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Adam Almquist

Adam Almquist  #53

Detroit Red Wings  Defenseman
NUMBER: 53 BIRTHDATE: February 27, 1991  (AGE 23)
HEIGHT: 5' 11" BIRTHPLACE: Jönköping, Sweden
WEIGHT: 174 DRAFTED: DET / 2009 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 7th   (210th overall)    Prospect Bio
CAREER:  2013 Calder Cup champion with Grand Rapids (AHL)...2010 Swedish Hockey League champion with HV 71...Was the second-to-last pick in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft
2013-14: Made his NHL debut on 11/4 vs. DAL and scored his 1st NHL goal on 11/7 vs. WPG...Has 45 points (4-41-45) in 60 games with the Griffins...Ranked 3rd at the time of his recall among AHL defensemen in scoring, T3rd among all players in assists and 2nd on GR in scoring.
2012-13: Posted 31 points (10-21-31) in 68 games with GR...Ranked among top team D with 10 goals (T1st), 21 assists (3rd), 31 points (T2nd) a +13 rating (T1st) and 4 PPG (2nd)...Notched 10 points (3-7-10) in 21 playoff games...Recorded a hat trick, including an OT winner, during a 4-pt night (3-1-4) on 3/23 at Lake Erie
OTHER:  1 of 7 players to make their NHL debut with DET this season...Had 35 points (5-30-35) in 122 SHL games with HV-71 prior to moving to North America.
AHL Second All-Star Team (2014)
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There's no discouragement in that room. There's no issues there at all to be honest with you. It's more about, 'Hey, it's opportunities for players.' And if we become that bad of a team because of one player, it's not a real good sign for our hockey club. So this is part of sports. It's part of hockey.

— Bruins coach Claude Julien on the loss of Zdeno Chara to injury
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