Patrik Berglund Wiki, Patrik Berglund Bio
Patrik Berglund Wiki: Patrik Berglund (born 2 June 1988) is a Swedish professional ice hockeycentre for the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was drafted 25th overall by the St. Louis Blues in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. Internationally, Patrik Berglund represented Team Sweden on both the junior and senior levels, including playing on the team that won silver at the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Patrik Berglund Playing career
In the 2005–06 season, Patrik Berglund played for VIK Västerås in the HockeyAllsvenskan, the second highest league in Sweden. Patrik Berglund was a top prospect in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft and was drafted 25th overall by the St. Louis Blues.
He scored his first NHL goal on 13 October 2008 against Vesa Toskala of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Paired on a line (called the “Kid Line” by Blues fans, due to the oldest player on the line being 22) with David Perron and his flatmate T. J. Oshie, Berglund became a scoring threat in St. Louis’ surprise 2008–09 season, finishing the year with 21 goals and 26 assists for 47 points in 76 games.
During the 2012–13 NHL lockout, Patrik Berglund returned to Sweden to play for VIK Västerås.
On 25 June 2013 Patrik Berglund signed a one-year $3.25 million contract extension with the Blues. On 26 June 2014, Berglund signed an $11.1 million contract to continue playing with the Blues for 3 more years.
In the midst of the 2016–17 season, Patrik Berglund signed a five-year $19.25 million contract extension with the Blues on 24 February 2017.
During the offseason before the 2017–18 season, Patrik Berglund was injured while training and was expected to be out of the Blues lineup until December. Patrik Berglund was activated off injured reserve on 29 November, and Patrik Berglund made his season debut against the Anaheim Ducks that night.
On July 1, 2018, Patrik Berglund, along with Tage Thompson, Vladimír Sobotka, a first-round pick in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft and a second-round pick in the 2021 NHL Entry draft, where traded by the Blues to the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for Ryan O’Reilly.
On December 15, 2018, Patrik Berglund was suspended indefinitely by the Buffalo Sabres for failure to report to the team.