Mikael Tellqvist

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Mikael Tellqvist
Mikael Tellqvist.jpg
Born (1979-09-19) September 19, 1979 (age 34)
Sundbyberg, Sweden
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 84 kg (185 lb; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
SEL team
Former teams
Modo Hockey
SEL
Djurgårdens IF
SM-liiga
Lukko
NHL
Toronto Maple Leafs
Phoenix Coyotes
Buffalo Sabres
KHL
Ak Bars Kazan
Dinamo Riga
National team  Sweden
NHL Draft 70th overall, 2000
Toronto Maple Leafs
Playing career 1998–present
Olympic medal record
Men's Ice hockey
Gold 2006 Turin Ice hockey

Mikael Tellqvist (born September 19, 1979 in Sundbyberg, Sweden) is a professional Swedish ice hockey goaltender, currently playing for Dinamo Riga of the Kontinental Hockey League.

Playing career[edit]

Tellqvist was drafted 70th overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft. He had played a total of 14 games for the Leafs (before the 2005–06 season), spending most of his time in the minors with St. John's.

At the end of the 2005–06 season when regular Leafs' goaltender Ed Belfour was injured, Tellqvist played in two consecutive games against the Montreal Canadiens when the Leafs were struggling to make the playoffs near the end of the season. He struggled in those games, letting in 11 total goals. Following the second game, he was replaced by the Leafs' third-string goaltender, Jean-Sébastien Aubin.

On November 28, 2006, Tellqvist was traded to the Phoenix Coyotes for forward Tyson Nash and a fourth round draft pick in the 2007 Draft. The Coyotes signed him to a contract extension through the 2007–08 season on February 16, 2007. On March 12, 2007 against the Philadelphia Flyers, he stopped all 24 shots to record his fourth career shutout. On April 3, 2007, he set a new career high in wins with 11.

For the 2007–2008 season, he competed for the starting job along with Alex Auld and David Aebischer. Aebischer was eventually waived, setting up the tandem of Tellqvist and Auld. Upon the acquisition of Ilya Bryzgalov via waivers, Auld was eventually traded to the Boston Bruins. Tellqvist became the back-up behind Bryzgalov.

On March 4, 2009, Tellqvist was traded by the Coyotes to the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for a fourth round draft pick in the 2010 Draft. On May 1, 2009, Tellqvist signed with Ak Bars Kazan of the KHL for the 2009-10 season.[1]

On November 19, 2009, Tellqvist was traded to team Rauman Lukko in the SM-liiga. Lukko was at the time leading the league by 18 points, and is one of the leading candidates for the championship.

On August 4, 2010, it was announced that Tellqvist has signed with Dinamo Riga of the KHL for the 2010-11 season.[2]

Career statistics[edit]

   
Season Team League GP W L T OT MIN GA SO GAA
1998–99 Djurgårdens IF SEL 11 5 3 2 647 31 0 2.87
1999–00 Djurgårdens IF SEL 30 1909 66 2 3.87
2000–01 Djurgårdens IF SEL 43 2622 91 5 2.08
2001–02 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 28 8 11 6 1521 79 0 3.12
2002–03 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 47 17 25 3 2651 148 1 3.35
2002–03 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 3 1 1 0 86 4 0 2.79
2003–04 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 11 5 3 2 647 31 0 2.87
2003–04 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 23 10 11 1 1343 59 1 2.64
2004–05 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 45 24 16 4 2599 115 0 2.65
2005–06 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 25 10 11 2 1398 73 2 3.13
2006–07 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 1 0 1 0 59 2 0 2.03
2006–07 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 28 11 11 3 1591 90 2 3.39
2007–08 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 22 9 8 2 1224 56 2 2.75
2008–09 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 15 7 5 1 797 38 0 2.86
2008–09 Buffalo Sabres NHL 6 2 1 0 229 9 0 2.35
NHL totals 113 45 41 2 8 6,033 303 6 3.01

Playoff record[edit]

   
Season Team League GP W L T MIN GA SO GAA
1998–99 Djurgårdens IF SEL 4 -- -- -- 240 11 0 2.75
1999–00 Djurgårdens IF SEL 13 -- -- -- 814 21 3 1.54
2000–01 Djurgårdens IF SEL 16 -- -- -- 1006 45 1 2.68
2001–02 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 1 1 0 -- 15 0 0 0.00
NHL totals -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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