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David Rundblad
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Born October 8, 1990 (1990-10-08) (age 28)
Lycksele, Sweden
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Right
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Former teams
Chicago Blackhawks
Rockford IceHogs (AHL)
Skellefteå AIK
Ottawa Senators
Phoenix Coyotes
ZSC Lions
National team Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden
NHL Draft 17th overall, 2009
St. Louis Blues
Playing career 2007–present

David Rundblad (born on October 8, 1990) is a Swedish professional ice hockey player who is currently playing for the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League (AHL).

He was drafted 17th overall by the St. Louis Blues in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

David began his NHL career with the Ottawa Senators before being traded to the Phoenix Coyotes.

Playing CareerEdit

On March 14, 2009, David scored his first Elitserien goal in a playoff game against Linköpings HC.

NHL Central Scouting ranked him sixth among European skaters for the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, one spot behind his Skellefteå AIK teammate Tim Erixon.

The following season, David remained with Skellefteå and scored his first regular season goal on January 30, 2010 against Mattias Modig of Luleå HF, a goal that ended up being the game-winner.

On June 10, 2010, it was announced that David had signed an entry-level contract with St. Louis.

On June 25, 2010, he was acquired by the Ottawa Senators in exchange for the 16th overall pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, which the Blues used to select Vladimir Tarasenko.

David finished the 2010–11 season with 50 points in 55 games. That is the second highest point total of any defenseman in league history after David Petrasek who had 53 points (in 52 games) in 2009–10.

In 2011, David attended his first Senators camp and remained on the roster into the season. On October 11, 2011, he made his NHL debut against the Minnesota Wild.

On October 15, 2011, David earned his first NHL point with an assist on a goal by Peter Regin in a game against the Washington Capitals.

On November 27, 2011, he scored his first NHL goal against Cam Ward of the Carolina Hurricanes.

On December 17, 2011, David was traded to the Phoenix Coyotes (along with a second round draft pick) for forward Kyle Turris.

On January 28. 2013, He participated in the AHL All-Star Classic in Providence, Rhode Island, scoring 6 goals and had 17 assists for 23 points in 32 games before the break.

On March 4, 2014, David (along with defenceman Mathieu Brisebois) was traded to the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for a second round pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. In 2015, he became a Stanley Cup champion when the Blackhawks won the cup.

On June 29, 2015, he signed a two-year contract extension to remain with the Blackhawks. He provided two assists in 9 games before he was placed on waivers and later re-assigned to the Rockford IceHogs.

Before playing with Rockford, on January 3, 2016, it was announced that David was loaned to the ZSC Lions of Switzerland's National League A for the remainder of the season, but he was recalled back to Rockford on March 18, 2016.

Career StatisticsEdit

Regular Season and PlayoffsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2007–08 Skellefteå AIK SEL 6 0 0 0 2
2008–09 Skellefteå AIK SEL 45 0 10 10 8 10 1 1 2 2
2009–10 Skellefteå AIK SEL 47 1 12 13 14 12 0 1 1 2
2010–11 Skellefteå AIK SEL 55 11 39 50 14 18 3 7 10 20
2011–12 Ottawa Senators NHL 24 1 3 4 6
2011–12 Arizona Coyotes NHL 6 0 3 3 0
2011–12 Portland Pirates AHL 30 7 9 16 27
2012–13 Portland Pirates AHL 50 9 30 39 26 3 1 0 1 0
2012–13 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 8 0 1 1 0
2013–14 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 12 0 1 1 6
2013–14 Portland Pirates AHL 6 0 4 4 0
2013–14 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 5 0 0 0 0
2014–15 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 49 3 11 14 12 5 0 0 0 0
2015–16 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 9 0 2 2 6 3 0 0 0 4
2015–16 ZSC Lions NLA 11 2 13 15 2 4 0 1 1 0
2015–16 Rockford IceHogs AHL 10 2 2 4 0
SHL totals 152 12 61 73 38 40 4 9 13 24
NHL totals 113 4 21 25 30 8 0 0 0 4

International StatisticsEdit

Year Team Comp   GP G A Pts PIM
2008 Sweden U18 6 0 1 1 2
2009 Sweden WJC 6 1 1 2 0
2010 Sweden WJC 6 1 4 5 2
2011 Sweden WC 4 0 1 1 2
Junior totals 18 2 6 8 4
Senior totals 4 0 1 1 2

International PlayEdit

Medal record
Competitor for Sweden Sweden
Men's ice hockey
World Junior Championship
Silver 2009 Canada
Bronze 2010 Canada
World Championship
Silver 2011 Slovakia

David represented Sweden at the 2009 World Junior Championships and 2010 World Junior Championships.

During the 2010 tournament, he was an alternate captain for the Swedish team.

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