Mikael Tellqvist

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Mikael Tellqvist
Mikael Tellqvist St. John's.jpg
Tellqvist with the St. John's Maple Leafs in 2004
Born (1979-09-19) September 19, 1979 (age 42)
Sundbyberg, Sweden
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Left
Played for SEL
Modo Hockey
Djurgårdens IF
SM-liiga
Lukko
NHL
Toronto Maple Leafs
Phoenix Coyotes
Buffalo Sabres
KHL
Ak Bars Kazan
Dinamo Riga
National team  Sweden
NHL Draft 70th overall, 2000
Toronto Maple Leafs
Playing career 1998–2017
Medal record
Representing  Sweden
Ice hockey
Winter Olympics
Gold medal – first place 2006 Turin
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 2003 Helsinki
Bronze medal – third place 2001 Cologne/Hanover

Mikael Karl Tellqvist (born September 19, 1979) is a Swedish former professional ice hockey goaltender who last played for Djurgårdens IF of the Swedish Hockey League, his second tenure with the club.

Playing career[edit]

Tellqvist was drafted 70th overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft. He had played a total of 14 games for the Leafs before the 2005–06 season, spending most of his time with their then American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the St. John's Maple Leafs.

In 2003, Tellqvist played in the world hockey championship. Here is where he represented Sweden. During this time he recorded a 1.37 goals against average and a .940 save percentage. But unfortunately the run came to an end when they played Canada in the finals. They would lose and capture silver.

At the end of the 2005–06 season, when starting Maple Leafs goaltender Ed Belfour was injured, Tellqvist played in two consecutive games against the Montreal Canadiens when the Leafs were struggling to make the playoffs near the end of the season. He struggled in those games, letting in 11 total goals. Following the second game, he was replaced by Toronto's third-string goaltender, Jean-Sébastien Aubin.

On November 28, 2006, Tellqvist was traded to the Phoenix Coyotes in exchange for forward Tyson Nash and a fourth-round draft pick in 2007 NHL Entry Draft. Later in the season, on February 16, 2007, the Coyotes signed him to a contract extension through to the 2007–08 season. On March 12, 2007, in a game against the Philadelphia Flyers, he stopped all 24 shots to record his fourth career NHL shutout. On April 3, 2007, he set a new career high in wins with 11.

For the 2007–08 season, Tellqvist competed for Phoenix's starting goaltender position with Alex Auld and David Aebischer. Aebischer was eventually waived, setting up the tandem of Tellqvist and Auld. Upon the acquisition of Ilya Bryzgalov via waivers from the Anaheim Ducks, Auld was eventually traded to the Boston Bruins; Tellqvist became the back-up behind Bryzgalov.

On March 4, 2009, Tellqvist was traded by the Coyotes to the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for a fourth-round draft pick in 2010. On May 1, 2009, Tellqvist signed with Ak Bars Kazan of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) for the 2009–10 season.[1]

On November 19, 2009, Tellqvist was traded to Lukko in the Finnish SM-liiga. Lukko was at the time leading the League by 18 points, and is one of the leading candidates for the championship.

On August 4, 2010, it was announced that Tellqvist has signed with Dinamo Riga of the KHL for the 2010–11 season.[2]

On November 2, 2017, Tellqvist officially announced his retirement as a player.[3]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP W L T OTL MIN GA SO GAA SV% GP W L MIN GA SO GAA SV%
1997–98 Djurgårdens IF J20 SWE-Jr 23 1380 55 2.39 .912 2 0 2 120 8 0 4.00
1998–99 Djurgårdens IF SWE 3 1 2 0 124 8 0 3.87 .860 4 240 11 0 2.75
1999–00 Djurgårdens IF SWE 30 1909 66 2 3.87 .913 13 814 21 3 1.54 .931
1999–00 Huddinge IK SWE-2 11 4 7 0 660 33 3.30 .882
2000–01 Djurgårdens IF SWE 43 2622 91 5 2.08 .914 16 1006 45 1 2.68 .882
2001–02 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 28 8 11 6 1521 79 0 3.12 .909 1 1 0 15 0 0 0.00 1.000
2002–03 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 47 17 25 3 2651 148 1 3.35 .910
2002–03 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 3 1 1 0 86 4 0 2.79 .895
2003–04 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 12 5 3 2 647 31 0 2.87 .894
2003–04 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 23 10 11 1 1343 59 1 2.64 .921
2004–05 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 45 24 16 4 2599 115 0 2.65 .921 5 1 4 253 15 0 3.56 .899
2005–06 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 25 10 11 2 1398 73 2 3.13 .895
2006–07 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 1 0 1 0 59 2 0 2.03 .895
2006–07 Toronto Marlies AHL 3 2 1 0 182 12 0 3.95 .882
2006–07 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 28 11 11 3 1591 90 2 3.39 .885
2007–08 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 22 9 8 2 1224 56 2 2.75 .908
2008–09 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 15 7 5 1 797 38 0 2.86 .907
2008–09 Buffalo Sabres NHL 6 2 1 0 229 9 0 2.35 .928
2009–10 Lukko FIN 26 11 10 5 1588 62 0 2.34 .919 4 0 4 236 12 0 3.05 .914
2009–10 Ak-Bars Kazan KHL 11 5 3 0 589 24 0 2.44 .905
2010–11 Dinamo Riga KHL 20 8 9 1 1140 50 1 2.63 .922 6 296 15 0 3.04 .904
2011–12 Modo Hockey SWE 45 2579 102 2 2.37 .924 6 361 12 1 1.99 .946
2012–13 Dinamo Riga KHL 35 12 19 1 1972 86 1 2.62 .909
2013–14 Dinamo Riga KHL 39 21 11 7 2326 72 3 1.86 .929 3 0 2 147 9 0 3.67 .871
2014–15 Djurgårdens IF SWE 39 17 21 0 2272 97 1 2.56 .915 2 0 2 117 4 0 2.05 .933
2015–16 Djurgårdens IF SWE 20 12 8 0 1156 44 1 2.28 .919 5 334 17 0 3.06 .904
2016–17 Djurgårdens IF SWE 32 12 19 0 1801 72 1 2.40 .902 1 0 0 0.00 1.000
NHL totals 113 45 41 2 8 6034 303 6 3.01 .898

References[edit]

  1. ^ ОЛИМПИЙСКИЙ ЧЕМПИОН ИЗ ШВЕЦИИ – ПЕРВЫЙ НОВИЧОК «АК БАРСА» on www.ak-bars.ru
  2. ^ Mikaēls Tellkvists spēlēs Rīgas DINAMO on www.dinamoriga.eu
  3. ^ ""Tellan" om beslutet: "Har kommit tårar"".

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