Tommy Westlund

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Tommy Westlund
Born (1974-12-29) December 29, 1974 (age 42)
Fors, SWE
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 210 lb (95 kg; 15 st 0 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for Carolina Hurricanes
NHL Draft 93rd overall, 1998
Carolina Hurricanes
Playing career 1995–2004

Kjell Tommy Westlund (born December 29, 1974 in Fors, Sweden) is a former professional ice hockey right winger who played four seasons in the National Hockey League from 1999 to 2003 for the Carolina Hurricanes.

Westlund began his career in Sweden's third tier league with Avesta BK. Impressive performances earned him a contract with Brynäs IF of the Elitserien. Westlund was drafted 93rd overall by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft. After spending a season in the American Hockey League with the Beast of New Haven, he made his NHL debut in 1999. He played 203 career NHL games scoring 9 goals and 13 assists for 22 points. He missed the majority of the 2001-02 season after suffering a back injury during a game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on November 19, 2001. He made a recovery, but spent most of the 2002-03 season as a healthy scratch. He returned to Sweden in 2003 with Leksands IF before retiring from hockey. He is currently an Amateur Scout for the Pittsburgh Penguins.[1]

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  1. ^ "Tommy Westlund - Amateur Scout". Pittsburgh Penguins. Retrieved 28 April 2012. 

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