Tobias Enström

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Tobias Enström
Tobias Enstrom Jets.png
Born (1984-11-05) November 5, 1984 (age 29)
Nordingrå, Sweden
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 82 kg (181 lb; 12 st 13 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Winnipeg Jets
Modo Hockey
Atlanta Thrashers
National team  Sweden
NHL Draft 239th overall, 2003
Atlanta Thrashers
Playing career 2002–present

Ulf Tobias "Toby" Enström (born November 5, 1984) is a Swedish professional ice hockey defenceman, currently playing for the Winnipeg Jets of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing career[edit]

Early playing career and personal life[edit]

Enström as a member of the Thrashers

Growing up in Nordingrå, he played hockey in Höga Kusten Hockey but moved to Örnsköldsvik and Modo Hockey when he got accepted to the Hockey high school playing for Modo J18. After two second places with Modo's J18 he advanced to Modo's J20 and later to the Elitserien team. He comes from a hockey family where both of his brothers, Tommy Enström and Thomas Enström, as well as his sister Tina Enström, all are or have represented various teams within the Modo Hockey organization.

Following a successful rookie season during his first year in Elitserien, where he was elected Rookie of the Year, he was drafted in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft by the Atlanta Thrashers, in round eight as pick number 239 overall. He won the 2006/2007 Swedish Elite League championships with Modo Hockey and finished first in assists in the playoffs.

In June 2013 Enström was assaulted and robbed in his hometown of Örnsköldsvik but could recover quickly from only minor injuries.[1] The perpetrator was later arrested and is being tried for robbery, battery[2]

Atlanta/Winnipeg[edit]

Enström signed a two-year contract with Atlanta in late May 2007 and made the team out of training camp, playing all 82 in his first three seasons to start his career. He scored his first NHL goal on 23 October 2007 against Vesa Toskala of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Enström finished the season with 5 goals and 33 assists. The following season, he recorded 5 goals along with 27 assists, as well as being a career high plus 14. During the 2010–11 season, he broke a finger blocking a shot against the New York Rangers on January 22, 2011 that had him out for 6 games and ended his games played streak at 296 consecutive games.

In 2011, Enström was selected to his first All-Star Game, along with teammate Dustin Byfuglien. This was the first time the Thrashers had a defenseman in the All-Star Game since Petr Buzek in 2000.[3]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2000–01 Modo Hockey J20 1 0 0 0 0
2001–02 Modo Hockey J20 21 1 7 8 10
2002–03 Modo Hockey J20 7 4 6 10 31
2002–03 Modo Hockey SEL 42 1 5 6 16 6 0 1 1 4
2003–04 Modo Hockey SEL 33 1 4 5 6 6 1 1 2 2
2003–04 Modo Hockey J20 8 0 3 3 4
2004–05 Modo Hockey SEL 49 4 10 14 24 2 0 0 0 0
2005–06 Modo Hockey SEL 47 4 7 11 48 4 0 1 1 25
2006–07 Modo Hockey SEL 55 7 21 28 52 20 1 11 12 37
2007–08 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 82 5 33 38 42
2008–09 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 82 5 27 32 52
2009–10 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 82 6 44 50 30
2010–11 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 72 10 41 51 54
2011–12 Winnipeg Jets NHL 62 6 27 33 38
2012–13 EC Red Bull Salzburg EBEL 5 1 0 1 4
2012–13 Winnipeg Jets NHL 22 4 11 15 8
2013–14 Winnipeg Jets NHL 82 10 20 30 56
NHL totals 484 46 203 249 280
SHL totals 226 17 47 64 146 38 2 14 16 68

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2002 Sweden WJC U18 9th 8 2 1 3 6
2003 Sweden WJC 8th 6 1 1 2 4
2004 Sweden WJC 7th 6 0 3 3 0
2007 Sweden WC 4th 9 0 2 2 10
2008 Sweden WC 4th 2 0 0 0 0
2010 Sweden Oly 5th 4 0 2 2 4
Junior totals 20 3 5 8 10
Senior totals 15 0 4 4 14

Awards and achievements[edit]

Award Year(s)
J20 SuperElit Champion 2003–2004
SHL Rookie of the Year 2003
Elitserien Champion 2006–2007
NHL Rookie of the Month November 2007
NHL YoungStars Game 2008
NHL All-Rookie Team 2008
NHL All-Star *2011

*-Selected, Did Not Play due to Injury

Records[edit]

  • Atlanta Thrashers' franchise record for most points (defenceman): 108 (January 16, 2010 vs. Carolina Hurricanes) (surpassed Yannick Tremblay)
  • Atlanta Thrashers' franchise record for most assists in a season (defenceman): 44 (January 16, 2010 vs. Carolina Hurricanes)
  • Atlanta Thrashers' franchise record for most games in a row: 296 (January 22, 2011 vs. New York Rangers) (surpassed Vyacheslav Kozlov)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jets' Enström robbed, assaulted in Sweden". Winnipeg Free Press, June 29, 2013.
  2. ^ "Åtalas för att ha rånat NHL-proffset Tobias Enström". Allehanda. 2013-08-09. Retrieved 2013-08-09. 
  3. ^ "Buff and Toby selected as All-Stars". bluelandblog.com. 2011-01-12. Retrieved 2011-01-15. 

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