D Tim Heed
Tim Heed was drafted by the Anaheim Ducks in the fifth round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft but never signed a contract with the club. A former forward, Heed is an offensive-minded defenceman who has steadily improved defensively over the past years.
From Elite Prospects:
"A former forward, Heed is an an offensive-minded defenseman with a great shot. Excels tremendously on the powerplay thanks to natural playmaking instincts and poise. Skates well with good agility, too. However, he could stand to round out his defensive game. (2011)"
Heed made his SHL debut as an 18-year-old but failed to establish himself at the highest level, seeing a lot of ice time at the Allsvenskan and junior level the following years. Now 25 years old, Heed completed his third full season as a leader for Skelleftea AIK in the SHL. Skelleftea were the regular-season SHL champions this year and completed a sweep in the first playoff round against HV71, where Heed had four assists.
Over the last two seasons, the 6-foot, 185-pound D-man combined for 18 goals and 60 points in 102 games. Furthermore, Heed has appeared in games for all of Team Sweden’s junior and men’s teams.
Like Hultstrom and Andersson, Heed is a right-handed defenceman with good upside who would be a cheap signing for any NHL club.
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