• RSS
Adam Larsson
Adam Larsson
Number: 5
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 205
Shoots: Right
Born: Nov 12, 1992  (Age 23)
Birthplace: SkellefteƄ, Sweden
Drafted: NJD / 2011 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (4th overall) PROSPECT BIO
2012-13: Saw action with both Albany, AHL (33 games) and New Jersey (37)...Appeared in his 100th career NHL game Apr. 23 vs. Montreal...Stats included six assists/points overall; notched 3a over a seven-game span Feb. 9-21...Posted last NHL point of campaign with assist Apr. 20 vs. Florida; posted first point with assist Feb. 9 vs. Pittsburgh...Made NHL season debut Jan. 31 vs. NY Islanders; was a healthy “scratch” 11 times, including first 5 games Jan. 19- 29...Recorded 4g-15a-19pts and 24 penalty minutes while appearing in every game with AHL Devils through Jan. 12...Totals included two season-high 3-game point-scoring streaks, most recently Jan. 6-12 (2g-1a-3pts); and four two-assist efforts, most recently Dec. 27 at Springfield...2011-12: Completed first North American campaign tied for second among NHL rookie defensemen with 16a (D. Orlov, Wsh.); was fifth with 18 points...Tied franchise record among first-year defensemen (S. Niedermayer, Oct. 31-Nov. 13, ‘92 & B. Driver, Jan. 14-23, ‘85) with points in five straight games Nov. 19-26 (1g-4a-5pts)...Also had points in back-to- back games Dec. 16-17 (3a)...Posted first/lone multiple-point effort with 2a Dec. 16 vs. Dallas...Notched first career NHL goal Nov. 11 vs. Washington’s T. Vokoun; posted first point with power play assist Nov. 2 vs. Toronto... Made his NHL debut Oct. 8 vs. Philadelphia; became seventh-youngest player in Devils' history at 18 years, ten months and 26 days...Selected to participate as a rookie at NHL All- Star Weekend, but did not attend due to injury...Returned to lineup/activated from Injured Reserve List Feb. 26 vs. Tampa Bay after missing ten contests Feb. 4-24 with bruised lower back...Also missed 2 games Dec. 23-26 due to personal reasons and was a healthy “scratch” for five straight games Mar. 27-Apr. 5...Signed first NHL contract July 15, 2011...Made NHL playoff debut in game two of Eastern Conference Semifinals at Philadelphia...Became Devils’ first rookie defenseman to notch a post-season goal in his first game, as well as the club’s second rearguard to score in his NHL playoff debut (C. Wolanin, Apr. 6, ’88 PDSF at NYI)...OTHER: Selected in the first round, fourth overall of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, marking New Jersey’s earliest selection since Niedermayer (3rd, ’91)...Was the first defensemen and first European-trained player selected...Along with J. Josefson and M. Tedenby, represented Sweden at 2010 and 2011 World Junior Championships; won Bronze Medal in 2010...Also represented his country at the 2009 and 2010 under-18 World Juniors; named tournament’s best defenseman and to All-Star Team in 2010...Spent previous two seasons with Skelleftea in Elitserien (SEL) prior to North American career; was team’s youngest player...Named a finalist for league’s 2010-11 Rookie of the Year Award...Recorded 4g- 13a-17pts in 2009-10, tying Elitserien record for most points by a defenseman under 18 (T. Jonsson, 8g-9a, ’77-78)...In 2008-09, played with his older brother, Hampus.