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Jacob Josefson
European Skater
Djurgarden, SWEDEN
Final Rank:  3 Midterm Rank:  3
Position:  Center Shoots:  Left
Height:  6' 0" Weight:  187
Born:  March 2, 1991    
Birthplace:  Stockholm, SWE
On his style of play: I’m a pretty good skater and see the ice pretty good. I like to set up some plays and I always give a hundred percent.

On patterning his game: I like to watch Henrik Zetterberg, I think he’s a very good player. I try to watch him and take some stuff from him. He is one of my favorite players.

On following the NHL in Sweden: Pretty much I look at NHL.com almost everyday and watch games on TV when they show them, so I follow it as much as I can.

On his first live NHL game in Vancouver: It was very exciting; I looked forward to it for a longtime. Four seconds into the game there was a fight and that was a good start to the game.

On watching the Senators-Penguins matchup in Stockholm, Sweden in 2008: It was fun, a good atmosphere around the game and two of the best teams in the world, so it was a good game.

On getting his start in hockey: My two older brothers played hockey, not at a high level, but they played, so I always watched their games. I started to skate when I was two years old and then played on a team and that’s how it I started.

On the biggest influences in his career: My parents and my brothers, they always supported me and always helped me to be the player and person that I am today.

On playing for Team Sweden: It’s a big honor, one of the biggest things you can do (in the game is) to represent your country and I love every second of doing that. It’s just fun.

On the recent success of Swedish hockey: I remember when we won the Olympic Gold in 2006. I sat on the couch at home with some friends and watched it and it was just great. Also to see Swedish success in the NHL helps you to want to come over (to North America) even more when you see that you can do it.

On his thoughts about being drafted into the NHL:
Being drafted to the NHL is a dream, every hockey player wants to play in the NHL and I do too, it’s one of the biggest things I want to do.




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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Jagr 82 24 43 16 67
P. Elias 65 18 35 -4 53
T. Zajac 80 18 30 3 48
A. Henrique 77 25 18 3 43
M. Zidlicky 81 12 30 -3 42
M. Ryder 82 18 16 -6 34
A. Greene 82 8 24 3 32
E. Gelinas 60 7 22 -3 29
D. Zubrus 82 13 13 1 26
R. Clowe 43 7 19 -10 26
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 16 15 12 .921 1.97
M. Brodeur 19 14 6 .901 2.51