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He played in the Swedish Elitserien on teams such as Hammarby IF, Farjestads BK and Frolunda.
 
He played in the Swedish Elitserien on teams such as Hammarby IF, Farjestads BK and Frolunda.
   
During the [[2004-05 NHL lockout]], Kristian was signed as a free agent by Linkopings in Sweden on July 29, 2004. He was later signed as a free agent by Rapperswil in Switzerland on February 23, 2005.
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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.
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On December 2, 2005, he was traded to the Calgary Flames for [[Steve Montador]] and [[Dustin Johner]].
 
On December 2, 2005, he was traded to the Calgary Flames for [[Steve Montador]] and [[Dustin Johner]].
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Kristian's hometown is Haninge (which is a town near Stockholm, Sweden).
 
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On February 9, 2005, a 22-year-old woman accused Kristian and his fellow Swedish hockey players [[Henrik Tallinder]] and [[Andreas Lilja]] of rape.
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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.
 
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.
 
Kristian and Tallinder were released by Swedish club Linköping and Lilja was suspended by Swedish club Mora for the rest of the season.
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Latest revision as of 08:43, 15 April 2020

Kristian Huselius
Born November 10, 1978 (1978-11-10) (age 43)
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 Career[]

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 Statistics[]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1996–97 Färjestads BK SEL 13 2 0 2 4 5 1 0 1 0
1997–98 Färjestads BK SEL 34 2 1 3 2 11 0 0 0 0
1998–99 Färjestads BK SEL 28 4 4 8 4
1998–99 Frölunda HC SEL 20 2 2 4 2 4 1 0 1 0
1999–00 Frölunda HC SEL 50 21 23 44 20 5 2 2 4 8
2000–01 Frölunda HC SEL 49 32 35 67 26 5 4 5 9 14
2001–02 Florida Panthers NHL 79 23 22 45 14
2002–03 Florida Panthers NHL 78 20 23 43 20
2003–04 Florida Panthers NHL 76 10 21 31 24
2004–05 Linköpings HC SEL 34 14 35 49 10
2004–05 SC Rapperswil-Jona NLA 4 1 3 4 2
2005–06 Florida Panthers NHL 24 5 3 8 4
2005–06 Calgary Flames NHL 54 15 24 39 36 7 2 4 6 4
2006–07 Calgary Flames NHL 81 34 43 77 26 6 0 2 2 4
2007–08 Calgary Flames NHL 81 25 41 66 40 7 0 4 4 6
2008–09 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 74 21 35 56 44 4 1 1 2 4
2009–10 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 74 20 43 63 36
2010–11 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 39 14 9 23 10
2011–12 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 2 0 0 0 2
2012–13 AIK SEL 5 2 1 3 0
SEL totals 233 79 101 180 68 30 8 7 15 22
NHL totals 662 190 261 451 256 24 3 11 14 18

Awards & Achievements[]

  • NHL All-Rookie Team (2002)

International Play[]

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 Life[]

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.