Jhonas Enroth

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Jhonas Enroth
Jhonas Enroth Sabres 2012-02-19.JPG
Enroth with the Sabres in 2012.
Born (1988-06-25) June 25, 1988 (age 26)
Stockholm, Sweden
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 75 kg (165 lb; 11 st 11 lb)
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
NHL team Buffalo Sabres
National team  Sweden
NHL Draft 46th overall, 2006
Buffalo Sabres
Playing career 2007–present
Medal record
Competitor for Sweden Sweden
Men's ice hockey
Winter Olympics
Silver 2014 Sochi
World Championships
Gold 2013 Sweden/Finland
World Junior Championships
Silver 2008 Czech Republic
IIHF World U18 Championships
Bronze 2005 Czech Republic

Jhonas Erik Enroth (born June 25, 1988) is a Swedish ice hockey goaltender currently with the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League.

Enroth with Södertälje SK in 2008.

Playing career[edit]

Enroth was selected on June 24, 2006, by the Buffalo Sabres as their 2nd draft choice (46th overall), in the second round of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.

In 2007 he was named as the first of four candidates for Elitserien 2008 Rookie of the Year.[1] The award was eventually won by another goaltender, Daniel Larsson.[2] He ended the 2007–08 regular season in Sweden as the leading goaltender in save percentage and goals against average.[3] On May 31, 2008, Enroth signed a three year level entry contract with the Buffalo Sabres in the NHL.[4] He also was the top European goaltender in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. He had his first NHL pre-season appearance on September 22, playing the second half of the game for the Buffalo Sabres.

On February 22, 2009, he was recalled to Buffalo from the Portland Pirates.

On November 4, 2009, he was recalled again to Buffalo.

Enroth made his NHL debut against the Boston Bruins November 7, 2009 in a losing effort, giving up four goals.[5] He did not get another chance at the NHL level until November 3, 2010 of the 2010–11 NHL season, when he played 20 minutes of an away game against the Boston Bruins, allowing three goals on just twelve shots to record his second NHL loss.[6]

Enroth recorded his first NHL victory in a shootout over the Toronto Maple Leafs by the score of 3-2 on November 6, 2010 in Toronto;[7] his second NHL victory also came in a shootout against the New Jersey Devils on November 10, 2010.[8] His third NHL victory came in a ten round shootout against the Montreal Canadians on February 15, 2011,[9] which, in winning, he became the first goaltender in NHL history to record all three of his first wins in shootouts.[10]

Enroth earned his first NHL shutout on March 30, 2011 against the New York Rangers stopping 23 shots. Incidentally, his parents were in attendance at the game, having flown over from Sweden to see him.

On April 4, 2011, Enroth was named one of NHL's three stars for the week ending April 3.[11]

On April 26, 2011, Enroth appeared in his first NHL playoff game, relieving Ryan Miller. His debut saw the majority of the third period, allowing one goal in eight shots against.

Enroth was named to the 2011-12 All-Rookie Team during the NHL Awards on June 20, 2012. He was the sixth player in Sabres franchise history to be named to the All-Rookie Team.[12]

During the 2012-13 NHL Lockout he first practiced with his original club Huddinge IK and played two games with them in the third tier league. He then signed with Almtuna IS from Uppsala just north of Stockholm, in the second tier league, and played there until the NHL season started.

With the Sabres outside the Stanley Cup play offs, the door was open for the national team Tre Kronor, and he went on to play in the World Championships, where Sweden broke a 27 year old curse and won the gold medals. First time since 1986 a hosting nation won the title. Enroth was highly acclaimed for his efforts and was selected in the All Star Team of the tournament.

On June 20, 2013, Enroth signed a two-year deal with the Sabres.

Enroth was promoted to starting goaltender on February 28, 2014, after the Sabre's previous starting goaltender (Ryan Miller) was traded to the St. Louis Blues.

Career statistics[edit]

Playoffs
Season Team League GP W L T/OT MIN GA SO GAA SV% GP W L MIN GA SO GAA SV%
2004–05 Huddinge IK J20 19 - - - 1144 - - 2.57 .905 3 - - 186 - - 1.93 .942
2004–05 Huddinge IK Swe.1 2 - - - 51 - - 6.95 .786
2005–06 Södertälje SK J20 39 - - - 2379 - - 2.17 .922 4 - - 243 - - 2.22 .914
2006–07 Södertälje SK J20 3 - - - 179 - - 1.33 .956
2006–07 Södertälje SK Swe.1 24 - - - 1377 - - 1.61 .937 9 - - 559 - - 2.14 .921
2007–08 Södertälje SK J20 1 - - - 59 - - 4.05 .840
2007–08 Södertälje SK SEL 27 - - - 1578 56 2 2.13 .932
2008–09 Portland Pirates AHL 58 26 23 6 3424 157 3 2.75 .914 5 1 4 264 10 1 2.27 .904
2009–10 Portland Pirates AHL 48 28 18 1 1240 110 5 2.37 .919
2009–10 Buffalo Sabres NHL 1 0 1 0 58 4 0 4.12 .892
2010–11 Portland Pirates AHL 41 20 17 2 2393 111 0 2.78 .912 4 1 2 217 10 0 2.77 .912
2010–11 Buffalo Sabres NHL 14 9 2 2 769 35 1 2.73 .907 1 0 0 17 1 0 3.53 .875
2011–12 Buffalo Sabres NHL 26 8 11 4 1399 63 1 2.70 .917
2012–13 Huddinge IK Swe.2 2 2 0 0 120 5 0 2.50 .889
2012–13 Almtuna IS Swe.1 14 5 9 0 832 32 2 2.31 .917
2012–13 Buffalo Sabres NHL 12 4 4 1 623 27 1 2.60 .919
2013–14 Buffalo Sabres NHL 28 4 17 5 1574 74 0 2.82 .911
NHL totals 81 25 35 12 4425 203 3 2.75 .913 1 0 0 17 1 0 3.53 .875

Awards[edit]

  • Elitserien 2007–08 Rookie of the Year Nominee
  • Professional Hockey Writers Association All-Rookie team, 2011–12[13]
  • Goalkeeper in the All Star Team, World Championships 2013

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