Richard Demén-Willaume

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Richard Demén-Willaume
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Born (1986-01-28) 28 January 1986 (age 28)
Åsa, Sweden
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 222 lb (101 kg; 15 st 12 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
SHL team
Former teams
Free Agent
Frölunda HC
Rögle BK
Dragons de Rouen
SaiPa
Timrå IK
NHL Draft 154th overall, 2004
Colorado Avalanche
Playing career 2005–present

Richard Demén-Willaume (born 28 January 1986) is a Swedish professional ice hockey player. He is a defenceman who is currently an Unrestricted Free Agent. He most recently played for Timrå IK in the Swedish Hockey League.

Playing career[edit]

Demén-Willaume began his junior hockey career with Frölunda HC in the J18 Allsvenskan in 2001. By the 2003–04 season Demén-Willaume played regularly in the J20 SuperElit and was selected to the Swedish World U18 Championship team in 2004. Richard was then selected by the Colorado Avalanche 154th overall in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.

In the 2004–05 season, Demén-Willaume posted the best plus/minus (+39) in the J20 SuperElit. He also made his professional debut with Frölunda HC in the Elitserien, playing in 9 regular season games and one playoff game. After securing a regular roster spot with Frölunda in the 2005–06 season, Richard then left for North America attending the Colorado Avalanche training camp for the 2006–07 season.

Demén-Willaume was hit by injury and was assigned to semi-pro league affiliate, the Arizona Sundogs of the CHL. Appearing in only 9 games with the Sundogs, Richard then returned to Sweden. In the 2007–08 season, Demén-Willaume played in the HockeyAllsvenskan after he signed with Rögle BK. Richard helped promote the team to the Elitserien for the first time in 12 years for the 2008–09 season.

In the 2009–10 season, his third with Rögle, Richard played in only 12 games before he was released and signed for the rest of the year by Hockey Allsvenskan side, the Malmö Redhawks on January 28, 2010.[1] After playing 13 games with the Redhawks to end the season, Richards option of an additional year did not come to fruition and he signed a one-year contract with fellow Allsvenskan side Borås HC on July 9, 2010.[2]

Demén-Willaume played 43 games with Boras in the following season, which included an early loan to return to Frölunda before he was returned to the Allsvenskan after only 6 games. Unable to deliver on his potential within the Swedish leagues, Demén-Willaume then signed a one-year contract at season's end with Dragons de Rouen of the French Ligue Magnus on May 9, 2011.[3]

A free agent to begin the 2012–13 season, Demén-Willaume joined Finnish club SaiPa on a try-out contract on September 17, 2012.[4] After 14 games in the SM-liiga, he was released from his try-out and returned to Sweden, signing with HockeyAllsvenskan club, Tingsryds AIF, on November 12, 2012.

Demén-Willaume stay with Tingsryds was cut short after only two games as he was signed on an initial try-out with Elitserien club, Timrå IK, before earning a contract for the remainder of the season on December 12, 2012.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2001–02 Frölunda HC J20 1 0 0 0 0
2002–03 Frölunda HC J20 22 0 6 6 14 4 0 0 0 0
2003–04 Frölunda HC J20 35 6 7 13 22 5 0 1 1 6
2004–05 Frölunda HC J20 32 3 12 15 63 6 1 1 2 22
2004–05 Frölunda HC SEL 8 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
2005–06 Frölunda HC SEL 42 2 1 3 26
2005–06 Frölunda HC J20 10 4 8 12 8 6 3 5 8 31
2006–07 Arizona Sundogs CHL 9 0 2 2 16
2007–08 Rögle BK Swe-1 43 6 10 16 44 9 4 0 4 6
2008–09 Rögle BK SEL 24 5 7 12 32
2009–10 Rögle BK SEL 12 0 1 1 10
2009–10 Malmö Redhawks Swe-1 13 1 1 2 29
2010–11 Borås HC Swe-1 43 2 10 12 36
2010–11 Frölunda HC SEL 6 0 1 1 8
2011–12 Dragons de Rouen FRA 25 3 10 13 34 15 0 2 2 10
2012–13 SaiPa SM-l 14 1 1 2 12
2012–13 Tingsryds AIF Swe.1 2 0 0 0 0
2012–13 Timrå IK SEL 27 2 2 4 12
SEL totals 119 9 12 21 88 1 0 0 0 0

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2004 Sweden WJC U18 5th 6 1 1 2 10
Junior totals 6 1 1 2 10

References[edit]

  1. ^ "RDW signs for rest of season plus option year" (in Swedish). MrMadHawks.se. 2010-01-28. Retrieved 2010-05-10. 
  2. ^ "RDW to Borås HC" (in Swedish). MrMadHawks.se. 2010-07-09. Retrieved 2010-08-14. 
  3. ^ "Departures and 2010-11 Transfers" (in French). Dragons de Rouen. 2011-05-09. Retrieved 2011-05-09. 
  4. ^ "Richard Demen-Willaume to Saipa" (in Finnish). SaiPa. 2012-09-17. Retrieved 2012-09-17. 
  5. ^ "Demen-Willaume stops for the rest of the season" (in Swedish). Timrå IK. 2012-12-12. Retrieved 2012-12-12. 

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