Anton Blomqvist

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Anton Blomqvist
Born (1990-03-07) March 7, 1990 (age 27)
Kristianstad, Sweden
Height 6 ft 5 in (196 cm)
Weight 201 lb (91 kg; 14 st 5 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
Swe.1 team
Former teams
IK Oskarshamn
Malmö Redhawks
Springfield Falcons
NHL Draft 167th overall, 2009
Columbus Blue Jackets
Playing career 2008–present

Anton Blomqvist (born March 7, 1990) is a Swedish professional ice hockey defenceman who is currently playing for the IK Oskarshamn in the HockeyAllsvenskan (Swe.1).

Playing career[edit]

Before coming to North America, Blomqvist played over 100 games of professional hockey with the Swedish Malmö Redhawks in HockeyAllsvenskan and European Trophy. He was selected by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 6th round (167th overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. During the 2010–11 season, he left the Redhawks and signed a three-year entry level contract with the Blue Jackets on March 17, 2011.[1]

In his two years in North America he was assigned to the Blue Jackets American Hockey League affiliate, the Springfield Falcons and the Evansville IceMen of the ECHL.[2] After making a negligible impact, Blomqvist returned on loan to Malmö for the final year of his contract with Columbus on June 18, 2013.[3]

As an impending free agent with the Blue Jackets on May 22, 204, Blomqvist opted to remain in the HockeyAllsvenskan signing with IK Oskarshamn.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2006–07 Linköpings J20 18 0 1 1 20
2007–08 Malmö Redhawks J20 18 0 1 1 20
2008–09 Malmö Redhawks J20 31 2 14 16 73
2008–09 Malmö Redhawks Swe.1 13 0 3 3 8
2009–10 Malmö Redhawks Swe.1 49 3 2 5 55 5 0 0 0 10
2009–10 Malmö Redhawks J20 1 0 0 0 0
2010–11 Malmö Redhawks Swe.1 27 0 1 1 14
2010–11 Springfield Falcons AHL 5 0 1 1 21
2011–12 Springfield Falcons AHL 24 0 0 0 19
2012–13 Evansville IceMen ECHL 36 1 2 3 46
2013–14 Malmö Redhawks Swe.1 51 1 3 4 109 10 0 0 0 4
Swe.1 totals 140 4 9 13 186 15 0 0 0 14

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Blue Jackets sign defenseman Anton Blomqvist to three-year entry level deal". Columbus Blue Jackets. 2011-03-17. Retrieved 2011-03-17. 
  2. ^ "Falcons trim roster". Springfield Falcons. 2012-09-29. Retrieved 2012-09-29. 
  3. ^ "Anton Blomqvist enhances Redhawks". Malmö Redhawks. 2013-06-18. Retrieved 2013-06-18. 
  4. ^ "Anton Blomqvist första nya backen". IK Oskarshamn. May 22, 2014. Retrieved May 22, 2014. 

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