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Roman Josi (born 1 June 1990) is a Swiss professional ice hockey defenceman who currently serves as captain of the Nashville Predators of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Roman Josi
Roman Josi 2017-06-08.jpg
Josi during the 2017 Stanley Cup Finals
Born (1990-06-01) 1 June 1990 (age 29)
Bern, Switzerland
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 201 lb (91 kg; 14 st 5 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Nashville Predators
SC Bern
National team   Switzerland
NHL Draft 38th overall, 2008
Nashville Predators
Playing career 2007–present

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Playing careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Josi began playing professionally with SC Bern in 2006. He was selected by the Nashville Predators in the second round, 38th overall, in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. He was considered one of the top Swiss prospects in the draft.

Josi became a full-time member of Bern during the 2007–08 season after spending the previous two seasons with the club's NLB team. Josi won a National League A championship in 2010.

Nashville PredatorsEdit

 
Josi was selected to play in the NHL's All-Star Game in 2016.

Josi joined the Predators' organization during the 2010–11 season, spending the entire year with the Milwaukee Admirals of the AHL.

Josi scored his first NHL goal on 10 December 2011, against Dan Ellis of the Anaheim Ducks.[1]

He began the 2012–13 season with his youth team, SC Bern, because of the NHL lockout. He played alongside NHL stars John Tavares and Mark Streit. With the lockout resolved, Josi returned to play with the Predators and on 25 February 2013, Josi scored a career high four points (two goals and two assists) in an overtime home win against the Dallas Stars.[2]

Josi had a career high year during the 2014–15 season, ranking fifth among defensemen in scoring and finishing with a then-career high 55 points.[3] At the end of the season Josi finished in the top five for the Norris Trophy vote.[4][5]

During the 2015–16 season, Josi was selected to play in the 2016 NHL All-Star Game along with teammates Pekka Rinne, Shea Weber, and James Neal.[6] He finished in the top five again for the Norris Trophy vote.[5]

During the 2016–17 season, Josi was selected as an alternate captain along with James Neal.[7] Josi's defensive skill played a crucial role in the Predators 2017 Stanley Cup playoffs run.[8][9] Despite being placed on long term injury reserve in January,[10] he ended the season with 12 goals and 49 points.

Before the 2017–18 season Josi was named the seventh captain in Predators history on 19 September 2017.[11]

International playEdit

 
Medal record
Representing    Switzerland
Ice hockey
World Championships
  2013 Sweden/Finland
  2018 Denmark

Josi was selected to play for Switzerland at the 2010 Winter Olympics. He previously represented Switzerland at the 2007 and 2008 IIHF World U18 Championships, the 2007, 2008 and 2009 IIHF World U20 Championship and the 2009 Ice Hockey World Championship. Josi was selected as the tournament MVP at the 2013 IIHF World Championship in Stockholm, Sweden.[12]

He was selected to play for Team Europe at the 2016 World Cup.

Josi won a second silver medal with Switzerland at the 2018 IIHF World Championship in Denmark, falling to Sweden in the shootout.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2005–06 SC Bern Jr. Swiss-Jr. 5 0 0 0 0
2006–07 SC Bern Jr. Swiss-Jr. 33 14 16 30 28 14 1 3 4 2
2006–07 SC Bern NLA 3 0 1 1 0
2007–08 HC Neuchâtel NLB 3 2 0 2 4
2007–08 SC Bern NLA 35 2 6 8 10 6 0 0 0 0
2008–09 SC Bern NLA 42 7 17 24 16 6 0 0 0 0
2009–10 SC Bern NLA 26 9 12 21 12 15 6 7 13 8
2010–11 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 69 6 34 40 22 13 1 6 7 8
2011–12 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 5 1 3 4 0
2011–12 Nashville Predators NHL 52 5 11 16 14 10 0 0 0 10
2012–13 SC Bern NLA 26 6 11 17 14
2012–13 Nashville Predators NHL 48 5 13 18 8
2013–14 Nashville Predators NHL 72 13 27 40 18
2014–15 Nashville Predators NHL 81 15 40 55 26 6 1 0 1 0
2015–16 Nashville Predators NHL 81 14 47 61 43 14 1 8 9 12
2016–17 Nashville Predators NHL 72 12 37 49 18 22 6 8 14 12
2017–18 Nashville Predators NHL 75 14 39 53 24 13 0 4 4 2
2018–19 Nashville Predators NHL 82 15 41 56 42 6 2 2 4 4
NHL totals 563 93 255 348 193 71 10 22 32 40

  • All statistics taken from NHL.com[13]

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2007 Switzerland WJC18 6th 6 1 1 2 2
2007 Switzerland WJC 7th 6 0 0 0 0
2008 Switzerland WJC18 8th 6 1 4 5 4
2008 Switzerland WJC 9th 6 0 1 1 4
2009 Switzerland WJC-D1 11th 5 2 3 5 6
2009 Switzerland WC 9th 6 0 0 0 2
2010 Switzerland WJC 4th 4 1 2 3 0
2010 Switzerland WC 5th 7 1 2 3 0
2012 Switzerland WC 11th 3 0 1 1 0
2013 Switzerland WC   10 4 5 9 4
2014 Switzerland OG 9th 4 0 0 0 0
2014 Switzerland WC 10th 7 1 6 7 2
2015 Switzerland WC 8th 8 2 2 4 2
2016 Team Europe WCH   6 0 0 0 2
2018 Switzerland WC   5 0 3 3 4
2019 Switzerland WC 8th 8 1 5 6 10
Junior totals 33 5 11 16 16
Senior totals 64 9 24 33 26

Awards and achievementsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tootoo scores winner in return, Preds beat Ducks 3–2". National Hockey League. 10 November 2011. Retrieved 10 November 2011.
  2. ^ Clinton, Jared (2 February 2017). "RANKING THE BEST SINGLE-GAME PERFORMANCES BY DEFENSEMEN". thehockeynews.com. Retrieved 29 March 2018.
  3. ^ Fitts, Colin (4 June 2015). "Preds End of the Year Report Card: Roman Josi". thehockeywriters.com. Retrieved 29 March 2018.
  4. ^ Traikos, Michael (11 June 2017). "Roman Josi's time to shine: Nashville Predators' No. 1 defenceman has come to play in Stanley Cup final". The National Post. Retrieved 29 March 2018.
  5. ^ a b Boclair, David (21 October 2016). "Josi now Nashville's best bet for Norris Trophy". nashvillepost.com. Retrieved 29 March 2018.
  6. ^ Thomas Willis; Brooks Bratten (6 January 2016). "Weber, Josi and Rinne Named 2016 NHL All-Stars". NHL.com. Retrieved 28 March 2018.
  7. ^ Willis, Thomas (11 October 2016). "Preds Name Neal, Josi Alternate Captains". NHL.com. Retrieved 29 March 2018.
  8. ^ "ROMAN JOSI PLAYOFF PERFORMER OF THE NIGHT". nhlpa.com. 4 June 2017. Retrieved 29 March 2018.
  9. ^ Schlager, Brandon (17 May 2017). "Stanley Cup playoffs three stars: Roman Josi's late goal gives Predators 2–1 series lead". sportingnews.com. Retrieved 29 March 2018.
  10. ^ "Predators place Roman Josi on injured reserve". NHL.com. 13 January 2017. Retrieved 29 March 2018.
  11. ^ "Roman Josi Named Captain of the Nashville Predators". 19 September 2017. Retrieved 19 September 2017.
  12. ^ "Roman Josi is the Golden boy of Swiss hockey". olympic.org. 25 February 2013. Retrieved 27 February 2013.
  13. ^ NHL.com (2011). "Roman Josi's NHL Profile". NHL.com. Retrieved 27 September 2011.

External linksEdit

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Mike Fisher
Nashville Predators captain
2017–present
Incumbent