Prospect Grade: 7.5 C (About Prospect Grades)
Profile Contributed By: HF Staff
2007-08: Played with Skelleftea's U20 team, registering 26 points in 35 games. Competed with the U18 WJC squad.
2008-09: Played for Skelleftea in the SEL, posting 10 assists in 45 games. Represented silver medal winning Sweden in the 2009 WJC.
Rundblad is an offensive minded defenseman with very good size and puck skills. He has impressive vision and likes to move the puck into the offensive zone with slick stickhandling and good speed. Handles the puck with confidence and has very good poise. A great option from the blueline, where he releases a fairly accurate shot and also find his teammates with tape-to-tape passes. Size and strength is good.
In his own end, Rundblad tends to not play it simple enough at times. He is a tad too creative and could also be more aggressive and determined in his play. If he develops his defensive game, he will be a high-scoring two-way defenseman. If not, he will still be a capable power play quarterback, but a potential liability in his own end.
Is signed by Skelleftea through the 2010-11 season.