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Kristian Huselius
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Born November 10, 1978 (1978-11-10) (age 40)
Österhaninge, Sweden
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 179 lb (81 kg; 12 st 11 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
Played for Färjestads BK
Frölunda HC
Florida Panthers
Linköpings HC
Calgary Flames
Columbus Blue Jackets
AIK Hockey
National team Template:Country data SWE
NHL Draft 47th overall, 1997
Florida Panthers
Playing career 1996–2012

Kristian Huselius (born on November 10, 1978) is a retired Swedish professional ice hockey player.

As a fast, skillful playmaker, he typically played on the wings.

Playing CareerEdit

Kristian was drafted 47th overall in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft by the Florida Panthers.

He played in the Swedish Elitserien on teams such as Hammarby IF, Farjestads BK and Frolunda.

Kristian began his NHL career in the 2001-02 NHL season. During the 2004-05 NHL lockout, he was signed as a free agent by Linkopings in Sweden on July 29, 2004.

On February 23, 2005, Kristian was later signed as a free agent by Rapperswil in Switzerland.

On December 2, 2005, he was traded to the Calgary Flames for Steve Montador and Dustin Johner.

Kristian managed 39 points in 54 games, adjusting well despite fears by some analysts that he would not fit into Calgary's physical, defensive playing style

In the 2006–07 NHL season, he held a point-streak of fifteen games, second-highest in the NHL that season.

Kristian also garnered a career-high 77 points that season, scoring 34 goals and adding 43 assists.

During the 2007–08 NHL season, he recorded his first NHL hat trick against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

On July 2, 2008, Kristian signed a 4-year, $19 million contract with the Columbus Blue Jackets.

He recorded 21 goals during his first season with the Blue Jackets and also scored a goal during the Blue Jackets first round playoff loss at the hands of the Detroit Red Wings.

It was the Blue Jackets first ever appearance in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Kristian missed the majority of the 2011-12 season due to pectoral surgery after tearing a chest muscle & suffering a groin injury in a game versus the Montreal Canadiens

Following the 2011-12 season, he was released from Columbus. On August 23, 2012, Kristian stated that the Blue Jackets had rushed his recovery and that he didn't have enough time to recover.

He also stated that he was forced into game action too early and that resulted in him pulling his groin muscle and forcing him to miss the rest of the season with a slow recovery.

On December 17, 2012, Kristian was signed as a free agent by Solna in Sweden during the 2012–13 NHL lockout.

After the lockout ended, he officially announced his retirement on January 8, 2013.

Career StatisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1996–97 Färjestads BK SEL 132024 51010
1997–98 Färjestads BK SEL 342132 110000
1998–99 Färjestads BK SEL 284484
1998–99 Frölunda HC SEL 202242 41010
1999–00 Frölunda HC SEL 5021234420 52248
2000–01 Frölunda HC SEL 4932356726 545914
2001–02 Florida Panthers NHL 7923224514
2002–03 Florida Panthers NHL 7820234320
2003–04 Florida Panthers NHL 7610213124
2004–05 Linköpings HC SEL 3414354910
2004–05 SC Rapperswil-Jona NLA 41342
2005–06 Florida Panthers NHL 245384
2005–06 Calgary Flames NHL 5415243936 72464
2006–07 Calgary Flames NHL 8134437726 60224
2007–08 Calgary Flames NHL 8125416640 70446
2008–09 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 7421355644 41124
2009–10 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 7420436336
2010–11 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 391492310
2011–12 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 20002
2012–13 AIK SEL 52130
SEL totals 2337910118068 30871522
NHL totals 662190261451256 243111418

Awards & AchievementsEdit

  • NHL All-Rookie Team (2002)

International PlayEdit

Medal record
Competitor for Template:Country data SWE
Ice hockey
World Championships
Bronze 2002 Sweden
Bronze 2001 Germany

Kristian played for Sweden in the:

  • 1998 World Junior Championships
  • 1999 World Junior Championships
  • 2000 World Championships
  • 2001 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships (bronze medal)
  • 2002 Men's World Championships (bronze medal)

Personal LifeEdit

Kristian's hometown is Haninge (which is a town near Stockholm, Sweden).

On February 9, 2005, a 22-year-old woman accused Kristian and his fellow Swedish hockey players Henrik Tallinder and Andreas Lilja of rape. In March of 2005, all three players were suspended from the Swedish national team for one year.

Kristian and Tallinder were released by Swedish club Linköping and Lilja was suspended by Swedish club Mora for the rest of the season.

During that same month, a special prosecutor reopened the case and in June of 2005, they were cleared of the accusations after the special prosecutor ruled there wasn't any evidence that they had forced the woman to have sex.

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