Adam Almquist (D)
Grand Rapids Griffins
2012-13:Won the Calder Cup with the Griffins in his first full season in North Americaâ€¦Ranked among the teamâ€™s top-scoring blueliners with 10 goals (T1st), 21 assists (3rd), 31 points (T2nd), a plus-13 rating (T1st), four power play goals (2nd) and a 0.108 shooting percentage (1st) in 68 gamesâ€¦Finished fifth among AHL defensemen in postseason scoring with 10 points (3-7â€”10) while tying for first in goalsâ€¦Recorded his first AHL point on 11/2/12 at San Antonio and tallied his first two goals the following night, 11/3/12 at Texas, in a season-best three-game point streak, 11/2/12-11/4/12â€¦Registered his first three-point game (1-2â€”3) on 1/19/13 at Rockfordâ€¦Recorded his first-ever hat trick, including the overtime winner, during a four-point night on 3/23/13 at Lake Erie, becoming the third defenseman in franchise history to score three goals in one gameâ€¦Posted seven multi-point games during the regular season and four in the playoffs.
2011-12: Made his North American debut with Grand Rapids, 3/30/12 vs. Charlotteâ€¦Appeared in three late-season contests with the Griffins after being reassigned from the Swedish Elite League (SEL)â€¦Recorded 11 points (3-8â€”11) and 26 penalty minutes in 42 games with HV 71â€¦Posted a team-best plus-16 rating, which tied for seventh in the league.
2010-11: Skated in 52 contests during his first full season in the SELâ€¦Notched 16 points (0-16â€”16) and helped HV 71 earn a share of the regular season titleâ€¦Led the league with a plus-20 rating.
2009-10: Amassed 34 points (5-29â€”34) in just 15 games at the under-20 level before earning a promotion to the SEL with HV 71â€¦Led his junior teamâ€™s defensemen and finished third among league blueliners in scoring despite playing in 15 of 41 gamesâ€¦His offensive output represented the best point-per-game average in league history (2.27)â€¦Registered eight points (2-6â€”8) in 28 games after moving up to the top league in Sweden at age 18â€¦Tied for fourth on the club with a plus-11 ratingâ€¦Helped top-seeded HV 71 capture the league championshipâ€¦Tied with two of his teammates for the most points by a defenseman in the playoffs with 11 points (1-10â€”11) in 16 gamesâ€¦Led all players under 20 in postseason scoringâ€¦Represented Sweden at the World Junior A Challenge in Prince Edward Island and recorded two goals in four contests.
2008-09: Spent the entire season in Swedenâ€™s top junior leagueâ€¦Placed second among league defensemen with 36 points (8-28â€”36) in 41 gamesâ€¦Tied for 11th in the circuit with 28 assistsâ€¦Contributed six points (1-5â€”6) in six postseason games.
2007-08: Split the season between HV 71â€™s under-18 and under-20 clubsâ€¦Tallied 20 points (8-12â€”20) in 18 contests at the under-18 level, leading the teamâ€™s defenseman in all three offensive categoriesâ€¦Appeared in 23 games at the under-20 level, chipping in seven points (1-6â€”7) and 12 penalty minutes.