Future Watch: Calle Rosen Rookie Hockey Cards, Maple Leafs – Calle Rosen is a Swedish defenseman who was signed by the Toronto Maple Leafs in May of 2017. The 6-0, 187-pound player came over from Sweden with a fair amount of fanfare.
From 2010-2017 he played over in Sweden. He put up some numbers and in his last season with the Växjö Lakers in the SHL scoring 6 goals with 13 assists in just 41 games. In April 2017 his name was out there as a free-agent. He had other suitors, but the Maple Leafs inked him.
In 2017-18 he started the year with the Marlies. Late in the season, he had a four-game stint with the big club. He scored one point in four games. That showed him that he was close to playing in the best league in the world. With the Marlies, he had four goals and 18 assists in 62 games.
The Marlies went on a playoff run. He has a big point shot and as a result was one of the better defensemen for the Marlies in the Calder Cup Playoffs. The Marlies made it to the Finals and in an important Game Five, he scored two goals vs. the Texas Stars. They won that game 6-2 and eventually became champions. During the playoffs, he had five goals and 6 assists in 16 games.
Here’s a look at one of his playoff goals:
He has the speed and stick skills to play in the NHL. The question is whether or not there will be an opportunity in the 2018-19 season. At 24, he could be ready for that. He has a big point shot that can find the back of the net. From a collecting perspective, he has a lot of the elements you want in an offensive defenseman. Don’t sleep on him.
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