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Round 2
Round 3
Stanley Cup Final

Adam Larsson

European Skater - Skelleftea, SWEDEN
Final Rank:1Midterm Rank:1
Position:DefensemanShoots:Right
Height:6' 3"Weight:200
Born:November 12, 1992
Born in:Skellefteå, SWE
Drafted: 2011: NJD (1st Round / 4th Overall)  New Jersey Devils
• Larsson is currently competing in the Elitserien championship final against Frajestad after Skellefea AIK defeated Linkoping 4-3 and Lulea 4-2 in the first two rounds.

• Playing in his second full season with Skelleftea in 2010-11, he was only the third defenseman to make his Elite League debut at 16 years of age, following in the footsteps of long-time NHL defenseman Calle Johansson and current Tampa Bay blueliner Victor Hedman. His first game remains his most memorable hockey moment -- “I had been sitting in the stands since age seven, now I was playing”.

• He represented Sweden at the 2010 and 2011 World Junior Championship, finishing as the team's highest scoring defender at the tournament in 2011 with four points (1-3--4). Sweden won a bronze medal in 2010 and finished fourth in 2011.

• Larsson also represented Sweden at the 2010 Under-18 World Championships, where he was named the best defenseman of the tournament and to the media all-star team. He recorded three points (2-1--3) and a plus-two rating helping lead his team to a silver medal.

• His father, Robert, played 249 games with Skelleftea from 1985-95 and was drafted by the Los Angeles Kings in the sixth round (No. 112 overall) in 1988.

NEWS: Larsson remains No. 1 among Euro prospects (click here)

FAVORITES

NHL team:
Vancouver Canucks or Detroit Red Wings
NHL player: Detroit’s Nicklas Lidstrom
Shootout move: Wrist shot
Movie: Troy
TV show: One Tree Hill
Video game: NHL 2011
Book: The Millennium Series by Stieg Larsson
Home-cooked meal: “My mother’s meatballs”
Place to visit: Thailand

STATISTICS

SEASONTEAMLEAGUEGPGAPPIM
2008-2009SKELLEFTEASWEDEN10000
2008-2009SKELLEFTEA JR.SWEDEN-JR.2627928
2009-2010SKELLEFTEASWEDEN494131718
2009-2010SKELLEFTEA JR.SWEDEN-JR.11012
2010-2011SKELLEFTEASWEDEN3718941




It's hard to walk into that locker room and look those guys in the eye when they've played -- clearly, that was our best game we've played in the series -- and I thought we deserved a better fate tonight.

— Tampa Bay Lightning coach Jon Cooper on his team's 3-2 loss to the Canadiens in Game 3 on Sunday