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David Ullstrom, W

Shoots: L

Height: 6-3

Weight: 200

Born: 1989-04-22

Hometown: Jonkoping, Sweden

Drafted: 2008, 4th round, 102nd overall

 

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

 

November 2013 - Ullstrom has not had great results after opting for the KHL in his contract year. Scoring only three goals and four points in 18 games is not what you want to see from a player who is more finisher than deliverer. He is set to be a RFA at seasons end and at this rate it is unlikely his career continues with the Islanders organization. Brad Wilson

 

June 2013 – In yet another interesting turn of events, involving Charlie Wang’s Flying Circus… Ullstrom has bolted as a restricted free agent to the KHL for the upcoming season. His situation was murky at best and was unlikely guaranteed a roster spot or a one way contract for next season. Once again got a cup of coffee with the big club this season and posted only five points in limited ice time and showed limited growth in the AHL. He may return next season, but his claim on a roster spot is not likely to be much better. That said, he maintains his NHL abilities, just unlikely with the Islanders. Jason Banks

 

 

December, 2012 - Now in his third AHL season with Bridgeport, Ullstrom has battled injuries which has limited him to 13 games so far. If not for the NHL lockout, there's a chance Ullstrom would have made the Islanders opening day lineup as a bottom six forward.

 

May 2012 - Ullstrom is a talented Swede with good size who is noticeably fast on the ice, with above average skating ability. Ullstrom finished his second AHL season as Bridgeport’s goal scoring leader - 24 goals in 40 games. Ullstrom was one of the youngest players among the top 30 goal scoring leaders in the AHL. He earned a promotion to the Islanders where he netted four goals and eight points during a 29 game stint. He impressed management by adapting to the NHL game quickly and displayed a willingness to go  hard to the net.  An unfortunate run in with Winnipeg Jet’s winger Andrew Ladd resulted in a concussion and several weeks of bed rest for Ullstrom. Despite the injury, Ullstrom made his mark and showed he can play at the highest level. With more added strength and hard work, he should be a full time regular soon.

 

Fantasy Outlook: C+

 

Ullstrom’s size, versatility and pro ready arsenal of skills ensures he’ll find a role in the NHL in some capacity. He’ll likely never be a scoring star in the NHL, however if he can stay healthy, with his talent and work ethic, he easily projects as solid third-line player. With all the talent coming though the Islanders system, he’ll have to work extra hard to earn scoring line duties.

 

Footage:

David Ullstrom scores his first NHL goal vs. Tampa Bay:

 

 

Fantasy Prospects Report Notes (Any FPR's released in the last 18 months will not be listed here):

 

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David Ullstrom’s statistics courtesy of Elite Prospects


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