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Jacob Josefson
Jacob Josefson
Center  - NJD
Number: 16
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 190
Shoots: Left
Born: Mar 2, 1991  (Age 25)
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Drafted: NJD / 2009 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (20th overall) PROSPECT BIO
2012-13: Split campaign between AHL (38 games) and NHL Devils (22)...Notched lone NHL goal of campaign Apr. 23 vs. Montreal; was recalled from Albany (AHL) for second time Apr. 5...Posted first NHL assist/point of season Jan. 25 vs. Washington; made NHL season debut Jan. 19 at NY Islanders...Wore sweater nos. 16 and 9...Finished seventh on Albany with 10g-15a-25pts; was tied for second (B.Butler) with plus-11 mark...Totals included two AHL season-high four-game point-scoring streaks, most recently Nov. 10-17 (2g-2a-4pts)...Notched five multiple- point games, including two goals Oct. 20 at Worcester...Missed nine AHL contests Mar.15-30 with upper body injury... 2011-12: Totaled 2g-7a-9pts overall, as well as career-high +10 mark...Goal Mar. 23 vs. Toronto was his first since Mar. 30, 2011 vs. NY Islanders...Matched career high with points in three straight games Mar.6-10 (3a); had points in back-to-back games Mar. 29-31 (1g-1a-2pts)...Injuries limited playing time to just 41 games, including career-high 36 straight appearances Jan. 17-Apr. 3; missed two contests Apr. 5-7 with fractured left wrist... Returned to NHL lineup Jan.17 vs.Winnipeg; recalled from Albany that morning following Jan. 10 assignment... Returned from injury Jan. 14 vs. Syracuse; posted goal in next appearance Jan. 16 vs. Adirondack... Missed 37 games with broken right clavicle suffered Oct.21 vs. San Jose; injured against Sharks for second straight season...Picked up his first NHL point of season with assist Oct. 10 vs. Carolina...Made 2011-12 NHL debut in season opener Oct. 8 vs. Philadelphia...Also recalled from Albany Jan. 30 following Jan. 26 assignment; had 1g-1a-2pts in two AHL appearances during NHL All- Star break...Returned to Devils’ lineup/made NHL playoff debut/posted assist in game four of Eastern Conference Finals vs. NY Rangers after missing 15 games due to wrist injury...2010-11: One of ten Devils’ players to make their NHL debut; joined M. Fayne, S. Gionta, A. Henrique, O. Magnan, B. Mills, M. Taormina, M. Tedenby, A. Urbom and A. Vasyunov... Played in 28 NHL games and 18 games with AHL Devils during first season in North America... Recorded all ten NHL points (3g-7a- 10pts) over an 18-game stretch Mar. 6-Apr. 10...Totals showed points in five of 6 games Mar. 12-22 (2g-4a-6pts), including career-high 3-game point-scoring streak (since tied) Mar. 12-17 (2g-2a-4pts), as well as points in back-to-back games Mar. 20-22 (2g-1a-3pts)...Notched career-high 1g-1a-2pts, including first career NHL goal (vs. A. Montoya) Mar. 12 vs. NY Islanders; first point with assist Mar. 6 at NY Islanders...Added 3g-9a-12pts in 18 AHL games overall; totals included season-high 3-game point-scoring streak Jan.22-28(2g-3a-5pts) and 2g- 1a-3pts Jan. 25 at Bridgeport...Returned to NHL lineup Feb. 19 at Carolina; recalled from Albany for second time Feb.17...Assigned to Albany Jan.7; missed 30 games Oct.29-Jan. 6 with hand injury suffered Oct. 27 at San Jose...Underwent surgery to repair a detached ligament; was placed on Injured Reserve List Nov. 4, retroactive to Oct. 27...Made Devils/NHL debut Oct. 15 vs. Colorado; recalled from Albany Oct.14... Made North American debut with AHL Devils Oct. 9 vs. Adirondack...Finished 0-1 in shootouts; took lone attempt Mar. 6 (Montoya)... Attended first NHL training camp in September; was scoreless in four pre-season games...Signed first North American contract May 14, 2010, same day as fellow Swede M. Tedenby...OTHER: Spent most of the 2008-09/2009-10 season with Djurgardens in the Swedish Elite League; team advanced to league finals in 2009-10...With 5g-11a-16pts, established team record for goals/points by a player aged 18-and-under...Made SEL debut Feb. 28, 2008 for lone senior team appearance of season...Represented Bronze Medal-winning Sweden at 2010 World Junior Championships in Saskatoon/Regina,Sask.; won Silver Medal at 2009 tourney in Ottawa,Ont...Began junior career with Djurgardens under-18teamin2005-06; continuedtoseeactionwithsquadthrough2008- 09...A member of its 2006-07 under-16 championship team...Spent most of 2007-08 with Djurgardens junior team; helped U18 squad capture championship...Made first international appearanceat2008WorldJuniorunder-18ChampionshipsinKazan,Rus.; recordedhattrickin first game vs. Belarus...Also drafted in the third round, 61st overall, in the 2009 KHL Junior Draft by SKA St. Petersburg.