Draft: 2009 4th Round, 116 Overall (Minnesota)
Acquired: Traded to Boston along with F Craig Weller & Minnesota's 2011 2nd Round pick for Chuck Kobasew
Birthplace: Gothenberg, Sweden
09-10 Team: Harvard University (ECAC)
Kirk Luedeke on Fallstrom's development camp performance:
Alexander Fallstrom, F-- Outside of the forwards who've gotten the lion's share of the attention in my writeups, Fallstrom was the biggest standout up front. He doesn't possess elite speed, but he's a decent enough skater who has good east-west lateral movement. He's a smart forward who does all the little things and has nice hands. He spent most of the camp riding shotgun with Big Joe Colborne and was an effective winger, putting away a lot of the pucks Colborne dished to him in drills and in scrimmages. Fallstrom is a heady, instinctive player who has a nice frame (with still a lot of room to grow into), but I have to say that every time I keyed on him, he was doing the right things. Put this kid on your watch list, because bigger things are in store.
I agree with this assessment. In the few times that I've watched this player (at the development camp and in the ECAC), it seems that he is always in good position in the offensive zone, and has the ability to bury scoring chances. It will be interesting to watch his progression this season, as he should see increased minutes as a sophomore at Harvard. He does need to add bulk to play at the NHL level. I look forward to seeing how he responds playing against pro defensemen at training camp.
Edited by Salem's Lot, 25 September 2010 - 12:09 PM.