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Getting to Know: Bruins Seventh-Round Pick Victor Berglund

Boston selects Swedish defenseman at 195th overall

by Chris Weyant @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

BostonBruins.com - The Boston Bruins selected Modo defenseman Victor Berglund with the 195th overall pick on Saturday afternoon at the 2017 NHL Entry Draft in Chicago.

"I was very excited. I talked to my mom and dad that I got drafted. I was following the draft the whole time and waiting for my name," said Berglund. "Unbelievable. I stood up and jumped and screamed and laughed. I was really excited. I was very happy."

Get to know Berglund by checking out some of the facts and figures below:

Victor Berglund: 7th Round, 195th Overall

Last team: Modo (Sweden)
Position: Defenseman
Height: 6 feet
Weight: 165 pounds
Shoots: Right
Birthday: Aug. 2, 1999 (17 years old)
Hometown: Ornskoldsvik, Sweden
Central Scouting: 109th-ranked European skater
Twitter: @vberglund3

Miscellaneous: Berglund spent part 2016-17 season with Modo of the Allsvenskan league, playing 12 games and registering an assist and four penalty minutes. He spent the majority of his season with Modo's U-20 team, skating in 37 games and registering five goals, 10 assists, 16 penalty minutes and a plus/minus rating of plus-14.

"I'm an offensive defenseman, who likes to play with the puck, with a great short pass," said Berglund. "I like to follow the rush up ice and want the puck."

The Swedish defenseman represented Sweden at the 2016 U-17 Four Nations Tournament, where he logged an assist in three games.

Scouting Report: Bruins Assistant General Manager Scott Bradley: "Our Swedish guys were on top of him. They think he's a mobile D. He's skilled, ultra-skilled, and he skates well. Small. Six-footer, but [European scouts] P.J. [Axelsson] and Sven [Svensson] and Victor [Nybladh], they were pounding the table for him and we went along with it and I think we might have something there. Talking to his strength coach after the pick, he's got him working on putting some muscle and weight on so we look forward to seeing him, too, at development camp."

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