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William Wallén
William Wallén Mississauga
Position Winger
Shoots Right
Height
Weight
5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
170 lb (77 kg)
SM-liiga Team Jokerit
Born August 16 1991 (1991-08-16) (age 25),
Stockholm, Sweden
Pro Career 2010 – present


William Wallén (born August 16, 1991) is a Swedish professional ice hockey forward.

Playing careerEdit

During the 2005–06 season at age 14 Wallén played for Stocksunds IF's under 18 team, he scored 17 goals and 22 points in 12 games of the J18 Elit and ten goals, 13 points in 11 games of the J18 Allsvenskan. For the 2006–07 season Wallén joined Djurgårdens IF, continuing his success in the under 18 leagues with 21 goals and 36 points in 18 games of the J18 Elit and seven goals, 14 points in 13 games of the J18 Allsvenskan. In the Swedish Championship playoffs Djurgården's under 18 team were eliminated in the quarterfinals, Wallén then joined Djurgården's under 16 team and lead them to win the Swedish Championship title by scoring 13 goals and 18 points in five playoff games.[1]

The following season Wallén represented Stockholm in TV-pucken, Stockholm lost the final to Småland but Wallén who had scored 12 points in eight games was awarded Sven Tumbas Stipendium as the tournament's best forward. As a 16 year old he was brought up to play for Djurgården's under 20 team in the J20 SuperElit, scoring 18 goals and 38 points in 35 games, the highest point total by an underage player that season. In the playoffs Djurgården's under 20 team were eliminated in the quarterfinals, the under 18 team won the Swedish Championship title with Wallén scoring three goals and five points in seven games.

For the 2008–09 season Wallén joined the Mississauga St. Michael's Majors of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). In the Majors' home premier on October 3 Wallén suffered severe headache and nausea by the end of the game,[2] after the game ended he was taken to the hospital by ambulance where doctors diagnosed an aneurysm.[2][3] He underwent two surgeries and made a full recovery.[2] In January he returned to action, scoring one goal and an assist in his comeback.[4] He finished the regular season with 11 goals and 22 points in 30 games, and added another two goals and four points in 11 playoff games.

The following season Wallén appeared in 67 regular season games, scoring 14 goals 41 points and one goal two points in ten playoff games. In 2010 Wallén returned to Sweden, signing a two-year contract with Frölunda HC of Elitserien. He scored his first goal in a shootout after game four, securing Frölunda's first win at home of the season.[5]

Wallén signed a try-out contract with Jokerit of Finland's SM-liiga for the 2011–12 season. He appeared in three games for Jokerit in the 2011 European Trophy, scoring one goal against his former team Frölunda, but was not offered an extension on his try-out contract.[6] Wallén returned to Almtuna, but was released on December 28.[7]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2007–08 Djurgårdens IF J20 3518203814 31120
2008–09 Mississauga St. Michael's Majors OHL 3011112210 112248
2009–10 Mississauga St. Michael's Majors OHL 6714274121 101126
2010–11 Frölunda HC SEL 121010
2010–11 Frölunda HC J20 10000
2010–11 Borås HC Allsv 266398
2010–11 Almtuna IS Allsv 12101110 61122
OHL totals 9725386331 2133614

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event GP G A Pts PIM
2009 Sweden WJC U18 42680
Junior int' totals 3920305057

ReferencesEdit

  1. Pettersson, Robert (2007-03-25). Djurgården svenska U16-mästare (Swedish). Hockeysverige. Retrieved on 2010-10-02.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Abrahamsson, Jante (2008-10-16). Talang opererad för hjärnblödning (Swedish). Hockeysverige. Retrieved on 3 October 2010.
  3. Bodin, Uffe (2009-01-13). Wallén på väg tillbaka (Swedish). Hockeysverige. Retrieved on 2010-10-02.
  4. William Wallén tillbaka i action (Swedish). Hockeysverige (2009-01-19). Retrieved on 3 October 2010.
  5. Nilsson, Stefan (2010-09-26). Här presenterar sig den nya stjärnan (Swedish). Expressen. Retrieved on 2010-10-03.
  6. Johansson, Ronnie (2011-08-21). Muntligt överens med allsvensk klubb (Swedish). Hockeysverige.se. Retrieved on 2011-08-22.
  7. Pettersson, Robert (2011-12-28). Almtuna tar hem - och ratar (Swedish). Hockeysverige.se. Retrieved on 2011-12-29.

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