May 6, 1983 |
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||217 lb (98 kg; 15 st 7 lb)|
|Played for||Phoenix Coyotes
New York Rangers
Toronto Maple Leafs
|NHL Draft||11th overall, 2001
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.
Sjöström is a big but speedy forward who plays an intense physical game. 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. 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.
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. Upon expiry of his contract in 2011, he returned to Sweden, signing a one-year contract with Färjestads BK of the Elitserien.
Sjöström officially announced his retirement from hockey on August 29, 2013.
|Men's ice hockey|
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, and was selected to play at the 2004 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships where Tre Kronor won a silver medal.
Regular season and playoffs
|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||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||19||2||3||5||4||—||—||—||—||—|
|2010–11||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||66||2||3||5||14||—||—||—||—||—|
|2001||Sweden Jr.||WJC U18||6||3||3||6||4|
|Junior int' totals||35||6||22||28||44|
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- Fredrik Sjöström's career statistics at EliteProspects.com
- Fredrik Sjöström's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
- Fredrik Sjöström profile at Eurohockey.com
- Fredrik Sjöström - Official website
|Phoenix Coyotes first round draft pick