bluesfan55

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    Arnor Sigurdsson

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  1. What VHL team logo do you like best? Malmo’s is pretty sick, but Calgary’s is probably better. I love the horse with its red eyes, as it looks real menacing. Is your player a blonde, brunette or redhead? Blonde. He’s a big Viking. Weirdest thing in your hockey bag? A copy of Thor’s hammer Mjolnir. I say it helps give me strength. Colored tape for your stick, totally yes or absolute no? why? Yes. Mine is red, white, and blue to signify my home country. Funniest thing about your player? I have a dry sense of humor, so I guess the fact that I can’t sing. What is your goal/ fight song? Anything by Sigur Rós. It reminds me of home.
  2. woah I went up by 2 scouts, look at me now cause I’m here to be a steal as ur first rounder
  3. this man is the opposite of me one Icelander started in Iceland and moved to sweden the other stayed in iceland
  4. Part I - Pick em' (Pick the correct winners of all three games for 2 TPE) Game 3 - Toronto Legion @ Helsinki Titans Game 4 -Toronto Legion @ Helsinki Titans Game 5 - Helsinki Titans @ Toronto Legion Part II - Predict the Score (Predict the correct score and winner of this game for 3 TPE) Game 5 - Toronto Legion @ Helsinki Titans Toronto 3-2 Part III - Player Predictions (Predict the correct player for each category, 1 TPE for each correct answer) Series leader in points: Borwinn Series leader in goals: Arroyo Series leader in assists: Revchenko
  5. Something that Yukon Rush right winger Arnor Sigurdsson has frequently talked about is the fact that he wants more Icelanders to be involved with the VHL. He desperately wants to see more Icelandic players get into the league and succeed. And he’d be proud to know that two promising Icelanders are coming in. Las Vegas Aces goalie Kolur Bjoernsson met Sigurdsson in the playoffs, and while he played well, Las Vegas lost in two. However, Sigurdsson had glowing praise for his countryman. “Kolur has really improved over the season, and is making a name for himself as a true #1 goalie. He’s going to be a steal wherever he goes.” And as for Philadelphia Reapers right wing Bjorn Scoringsonn, who’s about to break 100 TPE and has scored 5 points in 9 regular season games? “Bjorn has the potential to become the best Icelander in the league. Period. Better than me. Better than Hall of Famer Grimm Jonsson. He’s going to be something special, and should be regarded as a top prospect.”. It sure seems that Sigurdsson is excited by an influx of Icelandic talent entering the league.
  6. It’s been a ride, Yukon. I never thought I’d be in this position. Coming from a non-power in Iceland where football is the main sport doesn’t help your chances of making the pros, yet here I am, a top 10 prospect in my class. I’m surprised that Yukon took me to be honest. I’ve gone over this before, but I was shocked beyond belief when the Rush picked me. I hadn’t heard anything from the GM (sup @Josh.). I’d expected to go way earlier, so my main point was to prove everyone else wrong. I mean, I think people didn’t think I’d go very high due to my lack of production with Yukon (I scored 0 points in 19 VHLM games last season to go along with one playoff point), but I thought my TPE growth spoke for itself. The season started off rough. I was struggling, the team was struggling, and we were sitting out of a playoff spot. Yet, we pulled it together. The trade for John Frostbeard helped, which added an active and producing winger to compliment HHH [Hunter Hearst Helmsley] and Val[eri Morozov]. That gave us two potent attacking lines. If the top line didn’t score, Anthony [Matthews], Sami [Van Den Dreissche] and myself would come out and attack. It led to an abundance of scoring. Anthony (101 points), HHH (125 points), Val (85), and myself (77) all finished over a point per game in the regular season, with John (69 (nice)) not far behind. So, going into the playoffs, I knew we could do some damage. And do some damage we did. We made the wildcard series and swept Las Vegas 2-0, winning by a combined score of 8-6 (both wins in overtime). It was a hell of a series, as Las Vegas came out guns blazing. Clayto’s steady tending kept us in the games and ultimately won us the series. I don’t care that both games ended in OT. Clayton came up clutch. The series against Minnesota was different, however. We just didn’t seem to find our feet. We lost in 5 games. Our high-powered offense would finish with more than 5 goals in a game once, scoring 6 in our only win. We scored 4, 2, 3, and 1 in the other games. That’s not good considering Minnesota scored 6 in two different games. We just couldn’t score in that series. Minnesota knew our game and bested us at is. Props to them. John came alive in the playoffs, leading us in scoring with 12 points. HHH was steady as ever with 11 points, and Anthony and I both finished over a ppg as well. Ant had 9 points, and I had 8. And now it’s almost draft time. Am I going straight to the pros after this season? I don’t know and can’t say for sure. But if I do, I want to thank everyone involved with the Rush. To our GMs @Josh. and @Gooningitup for running a great team. To guys like @Dangles13, @Beaviss, and @Anthony Matthews for being good teammates. And to the fans, who kept us going during the tough times. I’ll never forget my time in the Canadian wilderness, and I hope you guys remember me. 538 words
  7. 1. What do you hope to accomplish this year with the Rush? Well, I think our main goal was to get into the playoffs, and we’ve done that, not only winning the Wildcard series, but making it into the final 4 teams left. 2. Who would scouts compare you to in another hockey league? In the NHL, probably either Jamie Benn or Wayne Simmonds. Both are big guys who can hit and score. 3. Out of the 8 VHL teams, who would you like to be drafted by if you haven't been draft yet? Calgary. They’re a team with history and good management. 4. If you have been drafted into the VHL already, what player on your draft team are you looking forward to most? Not been drafted so I can’t answer this. 5. What type of player should we expect to see from you this season, and moving forward in your VHL career? A power forward who can hit and score. This season I finished over a point per game and had over 120 hits, so I want to keep that kind of production up.
  8. Arnor Sigurdsson Forward Points: 7.9 Hits: 159/30 (5.3) Total TPE: 13.2
  9. You already know i be reppin the icey boys
  10. The S66 Draft is full of right wing talent. Here’s the top five RWs in this massive (and deep) draft class. Mikko Aaltonen TPE: 241 Nationality: Finland Team: Las Vegas Aces One of the top prospects from the beginning of the season was Finnish winger Mikko Aaltonen and he’s lived up to that billing. Mikko has scored 82 points in 62 games split between Las Vegas and the team that drafted him in Philadelphia. Aaltonen is a sniper, plain and simple. He’s got 80 scoring and 79 skating to go along with 70 puck handling, but can also defend well (75). Mikko is a no-doubt first rounder who’ll be a star for whatever team he goes to. Verdict: Aaltonen is a top scorer with first-line potential (elite at his peak). He’s a lock for going in the top 5. Arnor Sigurdsson TPE: 209 Nationality: Icelandic Team: Yukon Rush Sigurdsson has been a riser in mocks as of late, going from missing out on the first round to being a sure fire late first round to early second round pick. His production has ramped up in recent weeks, as Arnor recently hit a point per game average with 58 points in 57 games for the Rush (35 goals, 33 assists). Sigurdsson’s what you would call a total power forward. His main strengths are scoring (74), skating (70), strength (70), and puck handling (70). There have been questions about his build, and whether he’d stay at power forward or move to becoming an all-round player (or becoming a defenseman since he has good stats for one), but there’s no doubt that the kid’s got talent. Verdict: Sigurdsson has top 6 potential. I see him going in the 8-12 range during the draft. Shawnomir Jagr TPE: 205 Nationality: Czech Team: Saskatoon Wild Another play who’s risen as of late is Shawnomir Jagr. Jagr was stolen by Saskatoon at 18th Overall in the last VHLM draft and has been one of their best players, with an astounding 95 points. When looking at his build, you can tell that he’s built to score. Jagr has 83 scoring, 70 skating, and 70 puck handling. However, Jagr is strong (70 strength) and a solid defender (72). This is a top scorer who might fly under the radar, so keep an eye out for him. Verdict: Like Sigurdsson, expect him to go in the 8-12 range. He’s got top 6 potential as a scorer. Nethila Dissanayake TPE: 166 Nationality: Sri Lankan Team: Saskatoon Wild Another Saskatoon Wild player makes the list as Nethila Dissanayake has proven himself to be a steal in the VHLM Draft after going at 32nd Overall. Dissanayake has had a great season to date with 72 points. It looks like Nethila is an offensive machine, with 78 scoring and 70 passing. He’s also got the finesse skills on lock with 71 skating and 70 puck handling, but there could be concerns about his lack of strength (43) for his massive 6’8” frame. Verdict: Dissanayake will be a steal wherever he goes, most likely in the second round. He’s got real good potential (top 6). John Frostbeard TPE: 154 Nationality: Latvian Team: Yukon Rush Everyone knows that Philadelphia sold their team hard to tank this season and one of the players they traded was John Frostbeard. The Latvian has been solid for both Philadelphia and Yukon (his new team), with 64 points (a shade under a point per game). Frostbeard is a playmaker, with 70 passing, 69 puckhandling (nice) and 70 skating, and as such has tacked up 45 assists so far. However, he can also defend (70) as well. Frostbeard, like Dissanayake before him, needs to work on his strength, as the 6’4” man only has 45 strength. His scoring (60) could also be an issue, but with his production, I wouldn’t sweat it. Verdict: Frostbeard will most likely go in either the late second or early third round where he’ll be a massive steal. He’s got potential to be a nice top 9 forward, but with hard work and dedication I can see him cracking a top 6 role. This is a deep class, but before I end this, I wanna give a shoutout to Mat Tocco, Emil Passerelli, and Aleksander Rodriguez, three promising RWs who recently broke 100 TPE and could be some really nice pieces for their VHL teams. We’ve got a really nice class this year and I really can’t wait to see everyone get drafted (I know I’ve said this a lot, and it’s because I’m really looking forward to the draft). Good luck to you all!