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Michael Holmqvist
Michael Holmqvist
Position Centre
Shoots Left
Height
Weight
6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
207 lb (94 kg)
SEL Team
F. Teams
Djurgårdens IF
Färjestads BK
TPS (SM-liiga)
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
Chicago Blackhawks
Frölunda HC
Nationality Flag of Sweden Swedish
Born June 8 1979 (1979-06-08) (age 37),
Stockholm, SWE
NHL Draft 18th overall, 1997
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
Pro Career 1996 – present

Rolf Anders Michael Holmqvist Pedersen (born June 8 1979 in Stockholm, Sweden) is a professional ice hockey forward currently playing for Djurgårdens IF of the Swedish Elitserien. He is the older brother of former Frölunda HC teammate Andreas Holmqvist.

Playing careerEdit

Holmqvist was drafted 18th overall by the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft from the SEL. After moving to the SM-liiga with TPS in 1999, Holmqvist finally made it to North America to start the 2003–04 season.

Michael only managed to played 21 games for the Ducks during the season, also splitting time with affiliate, the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks of the American Hockey League. On July 30, 2005, Holmqvist was traded by the Ducks to the Chicago Blackhawks for Travis Moen. In the 2005–06 season Michael enjoyed his best year recording 10 goals and 20 points in 72 games played. Holmqvist played two full seasons with the Blackhawks before returning to the SEL in 2007. In total, Holmqvist played 156 regular season games, scoring 18 goals and 17 assists for 35 points while collecting 72 penalty minutes.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1996–97 Djurgårdens IF SEL 9 0 0 0 0
1997–98 Färjestads BK SEL 41 2 3 5 6 7 0 0 0 0
1998–99 Färjestads BK SEL 15 0 0 0 6
1999–00 TPS SM-l 54 12 3 15 14 11 2 3 5 4
2000–01 TPS SM-l 46 4 5 9 8 10 1 3 4 2
2001–02 TPS SM-l 56 9 13 22 16 8 1 0 1 12
2002–03 TPS SM-l 56 15 25 40 36 7 0 0 0 4
2003–04 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 21 2 0 2 25
2003–04 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 24 7 7 14 20
2004–05 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 79 14 32 46 111 11 2 2 4 10
2005–06 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 72 10 10 20 16
2006–07 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 63 6 7 13 31
2007–08 Frölunda HC SEL 53 7 10 17 51 4 0 0 0 2
2008–09 Djurgårdens IF SEL 53 9 10 19 78
NHL totals 156 18 17 35 72

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Preceded by
Ruslan Salei
Anaheim Mighty Ducks first round draft pick
1997
Succeeded by
Vitaly Vishnevski


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