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Johan Holmqvist
Holmqvist
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
Nickname(s) Honken
Lill-Honken
Height
Weight
6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
195 lb (89 kg)
NHL Team
F. Teams
Brynas IF
New York Rangers
Tampa Bay Lightning
Dallas Stars
Frolunda HC
Nationality SWE
Born May 24, 1978(1978-05-24),
Tierp, SWE
NHL Draft 175th overall, 1997
New York Rangers
Pro Career 2001 – present

Johan Holmqvist (born May 24, 1978 in Tierp, Sweden) is a Swedish ice hockey goaltender.

CareerEdit

He started his career in the Elitserien team Brynäs IF. He played for their senior team from 1996 to 2000. He then signed with the New York Rangers, who had drafted Holmqvist in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft (7th round/175 pick overall). Holmqvist only played three NHL games for the Rangers between 2000 and 2003. Most of his time was spent with the Rangers' farm team Hartford Wolf Pack of the AHL. On March 11 2003 Holmqvist was traded to Minnesota Wild for Lawrence Nycholat. Holmqvist played the rest of the season with the Wild's farm team, the Houston Aeros of the AHL. The following season, 2003/04, he played with the Aeros. At the end of the season, he decided to move back to Sweden where signed with his former club, Brynäs IF. He played with them for two seasons and then, on June 1 2006, he once again signed with a NHL club. He is currently with Brynäs IF

Career statisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP W L T/OL SO G A Pts GAA Sv% GP W L OL G A Pts GAA Sv%
1996-97 Brynäs IF SEL 2  ?  ?  ?  ? 0 0 0 3.00 .878 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
1997-98 Brynäs IF SEL 33  ?  ?  ?  ? 0 0 0 2.59 .895 3  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 4.67 .813
1998-99 Brynäs IF SEL 41  ?  ?  ?  ? 0 0 0 2.79 .896 14 0 0 0  ?  ?  ? 2.39 .918
1999-00 Brynäs IF SEL 41  ?  ?  ?  ? 0 0 0 2.57 .898 11  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 2.68 .903
2000-01 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 43 19 4 5 2 0 1 1 2.89 .906 5 2 3 0 0 0 0 2.48 .923
2000-01 New York Rangers NHL 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 5.04 .859 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2001-02 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 48 26 12 6 1 0 1 1 3.07 .899 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 4.41 .815
2001-02 New York Rangers NHL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.000 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2002-03 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 35 14 13 5 2 0 0 0 2.65 .910 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2002-03 New York Rangers NHL 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.08 .889 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2002-03 Charlotte Checkers ECHL 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.00 .956 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2002-03 Houston Aeros AHL 8 5 3 0 1 0 0 0 3.88 .900 23 15 8 0 0 0 0 2.00 .928
2003-04 Houston Aeros AHL 59 23 27 7 4 0 2 2 2.88 .908 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2004-05 Brynäs IF SEL 42  ?  ?  ?  ? 0 1 1 3.39 .891 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2005-06 Brynäs IF SEL 26  ?  ?  ?  ? 0 3 3 1.95 .927 4  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 4.02 .866
2006-07 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 48 27 15 3 1 0 3 3 2.85 .893 6 2 4 0 0 0 0 2.92 .893
SEL totals 185  ?  ?  ?  ? 0 4 4 2.73  ? 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.87  ?
NHL totals 52 27 18 3 1 0 0 0 4.31 .868 6 2 4 0 0 0 0 2.92 .893
AHL totals 193 87 69 23 10 0 4 4 2.79 .905 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.27 .919
ECHL totals 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.00 .956 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

International careerEdit

Holmqvist has represented Sweden in two World Championship, 2005 and 2006. In the 2006 tournament he was Sweden's starting goaltender and helped the Swedes to their first gold medal in a World Championship since 1998.


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