Stralman with the Tampa Bay Lightning in December 2014
August 1, 1986 |
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)|
|Tampa Bay Lightning
Toronto Maple Leafs
Columbus Blue Jackets
New York Rangers
|NHL Draft||216th overall, 2005
Toronto Maple Leafs
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.
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 season, 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. As a restricted free agent, Anton planned to bring the Rangers to an arbitrator, but on July 26, 2012 he signed a two year contract with New York worth $3.4 million.
On July 1, 2014, Stralman left the Rangers organization as a free agent and signed a five-year $22 million contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning. In the 2014-15 NHL season Stralman set personal bests in goals (9), assists (30), and points (39) in his first season with the Lightning.
Regular season and playoffs
|2007–08||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||50||3||6||9||18||—||—||—||—||—|
|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|
|2013–14||New York Rangers||NHL||81||1||12||13||26||25||0||5||5||4|
|2014–15||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||82||9||30||39||26|
|Competitor for Sweden|
- Elitserien 2005–06 Rookie of the Year nominee in 2006.
- "Lovande back klar" (in Swedish). Timrå IK. April 4, 2005. Retrieved March 16, 2007.
- "Anton Strålman, Årets rookiekandidat" (in Swedish). Swedish Ice Hockey Association. January 20, 2006. Retrieved March 16, 2007.
- "Gamesheet: Rochester at Toronto – Oct 6, 2007". American Hockey League. October 6, 2007. Retrieved October 7, 2007.
- "Recap – Thrashers 5, Maple Leafs 4, SO". National Hockey League. October 23, 2007. Retrieved October 24, 2007.
- "Rangers sign Defenceman Stralman to one-year deal". TSN. November 3, 2011. Retrieved November 4, 2011.
- "Lightning sign Anton Stralman". Tampa Bay Lightning. 2014-07-01. Retrieved 2014-07-01.