18 Leon Bristedt  
Leon Bristedt


Stockholm, Sweden

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 183




Gophers Host BSU for Home Opener

Minnesota is 16-1-1 all-time against their in-state and former WCHA rival.


Gophers Open Up at Ice Breaker Tournament

Minnesota will play Minnesota Duluth to open the season on Oct. 10 (1 p.m. CT) and will play either Notre Dame or RPI on Oct. 12 (11 a.m. or 2:30 p.m.).


Gophers Host Exhibition Action on Saturday

The Maroon & Gold will take on the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology on Saturday, Oct. 4 at 7 p.m.

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.

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.

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.