Viktor Stalberg was drafted 161st overall in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. Very humble beginnings.
The 6'3, 210 lbs Swedish left winger is currently playing for Toronto Marlies in the American Hockey League where he has 7 goals and 18 points in only 16 games. Stalberg has also spent time with the Toronto Maple Leafs this season. In his first career game as a member of the Maple Leafs, Stalberg recorded his first NHL point, an assist on October 1, 2009 against hated rivals, the Montreal Canadiens.
Stalberg spent three years with the University of Vermont which is not the typical path for a young Swede either. In 2009, he was named a NCAA East First Team All-American after scoring 24 goals and 46 points in 39 games. Stalberg is a special player and exactly what the talent-starved Maple Leafs need. He'll get his chance!
Viktor Stalberg has rookie cards in many 2009-10 Upper Deck products available at Canada Card World.