The LA Kings selected Swedish defenseman Tobias Bjornfot with the 22nd overall pick in the NHL Draft.
Bjornfot, who is well known internationally, captained Sweden to the gold medal at the U-18 Championship earlier this year.
"He's a d-man who's a strong skater and doesn't make a lot of mistakes," Kings Head European Scout Christian Ruuttu said. "He's a leader. He just makes things happen and makes everybody around him better."
Video: Kings draft D Tobias Bjornfot No. 22
Bjornfot, who looks up to Nicklas Lidstrom, is a steady defenseman known to be a strong passer and stickhandler. Although he's not known for contributing to the scoresheet, Bjornfot is a strong leader and plays a regular role on the penalty kill.
"It's a great organization, a hockey market, and a great city too," Bjornfot said to LA Kings Insider. "They have Adrian Kempe and Carl Grundstrom too - and I think I can bring my leadership and my defensive game to the club."
Though he's never been to LA, we have a feeling he's going to feel right at home. And having a few Swedes on the roster can't hurt either.
The Fast Facts:
Birthday: April 6, 2001
Height and weight: 6'0" and 203 pounds
Hometown: Upplands Vasby, Sweden
Favorite hockey memory: Winning a U18 Gold Medal
Favorite place to travel to: Spain
Most looking forward to about being in LA: Meeting everyone in the organization
Favorite artist/song: ABBA
Person you admire most: Dad
Who would play you in a movie: Kempe
Favorite Kings player: Adrian Kempe
Hidden talent: Golf
Favorite podcast: Spittin' Chiclets
Last meal would be: Tacos
Would most like to have dinner with: Börje Salming
Favorite holiday: Christmas
Most used emoji: 🔥
Biggest obsession: YouTube
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