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| 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
222 lb (101 kg)
| NHL Team|
| Detroit Red Wings|
Malmö IF (Elitserien)
Mora IK (SWE-1)
Lowell Lock Monsters (AHL)
Los Angeles Kings (NHL)
Manchester Monarchs (AHL)
Florida Panthers (NHL)
HC Ambri-Piotta (NLA)
|Born|| July 13th 1975,|
|NHL Draft|| 54th overall, 2000|
Los Angeles Kings
|Pro Career||1994 – present|
The Malmö IF Redhawks alumni was drafted to the NHL 54th overall in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft; he made his NHL debuts the same year. Splitting time between the NHL and the AHL as a King, Lilja was eventually traded to the Florida Panthers in 2002-03; there, he finally became a regular.
Lilja spent the 2004-05 lock-out in the Elitserien with Mora IK. His stay in his homeland was however spoiled by accusations of an alleged gang rape of a 22 years old woman with fellow Swedish NHLers Kristian Huselius and Henrik Tallinder. The accusations were later dropped, but it was too late for Lilja, who had been suspended by Mora. He joined HC Ambri-Piotta for the NLA playoffs, but the team failed to go very far in the postseason.
Following the lock-out, Lilja joined the Red Wings.