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Johnny Oduya
Johnny Oduya
Defenseman
Number: 29
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 188
Shoots: Left
Born: Oct 1, 1981  (Age 33)
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 PIT 35 22 8 5 108 83 49
2 TBL 37 22 11 4 119 97 48
3 NYI 35 23 11 1 108 98 47
4 DET 36 19 8 9 103 89 47
5 MTL 35 22 11 2 95 84 46
6 TOR 36 20 13 3 122 108 43
7 NYR 33 19 10 4 100 84 42
8 WSH 35 18 11 6 102 90 42
9 FLA 33 16 9 8 79 86 40
10 BOS 36 18 15 3 93 97 39
11 OTT 35 14 14 7 92 97 35
12 PHI 35 14 15 6 98 105 34
13 CBJ 34 15 16 3 86 109 33
14 BUF 36 14 19 3 73 118 31
15 NJD 37 12 18 7 79 107 31
16 CAR 35 10 21 4 71 95 24

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Henrique 30 9 11 -1 20
J. Jagr 36 5 15 -13 20
M. Zidlicky 37 4 13 -5 17
M. Cammalleri 25 11 4 -2 15
M. Ryder 34 4 10 -1 14
P. Elias 29 4 9 -16 13
D. Severson 32 4 8 -4 12
E. Gelinas 30 4 7 2 11
S. Bernier 26 3 7 4 10
A. Greene 37 0 9 -2 9
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
K. Kinkaid 1 1 2 .939 1.75
C. Schneider 11 17 4 .917 2.50