Future Watch: Erik Brannstrom Rookie Hockey Cards, Golden Knights

Future Watch: Erik Brannstrom Rookie Hockey Cards, Golden Knights – Erik Brannstrom was drafted by the Las Vegas Golden Knights with the 15th overall pick in the 2017 NHL Draft. He’s a fast, offensive defenseman who starred in Sweden before the Knights fans had a chance to see him play.

2017 was Brannstrom’s first year in the SHL. As a young player surrounded by men, he performed admirably with six points in 35 games and he took home a championship. During that season he played in the U20 World Junior Championship and got four points in seven games leading his team to a silver medal.

In 2018-19, he played in the AHL. He was playing for the Chicago Wolves, a team that had a split affiliation between St. Louis and Las Vegas. In 41 games the 5′-11″ defenseman had seven goals and 21 assists. He played one more time for Team Sweden in the World Junior Championship and he scored four goals in five games. He was voted an all-star in the tournament and led all defenseman with goals.

Collectors can get his first officially licensed NHL rookie card in 2019-20 MVP Hockey and virtually every other set in the calendar year.

Here’s a look at his AHL highlights:

During the winter he was traded to the Ottawa Senators in a big trade and he was a focal point of the return Ottawa would get. Brannstrom played his first two NHL games for the Senators. That’s the way things go sometimes and now this year he will be counted on as a big cog in the team’s 2019-20 plans for the new season.

The talented Swede will be 20 years old when the season begins. He will have a big role on the rebuilding Senators team. He will be in the preseason Calder talk along with quite a few other prospects. The field is strong once again and he’s a big part of it and collectors should be in on him.

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