Scouting The 2014-’15 Binghamton Senators: Defense

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#3 Fredrik Claesson

Age: 21 ( Nov 24, 1992)
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Hgt/Wgt: 6’0 205 lbs  Shoots: Left
Acquired: Ottawa Senators – 5th round draft pick in 2011 (126th Overall).
Contract: $67,500/$655,000 3rd yr of 3 yr entry-level

Last Season: Binghamton; 75 games 3 goals 26 assists 39 PIM +37


  • A defensive-minded defenseman who takes care of his own end. Forces players to make quick decisions when containing the rush. Fearless shot blocker and shutdown D-man.
  • Claimed the club’s Top Defenseman of the Year Award last season. Team’s best PK specialist thriving on five on three’s.
  • Among top three players in the AHL for the overall plus/minus category throughout last season finishing with a +37 for third slot.
  • Likes to take the body hard while clearing the lanes. Gets dirty in the corners. Positional play is spot on.

Outlook: Paired up with Grant on the second unit. A candidate for wearing the ‘C’ as he served that role in the recent rookie tournament for Ottawa. Brings solid, physical play and being only 21, has a very bright future as this season will be beneficial in his growth moving forward in the organization. Can’t say enough. On the Radar.