Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Viktor Stalberg
Viktor Stålberg was born January 17, 1986 in Gothenburg, Sweden. He was taken 161st overall at the 2006 NHL entry draft by the Toronto Maple Leafs and following three strong seasons with the University of Vermont, which included a trip to the Frozen Four and a Hobey Baker Award nomination, he made his professional debut with the Leafs' AHL affiliate, the Toronto Marlies in 2009.

In 2009-10, Stalberg split time between the Leafs and Marlies. In all he would appear in 40 games for the big club, recording nine goals.

On June 30, 2010, Stalberg was sent to the Blackhawks as part of a package of players in a trade that saw the Maple Leafs acquire Kris Versteeg.

In Chicago Stalberg would show flashes of offensive talent and brilliant speed. In 2011-12 he would reach the 20 goal mark for the first time in his career, finishing the season with 22 tallies.

Stalberg and the Blackhawks would dominate the lockout-shortened 2012-13 season, rolling through the NHL's regular season and capturing the Presidents' Trophy.

The playoffs were more of the same and though pushed to the limit by the Detroit Red Wings in the second round, the Blackhawks would prevail and eventually earn the fifth Stanley Cup title in franchise history, the first in Stalberg's career.

In the summer of 2013 Stalberg's time in Chicago would come to an end. He signed as an unrestricted free agent with the Nashville Predators. Stalberg played two seasons in Nashville before the Predators bought out the remaining two season of his contract, making him an unrestricted free agent.

On July 1, 2015, the New York Rangers signed Stalberg to a one year contract. He would spend just one year with the Rangers and in the summer of 2016 signed as an unrestricted free agent with the Carolina Hurricanes.

Stalberg would appear in 57 games for the Hurricanes during the 2016-17 season, scoring nine times and adding three assists. Just one day prior to the NHL trade deadline, he was traded to the Ottawa Senators in exchange for a third round draft pick.

On the international stage, Stalberg has represented his native Sweden once during the 2012 World Championships where his team finished in sixth place.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2003-04 IF Molndal Hockey U18 Swe-U18 13 14 13 27
2003-04 IF Molndal Hockey Jr. Swe-Jr. 18 25 10 35
2003-04 IF Molndal Hockey Sweden-4 11 9 20
2004-05 IF Molndal Hockey Jr. Swe-Jr. 11 16 7 23
2004-05 IF Molndal Hockey Sweden-3 29 6 9 15 54
2005-06 Frolunda HC Goteborg Jr. Swe-Jr. 41 27 26 53 89 7 6 5 11 6
2006-07 University of Vermont H-East 39 7 8 15 53
2007-08 University of Vermont H-East 39 10 13 23 34
2008-09 University of Vermont H-East 39 24 22 46 32
2008-09 Toronto Marlies AHL 2 0 1 1 0
2009-10 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 40 9 5 14 30 -13
2009-10 Toronto Marlies AHL 39 12 21 33 36 +4
2010-11 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 77 12 12 24 43 +2 7 1 0 1 5
2011-12 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 79 22 21 43 34 +6 6 0 2 2 8
2011-12 Sweden WC-A 8 3 1 4 2 +4
2012-13 Frolunda HC Goteborg Sweden 11 7 5 12 10
2012-13 Atlant Moscow Region KHL 14 3 7 10 4
2012-13 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 47 9 14 23 25 +16 19 0 3 3 6
2013-14 Nashville Predators NHL 70 8 10 18 32 -14
2014-15 Nashville Predators NHL 25 2 8 10 18 0 6 1 2 3 0
2014-15 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 20 11 6 17 14 0
2015-16 New York Rangers NHL 75 9 11 20 22 +6 5 0 0 0 6
2016-17 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 57 9 3 12 33 -6
2016-17 Ottawa Senators NHL 18 2 2 4 8 -3 17 0 2 2 2
NHL Totals 488 82 86 168 245 60 2 9 11 27


Hockey East First All-Star Team (2009) NCAA East First All-American Team (2009) Traded to Chicago by Toronto with Chris Didomenico and Phillipe Paradis for Kris Versteeg and Bill Sweatt, June 30, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Frolunda (Sweden), October 11, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Mytischi (KHL), November 20, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Nashville, July 5, 2013. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, July 1, 2015. Signed as a free agent by Carolina, July 1, 2016. Traded to Ottawa by Carolina for Ottawa's 3rd round pick (later traded to Chicago - Chicago selected Evan Barratt) in 2017 NHL Draft, February 28, 2017.
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