|Born:||Mar 7, 1987||Draft:||2005 Devils, 23rd Overall|
|Hometown:||Södertälje, Sweden||Position:||Right Wing|
|Known For:||TV-Pucken Gold Medal||Shoots:||Right|
|National Team:||Sweden||Current Status:||Djurgårdens IF (SHL)|
Niclas Bergfors (born March 7, 1987) is a Swedish ice hockey player currently playing for Djurgårdens IF of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL). Drafted 23rd overall by New Jersey Devils in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Bergfors was a stand-out with the Södertälje SK organization, specifically in the Swedish J20 and J18 clubs. Upon making the move to North America for the 2005-06 season, his two-way play and secondary scoring translated well with the Albany River Rats of the American Hockey League, as he amassed 40 points in 65 games during his rookie season. After another full season in the AHL, Bergfors appeared in his first NHL game, finishing with a minus-1 rating. He played the season, and the following year, in the AHL. After one more year of spending the season in the AHL, he split the following two seasons between the Devils and their minor-league affiliate, appearing in nine games combined.
In the 2009-10 season, Bergfors earned a regular spot in the lineup and played in 54 games, picking up 27 points during that span. In February 2010, he was involved in the blockbuster trade that sent Ilya Kovalchuk to New Jersey, joining Patrice Cormier and Johnny Oduya in Atlanta. Bergfors completed the season with the Thrashers, 17 points in 27 games. The following year, he made it to 52 games with Atlanta before he was traded to the Florida Panthers, along with Patrick Rissmiller for Radek Dvorak and a draft pick. He completed 20 games in Florida, registering seven points.
His final season in the NHL was spent with the Nashville Predators where he amassed one goal and one assist in 11 games before jumping to the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). After one season with Severstal Cherepovets, Bergfors regained his scoring touch in three seasons with Admiral Vladivostok. In the last five seasons, he’s played for Djurgårdens IF of the SHL, reaching 50 points or more in three of those seasons.
Niclas Bergfors Statistics
- Two Former NHLers Selected in KHL Expansion Draft
- Thrashers Get Active on Trade Deadline Day, Acquire Dvorak and Re-sign Stuart
- J20 SuperElit (Overall) Most Points by U16 Junior (2003)
- TV-Pucken Gold Medal (2003)
- J20 SuperElit (Overall) Most Points by U17 Junior (2004)
- Elitserien Most Points by U18 Junior (2005)
- Swedish Junior Hockey Player of the Year (Årets Junior) (2005)
- U18 WJC All-Star Team (2005)
- U18 WJC Bronze Medal (2005)
- AHL Youngest Player in the League (2006)
- NHL All-Rookie Team (2010)
- SHL SM Silver Medal (2019)