Edmonton Oilers sign Carl Berglund to two-year entry-level contract
The Edmonton Oilers have announced they have signed forward Carl Berglund to a two-year, entry-level contract beginning with the 2023-24 season. He will report to Bakersfield Condors, an affiliate of the American Hockey League’s Oilers, on an amateur tryout.
THE #Huilers have signed Carl Berglund to an entry-level two-year contract from 2023-24!
The striker has scored 12 goals and 15 assists in 36 games as a senior with @RiverHawkHockey in 2022-23 and will report to the @Condors during an amateur test.
— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) March 22, 2023
The Hammaro, Sweden product played four seasons with UMass Lowell River Hawks in the NCAA. In his senior year, the captain had 12 goals and 15 assists for 27 points in 36 games. During his four seasons as a member of the River Hawks, he appeared in 114 games recording 36 goals and 53 assists for 89 points.
Daily face-to-face Prospect analyst Steven Ellis weighed in on the signing, « Berglund is a skilled 200-foot forward who I’m surprised hasn’t been picked up in 2020, even as a late-round pick, » Ellis said. . “He has a good size, is reliable in his own zone and moves well. We haven’t seen a huge progression throughout his college career, but his frame and defensive play should be enough to earn a call-up somewhere down the line.
Before coming to North America, Berglund played two seasons in Sweden’s top junior league, the J20 SuperElit and had 20 points in 27 games in 2018-19. That same year, Berglund made his trip to the United States and played for the Sioux Falls Stampede. He scored five goals and 16 points in 37 games, as well as two goals and four points in 10 playoff games to help the club win the Clark Cup title. Berglund attended New York Rangers development camp in the summer of 2022 but was released.