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Tedenby quick to stand out

MacLean says young Swede has 'tremendous upside'

Wednesday, 09.22.2010 / 4:13 PM / News
By Eric Marin
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Tedenby quick to stand out
Mattias Tedenby
Alexander Urbom and Jacob Josefson aren't the only young Swedes to keep an eye on at Devils camp. Before long, Mattias Tedenby figures to be part of Jersey's Team's next generation, too.

He's eager to get his first taste of preseason.

"Yeah, of course," the 20-year-old said Wednesday. "But that’s up to the coaches. If I play, it’s going to be a lot of fun and a good experience that you can take with you."

Head coach John MacLean has noticed.

"He's an exciting kid," he said of New Jersey's first-rounder in 2008. "He's got speed, he's explosive, so we'll see how it goes. You have to see when he gets the opportunity in a game, we'll see how it goes. But he does have a tremendous upside. He does things you can't teach, and those are always positives."

Tedenby measures in at just 5-10, 175-lbs., but uses his quickness to get in and out of tight spaces with the puck. He scored 12 goals, seven assists in 44 games last season with HV 71, which claimed the Swedish Elite League crown.

"I like to play a speedy game," Tedenby said. "That’s my strength. It’s a funny game, the small ice. It’s another game. In Sweden we have big ice, so it’s another type of game."

But the smaller ice of North American rinks hasn't posed a problem.

"I’m pretty quick at quick turns, so that’s what I can bring with me when I come over here. I like both," he said.

The native of Vetlanda, Sweden, has improved his English by watching American television and movies. He's also learned a bit about NFL rooting interests in the Tri-State area thanks to a Dallas Cowboys cap he’s been wearing around town. (He’s not a fan, he just likes the hat.)

“Everybody tells me to throw it away,” he said.

Teammates? “Everybody. People in the arena, on the elevator, in the city.”

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