Michael Holmqvist

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Michael Holmqvist
Michael Holmqvist.jpg
Born (1979-06-08) June 8, 1979 (age 35)
Stockholm, SWE
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 207 lb (94 kg; 14 st 11 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
SEL team
Former teams
Linköpings HC
Färjestads BK
TPS (SM-liiga)
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
Chicago Blackhawks
Frölunda HC
Djurgårdens IF
National team  Sweden
NHL Draft 18th overall, 1997
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
Playing career 1996–present

Rolf Anders Michael Holmqvist Pedersen (born June 8, 1979 in Stockholm, Sweden) is a professional ice hockey forward currently playing for Linköpings HC of the Swedish Elitserien. He is the older brother of Djurgårdens IF player Andreas Holmqvist.

Playing career[edit]

Holmqvist was drafted 18th overall by the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft from the SEL. After moving to the SM-liiga with TPS in 1999, Holmqvist made it to North America to start the 2003–04 season.

Michael only managed to play 21 games for the Ducks during the season, splitting time with affiliate, the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks of the American Hockey League. On July 30, 2005, Holmqvist was traded by the Ducks to the Chicago Blackhawks for Travis Moen.[1] In the 2005–06 season, Michael enjoyed his best year, recording 10 goals and 20 points in 72 games played. Holmqvist played two full seasons with the Blackhawks before returning to the SEL in 2007. In total, Holmqvist played 156 regular season games, scoring 18 goals and 17 assists for 35 points while collecting 72 penalty minutes.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1996–97 Djurgårdens IF SEL 9 0 0 0 0
1997–98 Färjestads BK SEL 41 2 3 5 6 7 0 0 0 0
1998–99 Färjestads BK SEL 15 0 0 0 6
1999–00 TPS SM-l 54 12 3 15 14 11 2 3 5 4
2000–01 TPS SM-l 46 4 5 9 8 10 1 3 4 2
2001–02 TPS SM-l 56 9 13 22 16 8 1 0 1 12
2002–03 TPS SM-l 56 15 25 40 36 7 0 0 0 4
2003–04 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 21 2 0 2 25
2003–04 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 24 7 7 14 20
2004–05 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 79 14 32 46 111 11 2 2 4 10
2005–06 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 72 10 10 20 16
2006–07 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 63 6 7 13 31
2007–08 Frölunda HC SEL 53 7 10 17 51 4 0 0 0 2
2008–09 Djurgårdens IF SEL 53 9 10 19 78
2009–10 Djurgårdens IF SEL 52 9 9 18 20 9 0 2 2 2
2010–11 Linköpings HC SEL 51 5 3 10 39 7 2 5 7 2
NHL totals 156 18 17 35 72

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ducks sign Moen". ducks.nhl.com. 2005-08-12. Retrieved 2009-02-03. 

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Preceded by
Ruslan Salei
Anaheim Mighty Ducks first round draft pick
1997
Succeeded by
Vitaly Vishnevski