (6g/5a) in 49 games in his second season with Vastra Frolunda Hockey Club of the Swedish Elite League...Posted a plus-6 rating... Also appeared in six playoff games with Frolunda...Represented Sweden at the World Junior Championships in Edmonton and Calgary, scoring five points (1g/4a) in six games to earn a Gold Medal. 2010-11: Played in 41 games as a rookie with Frolunda during his first season in the SEL, scoring one goal...Played for Sweden at the 2011 Under-20 World Junior Championships in Buffalo, NY, tallying one assist…Played in 21 other international games with Sweden’s national junior team…In 15 games with Frolunda’s junior club (SuperElit), posted 19 points (10g/9a) in the regular season... Added 15 points (8g/7a) in seven playoff games with the junior club.