17 Facts About Adam Larsson


Nils Erik Adam Larsson was born on 12 November 1992 and is a Swedish professional ice hockey defenceman and alternate captain for the Seattle Kraken of the National Hockey League.

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Adam Larsson was selected fourth overall by the New Jersey Devils in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

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The youngest player on the Skelleftea AIK squad at the time of his draft, Larsson was the first defenceman and first European-trained player to be drafted in 2011.

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Adam Larsson scored two goals in an Elitserien game against Timra IK on 15 October 2009.

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Adam Larsson fought Timra IK forward Daniel Corso in a game on 2 November 2010, receiving a cut eyebrow during the altercation.

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Adam Larsson commented that he kept his gloves on because removing them during a fight in the Elitserien leads to an automatic one-game suspension.

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Adam Larsson was selected in the first round, fourth overall, by the New Jersey Devils in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

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Adam Larsson, who has been compared to the Detroit Red Wings' defenceman Nicklas Lidstrom, signed a three-year, entry-level contract with no bonuses at the NHL maximum of US$925,000 per year with the Devils on 15 July 2011, due to general manager Lou Lamoriello's disapproval of performance bonuses.

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Adam Larsson was selected to the NHL All-Star Rookie SuperSkills Competition on 12 January 2012, along with teammate Adam Henrique; however, he chose to pull out due to a minor injury.

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Adam Larsson was replaced by Montreal Canadiens rookie defenceman Raphael Diaz.

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On 1 May 2012, Adam Larsson scored his first Stanley Cup playoff goal against the Philadelphia Flyers in Philadelphia in his first career playoff game, becoming the first Devils rookie defenceman to score a goal in his first playoff game.

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On 29 June 2016, Adam Larsson was traded to the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for Taylor Hall.

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On 21 July 2021, Adam Larsson was selected from the Oilers at the 2021 NHL Expansion Draft by the Seattle Kraken.

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Adam Larsson was immediately signed to a four-year, $16 million contract by the Kraken.

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Adam Larsson represented Sweden at the 2010 World Junior Championships, held in Saskatoon and Regina, Saskatchewan.

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Adam Larsson represented the Sweden senior team at the 2018 IIHF World Championship held in Denmark.

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Robert Adam Larsson was drafted in the sixth round, 112th overall, by the Los Angeles Kings during the 1988 NHL Entry Draft, but never played in North America.

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