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
Tampa Bay Lightning
Timrå IK
Toronto Maple Leafs
Columbus Blue Jackets
New York Rangers
National team  Sweden
NHL Draft 216th overall, 2005
Toronto Maple Leafs
Playing career 2003–present
Website stralman.com

Anton Strålman (born August 1, 1986) is a Swedish professional ice hockey defenceman, who is currently playing with the Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League (NHL).

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.[1] 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.[2] 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.[3][4]

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 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.[5] 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.[6]

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
2013–14 New York Rangers NHL 81 1 12 13 26 25 0 5 5 4
SHL totals 98 11 15 26 62 7 1 3 4 10
NHL totals 394 18 94 112 159 55 3 8 11 8
Medal record
Competitor for  Sweden
Ice hockey
World Championships
Bronze 2009 Switzerland

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
2005 Sweden WJC 6th 5 0 0 0 2
2006 Sweden WJC 5th 6 0 1 1 6
2007 Sweden WC 4th 9 1 1 2 0
2008 Sweden WC 4th 8 4 3 7 31
2009 Sweden WC Bronze medal icon.svg 7 1 4 5 6
Junior totals 11 0 1 1 8
Senior totals 24 6 8 14 37

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.
  • July 1, 2014 -The Tampa Bay Lightning sign defenseman Anton Stralman to a five-year contract worth an average annual value of $4.5 million.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lovande back klar" (in Swedish). Timrå IK. April 4, 2005. Retrieved March 16, 2007. 
  2. ^ "Anton Strålman, Årets rookiekandidat" (in Swedish). Swedish Ice Hockey Association. January 20, 2006. Retrieved March 16, 2007. 
  3. ^ "Gamesheet: Rochester at Toronto – Oct 6, 2007". American Hockey League. October 6, 2007. Retrieved October 7, 2007. 
  4. ^ "Recap – Thrashers 5, Maple Leafs 4, SO". National Hockey League. October 23, 2007. Retrieved October 24, 2007. 
  5. ^ "Rangers sign Defenceman Stralman to one-year deal". TSN. November 3, 2011. Retrieved November 4, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Lightning sign Anton Stralman". Tampa Bay Lightning. 2014-07-01. Retrieved 2014-07-01. 

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