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Ulf Tobias "Toby" Enström (born 5 November 1984) is a Swedish professional ice hockey defenceman and captain for Modo Hockey of HockeyAllsvenskan.

Tobias Enström
Tobias Enstrom - Winnipeg Jets.jpg
Enstrom in October 2014
Born (1984-11-05) 5 November 1984 (age 34)
Nordingrå, Sweden
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
Allsv team
Former teams
Modo Hockey
Atlanta Thrashers
EC Red Bull Salzburg
Winnipeg Jets
National team  Sweden
NHL Draft 239th overall, 2003
Atlanta Thrashers
Playing career 2002–present

Playing careerEdit

Early careerEdit

 
Enström as a member of the Thrashers

Growing up in Nordingrå, Enström played hockey in Höga Kusten Hockey but moved to Örnsköldsvik and Modo Hockey when was accepted to the Hockey high school playing for Modo J18. After two second places with Modo's J18, he advanced to Modo's J20 and later to the Elitserien team.

Following a successful rookie season during his first year in Elitserien, where he was elected Rookie of the Year, he was drafted in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft by the Atlanta Thrashers in the eighth round, 239th overall. He won the 2006–07 Swedish Elite League championships with Modo Hockey and finished first in assists in the playoffs.

 
Enström with the Winnipeg Jets.

Atlanta/WinnipegEdit

Enström signed a two-year contract with Atlanta in late May 2007 and made the team out of training camp, playing all 82 in his first three seasons to start his career. He scored his first NHL goal on 23 October 2007, against Vesa Toskala of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Enström finished the season with five goals and 33 assists. The following season, he recorded five goals along with 27 assists, as well as attaining a career-high +14 plus-minus rating. During the 2010–11 season, he broke a finger blocking a shot against the New York Rangers on 22 January 2011, that ruled him out for six games and ended his games played streak at 296 consecutive games.

In 2011, Enström was selected to his first All-Star Game, along with teammate Dustin Byfuglien. This was the first time the Thrashers had a defenseman in the All-Star Game since Petr Buzek in 2000.[1] His injury sustained against the Rangers, however, prevented him from playing in the game.[2]

Return to SwedenEdit

On 25 August 2018, Enström signed a one-year deal with Modo Hockey of HockeyAllsvenskan.[3]

Personal lifeEdit

He comes from a hockey family where both of his brothers, Tommy Enström and Thomas Enström, as well as his sister, Tina Enström, all are or have represented various teams within the Modo Hockey organization.

In June 2013, Enström was assaulted and robbed in his hometown of Örnsköldsvik, but recovered quickly from only minor injuries.[4] The perpetrator was later arrested and is being tried for robbery and battery.[5]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2000–01 Modo Hockey J20 1 0 0 0 0
2001–02 Modo Hockey J20 21 1 7 8 10
2002–03 Modo Hockey J20 7 4 6 10 31
2002–03 Modo Hockey SEL 42 1 5 6 16 6 0 1 1 4
2003–04 Modo Hockey SEL 33 1 4 5 6 6 1 1 2 2
2003–04 Modo Hockey J20 8 0 3 3 4
2004–05 Modo Hockey SEL 49 4 10 14 24 2 0 0 0 0
2005–06 Modo Hockey SEL 47 4 7 11 48 4 0 1 1 25
2006–07 Modo Hockey SEL 55 7 21 28 52 20 1 11 12 37
2007–08 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 82 5 33 38 42
2008–09 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 82 5 27 32 52
2009–10 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 82 6 44 50 30
2010–11 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 72 10 41 51 54
2011–12 Winnipeg Jets NHL 62 6 27 33 38
2012–13 EC Red Bull Salzburg EBEL 5 1 0 1 4
2012–13 Winnipeg Jets NHL 22 4 11 15 8
2013–14 Winnipeg Jets NHL 82 10 20 30 56
2014–15 Winnipeg Jets NHL 60 4 19 23 36 4 0 1 1 0
2015–16 Winnipeg Jets NHL 72 2 14 16 44
2016–17 Winnipeg Jets NHL 60 1 13 14 42
2017–18 Winnipeg Jets NHL 43 1 5 6 20 11 0 0 0 2
NHL totals 719 54 254 308 422 15 0 1 1 2
SHL totals 226 17 47 64 146 38 2 14 16 68

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2002 Sweden WJC U18 9th 8 2 1 3 6
2003 Sweden WJC 8th 6 1 1 2 4
2004 Sweden WJC 7th 6 0 3 3 0
2007 Sweden WC 4th 9 0 2 2 10
2008 Sweden WC 4th 2 0 0 0 0
2010 Sweden Oly 5th 4 0 2 2 4
Junior totals 20 3 5 8 10
Senior totals 15 0 4 4 14

Awards and achievementsEdit

Award Year(s)
J20 SuperElit Champion 2004
SHL Rookie of the Year 2003
Elitserien champion 2007
NHL Rookie of the Month November 2007
NHL YoungStars Game 2008
NHL All-Rookie Team 2008
NHL All-Star *2011
  • -Selected, Did Not Play due to Injury

RecordsEdit

  • Atlanta Thrashers' franchise record for most points (defenceman): 108 (16 January 2010 vs. Carolina Hurricanes) (surpassed Yannick Tremblay)
  • Atlanta Thrashers' franchise record for most assists in a season (defenceman): 44 (16 January 2010 vs. Carolina Hurricanes)
  • Atlanta Thrashers' franchise record for most games in a row: 296 (22 January 2011 vs. New York Rangers) (surpassed Vyacheslav Kozlov)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Buff and Toby selected as All-Stars". bluelandblog.com. 12 January 2011. Retrieved 15 January 2011. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  2. ^ "Thrashers' Tobias Enstrom to miss All-Star Game". NHL.com. Retrieved 25 January 2011.
  3. ^ "Tobias Enström tillbaka i MODO Hockey". www.modohockey.se (in Swedish). 25 August 2018. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
  4. ^ "Jets' Enström robbed, assaulted in Sweden". Winnipeg Free Press, 29 June 2013.
  5. ^ "Åtalas för att ha rånat NHL-proffset Tobias Enström". Allehanda. 9 August 2013. Retrieved 9 August 2013. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)

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