Fredrik Sjöström

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Fredrik Sjöström
Fredrik Sjostrom Flames.png
Born (1983-05-06) May 6, 1983 (age 31)
Färgelanda, SWE
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 217 lb (98 kg; 15 st 7 lb)
Position Left/right wing
Shot Left
Played for Phoenix Coyotes
New York Rangers
Calgary Flames
Toronto Maple Leafs
National team  Sweden
NHL Draft 11th overall, 2001
Phoenix Coyotes
Playing career 2000–2013
Website Fredriksjostrom.se

Fredrik Sjöström (Swedish: [ˈɧœˈstɾœm]; born May 6, 1983) is a Swedish retired professional ice hockey winger. Drafted by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft, Sjöström played over 500 regular season and playoff games with the Coyotes, New York Rangers, Calgary Flames and Toronto Maple Leafs.

Playing career[edit]

Sjöström with the Rangers, 2008 playoffs.

Sjöström is a big but speedy forward who plays an intense physical game.[citation needed] He produced a lot of points in his junior years but at the senior level adopted a more defensive role. He started his elite career playing for Frölunda HC in Elitserien and after being drafted by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft with their first pick, 11th overall, he came to North America and played junior hockey for the Calgary Hitmen in the Western Hockey League (WHL). Sjostrom made his NHL debut in the 2003–04 NHL season, scoring 13 points in 57 games for the Coyotes.

On July 13, 2006, Sjöström signed a new deal with the Coyotes. The contract was a one-way contract worth $1.5 million over two years.[1] On February 26, 2008, he was traded to the New York Rangers along with David LeNeveu and Josh Gratton for Marcel Hossa and Al Montoya. Sjöström played on the Rangers' fourth line, used as a checking line. On March 2, 2008, he scored his first goal as a Ranger, beating Antero Niittymäki of the Philadelphia Flyers with assists from Blair Betts and Marek Malík.[2]

On July 1, 2009, he signed a two year deal worth $1.5 million with the Calgary Flames, but was traded along with Dion Phaneuf and prospect Keith Aulie to the Toronto Maple Leafs for Matt Stajan, Niklas Hagman, Jamal Mayers and Ian White on January 31, 2010.[3] Upon expiry of his contract in 2011, he returned to Sweden, signing a one-year contract with Färjestads BK of the Elitserien.[4]

Sjöström officially announced his retirement from hockey on August 29, 2013.[5]

International play[edit]

Fredrik Sjöström
Medal record
Men's ice hockey
World Championships
Silver 2004 Team

Sjöström played for Sweden in three world junior ice hockey championship. He made his debut for Sweden during the Euro Hockey Tour final against Finland,[6] and was selected to play at the 2004 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships where Tre Kronor won a silver medal.

Sjostrom with the New York Rangers

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2000–01 Frölunda HC SEL 31 2 3 5 6 5 0 0 0 2
2001–02 Calgary Hitmen WHL 58 19 31 50 51 4 1 1 2 8
2002–03 Calgary Hitmen WHL 63 34 43 77 95 5 1 3 4 4
2002–03 Springfield Falcons AHL 2 1 0 1 0 6 2 0 2 12
2003–04 Springfield Falcons AHL 17 0 7 7 8
2003–04 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 57 7 6 13 22
2004–05 Utah Grizzlies AHL 80 14 24 38 57
2005–06 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 75 6 17 23 42
2006–07 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 78 9 9 18 48
2007–08 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 51 10 9 19 14
2007–08 New York Rangers NHL 18 2 0 2 8 10 0 1 1 2
2008–09 New York Rangers NHL 79 7 6 13 30 7 0 1 1 0
2009–10 Calgary Flames NHL 46 1 5 6 8
2009–10 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 19 2 3 5 4
2010–11 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 66 2 3 5 14
2011–12 Färjestads BK SEL 20 1 4 5 10
2012–13 Färjestads BK SEL 50 5 5 10 16 1 0 0 0 0
SEL totals 136 13 15 28 60 6 0 0 0 2
NHL totals 489 46 58 104 190 17 0 2 2 2

International[edit]

Year Team Event GP G A Pts PIM
2001 Sweden Jr. WJC 7 1 2 3 16
2001 Sweden Jr. WJC U18 6 3 3 6 4
2002 Sweden Jr. WJC 7 0 0 0 4
2003 Sweden Jr. WJC 4 0 1 1 14
2004 Sweden WC 9 0 0 0 6
Junior int' totals 35 6 22 28 44

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ros, Tomas (2006-07-14). "Sjöström fortsätter i Phoenix" (in Swedish). Aftonbladet.se. Retrieved 2006-07-14. 
  2. ^ "Rangers 5, Flyers 4, SO". 2008-03-02. Retrieved 2008-03-04. [dead link]
  3. ^ Roarke, Shawn P. (January 31, 2010). "Leafs land Flames' Phaneuf in blockbuster deal". National Hockey League. Retrieved 31 January 2010. 
  4. ^ Jönsson, Tobias (29 July 2011). "Sjöström klar för Färjestad" (in Swedish). Eurosport.se. Retrieved 30 July 2011. 
  5. ^ http://www.expressen.se/gt/sport/sjostrom-slutar--men-far-fortsatta-i-frolunda/
  6. ^ Thornéus, Patrik (2004-04-17). "Snacka om flygande debut för Fredrik Sjöström". Aftonbladet (in Swedish). Retrieved 2009-01-08. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Krystofer Kolanos
Phoenix Coyotes first round draft pick
2001
Succeeded by
Jakub Koreis