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Kristian Huselius
KristianHuselius
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
Nickname(s) (Beetle) Juice
Height
Weight
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
176 lb (80 kg)
NHL Team
F. Teams
retired
Florida Panthers Calgary Flames Columbus Blue Jackets
Nationality SWE
Born November 10 1978 (1978-11-10) (age 37),
Österhaninge, Sweden
NHL Draft 47th overall, 1997
Florida Panthers
Pro Career 2000 – present


Kristian Huselius (born November 10, 1978 in Österhaninge, Sweden) is a retired professional ice hockey player.

Playing careerEdit

Kristian's hometown is Haninge, a town near Stockholm. He entered the NHL in 2002 and was drafted 47th overall at the 1997 NHL Entry Draft by the Florida Panthers. A fast, skillful playmaker, Huselius typically plays on the wings and spent the early part of his career in the Swedish Elitserien, playing for Hammarby IF, Färjestads BK, and Frölunda. The Panthers traded him to the Calgary Flames on December 2, 2005,[1] where he managed 39 points in 54 games, adjusting well despite fears by some analysts that he would not fit into Calgary's physical, defensive playing style. In the 2006-2007 NHL season, he held a point-streak of fifteen games, second-highest in the NHL that season. Huselius also garnered a career-high 77 points that season, scoring 34 goals and adding 43 assists. During the 2007-2008 season Huselius recorded his first NHL hat trick against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Suspended due to sex scandalEdit

In 2005, Huselius and fellow Swedish hockey players Henrik Tallinder and Andreas Lilja were investigated on suspicion of sexual exploitation. In March of 2005, all three players were suspended from the Swedish national team for one year, with Huselius and Tallinder being released by Swedish club Linköping and Lilja being suspended by Swedish club Mora for the rest of the season.[2]

Initially police had dropped their investigation two days after the initial charges on February 11, 2005 when a 22-year-old woman accused the trio of raping her February 9, because of a lack of evidence. However, a special prosecutor reopened the case in March, leading to the suspensions.[3] Huselius and the others were cleared in June of that year after a special prosecutor ruled there was no evidence they forced the woman to have sex.[4]

AwardsEdit

Career statisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1996-97 Färjestads BK Elit 13 2 0 2 4 5 1 0 1 0
1997-98 Färjestads BK Elit 34 2 1 3 2 -- -- -- -- --
1998-99 Färjestads BK Elit 28 4 4 8 4 -- -- -- -- --
1998-99 Frölunda HC Elit 20 2 2 4 2 4 1 0 1 0
1999-00 Frölunda HC Elit 50 21 23 44 20 -- -- -- -- --
2000-01 Frölunda HC Elit 49 32 35 67 26 5 4 5 9 14
2001-02 Florida Panthers NHL 79 23 22 45 14 -- -- -- -- --
2002-03 Florida Panthers NHL 78 20 23 43 20 -- -- -- -- --
2003-04 Florida Panthers NHL 76 10 21 31 24 -- -- -- -- --
2004-05 Linköpings HC Elit 34 14 35 49 10 -- -- -- -- --
2004-05 SC Rapperswil-Jona SwissA -- -- -- -- -- 4 1 3 4 2
2005-06 Florida Panthers NHL 24 5 3 8 4 -- -- -- -- --
2005-06 Calgary Flames NHL 54 15 24 39 36 7 2 4 6 4
2006-07 Calgary Flames NHL 81 34 43 77 26 6 0 2 2 4
Elitserien totals 228 77 100 177 68 14 6 5 11 14
NHL totals 392 107 136 243 124 13 2 6 8 8

International playEdit

Played for Sweden in:

International statistics

Year Team Event   GP G A Pts PIM
2000 Sweden WC 7 4 1 5 4
2001 Sweden WC 9 2 3 5 0
2002 Sweden WC 9 5 6 11 0
Senior Int'l Totals 25 11 10 21 4

ReferencesEdit

  1. TSN.ca Staff (2005-12-02). "Flames acquire Huselius from Panthers" (English). TSN. Retrieved on 2007-05-22.
  2. Associated Press (2005-02-16). "Allegations in Sweden to be reviewed" (English). TSN. Retrieved on 2007-05-22.
  3. Canadian Press (2005-03-03). "Swedish NHLers to be re-investigated" (English). TSN. Retrieved on 2007-05-22.
  4. Associated Press (2005-06-11). "Swedish prosecutor clears three players" (English). The Globe and Mail. Archived from the original on 2012-05-26. Retrieved on 2007-05-22.


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