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Patrik Berglund
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Patrik Berglund  #21

NUMBER: 21 BIRTHDATE: June 2, 1988  (AGE 26)
HEIGHT: 6' 3" BIRTHPLACE: Västerås, Sweden
WEIGHT: 217 DRAFTED: STL / 2006 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (25th overall)
<span class="txt18Strg">YoungStar Profile </span><br /> <br /> <a href="#quick"><b>QUICK FACTS</b></a><br /> <a href="#he"><b>HE SAID IT</b></a><br /> <a href="#they"><b>THEY SAID IT</b></a><br /> <a href="#news"><b>IN THE NEWS</b></a><br /> <a href="#video"><b>VIDEO FEATURES</b></a><br /> <br /> <a name="quick"></a><b>QUICK FACTS</b><br /> Berglund, the 25th overall pick in the 2006 NHL draft, spent the summer training in St. Louis and the work paid off; he had 12 goals and 25 points in his first 34 NHL games. <br /> <br /> The Vasteras, Sweden native, Berglund sometimes shares ice time with local hero and family friend Nicklas Lidstrom. His father, Anders, played with Lidstrom on the Swedish Elite team Vasteras prior to Lidstrom debuting in the NHL in 1991. <br /> <br /> At the 2008 World Junior Championships, he helped lead Sweden to a silver medal, narrowly losing to Canada in overtime, and tied for the team lead in points with seven (3-4-7). <br /> <br /> <a name="he"></a><b>HE SAID IT</b><br /> On his style of play: &quot;When I play my best games, I am the support guy. I get a lot of pucks, I get the confidence and I can create some more chances ... it makes me feel comfortable that my game can fit in here if I really work hard. Right now I'm feeling pretty good and hopefully I can score many goals in the future.&quot; <br /> <br /> On playing for his father growing up: &quot;He's been my coach for almost my entire life and he's been a huge role model for me. Of course, we had a lot of fights during all those years, but he knows a lot of hockey and he's the guy who helped me be where I am today.&quot; <br /> <br /> On skating with Nicklas Lidstrom at home in Vasteras: &quot;He doesn't give too much advice when you're around because he's quiet, but he's very serious in everything he does. He's like a regular guy you know out there, but he's also the best defenseman in the world.&quot; <br /> <br /> <a name="they"></a><b>THEY SAID IT</b><br /> Blues President John Davidson: &quot;He's not the shy young man who has never seen this before. His eyes aren't like the size of silver dollars any more. He's more of an experienced pro walking in.&quot; <br /> <br /> St. Louis Blues forward Paul Kariya: &quot;He looks like a fantastic player and he has unlimited potential. He's obviously got a lot of size and strength and I think there's a difference in his presence on the ice from this year to last year. He's a lot more sure of himself and a lot more confident. He's going to be an impact player.&quot; <br /> <br /> <a name="news"></a><b>IN THE NEWS</b><br /> <a href="http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=403583&amp;cmpid=rss" target="_blank">Berglund's career plan working out for the best</a><br /> <a href="http://msn.foxsports.com/nhl/story/8817370/Berglund-provides-a-plus-" target="_blank">Berglund Provides a Plus</a><br /> <a href="http://blues.nhl.com/team/app?articleid=382053&amp;page=NewsPage&amp;service=page" target="_blank">Blues' Berglund Turning Heads</a><br /> <br /> <!--<a name="video"></a><b>VIDEO FEATURES</b><br /> <a href="http://www.nhl.tv/team/console.jsp?&id=23175">TSN: The perfect Rock Star</a><br /> <a href="http://www.nhl.tv/team/console.jsp?&id=22793">Ovechkin vs. Crosby</a><br /> <a href="http://www.nhl.tv/team/console.jsp?&id=21304">Ovie's Crazy Eights Kids Clinic</a><br /> <a href="http://www.nhl.tv/team/console.jsp?&id=21208">Is this the Year campaign</a><br /><br>-->
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