Earlier this week the Bruins announced that they’d signed Anthony Camara to an entry level deal, and they inked another forward prospect this week as they signed Swedish forward Alexander Fallstrom to an entry level deal.
The 6-foot-2, 200-pound was acquired along with Craig Weller and a second round pick in the deal that sent Chuck Kobasew to the Minnesota Wild during the 2009-10 Bruins season. He’s been a regular attendee at the Bruins development camp ever since the deal brought him into the Boston organization.
In 32 games this year with the Harvard Crimson (ECAC), Fallstrom has registered nine goals and 12 assists while finishing out his college hockey career in Boston. Fallstrom is tied for second in goals and assists with the Crimson, and leads the team in points (21). Fallstrom is also second on the team in shots with 86 so far this season, and has consistently been one of the offensive leaders for the Crimson.
Here’s a projection from Hockey’s Future on Fallstrom:
As of now, Fallstrom projects as a PJ Axelsson-type of defensive specialist in the NHL. But he has a long way to go before he’s NHL ready. Expect him to play out his final season at Harvard and follow that with a few seasons in the AHL.
The winger’s nine goals are tied for fourth in the ECAC, and prior to Harvard Fallstrom attended Shattuck-St. Mary’s High School and tallied 60 goals and 74 assists for 134 points in 114 games. Fallstrom is a native of Gotenborg, Sweden, and was originally a fourth round draft picks for the Wild.