Anton Strålman

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Anton Strålman
Anton Stralman 2013-03-16.JPG
Born (1986-08-01) August 1, 1986 (age 27)
Tibro, Sweden
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Right
NHL team
Former teams
New York Rangers
Toronto Maple Leafs
Columbus Blue Jackets
National team  Sweden
NHL Draft 216th overall, 2005
Toronto Maple Leafs
Playing career 2003–present

Anton Strålman (born August 1, 1986) is a Swedish professional ice hockey defenceman, currently under contract with the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League.

Playing career[edit]

Anton Strålman was selected on July 30, 2005, by the Maple Leafs as their fifth draft choice (216th overall). He was picked in the seventh and final round of the post-lockout 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Earlier the same year, on April 4, Strålman had signed a two year deal with Timrå IK. During the following 2005–06 season, Strålman adapted to Elitserien quickly and became a regular. On January 20, 2006, this effort was recognized as he was named the third in the line of four candidates for Elitserien Rookie of the Year 2006. The award was eventually won by the forward Nicklas Bäckström.

On May 16, 2007, it was announced that Strålman had signed a three-year contract with the Maple Leafs. He made his North American professional debut on October 6, 2007, with the Toronto Marlies and played his first game for the Leafs on October 23, in a home game against the Atlanta Thrashers. On March 21, 2008, he scored his first NHL goal in a game against the Buffalo Sabres and recorded his first multi-goal game against the Montreal Canadiens on March 29.

During the 2009 off-season, Stralman was traded twice. On July 27, he was traded to the Calgary Flames along with Colin Stuart and a 7th round pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft for Wayne Primeau and a 2nd round pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. On September 28, 2009, he was traded by the Flames to the Columbus Blue Jackets for a 3rd round pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

As a free agent after the 2010–2011 campaign, Strålman was on a try-out contract with the New Jersey Devils, but did not stick with the team when the final rosters were released. On November 3, he signed a one-year contract with the New York Rangers.[1] As a restricted free agent, Anton planned to bring the Rangers to an arbitrator, but on July 26th of 2012 he signed a two year contract with New York worth $3.4 million.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2003–04 Skövde IK Swe.2 43 8 10 18 22
2004–05 Skövde IK Swe.1 41 9 9 18 34
2005–06 Timrå IK SEL 45 1 4 5 28
2006–07 Timrå IK SEL 53 10 11 21 34 7 1 3 4 10
2007–08 Toronto Marlies AHL 21 0 11 11 22
2007–08 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 50 3 6 9 18
2008–09 Toronto Marlies AHL 36 7 9 16 24 6 1 2 3 0
2008–09 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 38 1 12 13 20
2009–10 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 73 6 28 34 37
2010–11 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 51 1 17 18 22
2011–12 New York Rangers NHL 53 2 16 18 20 20 3 3 6 4
2012–13 New York Rangers NHL 48 4 3 7 16 10 0 0 0 0
SEL totals 98 11 15 26 62 7 1 3 4 10
NHL totals 313 17 82 99 133 30 3 3 6 4
Medal record
Competitor for  Sweden
Ice hockey
World Championships
Bronze 2009 Switzerland

International[edit]

Year Team Comp GP G A Pts PIM
2005 Sweden WJC 5 0 0 0 2
2006 Sweden WJC 6 0 1 1 6
2007 Sweden WC 9 1 1 2 0
2008 Sweden WC 8 4 3 7 31
2009 Sweden WC 7 1 4 5 6

Awards[edit]

  • Elitserien 2005–06 Rookie of the Year nominee in 2006.

Transactions[edit]

  • July 27, 2009 – Traded by Leafs along with Colin Stuart and seventh-round pick to the Calgary Flames for Wayne Primeau and the Flames' second-round pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.
  • September 28, 2009 – Traded by Flames to Columbus Blue Jackets for a 2010 third-round pick.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "RANGERS SIGN DEFENCEMAN STRALMAN TO ONE-YEAR DEAL". TSN. November 3, 2011. Retrieved November 4, 2011. 

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