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John Persson (born May 18, 1992) is a Swedish professional ice hockey player. He is currently playing for Mora IK in the HockeyAllsvenskan (Allsv). Persson was selected by the New York Islanders in the 5th round (125th overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

John Persson
Born (1992-05-18) May 18, 1992 (age 27)
Östersund, Sweden
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 212 lb (96 kg; 15 st 2 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
Allsv team
Former teams
Mora IK
New York Islanders
Färjestad BK
NHL Draft 125th overall, 2011
New York Islanders
Playing career 2009–present

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Playing careerEdit

Persson played three seasons (2009–2012) of major junior hockey with the Red Deer Rebels of the Western Hockey League (WHL), scoring 63 goals and 67 assists for 130 points, while earning 102 penalty minutes, in 200 games played.

On May 29, 2012, the New York Islanders of the National Hockey League (NHL) signed Persson to a three-year entry-level contract.[1]

During the 2013–14 season, Persson was recalled by the Islanders of the Sound Tigers and scored his first NHL goal on April 5, 2014 against Braden Holtby of the Washington Capitals.

On May 6, 2015, Persson opted to end his North American tenure within the Islanders organization and signed a two-year contract with Färjestad BK, re-uniting him with his brother Johan, of the SHL.[2]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2008–09 Mora IK J20 12 4 2 6 12
2008–09 Mora IK Allsv 3 0 0 0 0
2009–10 Red Deer Rebels WHL 62 7 4 11 12 2 0 0 0 2
2010–11 Red Deer Rebels WHL 68 33 28 61 34 9 2 3 5 4
2011–12 Red Deer Rebels WHL 70 23 35 58 36
2011–12 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 12 4 4 8 0 2 0 0 0 0
2012–13 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 65 17 12 29 25
2013–14 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 46 12 4 16 38
2013–14 New York Islanders NHL 10 1 0 1 6
2014–15 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 54 11 10 21 28
2015–16 Färjestad BK SHL 52 12 4 16 22 5 0 1 1 2
2016–17 Färjestad BK SHL 52 6 7 13 28 7 2 2 4 2
2017–18 Mora IK SHL 50 10 7 17 16
2018–19 Mora IK SHL 27 9 2 11 12
NHL totals 10 1 0 1 6
SHL totals 181 37 20 57 78 12 2 3 5 4

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Persson agrees to terms on Entry-Level contract". New York Islanders. May 29, 2012. Retrieved May 29, 2012.
  2. ^ "John Persson ready for Farjestad" (in Swedish). Färjestad BK. May 6, 2015. Retrieved May 6, 2015.

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