Fredrik Claesson (49)


Ottawa Senators‘ 6th year defenseman (2 in Sweden’s SHL) Fredrik Claesson(49) has finally realized it’s time for his first NHL recall and is making the most of the opportunity.

He welcomes the new year 2016 up with the big club.

In three games, he’s played an escalating amount of shifts and time on ice, culminating in his third appearance in which he was out there 25 times for a fourth best on the team (2nd among blue liners) 20:46.

They also got their first goals and a win in three tries of a 3-2 overtime battle.

He was likely rewarded for his play even after a pair of defeats as his stats are impressive with a total of 3 shots, 5 hits, 5 break ups, 2 takeaways and only one giveaway with a combined 1:36 short-handed time.

The now 23-year old, who signed for a year extension from his original entry level deal, may have just played himself into a more permanent spot in the show.