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Johan Erik Daniel Holmqvist (born May 24, 1978) is a Swedish former professional ice hockey goaltender, he most notably played in the National Hockey League and the Swedish Hockey League (SHL).

Johan Holmqvist
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Born (1978-05-24) May 24, 1978 (age 41)
Tolfta, Sweden
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Left
Played for Brynäs IF
New York Rangers
Dallas Stars
Tampa Bay Lightning
Frölunda HC
Karlskrona HK
National team  Sweden
NHL Draft 175th overall, 1997
New York Rangers
Playing career 1996–2018

Playing careerEdit

He 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. He then signed with the New York Rangers, who had drafted Holmqvist in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft (7th round/175 pick overall). Holmqvist played four 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, Holmqvist was traded to Minnesota Wild for Lawrence Nycholat. Holmqvist 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, he 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 and then, on June 1, 2006, he signed with the Tampa Bay Lightning, an NHL club. He played with them for almost two years, putting up mixed numbers. He was traded at the 2008 trade deadline to the Dallas Stars along with Brad Richards for Mike Smith, Jeff Halpern and Jussi Jokinen. On July 23, 2008, he signed a contract with the Swedish club Frölunda HC.

International playEdit

Medal record
Representing   Sweden
Ice hockey
World Championships
  2006 Riga
  2009 Bern/Kloten

Holmqvist 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.[1]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP W L OT MIN GA SO GAA SV% GP W L MIN GA SO GAA SV%
1996–97 Brynäs IF SEL 2 80 4 0 3.00 .879
1997–98 Brynäs IF SEL 33 1897 82 0 2.59 .895 3 0 3 180 14 0 4.67 .813
1998–99 Brynäs IF SEL 41 2383 111 4 2.79 .896 14 9 5 855 34 0 2.39 .919
1999–00 Brynäs IF SEL 41 2402 104 4 2.60 .898 11 671 30 1 2.68 .903
2000–01 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 43 19 4 4 2305 111 2 2.89 .906 5 2 3 314 13 0 2.48 .923
2000–01 New York Rangers NHL 2 0 2 0 119 10 0 5.04 .859
2001–02 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 48 26 12 6 2734 140 1 3.07 .899 4 1 2 163 12 0 4.41 .815
2001–02 New York Rangers NHL 1 0 0 0 9 0 0 0.00 1.000
2002–03 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 35 14 13 5 1904 84 2 2.65 .910
2002–03 New York Rangers NHL 1 0 1 0 39 2 0 3.08 .889
2002–03 Charlotte Checkers ECHL 1 1 0 0 60 2 0 2.00 .956
2002–03 Houston Aeros AHL 8 5 3 0 479 23 1 2.88 .900 23 15 8 1499 50 1 2.00 .928
2003–04 Houston Aeros AHL 59 23 27 7 3467 148 4 2.56 .908
2004–05 Brynäs IF SEL 42 12 26 4 2445 138 1 3.39 .891
2005–06 Brynäs IF SEL 26 14 9 3 1539 50 3 1.95 .928 4 0 4 194 13 0 4.02 .866
2006–07 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 48 27 15 3 2548 121 1 2.85 .893 6 2 4 370 18 0 2.92 .893
2007–08 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 45 20 16 6 2469 124 2 3.01 .890
2007–08 Dallas Stars NHL 2 1 0 0 80 5 0 3.75 .857
2008–09 Frölunda HC SEL 49 27 18 2 2799 101 2 2.17 .917 11 6 5 623 25 1 2.41 .905
2009–10 Frölunda HC SEL 53 23 21 9 3181 142 0 2.68 .896 7 3 4 429 22 0 3.08 .893
2010–11 Frölunda HC SEL 40 17 22 0 2297 105 3 2.74 .903
2011–12 Brynäs IF SEL 28 17 10 0 1599 63 1 2.36 .916 4 2 2 252 9 0 2.15 .931
2012–13 Brynäs IF SEL 39 15 20 0 2095 88 4 2.52 .914 4 0 4 216 15 0 4.17 .895
2013–14 Brynäs IF SHL 26 12 13 0 1542 71 2 2.76 .901
2014–15 Almtuna IS Allsv 22 11 9 0 1261 43 3 2.05 .924
2014–15 Brynäs IF SHL 5 1 4 0 276 11 1 2.39 .911 1 0 1 64 3 0 2.83 .912
2015–16 Karlskrona HK SHL 20 5 14 0 1163 54 0 2.79 .903
2016–17 Karlskrona HK SHL 29 12 16 0 1695 67 2 2.37 .919
2017–18 Karlskrona HK SHL 5 1 3 0 293 16 0 3.28 .904
NHL totals 99 48 34 9 5264 262 3 2.99 .890 6 2 4 370 18 0 2.92 .893

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result GP W L OT MIN GA SO GAA SV%
1996 Sweden EJC18   4 3 1 0 240 7 1 1.75 .923
1998 Sweden WJC 6th 6 366 11 0 1.80 .919
2005 Sweden WC 4th 1 0 1 0 40 3 0 4.50 .857
2006 Sweden WC   7 5 0 2 420 14 2 2.00 .909
2009 Sweden WC   2 1 0 0 88 4 0 2.73 .915
Junior totals 10 606 18 1 1.78
Senior totals 10 6 1 2 548 21 2 2.30

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "BEST PLAYERS SELECTED BY THE DIRECTORATE" (PDF). International Ice Hockey Federation. 2006-05-21. Retrieved 2009-01-22.

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