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Niclas Bergfors

Niclas Bergfors  #18

Right Wing
NUMBER: 18 BIRTHDATE: March 7, 1987
HEIGHT: 5' 10" BIRTHPLACE: Sodertalje, Sweden
WEIGHT: 194 DRAFTED: NJD / 2005 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 1st   (23rd overall)

Scored his first goal as a Predator, which was also the GWG, in his third game with the team at Calgary (Oct. 22). Did it in just 4:39 of ice time after tying for a game high with four shots on goal despited playing a game-low 8:15 at Vancouver last Thursday.

A smart, shifty skater with quick hands and a quick-release shot.  

Played in five U-18 World Championship (2004. 2004) or World Junior Championships (2005, 2006, 2007) for Sweden. Teammate of Patric Hornqvist at the 2005 U-18s and 2007 WJC.

NHL All-Rookie Team (2010) Traded to Atlanta by New Jersey with Johnny Oduya, Patrice Cormier and New Jersey's 1st (later traded to Chicago Chicago selected Kevin Hayes) and 2nd (later traded to Chicago Chicago selected Justin Holl) round choices in 2010 Entry Draft for Ilya Kovalchuk, Anssi Salmela and Atlanta's 2nd round choice (Jonathon Merrill) in 2010 Entry Draft, February 4, 2010. Traded to Florida by Atlanta with Patrick Rissmiller for Radek Dvorak and Carolina's 5th round choice (previously acquired, later traded to San Jose San Jose selected Sean Kuraly) in 2011 Entry Draft, February 27, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Nashville, July 3, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Kazan (KHL), December 2, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Cherepovets (KHL), January 15, 2012.

For me, it's a great win for our hockey team and for a lot of people back in Columbus, especially our fans in particular … people who have been devoted to this organization, it's big.

— Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards on their win vs. the Penguins in Game 2, the franchise's first-ever Stanley Cup Playoff victory