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Background on 2011 draft prospect Adam Larsson. Note: Rankings are final.
|Born: November 12, 1992/Skelleftea, Sweden
Height/Weight: 6-3/200 pounds
2010-11 Team: Skelleftea (Sweden)
|NHL Central Scouting||1st (European skaters)|
|Red Line Report||3rd overall|
|International Scouting Services||2nd overall|
|The Hockey News||2nd overall|
|Registered 9 points (1 goal, 8 assists) in 37 games with Skelleftea of the Swedish Elite League. Registered 4 assists in 17 playoff games as Skelleftea made it to the Swedish Elite League finals. Had 4 points (1 goal, 3 assists) in 6 games for Sweden at the 2011 World Junior Championship.|
|Registered 17 points (4 goals, 13 assists) in 49 games with Skelleftea in the Swedish Elite League in 2009-10. Had one assist in 11 playoff games. Had 4 points (1 goal, 3 assists) in 6 games for Sweden at the 2010 World Junior Championship. Was named best defenseman at the 2010 Under-18 World Championship, registering 3 points (1 goal, 2 assists) in 5 games as Sweden won silver medal. ... Made Swedish Elite League debut at 16-years-old.|
|ESPN.com Scouting Report|
|Positives: Size. Skating. Puck-handling. Solid at even strength and on PP.
Negatives: Would not be at the highest end in offensive skills. Still, dynamic enough to work PP point in the NHL.
Link: ESPN.com Adam Larsson Profile
|"Adam is one of the best skater’s in this year’s draft -- he has excellent speed and mobility. He also has patient puck handling abilities and can surprise an opponent with a solid hit. His size and skating ability make him comparable with Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman." - Chris Edwards, NHL Central Scouting
"A very good skater, Larsson is poised in every situation on the ice and calculates his decisions with precision and quickness. His panic threshold is off the charts and his demeanour rarely changes. He can chip in offensively by leading the rush, springing teammates with stretch passes or finding a hole from the point with his good shot. He is extremely reliable and ready to step right into any NHL lineup." - International Scouting Services 2011 Draft Guide
"With his combination of size and skill and his proven ability to play against pros in the Swedish Elite League, Larsson can and, if a deal can get done, will play in the NHL next season." - Gare Joyce, ESPN.com