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Devils re-sign G Johan Hedberg

Friday, 07.1.2011 / 3:40 PM ET / News
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Devils re-sign G Johan Hedberg
Newark, NJ – The Devils have re-signed goaltender Johan Hedberg to a new contract. The announcement was made by Devils’ President/CEO/General Manager Lou Lamoriello. As per club policy, no further terms were disclosed.
Hedberg, 38, has a career mark of 138-126-31 with 17 shutouts and 2.88 goals-against average in 327 games over nine NHL seasons with Pittsburgh, Vancouver, Dallas, Atlanta, and New Jersey. He saw action in 34 games last season, posting a 15-12-2 mark with three shutouts and a 2.38 goals-against average.

The 6-0, 190-lb. netminder made his North American debut in 1997-98 with Detroit (IHL), Baton Rouge (ECHL), and Manitoba (IHL) before making his NHL debut with the Penguins on March 16, 2001. He represented Sweden at the 1998 and 2002 Olympic Winter Games, 1996 World Cup, and four World Championships.

Hedberg was born May 5, 1973 in Stockholm, Swe., and returned to Leksand, Swe. for the 2004-05 season where he also played from 1992-97 and 1998-99. He was Philadelphia’s eighth choice (ninth round) and 218th overall selection in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft.