Fredrik Oduya

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Fredrik Oduya
Born (1975-05-31)May 31, 1975
Stockholm, Sweden
Died 2011 (aged 35–36)
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 218 lb (99 kg; 15 st 8 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for Kansas City Blades
Kentucky Thoroughblades
Saint John Flames
Orlando Solar Bears
Edinburgh Capitals
Laredo Bucks
Nybro Vikings IF
NHL Draft 154th overall, 1993
San Jose Sharks
Playing career 1995–2000

Fredrik Oduya (May 31, 1975 in Stockholm – September 2011) was a Swedish ice hockey player. He was drafted 154th overall by the San Jose Sharks of the United States in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft.


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".

In 2000, he retired due to a back injury. He came out of retirement in 2004 to play in Sweden and Great Britain, before retiring again in 2007.


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.[1]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ ""Jag är ingen retsticka" ("I'm not a tease")" (in Swedish). September 29, 2011. Retrieved November 1, 2011.