SAN JOSE - San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has reassigned defenseman Julius (YULE-ee-us) Bergman (@juliusbergman21) from London (OHL) to the Worcester Sharks (AHL).
Bergman recorded 42 points (13 goals, 29 assists) and 78 penalty minutes in 60 games this season with London of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). The first year player led all London defensemen in points, goals and power-play goals (six), and posted four goals and two assists in 10 playoff games for the Knights.
The 19-year-old blueliner played for Frolunda in the Swedish Junior League during the 2013-14 season. He recorded 34 points (13 goals, 21 assists) and 54 penalty minutes in 45 games with Frolunda's junior squad, ranking 1st amongst defensemen on the team in goals, assists and points. Among league blueliners, he ranked 2nd in goals and T-3rd in points.
The native of Stockholm, Sweden, represented his country in the 2013 World Junior U-18 Championship, registering one assist and four penalty minutes in five games. Bergman also represented Sweden's U-18 team at the 2013 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup, posting one assist and 12 penalty minutes in five tournament games.
The six-foot-one, 190-pound Bergman was drafted by San Jose in the second round (46th overall) of the 2014 NHL Draft.