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Johan Holmqvist
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Born May 24, 1978 (1978-05-24) (age 40)
Tolfta, Sweden
Height 6 ft 1.25 in (1.86 m)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
SEL team
Former teams
Brynäs IF
Frölunda HC
Dallas Stars
Tampa Bay Lightning
New York Rangers
National team Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden
NHL Draft 175th overall, 1997
New York Rangers
Playing career 2001–present

Johan Holmqvist (born Johan Erik Daniel Holmqvist on May 24, 1978) is a Swedish professional ice hockey goaltender currently playing for Brynäs IF in Elitserien.

Playing CareerEdit

Johan started his career in the Elitserien team Brynäs IF. He played for their senior team from 1996 to 2000, winning a Swedish championship in 1999.

Then, he signed with the New York Rangers, who had drafted him in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft (7th round/175 pick overall).

Johan played three NHL games for the Rangers between 2000 and 2003. Most of his time was spent with the Rangers' farm team Hartford Wolf Pack of the AHL.

On March 11, 2003, Johan was traded to the Minnesota Wild for Lawrence Nycholat. He played the rest of the season with the Wild's farm team, the Houston Aeros of the AHL, and won the Jack A. Butterfield Trophy as MVP of the Calder Cup Playoffs as Houston won the league championship.

The following season, 2003/04, Johan played with the Aeros. At the end of the season, he decided to move back to Sweden where signed with his former club, Brynäs IF. He played with them for two seasons.

On June 1, 2006, he signed with the Tampa Bay Lightning where/ played with them for almost two years, putting up mixed numbers.

Johan was traded at the 2008 trade deadline to the Dallas Stars along with Brad Richards for a number of players including Mike Smith and Jeff Halpern.

On July 23, 2008, he signed a contract with the Swedish club Frölunda HC.

Career StatisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP W L OT SO G A Pts GAA SV% GP W L OL G A Pts GAA SV%
1996–97 Brynäs IF SEL 2 0 0  ? 0 0 0 0 3.00 .879
1997–98 Brynäs IF SEL 33  ?  ?  ?  ? 0 0 0 2.59 .895 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 4.67 .813
1998–99 Brynäs IF SEL 41  ?  ?  ? 4 0 0 0 2.79 .896 14 9 5 0 0 0 0 2.39 .919
1999–00 Brynäs IF SEL 41  ?  ?  ? 4 0 0 0 2.60 .898 11  ?  ?  ? 0 0 0 2.68 .903
2000–01 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 43 19 4 5 2 0 1 1 2.89 .906 5 2 3 0 0 0 0 2.48 .923
2000–01 New York Rangers NHL 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 5.04 .859
2001–02 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 48 26 12 6 1 0 1 1 3.07 .899 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 4.41 .815
2001–02 New York Rangers NHL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.000
2002–03 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 35 14 13 5 2 0 0 0 2.65 .910
2002–03 New York Rangers NHL 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.08 .889
2002–03 Charlotte Checkers ECHL 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.00 .956
2002–03 Houston Aeros AHL 8 5 3 0 1 0 0 0 3.88 .900 23 15 8 0 0 0 0 2.00 .928
2003–04 Houston Aeros AHL 59 23 27 7 4 0 2 2 2.88 .908
2004–05 Brynäs IF SEL 42  ?  ?  ? 1 0 1 1 3.39 .891
2005–06 Brynäs IF SEL 26  ?  ?  ? 3 0 3 3 1.95 .928 4  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 3 4.02 .866
2006–07 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 48 27 15 3 1 0 3 3 2.85 .893 6 2 4 0 0 0 0 2.92 .893
2007–08 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 45 20 16 6 2 0 1 1 3.01 .890
2007–08 Dallas Stars NHL 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.75 .857
2008–09 Frölunda HC SEL 49  ?  ?  ? 2 0 1 1 2.17 .917 11  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 1 2.41 .905
2009–10 Frölunda HC SEL 53  ?  ?  ? 0  ?  ?  ? 2.68 .896 7  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 3.08 .893
SEL totals 185  ?  ?  ?  ? 0 4 4 2.63 .900 32  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 2.80 .883
NHL totals 99 48 34 9 3 0 4 4 2.99 .890 6 2 4 0 0 0 0 2.92 .893
AHL totals 193 87 69 23 10 0 4 4 2.79 .905 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.27 .919
ECHL totals 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.00 .956

International StatisticsEdit

Year Team Event   GP G A Pts PIM GAA SV%
2005 Sweden WChamp 1 0 0 0 0 4.50 .857
2006 Sweden WChamp 7 0 0 0 0 2.00 .909
World Championship totals 8 0 0 0 0

International PlayEdit

Medal record
Competitor for Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden
Men's ice hockey
World Championships
Gold 2006 Riga Ice Hockey
Bronze 2009 Bern/Kloten Ice Hockey

Johan has represented Sweden in two World Championships (2005 and 2006).

He was Sweden's starting goaltender in 2006 and lead Sweden to their first gold medal in a World Championship since 1998 for which he was selected as the tournament's best goaltender.