ERIK BRANNSTROM
European Skater - ,
Final Rank:9Midterm Rank:16
Position:DefensemanShoots:Left
Height:5' 10"Weight:179
Born:September 2, 1999
Born in:Eksjo, SWE
Drafted: 2017: VGK (1st Round / 15th Overall) 

• Brannstrom posted 1-5—6 in 35 games with HV71 of the Swedish Hockey League in 2016-17, helping the club capture their fifth Le Mat Trophy as league champions.

• Brannstrom also posted 9-14—23 in the regular season (19 GP) and 3-4—7 in the playoffs (7 GP) as captain of the HV71 junior team. He led all blueliners in postseason goals, assists and points and earned Best Defenseman honors.

• Brannstrom made his SHL debut in 2015-16, appearing in three games with HV71. He added 8-22—30 (41 GP) with the junior team that season.

• Internationally, Brannstrom represented Sweden at the 2017 Under-18 World Championship (2-3—5 in 7 GP) and at the 2016 Under-18 World Championship (1-3—4 in 7 GP), where he won a silver medal. He also captained Sweden to a bronze medal at the 2015 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge (3-0—3 in 6 GP) and represented his country twice at the Ivan Hlinka Memorial.

• His father, Niklas, collected 82-84—166 in 341 career SHL games and represented Sweden at the 1990 World Junior Championship (5-1—6 in 7 GP). His older brother, Isac, also plays for HV71.

• Models his style of play after Flyers defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere.

STATISTICS

SEASONTEAMLEAGUEGPGAPPIM
2018-2019CHICAGOAHL417212836
2018-2019BELLEVILLEAHL904412
2018-2019SWEDEN (2019 WJC Championships)NATOUR54044
2017-2018HV 71SWEDEN442131522
2017-2018SWEDEN (2018 WJC Championships)NATOUR71344
2017-2018SWEDEN (2017 WORLD JUNIOR SUMMER SHOWCASE)NACAMP40336
2017-2018SWE U20 (4 Nations Tournament in Balashikha 2017)ITLTOUR31124
2016-2017HV 71SWEDEN351562
2016-2017HV 71 JR.SWEDEN-JR.199142318
2016-2017SWE (2017 IIHF U18 World Championship)ITLTOUR72350
2016-2017SWE U18 (Ivan Hlinka Memorial 2016)ITLTOUR521331
2016-2017SWE U18 (5-Nations tournament in Sundsvall 2017)ITLTOUR43148
2016-2017SWE U20 (4-Nations tournament in Gothenburg 2016)ITLTOUR30332
2015-2016HV 71 JR.SWEDEN-JR.418223026
2015-2016HV 71 U18SWE-JR. U1873474
2015-2016SWE (2016 IIHF U18 World Championship)ITLTOUR713410
2015-2016SWEDEN (2015 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge)NATOUR63032
2015-2016SWE U18 (Ivan Hlinka Memorial 2015)ITLTOUR50334
2015-2016SWE U18 (5 Nations Tournament - Rauma 2016)ITLTOUR40002
2015-2016HV 71SWEDEN30000
2014-2015HV 71 U18SWE-JR. U18338202814
2014-2015HV 71 JR.SWEDEN-JR.10002