Weight: 179 lbs.
Born: Jan. 22, 1989 in Stockholm, Sweden
Final Ranking: 20; Mid-Term Ranking: 35
Central Scouting Report: A playmaking forward with a good work ethic… is a two-way player that competes every shift… has good skating ability and vision… anticipates the play well and handles the puck with ease… needs to improve his ability to fight through checks and play in traffic.
Hockey Profile: His 69 points (32-37-69) in 68 games with the Bruins in 2006- 07 ranked him fifth among WHL rookies… captained Team Sweden at the 2007 Under-18 World Championships… was one of 40 draft-eligible prospects selected to participate in the 2007 CHL Top Prospects Game – registered two points (1-1- 2) and was named the Player of the Game for Team White… was named as the co-winner of Chilliwack’s Rookie of the Year Award in 2007… captained Team Sweden at the 2006 Under-18 Junior World Cup and finished second in scoring.
Personal Profile: Nicknames are Ozzy and Oz and he always writes them on his sticks… taking a nap before pre-game meal and walking around with his stick at the rink are part of his pre-game ritual… patterns his game after Nashville’s Steve Sullivan and Buffalo’s Daniel Briere because of their size… credits his dad for having the most influence on his career because of all his support… admires his grandmother, Karin, because “she has made it through some tough surgeries”… most memorable hockey game played: scoring two goals in the final game of the Mac’s Midget Tournament… most memorable hockey game watched: his first live hockey game on New Year’s Eve – Calgary beat Edmonton 6-5 in overtime… favorites include: 45 (number), Boston Bruins (NHL team), Steve Yzerman and Jarome Iginla (NHL players), “forehand to backhand” (shootout move), Friends and Extreme Home Makeover (TV shows),Wedding Crashers (movie), Vince Vaughn (actor), Jessica Alba (actress), Nickelback (group) and 50-cent Bulletproof (video game).
Statistics: 32-37=69 with 58 PIM in 68 games played.