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 Anton StralmanEdit

Anton Stralman is a defensmen from Tibro,Sweden that currently for the Tampa Bay Lightning.He has played for 4 different NHL teams as of 2015.

Anton Stralman - Tampa Bay Lightning
Born August 1, 1986 (age 29)

Tibro, Sweden

Height 6 ft 0 in (182 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position

Defence

Shoots Right
NHL team Tampa Bay Lightning
Former teams

Timra IK

Toronto Maple Leafs

Columbus Blue Jackets

New York Rangers

Playing career 2003-present
Website stralman.com

Playing careerEdit

Strålman was selected on July 30, 2005, by the Toronto Maple Leafs as their fifth draft choice, 216th overall. He was picked in the seventh and final round of the post-lockout 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Earlier the same year, on April 4, Strålman had signed a two-year contract with Timrå IK of the Swedish Elitserien.[1]

During the following 2005–06 season, Strålman adapted to Elitserien quickly and became a team regular. On January 20, 2006, this effort was recognized when he was named the third of four candidates for the 2006 Elitserien Rookie of the Year. The award was eventually won by forward Nicklas Bäckström.[2]

On May 16, 2007, Strålman signed a three-year contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs. He made his North American professional debut on October 6, 2007, with the Toronto Marlies, the American Hockey League(AHL) affiliate of the Maple Leafs, and made his NHL debut on October 23 in a home game against the Atlanta Thrashers.[3][4] On March 21, 2008, he scored his first career NHL goal in a game against the Buffalo Sabres, then recorded his first multi-goal game against the Montreal Canadiens on March 29.

During the 2009 off-season, Strålman was traded twice. On July 27, he was traded to the Calgary Flames, along with Colin Stuart and a seventh-round draft pick in 2012, in exchange for Wayne Primeau and a second-round pick in the 2011. Several months later, on September 28, he was traded by the Flames to the Columbus Blue Jackets for a third-round pick in 2010.

As a free agent after the 2010–11 season, Strålman was on a try-out contract with the New Jersey Devils, but did not stick with the team when the final team roster was released. On November 3, he then signed a one-year contract with the New York Rangers.[5] As a restricted free agent at the end of the season, he initially planned to bring the Rangers to a salary arbitrator, but on July 26, 2012, he signed a two-year, $3.4 million contract with New York. During the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs, Strålman helped the Rangers reach the 2014 Stanley Cup Final, where they were ultimately defeated by the Los Angeles Kings in five games.

On July 1, 2014, Strålman left the Rangers organization as an unrestricted free agent and signed a five-year, $22 million contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning.[6] In the 2014–15 season, he set career-highs in goals (9), assists (30) and points (39) in his first season with the Lightning, helping the team reach the 2015 Stanley Cup Finals. During the 2015 Eastern Conference Finals, the Lightning defeated his former team, the Rangers, in seven games.

Career statistics Edit

Regular season and playoffs Edit

      Regular season    Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2003–04 Skövde IK Swe.2 43 8 10 18 22
2004–05 Skövde IK Swe.1 41 9 9 18 34
2005–06 Timrå IK SEL 45 1 4 5 28
2006–07 Timrå IK SEL 53 10 11 21 34 7 1 3 4 10
2007–08 Toronto Marlies AHL 21 0 11 11 22
2007–08 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 50 3 6 9 18
2008–09 Toronto Marlies AHL 36 7 9 16 24 6 1 2 3 0
2008–09 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 38 1 12 13 20
2009–10 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 73 6 28 34 37
2010–11 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 51 1 17 18 22
2011–12 New York Rangers NHL 53 2 16 18 20 20 3 3 6 4
2012–13 New York Rangers NHL 48 4 3 7 16 10 0 0 0 0
2013–14 New York Rangers NHL 81 1 12 13 26 25 0 5 5 4
2014–15 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 82 9 30 39 26 26 1 8 9 8
SHL totals 98 11 15 26 62 7 1 3 4 10
NHL totals 476 27 94 124 151 81 4 16 20 16