Johan Davidsson

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Johan Davidsson
Johan Davidsson.JPG
Born (1976-01-06) January 6, 1976 (age 38)
Jönköping, SWE
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 192 lb (87 kg; 13 st 10 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
National team  Sweden
NHL Draft 28th overall, 1994
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
Playing career 1992–2014
Johan Davidsson
Medal record
Competitor for  Sweden
Men's ice hockey
Silver 2004 Prague
Silver 2003 Helsinki
Bronze 2002 Gothenburg

Johan Markus Davidsson (born January 6, 1976) is a Swedish former professional ice hockey player, who played last with HV71 in the Swedish elite league Elitserien. He was a long-time Elitserien player and captain of HV71, with which he has won the Swedish championship four times.

Playing career[edit]

Davidsson wears jersey number 76 and is the captain of HV71. In 2005 Davidsson renewed his contract with HV71 until the end of season 2009–10. He is regarded as an able skater with a good eye for the game and is as good as a playmaker as a scorer. He has got fine puck control but lacks the physical aspects of the game to fit in NHL.[1] He has been awarded the Swedish hockey journalists association prize Rinkens riddare (Knight of the Rink) for three consecutive seasons, 2002–03, 2003–04 and 2004–05,[2] and the Elitserien's referee association prize Årets gentleman (Gentleman of the Year, which resembles Lady Byng Memorial Trophy of the NHL) for two consecutive seasons, 2002–03 and 2003–04.[3] In 2009 he was awarded Guldhjälmen (Golden Helmet, resembling the Lester Pearson Award) as Elitserien's most valuable player.[4]

Davidsson played his first Elitserien game on January 14, 1993, in Stockholm, Sweden, against Djurgårdens IF. His first appearance for Sweden's national team was on November 7, 1996, in a game in Helsinki, Finland, against Czech Republic. Davidsson was drafted in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft by Anaheim Ducks with their second choice, the 28th overall selection.[1]

In the 2007 World Championships, Davidsson won the point scoring league with 14 points, just one point past Russia's Alexei Morozov. The 2007 tournament was Davidsson's best World Championships personally, having only scored three points in his previous two tournaments.[5]

During the end of 2009 and beginning of 2010, Davidsson received contract proposals from the Kontinental Hockey League and Swiss National League A but choose to stay in Sweden, signing a five-year deal with his current club HV71.[6]

Off the ice[edit]

Davidsson figured in Swedish news when he dated the Finnish violinist Linda Lampenius in 2003.[7] During the 2006 World Championships he appeared as colour commentator on TV3 Sweden.[8]

Awards[edit]

  • TV-pucken champion with Småland in 1990 and 1991.
  • European Junior Championship's Best Forward in 1994.
  • Named to the European Junior Championship All-Star Team in 1994.
  • Swedish Champion with HV71 in 1995, 2004, 2008 and 2010.
  • World Junior Championship's Best Player of Team Sweden in 1996.
  • Finnish Champion with HIFK in 1998.
  • Played in Elitserien All-Star Game in 2002.
  • Bronze medal at the Ice Hockey World Championship in 2002.
  • Silver medal at the Ice Hockey World Championship in 2003 and 2004.
  • Awarded Årets gentleman (Elitserien Gentleman of the Year) in 2003 and 2004.
  • Awarded Rinkens riddare (Elitserien Knight of the Rink) in 2003, 2004 and 2005.
  • Named to the Swedish All-Star Team in 2003, 2004 and 2008.
  • Awarded Guldpucken in 2004.
  • Awarded Guldhjälmen in 2009.
  • Elitserien playoff silver medal with HV71 in 2009.

Records[edit]

  • Elitserien 2003–04 playoff record for points (17)[9]

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1992–93 HV71 SEL 8 1 0 1 0
1993–94 HV71 SEL 38 2 5 7 4
1994–95 HV71 SEL 38 4 7 11 20 13 3 2 5 0
1995–96 HV71 SEL 40 7 11 18 20 4 0 2 2 0
1996–97 HV71 SEL 50 18 21 39 18 5 0 3 3 2
1997–98 HIFK SM-l 43 10 30 40 8 9 3 10 13 0
1998–99 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 64 3 5 8 14 1 0 0 0 0
1998–99 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 9 1 6 7 2
1999–00 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 5 1 0 1 2
1999–00 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 55 9 31 40 24
1999–00 New York Islanders NHL 13 2 4 6 0
2000–01 Espoo Blues SM-l 35 12 17 29 34
2001–02 HV71 SEL 50 13 27 40 24 8 2 3 5 2
2002–03 HV71 SEL 50 16 26 42 4 7 0 3 3 2
2003–04 HV71 SEL 49 14 24 38 8 19 5 12 17 6
2004–05 HV71 SEL 50 12 26 38 2
2005–06 HV71 SEL 50 14 22 36 16 12 1 7 8 4
2006–07 HV71 SEL 55 15 31 46 22 14 2 7 9 2
2007–08 HV71 SEL 47 9 34 43 18 17 8 12 20 2
2008–09 HV71 SEL 55 13 37 50 24 14 3 7 10 2
2009–10 HV71 SEL 55 12 46 58 18 16 4 11 15 6
2010–11 HV71 SEL 40 10 26 36 35 4 1 1 2 2
SEL totals 675 160 343 503 233 133 29 70 99 30
SM-liiga totals 78 22 47 69 42 9 3 10 13 0
AHL totals 64 10 37 47 26
NHL totals 82 6 9 15 16 1 0 0 0 0

Statistics as of the end of the Elitserien playoffs 2011.[1][10]

International play[edit]

Davidsson has played for Sweden in the following competitions:

Davidsson played a total of 129 games for Sweden. His last game for Sweden was played in 2009. After declining an offer by coach Pär Mårts to play in the 2011 Karjala Tournament, Davidsson officially retired from international play on 26 October 2011.[11]

International statistics[edit]

Year Team Event   GP G A Pts PIM
1994 Sweden WJC 6 1 4 5 6
1995 Sweden WJC 7 4 2 6 2
1996 Sweden WJC 7 3 6 9 4
2002 Sweden WC 7 1 1 2 2
2003 Sweden WC 9 0 1 1 4
2004 Sweden WC 7 0 0 0 0
2007 Sweden WC 9 7 7 14 2
Junior int'l totals 20 8 12 20 12
Senior int'l totals 32 8 9 17 8

Statistics as of May 13, 2007.[1][10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Johan Davidsson". Elite Prospects. Retrieved 2006-01-03. 
  2. ^ "Utmärkelser" (in Swedish). Hockeyjournalisterna. Retrieved 2006-08-11. [dead link]
  3. ^ Gustafsson, Daniel (2004-03-25). "Årets gentleman för andra året i rad" (in Swedish). HV71.se. Retrieved 2006-08-11. [dead link]
  4. ^ Birkestad, Erik (2009-03-18). "Davidsson får Guldhjälmen". Hockeyligan.se (in Swedish). Svenska Hockeyligan AB. Retrieved 2009-03-18. 
  5. ^ "SCORING LEADERS". IHWC.net. Retrieved 2007-05-13. 
  6. ^ "Johan Davidsson har bestämt sig". SR.se (in Swedish). Sveriges Radio. 2010-01-27. Retrieved 2010-01-30. 
  7. ^ Nyhlén, Daniel (2003-08-20). "Lampenius hittade kärleken på Fortet" (in Swedish). Aftonbladet.se. Retrieved 2006-08-11. 
  8. ^ "Ishockey-VM 2006" (in Swedish). Viasat Sport. Retrieved 2006-08-11. 
  9. ^ "Svenska Ishockeyförbundet - Official Statistics" (pdf). Swedish Ice Hockey Association. 2004-05-10. p. 3. Retrieved 2006-08-11. 
  10. ^ a b "Johan Davidsson - player profile and career stats". European Hockey.Net. Retrieved 2011-04-27. 
  11. ^ Emil Karlsson (2011-10-26). "Johan Davidsson slutar i Tre Kronor" (in Swedish). Aftonbladet. Retrieved 2011-10-28. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Niklas Andersson
Golden Puck
2004
Succeeded by
Henrik Lundqvist
Preceded by
Tony Mårtensson
Guldhjälmen
2009
Succeeded by
Undecided