John Norman (ice hockey)

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John Norman
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Born (1991-01-06) 6 January 1991 (age 27)
Stockholm, Sweden
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 171 lb (78 kg; 12 st 3 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
KHL team
Former teams
Jokerit
Djurgårdens IF
Oulun Kärpät
Skellefteå AIK
Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod
National team  Sweden
Playing career 2010–present

John Norman (born 6 January 1991) is a Swedish professional ice hockey player. He is currently a centre for Jokerit of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).

Playing career[edit]

Norman began playing hockey in local club Danderyds SK. He is the oldest of five brothers.[1] He played Stocksund's under-18 team until the 2007–08 season when he moved to Djurgården. He also participated in TV-pucken the same season. Norman's team Stockholm/Vit reached the final which ended with a 2–1 defeat to Småland.[2] Norman had a successful season in Djurgården's J20 team, scoring 15 goals and 49 points in 42 games,[3] and signed a two-year deal to play in Djurgården's senior team in February 2010.[4] He had already debuted in Elitserien prior to this, on October 27, 2009 against Skellefteå AIK.[5]

Norman moved to Kärpät of Finland for the 2012-13 season and after a single season with the club returned to his native Sweden, where he signed with Skellefteå AIK of the SHL. He helped the team win the Swedish national championship his first year and reached the SHL finals with Skellefteå in 2015 and 2016. He was AIK’s second-best scorer of the 2015-16 regular season, tallying 17 goals and 25 assists.

Following the 2015–16 campaign, he took his game to the Kontinental Hockey League, signing with Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod.[6] On August 19, 2017, it was announced that Norman will continue his KHL career with Jokerit of Helsinki, Finland.[7]

International play[edit]

Norman made his debut on Sweden's men's national team in November 2015.[8]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2008–09 Djurgårdens IF J20 35 7 18 25 47 5 0 2 2 0
2009–10 Djurgårdens IF J20 42 15 34 49 22
2009–10 Djurgårdens IF SEL 7 0 0 0 0
2010–11 Djurgårdens IF SEL 50 8 9 17 10 7 0 1 1 6
2010–11 Djurgårdens IF J20 5 1 7 8 2
2011–12 Djurgårdens IF SEL 55 4 13 17 10
2012–13 Oulun Kärpät SM-l 28 2 6 8 8 3 0 1 1 0
2013–14 Skellefteå AIK SHL 48 4 9 13 10 14 2 2 4 12
2014–15 Skellefteå AIK SHL 47 5 8 13 16 15 5 3 8 2
2015–16 Skellefteå AIK SHL 47 17 25 42 18 16 5 8 13 4
2016–17 Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod KHL 50 7 8 15 14 5 2 1 3 4
2017–18 Jokerit KHL 50 8 20 28 46 11 2 1 3 6
SHL totals 254 38 64 102 64 52 12 14 26 20

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2016 Sweden WC 6th 8 0 1 1 2
2018 Sweden OG 5th 3 0 0 0 2
Senior totals 11 0 1 1 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bengtson, Jan (2010-08-31). "Dif:s Norman från juniorlaget till elitserien". Svenska Dagbladet (in Swedish). Retrieved 29 September 2010.
  2. ^ "Småland - Stockholm". swehockey.se. Swedish Ice Hockey Association. 2007-09-23. Archived from the original on 2011-06-12. Retrieved 2010-09-29.
  3. ^ Gustavsson, Sven (2010-09-10). "Djurgårdens Norman – stark center i Krügers fotspår". Dagens Nyheter (in Swedish). Archived from the original on 2010-09-14. Retrieved 2010-10-20.
  4. ^ Alexanderson, Thomas (2010-02-16). "2-årskontrakt med Norman och Söder". difhockey.se (in Swedish). Djurgårdens IF Hockey. Archived from the original on 30 April 2010. Retrieved 29 September 2010.
  5. ^ Alexanderson, Thomas (2009-10-27). "Laguppställningen mot Skellefteå". difhockey.se (in Swedish). Djurgårdens IF Hockey. Archived from the original on 22 March 2012. Retrieved 29 September 2010.
  6. ^ "Norman klar för KHL". Retrieved 2016-05-03.
  7. ^ "Norman vahvistamaan hyökkäystä". Retrieved 2017-08-19.
  8. ^ "John Norman får göra debut i Tre Kronor". norran.se. Retrieved 2016-05-03.

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