January 10, 1979 |
|Height||6 ft 4 in (193 cm)|
|Weight||215 lb (98 kg; 15 st 5 lb)|
|Finnish Elite League team
New Jersey Devils
|NHL Draft||48th overall, 1997
|Men's ice hockey|
Henrik Per Tallinder (born January 10, 1979) is a Swedish professional ice hockey defenceman who is currently an unrestricted free agent of the National Hockey League (NHL). As of 2016, he is playing as a defenceman for the Finnish Elite League team Turun Palloseura.
Tallinder suffered a broken left arm in game 3 of the Sabres Eastern Conference finals against the Carolina Hurricanes and missed the remainder of the 2006 Stanley Cup Playoffs. At the time of the injury, he was tied for the NHL playoff lead in plus/minus at +14.
During a game against New Jersey on February 6, 2008, he became the first Sabres defenceman to score in a shootout, scoring against Martin Brodeur.
On December 27, 2009, Tallinder was selected to the Sweden Men's Ice Hockey Olympic team for the February 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada.
On July 1, 2010, Tallinder signed a four-year, $13.5 million contract with the New Jersey Devils.
On July 7, 2013, Tallinder was traded back to the team that drafted him, the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for Riley Boychuk.
In September 2014, Tallinder would sign a tryout with the Toronto Maple Leafs, however, he suffered an injury in a preseason game against his former team the Sabres and was ultimately released without a contract.
Sexual offenses allegations
In 2005, Tallinder, and fellow Swedish hockey players Kristian Huselius and Andreas Lilja were investigated on suspicion of sexual exploitation. In March 2005, all three players were suspended from the Swedish national team for one year, with Huselius and Tallinder being released by Swedish club Linköping. Lilja was not suspended by Swedish club Mora, but decided to take a break for the remainder of the rest of the season.
Initially police had dropped their investigation within two days February 11, 2005 when a 22-year-old woman accused the trio of raping her February 9, because of a lack of evidence. However, a special prosecutor reopened the case in March, leading to the suspensions. Tallinder and the others were cleared in June of that year.
Regular season and playoffs
|2010–11||New Jersey Devils||NHL||82||5||11||16||40||—||—||—||—||—|
|2011–12||New Jersey Devils||NHL||39||0||6||6||16||3||0||0||0||0|
|2012–13||New Jersey Devils||NHL||25||1||3||4||10||—||—||—||—||—|
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- Associated Press (2005-02-16). "Allegations in Sweden to be reviewed". TSN. Retrieved 2007-05-22.
- Canadian Press (2005-03-03). "Swedish NHLers to be re-investigated". TSN. Retrieved 2007-05-22.
- Associated Press (2005-06-11). "Swedish prosecutor clears three players". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2007-05-22.