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Patrik Hersley (born June 23, 1986) is a Swedish professional ice hockey defenceman who is currently playing for HC Spartak Moscow of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).

Patrik Hersley
2013-12-30 Patrik Hersley 01.jpg
Born (1986-06-23) June 23, 1986 (age 33)
Malmö, Sweden
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 209 lb (95 kg; 14 st 13 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Right
KHL team
Former teams
Spartak Moscow
Malmö Redhawks
Manchester Monarchs
Philadelphia Phantoms
Modo Hockey
Leksands IF
Sibir Novosibirsk
Lokomotiv Yaroslavl
SKA Saint Petersburg
National team  Sweden
NHL Draft 139th overall, 2005
Los Angeles Kings
Playing career 2005–present

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Playing careerEdit

Being a native of Malmö and beginning his career in Malmö Redhawks, at the time regularly oscillating between Elitserien (SHL) and HockeyAllsvenskan, Hersley was drafted by the Los Angeles Kings in the fifth round as the 139th player in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Hersley was traded from the Kings to the Philadelphia Flyers, along with Ned Lukacevic, in exchange for Denis Gauthier and a second round choice in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft on July 1, 2008. On September 23, 2009, Hersley was traded by the Flyers to the Nashville Predators for future considerations.

After two years in the North American ice hockey scene and another two back with the Redhawks in Malmö, as well as a brief stint with Modo Hockey, Hersley was signed to a two-year extension contract during the 2011–12 season with Leksands IF on March 13, 2012.[1]

While having his true breakthrough season in 2013–14, Hersley scored his 22nd goal of the season on February 8, 2014, setting a new record for the number of goals by a defenceman in an SHL regular season. He also scored a hat trick while playing against Örebro HK.[2] The previous record was set by Jan Huokko, also for Leksands IF, in the 1998–99 season with 21 goals.[3] Hersley added another two goals to finish the regular season with 24 goals. He was awarded the Salming Trophy, as the best defenceman in the SHL, for the 2013–14 season.[4]

After the season, Hersley signed a one-year contract with Russian club, HC Sibir Novosibirsk in the KHL for the 2014–15 season.[5]

After three successful seasons with SKA Saint Petersburg, Hersley left as a free agent to continue in the KHL with HC Spartak Moscow, agreeing to a one-year contract on 19 June 2019.[6]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2002–03 Malmö Redhawks J20 16 0 2 2 4 1 0 0 0 0
2003–04 Malmö Redhawks J20 17 1 4 5 16 8 0 2 2 2
2004–05 Malmö Redhawks J20 31 8 14 22 104 3 2 1 3 6
2004–05 Malmö Redhawks SEL 8 0 1 1 0
2005–06 Malmö Redhawks J20 13 10 9 19 38
2005–06 Malmö Redhawks Allsv 34 5 8 13 32 7 1 0 1 6
2006–07 Malmö Redhawks J20 2 1 3 4 14
2006–07 Malmö Redhawks SEL 28 1 1 2 10
2006–07 IK Pantern Div.1 2 1 1 2 8
2007–08 Manchester Monarchs AHL 42 1 8 9 27
2007–08 Reading Royals ECHL 20 3 15 18 18 13 3 6 9 10
2008–09 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 5 0 0 0 2
2008–09 Reading Royals ECHL 15 0 4 4 8
2009–10 Malmö Redhawks Allsv 48 16 15 31 71
2010–11 Malmö Redhawks Allsv 50 10 14 24 65
2011–12 Modo Hockey SEL 11 0 0 0 2
2011–12 Sundsvall IF Allsv 4 0 1 1 0
2011–12 Leksands IF Allsv 17 3 2 5 4 10 0 5 5 2
2012–13 Leksands IF Allsv 52 13 17 30 55 10 3 3 6 14
2013–14 Leksands IF SHL 51 24 11 35 18 3 1 2 3 0
2014–15 Sibir Novosibirsk KHL 34 11 10 21 10
2015–16 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl KHL 56 4 8 12 41 5 0 2 2 0
2016–17 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl KHL 7 1 0 1 0
2016–17 SKA Saint Petersburg KHL 23 4 9 13 6 16 6 12 18 6
2017–18 SKA Saint Petersburg KHL 43 14 21 35 20 13 1 4 5 8
2018–19 SKA Saint Petersburg KHL 36 14 19 33 6 12 0 3 3 4
SHL totals 98 25 13 38 30 9 1 2 3 2
KHL totals 221 53 74 127 101 58 10 27 37 24

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2018 Sweden OG 5th 3 1 0 1 4
Senior totals 3 1 0 1 4

Awards and honorsEdit

Award Year
SHL
Salming Trophy 2014
KHL
All-Star Game 2015, 2018
Gagarin Cup (SKA Saint Petersburg) 2017 [7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Hersley prolongs with Leksands". Leksands IF. 2012-03-13. Archived from the original on 2013-07-06. Retrieved 2012-03-13.
  2. ^ "Patrik Hersley svarade för säsongens fjärde hattrick i SHL". shl.se (in Swedish). SHL. 2013-11-18. Retrieved 2014-12-18.
  3. ^ Bergh, Martin (2014-02-08). "Resultat: Dramatik från de tidiga matcherna". shl.se (in Swedish). SHL. Retrieved 2014-02-08.
  4. ^ "Hersley utsedd till bäste back i SHL". Tidningarnas Telegrambyrå (in Swedish). Sveriges Television. 2014-03-25. Retrieved 2014-06-16.
  5. ^ Karlsson, Erik (2014-06-17). "Patrik Hersley klar för spel i KHL" (in Swedish). Aftonbladet. Retrieved 2014-12-18.
  6. ^ "Spartak sign Patrik Hersley" (in Russian). HC Spartak Moscow. 19 June 2019. Retrieved 19 June 2019.
  7. ^ "Metallurg Magnitogorsk 3 SKA St. Petersburg 5". Kontinental Hockey League. 2017-04-16. Retrieved 2017-04-16.

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