May 31, 1975|
|Died||2011 (aged 35–36)|
|Height||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
|Weight||218 lb (99 kg; 15 st 8 lb)|
|Played for||Kansas City Blades
Saint John Flames
Orlando Solar Bears
Nybro Vikings IF
|NHL Draft||154th overall, 1993
San Jose Sharks
After the International Hockey League with the Kansas City Blades and the American Hockey League for the Kentucky Thoroughblades, Oduya was traded to the Calgary Flames in 1999 for Eric Landry. He never played in the National Hockey League, although belonging to both the San Jose Sharks and later the Calgary Flames organisations.
Known as a good fighter and tough hitter, Oduya was nicknamed "Freddy Knuckles" and "The Swedish Nightmare".
His father was originally from Kenya and was a member of the ethnic group of Luo. He married a Swedish woman and they had two sons, Fredrik and Johnny Oduya. Both became professional ice hockey players who played for North American teams. Johnny has won two Stanley Cups with the Chicago Blackhawks.
Fredrik Oduya died in a motorcycle accident in the summer of 2011.
- Fredrik Oduya career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
- Fredrik Oduya career statistics at EliteProspects.com
- Fredrik Oduya profile at Eurohockey.com
- ""Jag är ingen retsticka" ("I'm not a tease")" (in Swedish). September 29, 2011. Retrieved November 1, 2011.
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