Johan Motin

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Johan Motin
Johan Motin.jpg
Born (1989-10-10) October 10, 1989 (age 27)
Karlskoga, Sweden
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 212 lb (96 kg; 15 st 2 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
SHL team
Former teams
Örebro HK
Färjestad BK
Edmonton Oilers
Timrå IK
NHL Draft 103rd overall, 2008
Edmonton Oilers
Playing career 2006–present

Johan Motin (born October 10, 1989) is a Swedish professional ice hockey defenceman. He is currently playing with Örebro HK of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL). Motin was selected by the Edmonton Oilers in the 4th round (103rd overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit]

Motin joined Färjestads BK's junior team in 2005. The following year, Motin was called up to play with Färjestads' senior team. He made his debut against Timrå IK on December 7, 2006. Since that game, he became a regular player in Färjestads' line-up. Motin was ranked as a top prospect by the ISS, who in December 2007, ranked him as the 13th pick of the draft.[1]

During his second season in the Elitserien, Motin struggled to get ice time and during December 2007, was he loaned to Bofors IK to get some more ice time and be better prepared for the World Junior Championships. After the WJC he returned to Färjestad and got an assist on a goal by Esa Pirnes in his first game back.

On June 21, 2008, Motin was drafted by the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League (NHL), selecting him in the fourth round of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, 103rd overall. On May 19, 2009, the Oilers announced that they had signed Motin to a three-year entry-level contract.[2]

He was assigned to the Oilers' then American Hockey League affiliate, the Springfield Falcons, for the 2009–10 season. During the campaign, Motin was called up to the Edmonton Oilers on an emergency basis on March 3, 2010, and he played in his first-ever NHL game.

In the following season, Motin was re-assigned to the Oilers' new AHL affiliate, the Oklahoma City Barons for their inaugural season.[3] In the final year of his contract with the Oilers in 2011–12, Motin appeared in just 10 games with the Barons before opting from a release from his contract to return to Sweden with Timrå IK of the Elitserien on November 15, 2011.

International play[edit]

Medal record
Representing  Sweden
Men's ice hockey
IIHF World U18 Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2007 Finland
World Junior Hockey Championships
Silver medal – second place 2008 Czech Republic

Motin represented Sweden at the 2008 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships and won a silver medal. In 2007, he also represented Sweden at U18 World Championship and won a bronze medal.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2008 ISS Rankings". The Sports Network. 2008-01-02. Retrieved 2008-01-02. 
  2. ^ "Oilers ink big Swedish d-man". Canoe.ca. 2009-05-20. Retrieved 2009-05-21. 
  3. ^ "Oilers trim roster by six". Edmonton Oilers. 2010-09-27. Retrieved 2010-09-28. 

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