|6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
217 lb (99 kg)
New York Rangers
|Born||May 6, 1983,|
|NHL Draft||11th overall, 2001|
|Pro Career||2000 – present|
Playing career[edit | edit source]
Sjöström is a big but speedy forward who plays an intense physical game. He produced a lot of points in his junior years but at the senior level he has not had the same success. He started his elite career playing for Frölunda HC in Elitserien and after being drafted by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft with their first pick, 11th overall, he went overseas and played for the Calgary Hitmen in the Western Hockey League (WHL). It was not until the 2003–04 NHL season that Sjöström got to play with the Coyotes, scoring 13 points in 57 games in his first NHL season.
On July 13, 2006, Sjöström signed a new deal with the Coyotes. The contract was a one-way contract worth $1.5 million over two years.
On February 26, 2008, he was traded to the New York Rangers along with David LeNeveu and Josh Gratton for Marcel Hossa and Al Montoya. Sjöström played on the Rangers' fourth line, used as a checking line. On March 2, 2008, he scored his first goal as a Ranger, beating Antero Niittymäki of the Philadelphia Flyers with assists from Blair Betts and Marek Malík.
On July 1, 2009, he signed a two year deal worth $1.5 million with the Calgary Flames.
International play[edit | edit source]
Sjöström played for Sweden in three world junior ice hockey championship. He made his debut for Sweden during the Euro Hockey Tour final against Finland, and was selected to play at the 2004 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships where Tre Kronor won a silver medal.
Career statistics[edit | edit source]
Regular season and playoffs[edit | edit source]
|2007–08||New York Rangers||NHL||18||2||0||2||8||10||0||1||1||2|
|2008–09||New York Rangers||NHL||79||7||6||13||30||7||0||1||1||0|
International[edit | edit source]
|2001||Sweden Jr.||WJC U18||6||3||3||6||4|
|Junior Int' totals||35||6||22||28||44|
[edit | edit source]
- Fredrik Sjöström's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
- Fredrik Sjöström - player profile and career stats at European Hockey.Net
|Winnipeg Jets/Arizona Coyotes first-round draft picks|
|Jets (WHA): Andruff • Andreachuk • Gassoff • Gradin • Duguay • Zaharko|
Jets (NHL): Mann • Babych • Hawerchuk • Kyte • McBain • Dollas • Stewart • Elynuik • Marchment • Selanne • Barnes • Tkachuk • Ward • Bautin • Lindgren • Doan
Coyotes: Focht • Briere • DesRochers • Kelman • Safronov • Kolanos • Sjostrom • Koreis • Eager • Wheeler • Hanzal • Mueller • Summers • Turris • Ross • Boedker •
Tikhonov • Ekman-Larsson • Gormley • Visentin • Murphy • Samuelsson • Domi • Perlini • Strome • Merkley
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