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Johnny Oduya
Johnny Oduya
Defenseman
Number: 29
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 190
Shoots: Left
Born: Oct 1, 1981  (Age 32)
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
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Acquired: Signed as a free agent by DEVILS, July 17, 2006.
Drafted: WSH / 2001 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 7th (221st overall)
LAST SEASON: Completed his second season with Devils/second NHL campaign... Finished first on squad with career-high plus-27 mark; was “even” or “plus” in 62 of 75 appearances... Six goals/20 assists/26 points were all career highs; 6g were first, 20a/26pts were second (P. Martin, 27a/32pts) among NJD defensemen... Saw action in career-high 48 straight matches from December 21 at Edmonton through end of regular season schedule... Had points in career-high three straight games February 1-4 (3a); also had points in back-to-back games March 28-April 1 (2g-2a-4pts), February 23-24 (2a) and January 4-5 (1g-1a-2pts)... Totals included career-high 1g-3a-4pts January 22 at Philadelphia, as well as 2g March 28 vs. Philadelphia, and 2a April 1 at NY Islanders... Recorded first goal of season January 5 at Boston... Appeared in his 100th NHL game November 30 vs. Montreal; played in 23 straight to open season through November 24... Posted first point of 2007-08 with assist November 3 at NY Rangers... Added 1a in five playoff contests.

CAREER:


2006-07: Was one of seven Devils’ players to make their NHL debuts in 2006-07; joined A. Brooks, D. Clarkson, M. Fraser, A. Greene, R. Pelley and T. Zajac…Games played total was second only to Zajac from among the seven…Posted assists/ points in back-to-back games twice: March 6-8 (2a) and November 9-11 (2a)…Recorded his first career NHL goal December 19 vs. Atlanta (K. Lehtonen); his first point with assist November 9 vs. Chicago…Made his NHL debut in season-opener October 6 at Carolina; game marked just the 13th time in team history that two rookies (Zajac) made their NHL debuts in the same game…Joined D. Hale, P. Martin (Oct. 8, 2003); J. Boumedienne, S. Clemmensen, A. Salomonsson (Oct. 6, ‘01); M. Danton, S. Gron (Feb. 23, ‘01); M. Brodeur, J. Dowd (Mar. 26, ‘92); J. Miller, J. Skalde (Oct. 7, ‘90); N. Brady, V. Fetisov, S. Starikov (Oct. 5, ‘89); K. Friesen, C. Terreri (Oct. 18, ‘86); A. Chevrier, C. Wolanin (Oct. 10, ‘85); U. Hiemer, K. Muller, M. Wilson (Oct. 12, ‘84); A. Hepple, R. Trottier (Oct. 7, ‘83); K. Daneyko, J. MacLean (Oct. 5, ‘83); and L. Floyd, M. Moher (Feb. 27, ‘83)… Missed six games January 6-16 with shoulder injury…Recalled from Lowell (AHL) just prior to start of season October 5; had been assigned two days earlier following training camp…Saw action in six straight playoff games April 12-22… Recorded first career playoff point with assist in game four of Eastern Conference Quarterfinals at Tampa Bay…One of three Devils’ rookies (Greene & Zajac) to make NHL post-season debuts in game one.

2005-06…Made North American debut by appearing in 44 games with Moncton and 24 games with Victoriaville (QMJHL) during 2000-01 season…Played four seasons, 1996-00, in Swedish Junior League prior to QMJHL…Originally drafted as Washington’s sixth choice, and 221st overall selection in 2001 Entry Draft.

OTHER:
Joined organization after spending previous five seasons in Sweden, including last three with Elite League…Recorded 8g-11a- 19pts in 47 games played with Frolunda (Swe.)...

PERSONAL: Older brother Fredrik was born May 31, 1975, and was drafted by San Jose in 1993; spent last season with the Laredo Bucks (CHL) and Nybro Vikings (Swe.)… Enjoys listening to music…Father, George, was from Kenya, and his mother, Birgitta, is Swedi sh…Spent of f - season in Stockholm and visiting Spain…Favorite movie is The Jury and favorite TV show is Entourage…Enjoys summer BBQ's, watching movies and relaxing with family and friends…First job was at a cemetery at age 16.

SCHEDULE

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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