Niclas Bergfors
Right Wing
Right-Handed Shot
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 190 pounds
Born: 3.7.87 Södertälje, Sweden
How he arrived: Via Entry Draft
How he left: Traded to the Atlanta Thrashers with Johnny Oduya, Patrice Cormier, and Devils' 1st
and 2nd round picks in the 2010 E.D. for Ilya Kovalchuk, Anssi Salmela and Thrashers' 2nd round
pick in the 2010 E.D., 2.4.10
Year
Team
GP
G
A
Pts.
+/-
PIM
SOG
PPG
PPA
PPP
SHG
SHA
SHP
GWG
2007-08
NJ
1
0
0
0
-1
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2008-09
NJ
8
1
0
1
-1
0
6
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2009-10
NJ
54
13
14
27
-7
10
134
8
5
13
0
0
0
4
Franchise
Career Totals
 
63
14
14
28
-9
10
143
8
5
13
0
0
0
4
Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
Bergfors' first game was opening night of the 07-08 season in an emergency appearance due to the rash of injuries the
Devils had at the time. He only played a few shifts, though, as he got hurt himself during the game.

He's about average size, but is very skilled. He had been an Albany/Lowell mainstay since he came over to North
America.

But the extra time there was paying off ultimately. (Or so we thought.) He would make the team for 09-10, and in a
prominent role with the top 6 forwards, too. He was working hard and trying to create offense, and finally started
getting his rewards (points) a few games into the season. He did struggle (A lot, I should add.) on the defensive side
of the game. This was something Jacques Lemaire had talked to him about frequently, but it seemed to be going in one
ear and out the other.

Inability to listen to the coach had lead him to be a mover at the trade deadline not once, but twice. The Thrashers had
traded him to Florida on deadline day in 2011. The Predators then acquired him, and it proved to be his last chance in
the NHL. Same story, new result, though. He was ultimately bought out by the Preds and returned to Europe
(Specifically, the KHL, where he's been ever since.) around New Year's.
Entry Draft: 2005 First Round Pick (23rd overall) by the
New Jersey Devils