18 Leon Bristedt  
Leon Bristedt

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Stockholm, Sweden

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 183

Position:
Forward

Club:
Linköping


12/08/2014

Bristedt Named to Sweden's WJC Camp Roster

Gopher Hockey has been represented at 37 of 38 IIHF World Junior Championships since the inaugural event in 1977 including 22-straight World Junior Championships since 1993.

11/26/2014

'U' Set for Two in Boston

No. 3 Minnesota travels to the Northeast this weekend for nonconference games against Boston College and Northeastern.

11/21/2014

Gophers Fall in Overtime Exhibition Action

Nick Lehr made 35 saves in net for the Gophers after getting the starting nod.

11/19/2014

Gophers Take on U-18 Team on Friday

The exhibition game is set for 7 p.m. on Friday night at Mariucci Arena.

11/15/2014

Gophers Suffer Road Loss at UMD

Leon Bristedt scored his second goal of the season in the loss for the Gophers.

2014-15 | FRESHMAN SEASON
Picked up his first career point, an assist in a 5-2 victory over Bemidji State.•Scored his first collegiate goal in a 5 - 0 victory over Notre Dame.• Scored the lone goal in a 2 - 1 road loss to UMD.• Tallied an assist on the game opening/winning goal in a 5 - 0 road victory over Michigan State.

INTERNATIONAL

Represented Sweden at the 2013 IIHF U-18 World Junior Championship• played in five games at the tournament with three goals and one assist• also skated for Sweden at the 2012 Ivan Hlinka Memorial with three assists• led all players with seven goals in six games (also had an assist) at the 2012 World Hockey Challenge.

JUNIORS
Joins the Gophers are spending the last three seasons with the Linköping organization in Sweden• led the SuperElit league with 60 points in 43 games and shared the league goal-scoring title with 32 goals during the 2013-14 season • played in his first full season in the SuperElit league in 2012-13 with nine goals and 12 assists in 31 regular-season games• also had three assists in five playoff games during the 2012-13 season• played in 10 regular-season games for Linköping with five points (four goals, one assist) during the 2011-12 season• previously skated for the Nacka HK organization in Sweden.

PERSONAL
Born March 14, 1995 • son of Johan Sundberg and Katarina Bristedt• has three siblings, Minora, Zander and Zindra• Minora has competed as a gymnast for the Swedish National Team•joins teammate and fellow Sweden native Robin Hoglundas well as NHL players Erik Haula and Thomas Vanek as the onlynon-North Americans to skate at Minnesota• was ranked 24th among European prospects in the 2014 NHL Central Scouting final rankings.