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Name: Niklas Torp

Position: D

Shoots: Left

Height: 5-11

Weight: 196 lbs

Birthdate: 1989-04-10

Eligible for Draft: 2007

Drafted: 2007

Hometown: Jonkoping, Sweden

Acquired: 6th round (#163 overall), 2007

Playing In: HV 71 Jönköping

This sounds like a decent pick at 163rd overall. Some had him as the 7th best European player in the draft. Here's what i found on him:

Talent Analysis

As a player, he stands out with his physical and aggressive play. He has good timing in his hits and loves to deliver a good check when given the opportunity. He plays somewhat dirty at times and agitates the opposing players frequently. His mobility is decent, but hockey sense and offensive awareness average. He has a pretty powerful slap shot and is a good leader.

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i was just about to make a thread about him

it was a steal!

Sorry to steal your topic on you. :D

I love mean defencemen who are dirty sometimes! Makes the forwards think twice when they come in the zone.

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I couldn't find a thread about Nichlas, so I decided to make one.

Here are some links:

TSN Player Profile

Hockey's Future Player Profile

Does anyone think he could be a darkhorse draft choice in a few years? Making the team, playing an important role?

He was ranked the top European defenseman and seventh best overall among Europeans in the 2007 draft, and he is a pretty good young defenseman who is both smart offensively and defensively......but like fellow prospect Ben Maxwell, Torp has had a couple of serious injuries take toll on him over the past couple of seasons....big reason why he was still around in the 6th round of the 2007 draft and last year he didn't end up into to many games if any...which is to bad because he would have definately been a part of the 2008 WJC for Sweden

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He was ranked the top European defenseman and seventh best overall among Europeans in the 2007 draft, and he is a pretty good young defenseman who is both smart offensively and defensively......but like fellow prospect Ben Maxwell, Torp has had a couple of serious injuries take toll on him over the past couple of seasons....big reason why he was still around in the 6th round of the 2007 draft and last year he didn't end up into to many games if any...which is to bad because he would have definately been a part of the 2008 WJC for Sweden

This season will be a big one for him as far as development. He missed all of last season with an injury.

He will still be eligible for this years World Juniors, if he has a good start he could get in.

Hockey's Future has him as playing the WJC in 2007 w/ Sweden. Wouldn't that have been last season's tournament? It says in 6 games he had 1 assist and was +5. Sounds okay to me. It's interesting to hear at one point in time he was regarded as the best European defenseman in the draft. I guess the injuries really crushed that for him. Hopefully his injuries are behind him and he can focus on having a great season. Maybe we can see him in Hamilton in 2 or 3 years.

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Hockey's Future has him as playing the WJC in 2007 w/ Sweden. Wouldn't that have been last season's tournament? It says in 6 games he had 1 assist and was +5. Sounds okay to me. It's interesting to hear at one point in time he was regarded as the best European defenseman in the draft. I guess the injuries really crushed that for him. Hopefully his injuries are behind him and he can focus on having a great season. Maybe we can see him in Hamilton in 2 or 3 years.

Nope last year was the 2008...kinda confusing because the WJC itself started Boxing Day 2007 but ended in January of 2008, but yeah last years WJC was 2008, and he was injured pretty much of last year......Actually I'm not sure if he even played in the World Juniors of 2007, I know he did however play at the U18 WJC which is a totally different tourney..that might be the tournament that hockeys future has listed

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Torp a RD is the odd man out this year behind RD Mikko Luoma, Pasi Puistola, Nicholas Angell and Daniel Grillfors who are all averaging over 17 minutes a game.

Though he has played 12 games he is averaging only 6:22 a game (ranked 8th of the defencemen on the team).

Maybe he should come to Canada then. I'm sure he would get better playing time in the CHL.

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Anyone else mildly impressed with his game against Canada? He was dirty as heck that's for sure, but he competes and can sure lay a hit. He reminded me a lot of Bouillon, he's a tough dude.

Mildly impressed?

I loved it!

This kid doesn't play like a 5'10" Swedish defenseman.

He was throwing death hits out there all night.

In the second period, he ran 6'3" 210 pound Alex Pietrangelo and the Canadian got the worst of it.

Or what about the meeting of future Habs, when Subban and Torp collided in a big open ice hit?

The "Torpedo" finished the game with 14 PIM's and was clearly a standout in a game that was supposed to showcase fellow Swedish rearguard Victor Hedman.

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