Fredrik Norrena

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Fredrik Norrena
FredrikNorrena.jpg
Born (1973-11-29) November 29, 1973 (age 41)
Jakobstad, FIN
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 187 lb (85 kg; 13 st 5 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Left
National team  Finland
NHL Draft 213th overall, 2002
Tampa Bay Lightning
Playing career 1992–2014

Fredrik Jan Elis Norrena[1] (born November 29, 1973) is a Finnish former professional ice hockey goaltender.

Playing career[edit]

Frederick Norrena (right) with David Vyborny in February 2008

Norrena started his pro hockey career with TPS in the SM-liiga, winning four Finnish championships. In 2003, he won the Swedish Championships with Frölunda before joining Linköping in the Swedish Elitserien (SEL). He has represented Finland numerous times in international play, including as number-two goaltender in the 2006 Winter Olympics and as number-one goaltender in the 2006 World Championships.

On May 31, 2006, the Tampa Bay Lightning announced they have signed Norrena to a one-year entry level contract. However, on June 30, he was traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets, along with Fredrik Modin, for Marc Denis. Norrena made his NHL debut on October 14 against the Minnesota Wild, stepping in to replace Pascal Leclaire in the second period. Norrena eventually took over as number-one goaltender for Blue Jackets for the 2006–07 season, playing 55 out of 82 games in his first NHL-season. Norrena also set a team record by not allowing a goal in 155 minutes and 28 seconds of play. The Blue Jackets rewarded Norrena in February 2007 with a two-year contract.

He served as the backup to Columbus' number one goaltender, Pascal Leclaire, for two seasons until the 2008–09, when Steve Mason was called up from the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League (AHL). On December 15, 2008, Norrena was placed on waivers. He was not picked up by another team and was sent to Columbus' AHL affiliate in Syracuse. On December 20, it became official that Norrena signed for Ak Bars Kazan of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) for the rest of the season. On December 30, Norrena was added to Ak Bars' roster. He won the championship of 2008–09 with Kazan. After his tenure in Russia, he signed a two-year contract with his former team of Linköping in Sweden, a club where he had three very successful years between 2003 and 2006.

In May 2012, Norrena signed a one-year contract with Växjö Lakers of the SEL.[2]

In April 2013, Norrena announced his retirement. Norrena has become a goaltending coach for TPS of the Finnish top-tier league SM-liiga since.[3]

In June 2013, TPS announced that Norrena would be their goaltender for the upcoming season and Urpo Ylönen would be their goaltending coach.[4]

On May 12, 2014, Norrena officially announced his retirement as a player.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

   
Season Team League GP W L T MIN GA SO GAA SV%
1992–93 TPS SM-l 2 - - - 29 1 0 2.01 -
1993–94 TPS SM-l 10 - - - 387 19 0 2.94 -
1994–95 TPS SM-l 22 - - - 1328 - 0 2.71 -
1995–96 TPS SM-l 26 - - - 1540 68 0 2.65 -
1996–97 TPS SM-l 13 - - - - - - - -
1996–97 AIK SEL 5 - - - 274 15 1 3.28 -
1997–98 Lukko SM-l 48 - - - - - - - -
1998–99 TPS SM-l 20 11 4 1 1010 - 2 2.08 .925
1999–00 TPS SM-l 36 - - - - - - - -
2000–01 TPS SM-l 39 26 10 3 2267 - 0 1.75 .931
2001–02 TPS SM-l 32 14 11 5 1878 62 2 1.98 .932
2002–03 Frölunda SEL 23 - - - 1386 56 1 2.42 .907
2003–04 Linköping SEL 40 - - - 2415 68 9 1.69 .939
2004–05 Linköping SEL 43 - - - 2522 78 5 1.86 .934
2005–06 Linköping SEL 43 - - - 2170 78 4 2.16 .914
2006–07 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 55 24 23 3 2952 137 3 2.78 .904
2007–08 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 37 10 19 6 1959 89 2 2.72 .896
2008–09 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 8 1 3 2 323 17 0 3.16 .872
2009-10 Linköping SEL 45 - - - 2551 106 3 2.49 .907
NHL Totals 100 35 45 11 5,234 243 5 2.88 .891

Post season[edit]

   
Season Team League GP W L MIN GA SO GAA Sv%
2002–03 Frölunda Elitserien 16 -- -- 288 6 1 1.25 .955
2003–04 Linköping Elitserien 3 -- -- 176 6 0 2.05 .908
2004–05 Linköping Elitserien 6 -- -- 383 13 0 2.03 .921
2005–06 Linköping Elitserien 12 6 5 697 22 2 1.90 .925

Records[edit]

  • Elitserien league record for shutouts in a regular season (9), 2003–04, 50-game schedule
  • Linköping club record for shutouts in a regular season (9), 2003–04, 50-game schedule

International play[edit]

Olympic medal record
Men's Ice hockey
Silver 2006 Turin Ice hockey

Statistics[edit]

   
Year Event GP W L T MIN GA SO GAA Sv%
2002 World Championship 2 - - - - - - 2.01 .920
2004 World Championship 1 - - - - - - 0.00 1.000
2005 World Championship 2 - - - - - - 3.00 .882
2006 Olympics 2 2 0 0 120 0 2 0.00 1.000
2006 World Championship 6 4 1 0 326 6 3 1.11 .951
2007 World Championship - - - - - - - - -

References[edit]

  1. ^ Commentators: Jeff Rimer and Danny Gare (2008-03-25). "Blue Jackets vs. Nashville Predators". Blue Jackets Hockey. FSN Ohio.
  2. ^ Gustavsson, Jonas (2012-05-13). "Norrena till Växjö Lakers" (in Swedish). Växjö Lakers. Retrieved 2012-05-13. 
  3. ^ "Fredrik Norrena TPS:n maalivahtivalmentajaksi". hc.tps.fi (in Finnish). TPS. 2013-04-09. Retrieved 2013-04-09. 
  4. ^ "Fredrik Norrena TPS:n Maalivahdiksi". hc.tps.fi (in Finnish). TPS. 2013-06-06. Retrieved 2013-06-06. 
  5. ^ http://www.expressen.se/sport/hockey/shl/norrena-lagger-av---da-sagas-journalisterna/ Norrena retires (Swedish)

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