Is 2011 second round pick Magnus Hellberg headed to North America next season?
If so, things just got real interesting.
Milwaukee Admirals play-by-play man Aaron Sims caught onto a Swedish article that backs up what Nashville Predators General Manager David Poile told us a couple weeks ago.
“We’ve talked but I don’t know if that’s going to happen or not,” Poile told us on May 10.
Hellberg said the same in the article, saying (translated) ”Nashville wants me to come over and play in the AHL but we’ll see.”
This morning, Stefan Nilsson of expressen.se echoed that sentiment in his blog, stating that Hellberg could play on this side of the Atlantic in 2012-13. He went onto say that Hellberg doesn’t know, when he comes to Nashville’s Development Camp in late June, whether he’ll be playing in Sweden or the United States afterward.
According to Nilsson, Hellberg is waiting for Carolina Hurricanes prospect Frederik Andersen to make a decision. Both men are goaltenders for Frölunda with And