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Johan Hedberg
Johan Hedberg
Goaltender
Number: 1
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 190
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Born: May 5, 1973
Birthplace: Leksand, Sweden
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Drafted: PHI / 1994 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 9th (218th overall)
2009-10 SEASON
Completed fourth season with Atlanta; saw action in 47 games for most appearances since 2001-02…Totals included 44 starts and three relief appearances; replaced by O. Pavelec on two occasions…Started 22 of season’s final 32 games after starting campaign with just 23 starts in 50 games (11-8-3, 2 ShO, .917 save % & 2.64 GAA)…Appeared in season-high four straight games twice: January 23-30 and December 28-January 2…Twenty-one victories were second-highest total of NHL career (25, ’01-02)…Went 4-0-1 over five decisions February 6-March 4; posted .925 save percentage and 2.60 goals-against average during stretch…Posted four three-game winning streaks, most recently March 16-20; totals included .918 save % and 2.67 GAA…Recorded three shutouts: April 10 vs. Pittsburgh (33 saves), March 27 at Carolina (34 saves) and November 28 vs. Philadelphia (34 saves)…Faced career-high 48 shots/made career-high 46 saves December 14 in 3-2 shootout win at NY Rangers (1/1 SO)…Stopped 16 of 21 SO attempts (.762); career .805 save % (66/82) is tops in NHL history (75 shots min.)…Winner of Thrashers’ Three Stars of the Year Award.

CAREER
123 career victories are second among active Swedish-born goaltenders (H. Lundqvist, 177) and third all-time (T. Salo, 210)…2008-09: Tied franchise mark with five-game winning streak March 21-April 3; stretch included .911 save percentage and 2.45 goals-against average…Reached 100-win mark in NHL career March 28 with 6-3 decision vs. Ottawa (18 saves)…Matched career-high with 43 saves (since surpassed) on career-high 47 shots (since surpassed) December 30 in 4-3 overtime loss at Toronto…Finished 3-0 in shootouts; allowed just one goal on 13 shots (.923)…Was Thrashers’ nominee for NHL’s King Clancy Trophy…2007-08: Appeared in his 200th career NHL game January 8 in 4-1 loss vs. Philadelphia (25 saves)…Went 6- 0-0 over seven starts October 27-November 21; totaled 1 shutout, .925 save % and 2.11 GAA…Stretch included season-high 4-game winning streak November 13-21 (1 ShO, .942 save % & 1.49 GAA)…Recorded 5-3 mark in SO; allowed 7g on 31 attempts (.774)…Named winner of Thrashers’ Players’ Player Award…2006-07: Picked up first win with club November 3 with 4-3 decision at Washington (24 saves)…Recorded season-high 3-game winning streak through November 6; had .910 save % and 2.35 GAA during stretch…Went 4-0-1 over six appearances February 20-April 6 (.936 save % & 1.96 GAA)…Winner of team’s Players’ Player Award for first time…Saw his last post-season action by appearing in 2 games of Eastern Conference Quarterfinals vs. NY Rangers; set playoff high with 37 saves in game two…2005-06: Posted a 12-4-1 mark (.735) during lone season with Dallas…Matched career-high with 6-game winning streak December 2- January 9; posted .929 save % and 1.65 GAA…Recorded two assists (on GWG) in 6-1 victory December 26 at St. Louis; became first netminder in Stars’ history, and first in the NHL to accomplish feat since P. Roy (Dec. 29, ’00)…Was 4-0 in SO; stopped 14 of 17 shots faced (82.4%)…2004-05: Returned to hometown of Leksand; signed free-agent contract August 1…2003-04: Appeared in 21 games during only season in Vancouver; began campaign with season-high 4-game undefeated streak October 11-November 5 (3-0-1, 1 ShO, .896 save % & 1.96 GAA), including ShO in season-debut October 11 vs. Edmonton (14 saves)…Posted back-to-back ShO February 28 vs. St. Louis (31 saves) and March 6 at Columbus (seasonhigh 32 saves)…2002-03: Appeared in 41 games during his second/final full season with Pittsburgh; led squad with 14 wins…Posted career-high 8- game unbeaten streak October 14-November 2 (6-0-2, .927 save % & 2.37 GAA); stretch included season-high 4-game winning streak October 26- November 2 (.935 save % & 2.00 GAA)…Appeared in his 100th NHL game January 4 in 3-2 OT win vs. NY Islanders…Missed 14 games January 7- February 6 with fractured clavicle…2001-02: Appeared in franchiserecord 66 games (since surpassed, M.A. Fleury, 67, ’09-10)/recorded career-high 25 wins/6 ShO during first full season with Pittsburgh…Posted season-high 5-game winning streak January 17-26; totals showed 1 ShO, .935 save % and 1.78 GAA…Represented Sweden at Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City, UT; picked up victory over Germany in lone appearance…2000-01: Began campaign by appearing in 46 games with Manitoba (IHL)…Was traded by San Jose to Pittsburgh March 12 and made NHL debut March 16 with 6-3 win at Florida (season high 44 shots/41 saves)…Completed regular-season sked with 7-game unbeaten streak March 20-April 8 (6-0-1, .915 save % & 2.26 GAA)/6-game winning streak March 25-April 8 (.912 save % & 2.33 GAA)…Led Pittsburgh to ECF vs. New Jersey following wins over Washington in ECQF and Buffalo in ECSF…Started all 18 playoff games; picked up 3 OT victories, including 56 games six-seven of ECSF…1999-00: Made AHL debut by appearing in 33games with Kentucky; finished tied for sixth in league with 3 ShO and seventh with 2.68 GAA…Played in five post-season contests; posted 4-0 victory in deciding game of WCQF vs. Louisville…1998-99: Returned to hometown team Leksands IF; led Swedish League with 48 games played and 2,940 minutes…Helped Sweden capture Bronze Medal at World Championships in Norway…1997-98: Made North American debut by appearing in 32 games with three teams/two leagues…Finished IHL season ranked eighth in league with 2.61 GAA…Represented Sweden, but did not see any action at Olympic Winter Games in Nagano, Japan…Appeared in 1 game for Gold Medal-winning Sweden at World Championships in Switzerland…OTHER: Spent five seasons with Leksands IF (Swe.) from 1992-93 through 1996-97…Appeared in 1994 and 1997 World Championships; was selected to represent Sweden at 1996 World Cup of Hockey.

PERSONAL INFORMATION
Johan and his wife, Pernilla, have three daughters: Molly, Wilma and Bia…Nickname is “Moose”…Spends his off-seasons in Leksand, Sweden…Lists going with a friend to practice at age six as his first hockey memory…An avid reader, enjoys the works of Michael Connelly, David Baldacci, as well as various Swedish writers…Is involved with Garth Brooks’ Teammates for Kids Foundation.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
1st NHL GP/Start/Win: 3/21/01, Pit. 6 @ Fla. 3 (41 saves) • 1st NHL ShO: 10/18/01, Pit. 3 @ Ott. 0 (29 saves) • 1st NHL Assist: 10/6/01, Ana. 4 @ Pit. 2 • Most Shots Against in Game: 48; 12/14/09, Atl. 3 @ NYR 2 (SO) • Most Saves in Game: 46; 12/14/09, Atl. 3 @ NYR 2 (SO) • Longest Unbeaten Streak: 8; 10/14-11/2/02 (6-0-2, 2.37 GAA, .922 save %) • Longest ShO Streak: 154:43; 2/19 (28:01), 2/28 (59:49), 3/6 (60:00), 3/8/04 (6:53) • GP Streak: 11; 11/24-12/16/02 • Start Streak: 11; 11/24-12/16/02 • Penalties: 38 min., 1 misc. • Multiple-Pt. Games: 1 2-pt. game

SCHEDULE

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 PIT 31 21 6 4 99 71 46
2 NYI 32 22 10 0 101 90 44
3 TBL 34 20 10 4 112 90 44
4 MTL 33 20 11 2 88 82 42
5 DET 33 17 8 8 93 82 42
6 TOR 32 19 10 3 110 91 41
7 FLA 30 14 8 8 68 76 36
8 WSH 31 15 10 6 91 85 36
9 BOS 33 16 14 3 82 85 35
10 NYR 29 15 10 4 89 79 34
11 OTT 32 14 12 6 88 88 34
12 NJD 34 12 16 6 77 98 30
13 CBJ 31 13 15 3 76 100 29
14 PHI 31 11 14 6 81 92 28
15 BUF 32 13 17 2 62 100 28
16 CAR 31 9 19 3 66 88 21

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Henrique 27 9 11 2 20
J. Jagr 33 5 15 -10 20
M. Zidlicky 34 4 13 -4 17
M. Cammalleri 23 11 4 0 15
M. Ryder 33 4 10 -1 14
P. Elias 28 4 9 -14 13
D. Severson 32 4 8 -4 12
E. Gelinas 27 4 6 3 10
A. Greene 34 0 9 0 9
T. Zajac 26 4 4 -4 8
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
K. Kinkaid 1 1 2 .939 1.75
C. Schneider 11 15 3 .916 2.55