May 6, 1983 |
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||218 lb (99 kg; 15 st 8 lb)|
|Played for||Phoenix Coyotes
New York Rangers
Toronto Maple Leafs
|NHL Draft||11th overall, 2001
Fredrik Per Oscar Sjöström (Swedish: [ˈɧœˈstɾœm]; born May 6, 1983) is a Swedish former professional ice hockey winger. Drafted by the National Hockey League (NHL)'s Phoenix Coyotes in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft, Sjöström played over 500 regular season NHL and Stanley Cup playoff games with the Coyotes, New York Rangers, Calgary Flames and Toronto Maple Leafs.
Sjöström began his career playing for Frölunda HC in the top-level Elitserien and after being drafted by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft with the team's first pick, 11th overall. He later moved to North America to play major junior hockey for the Calgary Hitmen in the Western Hockey League (WHL). Sjöström made his NHL debut in the 2003–04 season, scoring 13 points in 57 games for Phoenix.
On July 13, 2006, Sjöström signed a one-way, two-year contract extension worth $1.5 million with the Coyotes. On February 26, 2008, he was traded to the New York Rangers, along with David LeNeveu and Josh Gratton, in exchange for Marcel Hossa and Al Montoya. Sjöström played on the Rangers' fourth line, used as a checking line. On March 2, he then scored his first goal as a Ranger after beating Antero Niittymäki of the Philadelphia Flyers with assists from Blair Betts and Marek Malík.
On July 1, 2009, Sjöström signed a two-year, $1.5 million contract with the Calgary Flames, but was later traded with Dion Phaneuf and prospect Keith Aulie to the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for Matt Stajan, Niklas Hagman, Jamal Mayers and Ian White that same season on January 31, 2010. Upon expiry of his contract with Toronto in 2011, Sjöström returned to Sweden, signing a one-year contract with Färjestad BK of the Elitserien.
Sjöström officially announced his retirement from hockey on August 29, 2013.
|Men's ice hockey|
Sjöström played for Sweden in three world junior ice hockey championship. He made his debut for Sweden's men's team during the Euro Hockey Tour final against Finland, and was selected to play at the 2004 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships, where Tre Kronor won a silver medal.
Regular season and playoffs
|2007–08||New York Rangers||NHL||18||2||0||2||8||10||0||1||1||2|
|2008–09||New York Rangers||NHL||79||7||6||13||30||7||0||1||1||0|
|2009–10||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||19||2||3||5||4||—||—||—||—||—|
|2010–11||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||66||2||3||5||14||—||—||—||—||—|
|Junior int' totals||35||6||22||28||44|
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- Fredrik Sjöström career statistics at EliteProspects.com
- Fredrik Sjöström career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
- Fredrik Sjöström profile at Eurohockey.com
- Fredrik Sjöström - Official website
|Phoenix Coyotes first round draft pick