Jhonas Enroth

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Jhonas Enroth
Jhonas Enroth Sabres 2012-02-19.JPG
Enroth with the Sabres in 2012
Born (1988-06-25) 25 June 1988 (age 31)
Stockholm, Sweden
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 172 lb (78 kg; 12 st 4 lb)
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
KHL team
Former teams
Dinamo Minsk
Södertälje SK
Buffalo Sabres
Dallas Stars
Los Angeles Kings
Toronto Maple Leafs
Örebro HK
National team  Sweden
NHL Draft 46th overall, 2006
Buffalo Sabres
Playing career 2007–present

Jhonas Erik Enroth (born 25 June 1988), a Swedish professional ice hockey goaltender, who is currently playing with HC Dinamo Minsk of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). He has played in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Buffalo Sabres, Dallas Stars, Los Angeles Kings and Toronto Maple Leafs.

Playing career[edit]

Enroth was selected on 24 June 2006, by the Buffalo Sabres as their 2nd draft choice (46th overall), in the second round of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.

In 2007, he was named as the first of four candidates for Elitserien 2008 Rookie of the Year.[1] The award was won by another goaltender, Daniel Larsson.[2] He ended the 2007–08 regular season in Sweden as the leading goaltender in save percentage and goals against average.[3] On 31 May 2008, Enroth signed a three-year level entry contract with the Buffalo Sabres in the NHL.[4] He also was the top European goaltender in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. He had his first NHL pre-season appearance on 22 September, playing the second half of the game for the Buffalo Sabres.

Enroth with Södertälje SK in 2008

On 22 February 2009, he was recalled to Buffalo from the Portland Pirates before he was returned to the Pirates without featuring in a game. On 4 November 2009, he was recalled again to Buffalo. Enroth made his NHL debut against the Boston Bruins 7 November 2009 in a losing effort, giving up four goals.[5] He did not get another chance at the NHL level until 3 November 2010 of the 2010–11 NHL season, when he played 20 minutes of an away game against the Boston Bruins, allowing three goals on just twelve shots to record his second NHL loss.[6]

Enroth recorded his first NHL victory in a shootout over the Toronto Maple Leafs by the score of 3–2 on 6 November 2010 in Toronto;[7] his second NHL victory also came in a shootout against the New Jersey Devils on 10 November 2010.[8] His third NHL victory came in a ten-round shootout against the Montreal Canadiens on 15 February 2011,[9] which, in winning, he became the first goaltender in NHL history to record all three of his first wins in shootouts.[10]

Enroth earned his first NHL shutout on 30 March 2011 against the New York Rangers stopping 23 shots. On 4 April 2011, Enroth was named one of NHL's three stars for the week ending 3 April.[11] On 26 April 2011, Enroth appeared in his first NHL playoff game, relieving Ryan Miller. His debut saw the majority of the third period, allowing one goal in eight shots against. Enroth was named to the 2011–12 All-Rookie Team during the NHL Awards on 20 June 2012. He was the sixth player in Sabres franchise history to be named to the All-Rookie Team.[12]

During the 2012–13 NHL Lockout Enroth remained in Sweden. He first practiced with his original club Huddinge IK and played two games with them in the Hockeyettan. He then signed with Almtuna IS from Uppsala just north of Stockholm, in the second tier league, and played there until the NHL season started.

On 20 June 2013, Enroth signed a two-year deal to remain with the Sabres. Enroth was promoted to starting goaltender on 28 February 2014, after the Sabres traded Ryan Miller, their previous starting goaltender, to the St. Louis Blues.

On 11 February 2015, Enroth was traded by the Sabres, to the Dallas Stars in exchange for Anders Lindbäck and a conditional 3rd-round draft pick.[13]

On 1 July 2015, Enroth signed a one-year contract to assume the backup position to Jonathan Quick on the Los Angeles Kings.[14] Enroth recorded impressive statistics in his limited role with the club but admitted once the season ended that he was disappointed with his lack of playing time, having dressed for only 16 contests.[15]

On 22 August 2016, Enroth signed as a free agent to a one-year contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs, to back up Frederik Andersen following the trade of Jonathan Bernier a month prior.[16] Though he was expected to play more games than he did with the Kings, Enroth struggled with the Maple Leafs, going winless in his six appearances and only starting in four of those games. With Andersen excelling, Entroth was waived on 5 December 2016 to be sent to the Toronto Marlies.[17] He cleared the following day. The next month would only see Enroth appear in three games with the Marlies (two of them in relief) due to a crowded crease.[18] Following the Maple Leafs' acquisition of Curtis McElhinney via waivers on 10 January 2017,[19] Enroth was traded to the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for a seventh-round pick in 2018 at 1 AM (EST) on 11 January.[20]

As a free agent from the Ducks, Enroth, with limited opportunity to extend his NHL career, opted to sign abroad in agreeing to a one-year deal with Belarusian club, HC Dinamo Minsk of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL), on 13 July 2017.[21]

In the 2018–19 season, playing in his second season with Dinamo and in last year of his contract, Enroth appeared in 52 games for club, sporting a 2.60 goal against average, however was unable to propel Dinamo to the playoffs. On 15 February 2019, Enroth left Minsk to join Swedish club, Örebro HK of the SHL, for the remainder of the season.[22]

On 2 July 2019, Enroth returned to Dinamo Minsk of the KHL, signing a one year contract.[23]

International play[edit]

Medal record
Representing  Sweden
Ice hockey
Winter Olympics
Silver medal – second place 2014 Sochi
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2013 Sweden/Finland
World Junior Championships
Silver medal – second place 2008 Czech Republic
IIHF World U18 Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2005 Czech Republic

Enroth first played at the international junior level with Sweden at the 2005 IIHF World U18 Championships, helping capture the bronze medal. He appeared in 16 games at the junior level at the Under 18 level and World Junior Championships.

Enroth made his senior debut with the Swedish National Team appearing in 2 games at the 2012 World Championships. With the Sabres outside the Stanley Cup playoffs, following the shortened 2012–13 season, the door was open for the Tre Kronor, and he went on to play in the World Championships, where Sweden broke a 27-year-old curse and won the gold medal. It marked the first time since 1986 a hosting nation won the title. Enroth was highly acclaimed for his efforts and was selected in the All Star Team of the tournament.

He was selected to the Swedish squad as the team's third choice goaltender at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. He did not feature in a game, as Sweden claimed the silver medal.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Playoffs
Season Team League GP W L T/OT MIN GA SO GAA SV% GP W L MIN GA SO GAA SV%
2004–05 Huddinge IK J20 19 1144 2.57 .905 3 186 1.93 .942
2004–05 Huddinge IK Allsv 2 0 0 0 52 6 0 6.95 .786
2005–06 Södertälje SK J20 39 2379 2.17 .922 4 243 2.22 .914
2006–07 Södertälje SK J20 3 179 1.33 .956
2006–07 Södertälje SK Allsv 24 19 2 2 1378 37 3 1.61 .937 9 6 3 560 20 0 2.14 .921
2007–08 Södertälje SK J20 1 59 4.05 .840
2007–08 Södertälje SK SEL 27 9 14 3 1578 56 2 2.13 .932
2008–09 Portland Pirates AHL 58 26 23 6 3424 157 3 2.75 .914 5 1 4 264 10 1 2.27 .904
2009–10 Portland Pirates AHL 48 28 18 1 1240 110 5 2.37 .919
2009–10 Buffalo Sabres NHL 1 0 1 0 58 4 0 4.12 .892
2010–11 Portland Pirates AHL 41 20 17 2 2393 111 0 2.78 .912 4 1 2 217 10 0 2.77 .912
2010–11 Buffalo Sabres NHL 14 9 2 2 769 35 1 2.73 .907 1 0 0 17 1 0 3.53 .875
2011–12 Buffalo Sabres NHL 26 8 11 4 1399 63 1 2.70 .917
2012–13 Huddinge IK Div.1 2 2 0 0 120 5 0 2.50 .889
2012–13 Almtuna IS Allsv 14 5 9 0 832 32 2 2.31 .917
2012–13 Buffalo Sabres NHL 12 4 4 1 623 27 1 2.60 .919
2013–14 Buffalo Sabres NHL 28 4 17 5 1574 74 0 2.82 .911
2014–15 Buffalo Sabres NHL 37 13 21 2 2204 120 1 3.27 .903
2014–15 Dallas Stars NHL 13 5 5 0 630 25 1 2.38 .906
2015–16 Los Angeles Kings NHL 16 7 5 1 857 31 2 2.17 .922
2016–17 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 6 0 3 1 275 18 0 3.94 .872
2016–17 Toronto Marlies AHL 3 2 1 0 178 9 0 3.03 .904
2016–17 San Diego Gulls AHL 18 14 4 0 1077 31 2 1.73 .936 10 4 6 580 26 0 2.69 .924
2017–18 HC Dinamo Minsk KHL 52 19 27 5 3032 104 4 2.06 .923
2018–19 HC Dinamo Minsk KHL 52 13 34 3 2905 126 1 2.60 .914
2018–19 Örebro HK SHL 10 5 3 2 606 19 0 1.88 .927 2 0 2 123 7 0 3.42 .873
NHL totals 153 50 69 16 8,389 397 7 2.84 .909 1 0 0 17 1 0 3.53 .875

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP W L OT MIN GA SO GAA SV%
2005 Sweden WJC18 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 3 2 1 0 141 4 0 1.70 .942
2006 Sweden WJC18 6th 5 3 1 1 298 9 0 1.81 .943
2007 Sweden WJC 4th 3 2 1 0 144 7 0 2.91 .887
2008 Sweden WJC 2nd, silver medalist(s) 5 4 1 0 309 12 0 2.33 .905
2012 Sweden WC 6th 2 2 0 0 120 5 0 2.50 .868
2013 Sweden WC 1st, gold medalist(s) 7 6 1 0 418 8 2 1.15 .956
2015 Sweden WC 5th 6 4 0 0 330 15 0 2.72 .876
2018 Sweden OG 5th 1 1 0 0 60 0 1 0.00 1.000
Junior totals 16 11 4 1 892 32 0 2.15
Senior totals 16 13 1 0 928 28 3 1.75

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
J20
South Best GAA (1.83) 2006
South Best SVS% (.930) 2006
Allsvenskan
Best SVS% (.937) 2007
Elitserien
Best GAA (2.13) 2008
Best SVS% (.932) 2008
Rookie of the Year (Nominee) 2008
NHL
All-Rookie Team 2012 [24]
International
WC All-Star Team 2013
WC Best Goaltender 2013

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jhonas Enroth Årets Rookiekandidat 1" (in Swedish). Swedish Ice Hockey Association. 19 October 2007. Retrieved 20 October 2007.[dead link]
  2. ^ "Larsson named Elitserien Rookie of the year". European Hockey.Net. Retrieved 26 June 2008.
  3. ^ "Jhonas Enroth". Elite Prospects. Retrieved 1 June 2009.
  4. ^ "BUFFALO SABRES SIGN JHONAS ENROTH". Buffalo Sabres. 31 May 2008. Archived from the original on 1 June 2008. Retrieved 1 June 2008.
  5. ^ Sabres vs. Bruins – 11/07/2009 – Buffalo Sabres – Recap Archived 14 November 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ Sabres Stumble to Another Home Loss | WKBW News 7: News, Sports, Weather | Buffalo, NY | WKBW Sports Archived 18 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ Shootout victory ends Sabres' slide – Sports – The Buffalo News
  8. ^ Buffalo Sabres: Jhonas Enroth Making His Case As Backup Goaltender | Bleacher Report Archived 8 October 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ Buffalo Sabres vs. Montreal Canadiens – Recap – February 15, 2011 – ESPN
  10. ^ NHL.com – Recap – NHL.com – Recap
  11. ^ Corey Perry tops 'Three Stars' of the week – NHL.com – News
  12. ^ "Enroth Named to All-Rookie Team". Buffalo Sabres. 20 June 2012. Retrieved 20 June 2012.
  13. ^ "Sabres' Enroth traded to Dallas Stars". Sportsnet. 11 February 2015. Retrieved 11 February 2015.
  14. ^ "LA Kings sign Jhonas Enroth to hold Jonathan Quick's hat for a season". Yahoo! Sports. 1 July 2015. Retrieved 1 July 2015.
  15. ^ "Enroth would have liked a wider workload". LA Kings Insider. 25 April 2016. Retrieved 28 August 2016.
  16. ^ "Maple Leafs sign Jhonas Enroth to a one-year deal". Toronto Maple Leafs. 22 August 2016. Retrieved 22 August 2016.
  17. ^ "Toronto Maple Leafs waive Jhonas Enroth after frightful, winless six-game stint as backup goaltender". National Post. 5 December 2016. Retrieved 12 January 2017.
  18. ^ "Enroth's trade clears some space for Marlies in the crease". Toronto Sun. 11 January 2017. Retrieved 12 January 2017.
  19. ^ "Maple Leafs hope Curtis McElhinney will address backup goalie woes". Toronto Star. 10 January 2017. Retrieved 12 January 2017.
  20. ^ "Ducks acquire Enroth from Toronto". National Hockey League. 11 January 2017. Retrieved 11 January 2017.
  21. ^ "Jhonas Enroth in Dinamo Minsk" (in Russian). HC Dinamo Minsk. 13 July 2017. Retrieved 13 July 2017.
  22. ^ "Welcome Jhonas Enroth" (in Swedish). Örebro HK. 15 February 2019. Retrieved 15 February 2019.
  23. ^ "Jhonas Enroth returns!" (in Russian). HC Dinamo Minsk. 2 July 2019. Retrieved 2 July 2019.
  24. ^ "Sabres' Enroth named to All-Rookie team". The Buffalo News. 21 June 2012. Retrieved 21 June 2012.

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