Ducks Sign Defenseman Heed to Three-Year Contract
Heed, 21 (1/27/91), completed the 2011-12 season with Malmo of Sweden’s Allsvenskan league (second division), scoring 4-26=30 points with 10 penalty minutes (PIM) in 47 contests. The 5-11, 177-pound defensemen led all league blueliners in assists and ranked second in scoring. Heed also scored 1-2=3 points in six postseason contests in 2011-12.
A native of Gothenburg, Sweden, Heed appeared in 12 games with Sodertalje of the Swedish Elite League in 2010-11, recording 1-0=1 point. In addition, he also played in 29 games on loan with Vaxjo in the Swedish Allsvenskan League, recording 3-20=23 points with eight PIM.
Selected by Anaheim in the fifth round (132nd overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, Heed recorded 8-29=37 points with 20 PIM in 32 games with Sodertalje’s Swedish junior team during the 2009-10 season. He also appeared in 27 games for Sodertalje’s club in the Swedish Elite League, scoring 1-9=10 points with two PIM. As a member of Sweden’s Under-19 national team in 2009-10, he earned 3-5=8 points in six games. In addition, he played six contests with the Under-20 national team from 2009-11, scoring 0-2=2 points.