Henrik Tallinder

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Henrik Tallinder
Henrik Tallinder 2013-02-02.JPG
Born (1979-01-10) January 10, 1979 (age 35)
Stockholm, Sweden
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 95 kg (209 lb; 14 st 13 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Free Agent
AIK IF
TPS Turku
Linköpings HC
SC Bern
Buffalo Sabres
New Jersey Devils
National team  Sweden
NHL Draft 48th overall, 1997
Buffalo Sabres
Playing career 1997–present
Medal record
Men's ice hockey
Competitor for Sweden Sweden
Winter Olympics
Silver 2014 Sochi
World Championships
Gold 2013 Sweden/Finland

Henrik Tallinder (born January 10, 1979) is a Swedish professional ice hockey defenceman who is currently an Unrestricted Free Agent of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing career[edit]

With the Sabres.

Henrik Tallinder was drafted 48th overall by the Buffalo Sabres in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft.

Tallinder suffered a broken left arm in game 3 of the Sabres Eastern Conference finals against the Carolina Hurricanes and missed the remainder of the 2006 Stanley Cup Playoffs. At the time of the injury, he was tied for the NHL playoff lead in plus/minus at +14.

During the 10th game of the 2006–07 NHL season, Tallinder broke the same arm during a game against the New York Islanders.

During a game against New Jersey on February 6, 2008, he became the first Sabres defenceman to score in a shootout, scoring against Martin Brodeur.

On December 27, 2009, Tallinder was selected to the Sweden Men's Ice Hockey Olympic team for the February 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada.

On July 1, 2010, Tallinder signed a four-year, $13.5 million contract with the New Jersey Devils.

On July 7, 2013, Tallinder was traded back to the team that drafted him, the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for Riley Boychuk.

Sexual offenses allegations[edit]

In 2005, Tallinder, and fellow Swedish hockey players Kristian Huselius and Andreas Lilja were investigated on suspicion of sexual exploitation. In March 2005, all three players were suspended from the Swedish national team for one year, with Huselius and Tallinder being released by Swedish club Linköping. Lilja was not suspended by Swedish club Mora, but decided to take a break for the remainder of the rest of the season.[1]

Initially police had dropped their investigation within two days February 11, 2005 when a 22-year-old woman accused the trio of raping her February 9, because of a lack of evidence. However, a special prosecutor reopened the case in March, leading to the suspensions.[2] Tallinder and the others were cleared in June of that year.[3]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1996–97 AIK IF SEL 1 0 0 0 0
1997–98 AIK IF SEL 34 0 0 0 26
1998–99 AIK IF SEL 36 0 0 0 30
1999–00 AIK IF SEL 50 0 2 2 59
2000–01 TPS Turku FNL 56 5 9 14 62 10 2 1 3 8
2001–02 Buffalo Sabres NHL 2 0 0 0 0
2001–02 Rochester Americans AHL 73 6 14 20 26 2 0 0 0 0
2002–03 Buffalo Sabres NHL 46 3 10 13 28
2003–04 Buffalo Sabres NHL 72 1 9 10 26
2004–05 Linköpings HC SEL 44 6 10 16 63
2004–05 SC Bern NLA 10 1 1 2 4
2005–06 Buffalo Sabres NHL 82 6 15 21 74 14 2 6 8 16
2006–07 Buffalo Sabres NHL 47 4 10 14 34 16 0 2 2 10
2007–08 Buffalo Sabres NHL 71 1 17 18 48
2008–09 Buffalo Sabres NHL 66 1 11 12 36
2009–10 Buffalo Sabres NHL 82 4 16 20 32 6 0 2 2 2
2010–11 New Jersey Devils NHL 82 5 11 16 40
2011–12 New Jersey Devils NHL 39 0 6 6 16 3 0 0 0 0
2012–13 New Jersey Devils NHL 25 1 3 4 10
2013–14 Buffalo Sabres NHL 64 2 6 8 34
NHL totals 678 28 114 142 378 39 5 10 12 28

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
1997 Sweden EJC 4 0 0 0 0
1998 Sweden WJC 6th 7 1 0 1 6
1999 Sweden WJC 4th 3 0 0 0 2
2010 Sweden Oly 5th 4 0 0 0 4
2013 Sweden WC 10 1 2 3 18
2014 Sweden Oly 3 0 0 0 2
Junior totals 14 1 0 1 8
Senior totals 17 1 2 3 24

References[edit]

  1. ^ Associated Press (2005-02-16). "Allegations in Sweden to be reviewed". TSN. Retrieved 2007-05-22. 
  2. ^ Canadian Press (2005-03-03). "Swedish NHLers to be re-investigated". TSN. Retrieved 2007-05-22. 
  3. ^ Associated Press (2005-06-11). "Swedish prosecutor clears three players". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2007-05-22. 

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