Flyers draft Fredric Larsson

This is one of a billion people named Fredrik Larsson, who is not Fredric Larsson

This is one of a billion people named Fredrik Larsson, who is not Fredric Larsson. good luck finding a picture of the real one.

With the 111th pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, the Flyers select Fredric Larsson from the Swedish Junior Hockey League.

The 17-year-old is a 6’3″ (or he is 18-years old and 6’1″, depending on the source) left-handed defenseman who appears to be a defensive-minded blue liner as well as rough player. In 19 games for Brynäs J18, he accumulated a whopping 109 penalty minutes and was a +25.

Fredric Larsson

Will the real Fred Larsson please stand up?

Larsson is considered to be a sleeper pick in this year’s draft.

Via USA Today:

Larsson came out of nowhere late in the season and was terrific in Sweden’s junior under-20 playoffs for Brynas, and had scouts taking notice with his raw size and skating ability. At 6-3, 172 pounds, he’s thin as a rail and lacks strength right now, but his development curve appears to be headed straight upward. He shows good poise and patience handling the puck, always skating with his head up looking to make plays, and usually makes very good decisions in puck movement. He’s raw as hell, but has the kind of tools that project well down the road.