Kim Johnsson

Kim Emil Jorgen Johnsson (born March 16, 1976) is a Swedish former professional ice hockey defenceman who played ten seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the New York Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers, Minnesota Wild and Chicago Blackhawks. He played six seasons for the Malmö Redhawks in the Swedish Elitserien prior to his NHL career.

Kim Johnsson
Born (1976-03-16) March 16, 1976 (age 45)
Malmö, Sweden
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 193 lb (88 kg; 13 st 11 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for Malmö Redhawks
New York Rangers
Philadelphia Flyers
HC Ambrì-Piotta
Minnesota Wild
Chicago Blackhawks
National team  Sweden
NHL Draft 286th overall, 1994
New York Rangers
Playing career 1993–2010

Playing careerEdit

Johnsson was selected 286th overall by the New York Rangers in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft, the last pick in that draft. After playing two seasons with the Rangers, he was traded to the Philadelphia Flyers on August 20, 2001, along with Jan Hlaváč, Pavel Brendl, and a 3rd-round pick in exchange for Eric Lindros. After four seasons with the Flyers, Johnsson signed a four-year contract with the Minnesota Wild on July 1, 2006. On February 12, 2010, Johnsson and Nick Leddy were traded to the Chicago Blackhawks for Cam Barker. He played 8 regular season games for Chicago before getting injured. Johnsson missed the remaining 14 regular season games and all 22 playoff games because of a concussion. While the Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup that year, Johnsson did not play 41 games for Chicago, and Chicago did not request his name be included among the 52 names engraved on the Stanley Cup.[citation needed] Johnsson never played again after suffering his concussion.[citation needed]

As of 2020, Johnsson has returned to private life. Scott Powers of The Athletic attempted to reach Johnsson, but he declined an interview via his agent.[1]

International playEdit

Played for Sweden in the XIX Olympic Winter Games in 2002.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1993–94 Malmö IF SWE U20 14 5 3 8 14
1993–94 Malmö IF SEL 2 0 0 0 0
1994–95 Malmö IF J20 29 6 15 21 40
1994–95 Malmö IF SEL 12 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0
1995–96 Malmö IF J20 2 3 1 4 4
1995–96 Malmö IF SEL 38 2 0 2 30 4 0 1 1 8
1996–97 MIF Redhawks SEL 49 4 9 13 42 4 0 0 0 2
1997–98 MIF Redhawks SEL 45 5 9 14 34
1998–99 MIF Redhawks SEL 49 9 8 17 74 8 2 3 5 12
1999–2000 New York Rangers NHL 76 6 15 21 46
2000–01 New York Rangers NHL 75 5 21 26 40
2001–02 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 82 11 30 41 42 5 0 0 0 2
2002–03 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 82 10 29 39 38 13 0 3 3 8
2003–04 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 80 13 29 42 26 15 2 6 8 8
2004–05 HC Ambrì–Piotta NLA 24 4 10 14 61
2005–06 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 47 6 19 25 34
2006–07 Minnesota Wild NHL 76 3 19 22 64 4 0 0 0 2
2007–08 Minnesota Wild NHL 80 4 23 27 42 6 0 1 1 18
2008–09 Minnesota Wild NHL 81 2 22 24 44
2009–10 Minnesota Wild NHL 52 6 8 14 26
2009–10 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 8 1 2 3 4
SEL totals 195 20 26 46 184 17 2 4 6 22
NHL totals 739 67 217 284 406 43 2 10 12 38

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event   GP G A Pts PIM
1994 Sweden EJC 5 0 1 1 0
1996 Sweden WJC 7 1 2 3 6
1998 Sweden WC 10 1 0 1 4
1999 Sweden WC 10 0 0 0 4
2001 Sweden WC 9 4 4 8 6
2002 Sweden OG 4 1 1 2 0
2002 Sweden WC 6 0 1 1 2
2004 Sweden WCH 4 1 3 4 0
Junior totals 12 1 3 4 6
Senior totals 43 7 9 16 16

Awards & HonorsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The mystery of former Blackhawks defenseman Kim Johnsson". theathletic.com. April 27, 2020. Retrieved November 29, 2021.

External linksEdit

Preceded by Minnesota Wild captain
December 2008
Succeeded by
Mikko Koivu