Thrashers bio boxes

Niclas Bergfors

Number: 18

Position: Right wing

County: Sweden

Height; weight: 5 feet 11, 195 pounds

Shoots: Right

Age: 22

Draft: First round (23rd overall) in 2005 by Devils

Stats: 27 points (13 goals, 14 assists)

In quotes: “I’m an offensive player. I work hard, get the puck to the net and shoot the puck a lot,” Bergfors said.

Johnny Oduya

Number: 29

Position: Defense

Country: Sweden (2010 Olympic team member)

Height, weight: 6 feet, 200

Shoots: Left

Age: 28

Draft: Seventh round (221 overall) in 2001 by Capitals

Stats: 4 points (two goals, two assists)

In quotes: “I’ll try to be a good two-way defenseman, be responsible in my own end and try to bring some pucks out and hopefully score some goals,” Oduya said.

Patrice Cormier

Number: N/A

Position: Center

Country: Canada

Height, weight: 6 feet 1, 201

Shoots: Left

Age: 19

Draft: Second round (54th overall) in 2008 by Devils

Stats: 31 points (11 goals, 20 assists) in QMJHL before season suspension.

In quotes: “Cormier is probably ideal for a second-line center because he plays both ends of the ice very well. He’s a hard-nosed player,” Thrashers GM Don Waddell said.

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