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Fredrik Oduya
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Born May 31, 1975(1975-05-31)
Stockholm, Sweden
Died 2011
Austria
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight 218 lb (99 kg; 15 st 8 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
Played for Kansas City Blades
Kentucky Thoroughblades
Saint John Flames
Orlando Solar Bears
Edinburgh Capitals
Laredo Bucks
Nybro Vikings IF
NHL Draft 154th overall, 1993
San Jose Sharks
Playing career 1995–2000
2004–2007

Fredrik Oduya (born on May 31, 1975) was a Swedish ice hockey player.

His younger brother is Johnny Oduya who currently plays for the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing CareerEdit

Fredrik was drafted 154th overall by the San Jose Sharks of the United States in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft.

After playing with the Kansas City Blades in the International Hockey League and the Kentucky Thoroughblades in the American Hockey League, he was traded to the Calgary Flames in 1999 for Eric Landry.

Even though Frederik belonged to the San Jose Sharks and Calgary Flames organizations, he never played in the NHL.

Fredrik was known as a good fighter and a tough hitter. He retired in 2000 due to a back injury. In 2004, he came out of retirement to play in Great Britain and Sweden before retiring again in 2007.

DeathEdit

In the summer of 2011, Fredrik passed away in a motorcycle accident in Austria.

Personal LifeEdit

Fredrik's father's surname Oduya was from Kenya belonging to the ethnic group of Luo.

His nicknames were "Freddy Knuckles" and "The Swedish Nightmare."