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Chicago Blackhawks: Top 10 Prospects, Part 1/2

By Skylar Peters
Sep 19, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Viktor Svedberg (43) battles for the puck with Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) during the first period at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 19, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Viktor Svedberg (43) battles for the puck with Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) during the first period at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports /
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Sep 19, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Viktor Svedberg (43) battles for the puck with Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) during the first period at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports /

#6: Viktor Svedberg

As a defenseman, Svedberg is defined by his mass. Standing 6-foot-8, 235 pounds, Svedberg is a mountain of a man. If he is to play an NHL regular-season or playoff game, he would tie Zdeno Chara for the tallest NHL player ever to do so, and he has the potential to be included in the same conversation as Chara when it comes to effectiveness. A player of his size is nearly impossible to move, and Svedberg has been, and continues to be, a bulletproof high-slot defender, and is more than happy to clear his goaltender’s crease of any distractions. With some work on his offensive game, Svedberg could be a Blackhawk in just a couple years, and make history while doing so.

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