Meet the Chicago Blackhawks’ Speedy New Forward Viktor Stalberg

September 8th, 2010 by TAB BAMFORD Leave a reply »

Viktor Stalberg, F

6’3  210   DOB: 01/17/1986

Stalberg was acquired by the Chicago Blackhawks this summer in the trade that sent Kris Versteeg to the Toronto Maple Leafs, and is being viewed as (hopefully) his immediate replacement.

Drafted in the sixth round (161st overall) by Toronto in 2006, Stalberg was one of the Leafs top prospects entering last year. In 2008-09 the Swedish-born forward posted 46 points (24 G, 22 A) in 39 games at the University of Vermont (where he was on the Hockey East All-Academic Team in 2007-08) before signing with the Leafs. He appeared in two playoffs games for the Leafs’ AHL affiliate, the Toronto Marlies, and tallied one assist.

Last year Stalberg began the year with the Marlies and posted 33 points (12 G, 21 A) in 39 games in the AHL, but eventually saw time with the Leafs. In 40 NHL games last year, Stalberg scored nine goals and added five assists in 14:13 in average ice time. He was minus-13 for the NHL season, and added 30 penalty minutes in that brief action. Stalberg also contributed 64 h ...

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