|Born:||Mar 12, 1980||Draft:||1998 Devils, 37th Overall|
|Hometown:||Örebro, Sweden||Position:||Left Wing|
|Known For:||2011 Elitserien Champion||Shoots:||Left|
|National Team:||Sweden||Current Status:||Retired|
Christian Berglund (born March 12, 1980) is a former Swedish ice hockey player, having played his final year in the NHL split between the New Jersey Devils and the Florida Panthers during the 2003-2004 season. Drafted 37th overall by New Jersey in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft, Berglund made his debut in the NHL during the 2001-02 season after spending two more years in Sweden. He appeared in 15 games with the Devils, playing the rest of the year with the Albany River Rats of the American Hockey League (AHL). The following season was the same situation for Berglund, as he matched his point total from the previous year, but was again split between the NHL and AHL.
During the 2003-04 season, Berglund was traded to the Panthers after 23 games, along with Victor Uchevatov, for centre Viktor Kozlov. Berglund played in ten games with Florida and reached nine points for the third consecutive season in the NHL. During the NHL lockout year in 2005, he returned to Sweden to play for Färjestad BK, and the next year he opted to remain and Europe and play in the Swiss National League. In five seasons with Rapperswil-Jona Lakers and SC Bern, Berglund regained his scoring touch, amassing 40 points or more in each of his five seasons.
Berglund played out the final seven years of his hockey career in Sweden. He dressed for Färjestad BK’s Elitserien and Swedish Hockey League (SHL) teams, BIK Karlskoga’s HockeyAllsvenskan team, and one year in Division 2 for the HC Flyers. Berglund retired at the conclusion of the 2016-17 season.
Christian Berglund Statistics
- TV-Pucken Silver Medal (1996)
- U18 EJC Gold Medal (1998)
- J20 SM Gold Medal (1999)
- Elitserien Most Penalized Player (2001)
- 2x Elitserien SM Silver Medal (2001, 2005)
- Elitserien Champion (2011)
- SHL All-Star Game (2014)
- SHL Most Penalized Player Playoffs (2004)
- SHL SM Silver Medal (2014)