Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Western Conference Hottie: Anton Stralman (Calgary Flames)

I'm not sure that anyone from the Flames has graced the pages of this blog, but I thought the beautiful Mr. Stralman, one of their most recent acquisitions would make a fine initiation for us all to the Calgary Flames.

IMPORTANT HOCKEY STUFF: A 5th round draft choice of the Toronto Maple Leafs, 216th over all [and yes, I love it when the later round draft choice guys are playing full time in the NHL] He was picked in the seventh and last round of the post-lockout 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Earlier the same year, on April 4, he had already signed a two year deal with Timrå IK (in the Swedish Elite league). During the following 2005–06 season, he seemed to adapt to the Elite League very quickly and became a regular player. On January 20, 2006, this effort was recognized as he was named the third in the line of four candidates for Elitserien Rookie Of The Year 2006. The award was eventually won by the (no capitals) forward Nicklas Bäckström (you know, that guy that makes Ovechkin look so good).

On May 16, 2007, it was announced that Stralman had signed a three year contract with the Maple Leafs. He made his North American professional debut on October 6, 2007, with the Toronto Marlies of the AHL and played his first game for the Leafs on October 23 of the same year, in a home game against the Atlanta Thrashers. On March 21, 2008, he scored his first NHL goal in a game against the Buffalo Sabres and recorded his first multi-goal game against the Montreal Canadiens on March 29. On July 27th, Stralman was traded to the Calgary Flames along with Colin Stuart and the 7th round pick in the 2012 entry draft, in exchange for Wayne Primeau and the Flames' 2nd round pick in the 2011 entry draft.

REALLY IMPORTANT STUFF: I'm beginning this section with THE most important part. he possesses that singularly angelic visage, that I myself am so personally attracted to. Blond haired, blue eyed, 6'1 180lbs of deliciously Swedish defenseman. He'll defend himself if he feels he needs too (granted it's not much of a fight, but at least he tried). He looks particularly adorable when he gives us his views on last season, before the season started. Watch it, it's cute.

The Tronto Valentines Day special (Skip to 57 seconds in) I honestly couldn't find much on his personal profile. But I doubt any of us would remember reading it, after watching this video anyway.

Blank stare, anybody got a light, I need a cigarette...


Val said...

Awesome post, and anyone who plays with my Iggy is a friend of mine...

Wait, I think I found some matches for you :)

PK_37 said...

I can't believe he doesn't play for Toronto anymore!

Great post=)