Nashville Predators
Nashville Predators
Calle Jarnkrok
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CalleJarnkrok
POSITION: Center
HEIGHT: 5' 11"
SHOOTS: Right
WEIGHT: 156
BIRTHDATE: 09/25/1991
AGE: 23
BIRTHPLACE: Gävle, SWE
DRAFTED: DET: 2010-51 overall
2013-14: Led the Predators in shooting percentage (15.4) and ranked third on the team in plus/minus (+7) after receiving his first career recall on March 20… Posted nine points (2g-7a) in his first 12 NHL games, including his first multi-point performance in the season finale on April 13 at Minnesota… Posted five points (1g-4a) in the first five contests of his NHL career, the second longest point streak by a Predators player in the first games of their NHL career (Marek Zidlicky, six games, Oct. 9-23, 2003)… Converted on his first career shootout attempt on March 25 vs. Colorado… Posted an assist, and a +2 rating in his NHL debut on March 21 at Calgary… Rated No. 41 in The Hockey News’ Top 50 NHL-affiliated prospects in March… Notched a point in all six regular-season games he played for Milwaukee (AHL) after joining the organization, helping the team go 5-1-0 while amassing nine points (5g-4a) and a +7 rating… Tied for seventh in the AHL in plus/minus rating (+26)… Helped Sweden to a bronze medal while participating in his third consecutive World Championship tournament… Tied for second on the Swedes with a +3 rating in 10 games at Worlds.

AMATEUR/CAREER NOTES:
Tied for eighth in the Swedish Elite League (Elitserien) in points (13g-29a-42pts), and for sixth in assists, with Brynas in 2012-13... Tied for fourth in the 2012-13 Elitserien in power-play points (5g-14a-19pts), and for third in man-advantage assists... Played his first nine North American games with Grand Rapids after the completion of his 2012-13 season with Brynas, notched three assists... Helped Sweden win the 2013 World Championship, notching an assist while appearing in all 10 of the nation's games... Helped Brynas win the 2012 Le Mat Trophy as Elitserien champions on a team that also included Predators defenseman Mattias Ekholm… Ranked among the Top 20 in Elitserien goals (T-12th, 16), points (14th, 39), assists (18th, 23) and power-play goals (T-11th, 6) in 2011-12... Tied for third in the 2011-12 Swedish League in game-winning goals (6), and ranked ranked fourth in shooting percentage (14.68)... Ranked second among all skaters in 2012 postseason plus/minus rating (+12) and assists (tie, 12), for fourth in points (16) and 10th in goals (4)... Made his World Championship debut in 2012, notching an assist while playing in all eight of Sweden’s games… A finalist for the 2011 Elitserien Rookie of the Year Award (won by Ekholm) after leading all league junior players in goals (11) and points (27), and tying for second in assists (16) in 2010-11 with Brynas… Tied for 10th among all skaters in game-winning goals as a 19-year-old in 2010-11 (4)… Tied for first among junior players in goals during the 2011 postseason with three in three games. The other two junior players with three goals did it in 18 games... Tied for third on Team Sweden in points (2g-3a) at the 2011 World Junior Championship, helping it reach the Bronze Medal Game... Split the 2009-10 season between Brynas' junior and senior teams... Ranked second in the Swedish junior league in points per game during the 2009-10 season (1.63), while tying for 14th among Elitserien junior players in points (4g-6a-10pts)... Spent the majority of the 2008-09 seaosn with Brynas' junior team, helping it win the league title... Tied for sixth during the 2009 playoffs in goals (4) and for 11th in points (7)... Tied for fourth among all skaters in assists (7) at the 2009 Under-18 World Championship, while tying for second on the Swedes in points (2g-7a)... Played for Gastrikland in the TV-Pucken tournament in both 2006 and 2007, tying for fourth in goals (5) and for eighth in points (9) during the 2007 edition.

BACKGROUND: On Twitter @jarnkrok

TRANSACTIONS:  March 5, 2014 – Acquired from Detroit along with Patrick Eaves and a second-round selection in the 2014 Entry Draft (Jack Dougherty) for David Legwand… June 26, 2010 – Detroit’s second choice, 51st overall (second round), in the 2010 Entry Draft.