Played in all 82 games for second time during seventh/final season with Buffalo; was one of just three players (T. Myers & J. Pominville) in Sabres’ lineup to appear in every game…Totals showed his 400th career NHL contest November 7 vs. Boston; reached the 100-point mark with assist January 16 at NY Islanders…Posted 4g-16a-20pts overall; four goals were his most since 2006-07 (4), 16 assists most since 2007-08 (17) and 20 points were his most since 2005-06 (21)…Totals included points in back-to-back games twice: January 29-February 1 (1g-1a-2pts) and November 30- December 3 (1g-1a-2pts)…Recorded three 2pt games: 1g-1a March 31 vs. Florida, 2a November 21 at Ottawa and 2a October 21 at Florida…Notched 2g over 5 games November 30-December 9, snapping 76-game goal-less stretch…Finished tied for first among Sabres’ defensemen (Myers) and tied for second on club (J. Hecht, +14) at +13…Totals included career-high plus-five mark October 13 vs. Detroit…Was 0-1 in shootouts; is 1-3 in NHL career…Added 2a in six post-season contests…Represented Sweden at Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver.
2008-09: Appeared in 66 games; posted 1g-11a-12pts overall…Pointtotal was his fewest since 2003-04 (10pts)…Recorded two multiple-point games: two assists March 27 vs. Toronto and 1g-1a-2pts November 12 vs. St. Louis…Posted points in back-to-back contests March 25-27 (3a)…Goal November 12 marked his second career game-winning tally…Missed 12 games January 27-February 19 due to shoulder injury…At minus-two, finished below “even” for first time since 2002- 03…2007-08: Played in his 300th career NHL game February 17 vs. Pittsburgh…Recorded points in five straight appearances March 4-19 (1g-6a-7pts), but missed 3 games March 5-10 with shoulder injury…Totals showed season-high four-game point-scoring streak March 12-19 (1g- 4a-5pts)…Stretch included two season-high two-assist games: March 14 vs. Carolina and March 4 at Philadelphia…Went 1-2 (50.0%) in shootouts; scored lone career goal vs. current teammate M. Brodeur…Also missed eight contests November 26-December 12 with shoulder injury…2006-07: A member of Buffalo’s Presidents’ Trophy-winning team; injuries limited playing time to just 47 games…Appeared in season’s first ten matches to extend games-played streak to career high 138 games since December 29, 2003…Notched lone two-goal game of career February 24 at Ottawa; posted points in back-to-back games February 10-15 (2a)…Recorded career-high +19 mark; was “even” or “plus” 39 times…Teammates included current Devils’ forward D. Zubrus…Missed 35 matches October 28-December 21 with broken wrist, as well as 11 contests January 5-27 with sprained ankle…Added 2a in 16 playoff games…2005-06: Appeared in all 82 games for first time in NHL career; was one of just two players (A. Kotalik) in Buffalo’s lineup to accomplish feat…Finished with career highs across the board with six goals, 15a (since surpassed) and 21 points…Totals showed two multiple-point games, including career-high 3a/pts March 9 vs. Tampa Bay…Recorded points in season-high three straight games January 1-7 (2g-1a- 3pts)…Scored only shorthanded tally of his career December 29 at Toronto; notched first career GWG November 19 at Boston…Totaled career-high 2g-6a-8pts in 14 playoff games before suffering broken arm in game three of Eastern Conference Finals vs. Carolina…Recorded career-high +6 mark in series-deciding game 6 of ECQF at Philadelphia…2004-05: Spent campaign with Linkopings HC in the Swedish Elite League after signing free-agent contract September 9; teammates included former Devils’ forward B. Morrison…Also signed with SC Bern in Swiss “A” League on February 22 and appeared in ten playoff games…2003-04: Saw action in season-high 46 straight games December 29 through end of regular-season sked; scored nine of his 10pts during that stretch…Totals included assists/points in back-to-back games March 17-18 (2a)…Appeared in his 100th 82 career NHL contestFebruary 21 vs. NY Islanders…2002-03: Appeared in 46 games during first full NHL season…Finished second among Buffalo’s rookies (Kotalik, 21g-14a-35pts) with 3g-10a-13pts…Recorded points in backto- back games twice: January 24-25 (3a) and January 10-11 (1g-1a-2pts)…Posted season high 2a January 24 vs. Toronto…Scored first career goal/lone career power play tally December 10 vs. Ottawa…Appeared in NHL YoungStars Game during All-Star Weekend in Florida; teammates included A. Volchenkov…Missed ten of 11 games November 7-30 with shoulder injury; also missed 24 contests February 11-March 28 with high ankle sprain…2001-02: Appeared in Sabres’ final 2 games; made NHL debut April 12 vs. Washington…Began first North American campaign with Rochester (AHL) for last minor league stint of career…Finished campaign tied for first among Amerks’ defensemen with 6g; was tied for second on team with +11 mark…OTHER: Member of 2000-01 Finnish League Championship TPS Turku…Spent three-plus seasons with AIK Solna in Swedish Elite League…Represented Sweden at 1998 World Junior Championships.
Nicknamed ”Hank”…Lists his wife Ann as the most influential person in his life; the couple has two children, son, Nathan, and daughter, Amelie…Started playing hockey at age seven…Enjoys the music of Metallica and Iron Maiden…Hobbies include golf, spending time with friends and music…Said he would be a ski instructor if he was not a hockey player.
1st NHL GP: 4/12/02, Wsh. 3 @ Buf. 1 • 1st NHL Goal: 12/10/02, Ott. 4 @ Buf. 2 vs. M. Prusek • 1st NHL Assist: 11/23/02, Buf. 1 @ Bos. 4 • 400th NHL GP: 11/7/09, Buf. 2 @ Bos. 4 • 100th NHL Point: 1/16/10, Buf. 2 @ NYI 3 (SO) (a) • Most Goals in Game: 2; 2/24/07, Buf. 5 @ Ott. 6 • Most Assists in Game: 3; 3/9/06, TB 5 @ Buf. 8 • Most Pts. in Game: 3; 3/9/06, TB 5 @ Buf. 8 (3a) • Most PIM in Game: 6; 12/14/02, Buf. 0 @ Phi. 2 (3 min.) • Most Shots in Game: 4; 9 times, last time 1/19/08, Buf. 2 @ Tor. 4 • GP Streak: 138; 12/29/03-4/3/04 (46), 10/5/05-4/18/06 (82), 10/4-26/06 (10) • Goal-Scoring Streak: 2; 1/1-5/06 (2g) • Assist-Scoring Streak: 3; 3/4-14/08 (5a) • Point-Scoring Streak: 6; 3/4-19/08 (1g-6a-7pts) • Penalties: 139 min. • Multiple-Pt. Games: 10 2-pt. games, 1 3-pt. game