November 15, 1987 |
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||198 lb (90 kg; 14 st 2 lb)|
St. Louis Blues
|NHL Draft||64th overall, 2006
St. Louis Blues
Jonas Anders Vilhelm Junland (born November 15, 1987) is a Swedish professional ice hockey defenceman currently with Lausanne HC of the National League A (NLA), also started a new career as a crowdstarter at his hometown club Linköpings HC.
Junland was drafted 64th overall in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft by the St. Louis Blues. Junland played junior with Linköpings HC before making his professional debut in the Elitserien in the 2005–06 season.
On June 1, 2007, Junland signed a three-year entry level contract with the Blues. In his first North American season in 2008–09 he was assigned to the Blues AHL affiliate, the Peoria Rivermen and was named to the Planet USA All-Star Team at the AHL All-Star Game. He made his NHL debut on December 18, 2008 against the Washington Capitals in a 4-2 defeat. In the 2009–10 season, Junland was again named an AHL All-Star with the Rivermen. He recorded his first NHL points, both assists, in a 6-3 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on April 9, 2010.
After the beginning of the 2012–13 season, Junland was granted a release by Barys Astana of the Kontinental Hockey League and immediately joined Finnish club, Lahti Pelicans of the SM-liiga, for the remainder of the year on October 4, 2012. In 2013, he returned to his hometown team Linköpings HC, where he spent the following three seasons.
Regular season and playoffs
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- "Junland named to AHL All-Star Team". St. Louis Blues. 2009-01-08. Retrieved 2010-04-29.
- "Capitals 4, Blues 2". CBS Sports. 2008-12-18. Retrieved 2010-04-29.
- "Eller, Junland Named to AHL All-Star Team". St. Louis Blues. 2009-12-30. Retrieved 2010-04-29.
- "Blues double up on Ducks on night giving tribute to Tkachuk". CBS Sports. 2010-04-09. Retrieved 2010-04-30.
- "NHL would be sweet for Junland". AHL. 2010-03-15. Retrieved 2010-04-30.
- "Junland to FBK" (in Swedish). Hockeysverige.com. 2010-04-30. Retrieved 2010-04-30.
- "From Linkoping to Lausanne - Jonas Junland reportedly signed with Lausanne HC". swisshockeynews.ch. 2016-03-05. Retrieved 2016-03-05.
- "Berne et le LHC honorés par leurs pairs". tdg.ch/. Retrieved 2017-03-01.
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