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#17 Fabian Brunnstrom
Pos: Left Wing
D.O.B.: 2/6/85
From: Jonstrop, Sweden.
Height: 6'1
Weight: 206
Shoots: Left
Drafted: Undrafted
Acquired: Signed to 1-yr contract by Detroit (NHL) 10/3/11
Plus: Good skater with great speed and balance... Top-flight offensive skills... Great all-around player... Good shot, can score goals in bunches... Protects puck well with body and is a creative puck mover... Sees the ice well... Has shown the skills to be an effective defensive player as well...
Minus: Does not have a history of responding well to pressure or in big game situations... Work ethic has been questioned...
Organizational Comments: Red Wings GM Ken Holland: He had a good camp, Hes probably more mature, physically and mentally, to play in the league than he was the last couple of years. The adversity he went through the last two or three years has him more prepared to be an NHL player.
What GRC says: Fall 2011: Brunnstrom was a highly touted undrafted free agent a couple of seasons ago, but after a hot start has fallen on hard times. He is incredibly skilled and gifted and can be as agood a player as he wants to, which it looks like he does now. He could see some time in Grand Rapids this season due to the numbers game, but has the talent to be a regular in the NHL.
Role: Scoring Winger
Projection: NHL 2nd liner


9/8/11 Invited to Training Camp by Detroit (NHL)
10/3/11 Signed 1-yr contract with Detroit (NHL)
10/31/11 Assigned to Grand Rapids (AHL)
11/5/11 Recalled by Detroit (NHL)