Nashville Predators
Nashville Predators
Pontus Aberg
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PontusAberg
POSITION: Left Wing
HEIGHT: 5' 11"
SHOOTS: Right
WEIGHT: 189
BIRTHDATE: 09/23/1993
AGE: 21
BIRTHPLACE: Stockholm, SWE
DRAFTED: NSH: 2012-37 overall
Nashville's first choice, 37th overall (second round), in the 2012 Entry Draft.
CAREER NOTES: Expected to play his first season in North America in 2014-15… Helped Farjestad advance to the 2014 SHL Final, earning a silver medal… Ranked second on Farjestad in goals (13) and points (31) in 2013-14… Tied for 21st in SHL goals (15), power-play points (5g-8a-13pts) and power-play goals in 2013-14… Participated in the 2014 AHL All-Star Classic… Led all Swedish second division (Allsvenskan) junior players, and ranked 13th among all skaters, in points in 2012-13 (12g-28a-40pts)… Led all Allsvenskan junior players, and tied for eighth in league assists, and ranked fourth among junior players in goals in 2012-13… A finalist for the 2012 Swedish Elite League (Elitserien) Rookie of the Year with Djurgarden after ranking second among league junior players in goals (8) and points (15), and tying for third in assists (7) in 2011-12… Played for Djurgarden’s junior and under-18 teams during their 2011 playoff runs, helping the junior squad to a bronze-medal finish, and the under-18 squad to a spot the league final and a silver medal… Tied for first in goals (22), and ranked second in points (39) in the first-half (J18 Elit) of the 2009-10 under-18 season... Tied for first in shorthanded goals (2), tied for third in power-play goals (5), tied for fourth in assists (17) and tied for ninth in plus/minus rating (+22) in 2009-10 J18 Elit play… Tied for third in assists (16) and for fifth in points (23) during 2009-10 J18 Allsvenskan play, which runs from January to March… Helped Djurgarden advance to the 2010 J18 Allsvenskan final, earning a silver medal and being named best forward of the postseason after posting 11 points (4g-7a) in five games… Posted two goals in six games for Team Sweden at the 2010 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, helping it to a bronze medal… Tied for third in goals (9) and for fifth in points (14) in 2008-09 Swedish Under-16 league play, helping Djurgarden claim the gold medal… Earned second place with Stockholm at the 2008-09 Rikspucken, the under-16 national tournament of Sweden… On Twitter @PontusAberg.