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Fredrik Per Oscar Sjöström (Swedish: [ˈɧœˈstɾœm]; born May 6, 1983) is a Swedish former professional ice hockey winger, currently the general manager of Frölunda HC of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL). Drafted by the National Hockey League (NHL)'s Phoenix Coyotes in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft, Sjöström played over 500 regular season NHL and Stanley Cup playoff games with the Coyotes, New York Rangers, Calgary Flames and Toronto Maple Leafs.

Fredrik Sjöström
Fredrik Sjostrom Maple Leafs.jpg
Sjöström as a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2010
Born (1983-05-06) May 6, 1983 (age 36)
Färgelanda, Sweden
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 218 lb (99 kg; 15 st 8 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Left
Played for Frölunda HC
Phoenix Coyotes
New York Rangers
Calgary Flames
Toronto Maple Leafs
Färjestad BK
National team  Sweden
NHL Draft 11th overall, 2001
Phoenix Coyotes
Playing career 2000–2013
Website Fredriksjostrom.se

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Playing careerEdit

 
Sjöström during his tenure with the Flames.

Sjöström began his career playing for Frölunda HC in the top-level Elitserien and after being drafted by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft with the team's first pick, 11th overall. He later moved to North America to play major junior hockey for the Calgary Hitmen in the Western Hockey League (WHL). Sjöström made his NHL debut in the 2003–04 season, scoring 13 points in 57 games for Phoenix.

On July 13, 2006, Sjöström signed a one-way, two-year contract extension worth $1.5 million with the Coyotes.[1] On February 26, 2008, he was traded to the New York Rangers (along with David LeNeveu and Josh Gratton) in exchange for Marcel Hossa and Al Montoya. Sjöström played on the Rangers' fourth line, used as a checking line. On March 2, he then scored his first goal as a Ranger after beating Antero Niittymäki of the Philadelphia Flyers with assists from Blair Betts and Marek Malík.[2]

On July 1, 2009, Sjöström signed a two-year, $1.5 million contract with the Calgary Flames, but was later traded (alongside Dion Phaneuf and prospect Keith Aulie) to the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for Matt Stajan, Niklas Hagman, Jamal Mayers and Ian White that same season on January 31, 2010.[3] Upon expiry of his contract with Toronto in 2011, Sjöström returned to Sweden, signing a one-year contract with Färjestad BK of the Elitserien.[4]

Sjöström officially announced his retirement from professional hockey on August 29, 2013.[5] He moved directly into a scouting position with Frölunda for the 2013–14 season. He later began his managerial career first as an assistant before taking over the general manager role with Frölunda midway through the 2015–16 season.

International playEdit

Medal record
Representing   Sweden
Ice hockey
World Championships
  2004 Czech Republic

Sjöström played for Sweden in three world junior ice hockey championship. He made his debut for Sweden's men's team during the Euro Hockey Tour final against Finland,[6] and was selected to play at the 2004 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships, where Tre Kronor won a silver medal.

Career statisticsEdit

 
Sjöström in 2008 as a member of the New York Rangers.

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1999–00 Modo Hockey J20 14 4 4 8 2
2000–01 Frölunda HC J20 7 2 5 7 6
2000–01 Frölunda HC SEL 31 2 3 5 6 5 0 0 0 2
2001–02 Calgary Hitmen WHL 58 19 31 50 51 4 1 1 2 8
2002–03 Calgary Hitmen WHL 63 34 43 77 95 5 1 3 4 4
2002–03 Springfield Falcons AHL 2 1 0 1 0 6 2 0 2 12
2003–04 Springfield Falcons AHL 17 0 7 7 8
2003–04 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 57 7 6 13 22
2004–05 Utah Grizzlies AHL 80 14 24 38 57
2005–06 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 75 6 17 23 42
2006–07 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 78 9 9 18 48
2007–08 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 51 10 9 19 14
2007–08 New York Rangers NHL 18 2 0 2 8 10 0 1 1 2
2008–09 New York Rangers NHL 79 7 6 13 30 7 0 1 1 0
2009–10 Calgary Flames NHL 46 1 5 6 8
2009–10 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 19 2 3 5 4
2010–11 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 66 2 3 5 14
2011–12 Färjestad BK SEL 20 1 4 5 10
2011–12 Frölunda HC SEL 35 5 3 8 28 6 0 0 0 2
2012–13 Frölunda HC SEL 50 5 5 10 16 1 0 0 0 0
SEL totals 136 13 15 28 60 12 0 0 0 4
NHL totals 489 46 58 104 190 17 0 2 2 2

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2001 Sweden WJC18 7th 6 3 3 6 4
2001 Sweden WJC 4th 7 1 2 3 16
2002 Sweden WJC 6th 7 0 0 0 4
2003 Sweden WJC 8th 4 0 1 1 14
2004 Sweden WC   9 0 0 0 6
Junior totals 24 4 6 10 38
Senior totals 9 0 0 0 6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ros, Tomas (2006-07-14). "Sjöström fortsätter i Phoenix" (in Swedish). Aftonbladet.se. Archived from the original on 2006-07-17. Retrieved 2006-07-14.
  2. ^ "Rangers 5, Flyers 4, SO". 2008-03-02. Retrieved 2008-03-04.[dead link]
  3. ^ Roarke, Shawn P. (January 31, 2010). "Leafs land Flames' Phaneuf in blockbuster deal". National Hockey League. Retrieved 31 January 2010.
  4. ^ Jönsson, Tobias (29 July 2011). "Sjöström klar för Färjestad" (in Swedish). Eurosport.se. Retrieved 30 July 2011.
  5. ^ "Sjostrom announces end of playing career" (in Swedish). expressen.se. 2013-08-29. Retrieved 2013-08-29.
  6. ^ Thornéus, Patrik (2004-04-17). "Snacka om flygande debut för Fredrik Sjöström". Aftonbladet (in Swedish). Retrieved 2009-01-08.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Krys Kolanos
Phoenix Coyotes first round draft pick
2001
Succeeded by
Jakub Koreis