|Written by Russ Bitely|
January 2013 – Rundblad has earned another recall by Phoenix as they try and fill the void left by the loss of Rusty Klesla. He has produced 23 points in 32 games in the AHL with five in his last five games. Jason Banks
December 2012 – David Rundblad has found himself as the top scoring defenseman for the Portland Pirates. He has one more point than the illustrious Oliver Ekman-Larsson, but he does carry a minus-2 rating. This is an improvement from his 30 games for Portland in the 2011/2012 season where he was a minus-18. He has played 19 games this season so far and has recently been potting goals instead of setting them up. His struggles to score goals seem to be behind him in his first full season at the AHL level. Tim Graveline
April 2012 - Rundblad is a gifted offensive defenseman with great size, foot speed and stick handling ability. He has notable vision and puck possession skills. The best side of his game comes at running the power-play as a playmaker or using his accurate shot from the point. Rundblad tends to run into trouble in his own zone by trying to be too creative at times. If he develops a more rounded defensive game then he will be a solid, two-way scoring D-man. He made the Senators roster out of camp, although has spent the reminder of season predominately in the AHL (Portland Pirates as he is now with Phoenix’s organization). Rundblad was part of the Kyle Turris trade in December 2011 and ranks high on the Coyotes blue liner depth chart.
Fantasy Outlook: B+
Rundblad has all the offensive skills need for the NHL, though will need to develop his defensive game.
David Rundblad shows his size and strength by taking the body for Sens on 11/27/2011.
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|Last Updated on Monday, 28 January 2013 14:37|