Petter Granberg

by Jason Banks on November 14, 2015

 

 

 

Petter Granberg, D

Shoots: R

Height: 6-3

Weight: 205

Born: 1992-08-27

Hometown: Gällivare, Sweden

Drafted: 2010 by Toronto Maple Leafs, 116th Overall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

 

November 2015 – Granberg is yet to play this season due to an achilles suffered late last season that required surgery. He has been skating and will at least start in the AHL on conditioning assignment. Once He is 100%, the team 2 weeks to decide subsequent moves that could involve moving, waivers or reassignment of Roman Polak, Martin Marincin, Matt Hunwick or Scott Harington if they decide Granberg belongs in the NHL. Jason Banks

 

August 2014 – This summer GM Dave Nonis shook up a third of the teams back end. The Leafs will go to camp with 6 regulars guaranteed spots, while Korbinian Holzer and Petter Granberg battle to be the 7th man with others trying to surprise. While Holzer has re-engineered his game trying to add more 2 way ability, Petter Granberg seems to hold the upper hand as last season he proved to be the more stable and trusted defender on the Marlies and received a late recall to see a single NHL game. Granberg’s contract as a two-way with waiver exempt status makes him an attractive option with flexibility. Should Granberg be utilized on the Leafs, he will only have value to poolies in the hits and positive/negative rating categories, so he shouldn’t find his way onto your roster. Jason Banks

 

December 2013 – All of the Leaf injuries this season that have caused recalls have happened on the forward group, otherwise Granberg would very likely have been summoned. He has led the farm team defensively with a positive 13 rating while taking on the most responsibility when Liles has been touring with the big club. There are no glaring holes in his game, smooth skating, extremely steady in his own end, and very solid single attempt zone exit-er. I could see a need for a bit more muscle on his frame when dealing with bigger bodies, but he does an excellent job of getting in the way. All in all he is a great low maintenance player. Many discuss the Leafs need for defensive help, they really only have to look from within, but the issue being an ability to recall, they need to move a couple of the eight bodies on the NHL squad for value first. Jason Banks

 

September 2013 – Little has been said or noticed during training camp for Granberg, but that’s just the way the world turns for a player like him. He played some strong stay at home games and has not shyed away from the physical stuff, the less you notice him the better he has done his job. He was sent down rather early to the AHL camp where he will spend his time adjusting to North American style and getting to know his opponents. He is rather limited in pro games compared to most Europeans that come to North America having only played a pair of half seasons, but has played 32 playoff pro games. His fantasy value will lay with the unsexy stats of hits and blocks if he makes the show in a few years. Jason Banks

 

July 2012 - Granberg is a defensive defenseman with good size. He has played 60 games over the last two years with Skellefteå of the Swedish Elite League and appeared in five games for Sweden at the 2012 World Junior Hockey Championship. Granberg’s solid defensive play earned him a three-year entry level contract from the Toronto Maple Leafs in May. He will play for Skellefteå this coming season but will look to cross the pond and play for the Toronto Marlies of the AHL in the fall of 2013. Evan Hotham

 

Fantasy Outlook: D-

 

Granberg has some NHL upside and is on the cusp, but he projects to be a low production, bottom-pairing defensive defenseman.

 

Footage:

 

Granberg being interviewed at the 2010 NHL Draft:

 

 

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