Johan Halvardsson
Position Defence
Shoots Left
6 ft 3.5 in (1.92 m)
206 lb (94 kg)
Teams HV71 (SEL)
IK Oskarshamn (Swe-2)
Bridgeport Sound Tigers (AHL)
Nationality Flag of Sweden Swedish
Born December 26 1979 (1979-12-26) (age 40),
Jönköping, SWE
NHL Draft 102nd overall, 1999
New York Islanders
Pro Career 1998 – 2009

Johan Halvardsson (born December 26, 1979) is a retired Swedish ice hockey player who played over 200 games for his hometown team HV71 in the Swedish Elitserien. He retired in 2009 due to recurring injuries.

Halvardsson was a big defenceman who often used his great size and strength for blocking shots, tackling and clearing pucks from the crease, often used on the penalty kill.[1]

Playing careerEdit

Halvardsson was drafted in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Islanders with their fourth choice, the 102nd overall selection.[1] On May 15, 2006, Halvardsson signed a two-year contract, beginning season 2006–07, with the New York Islanders.[2] He struggled in Islanders' affiliated club Bridgeport Sound Tigers in AHL with only eight games played. On December 1, 2006, he broke his contract and returned to Sweden, signing a one-year contract with his former Swedish club HV71. He later extended his contract with HV71 for another four years.

On June 12, 2009, Halvardsson announced his retirement from hockey due to knee problems. He will take a position as video coach with HV71.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1998–99 HV71 SEL 1712333
1999–00 HV71 SEL 4603375 50008
2000–01 HV71 SEL 3300024
2001–02 HV71 SEL 30000
2002–03 HV71 SEL 3901114 70000
2003–04 HV71 SEL 1104439 1713441
2003–04 IK Oskarshamn Swe-2 3234794
2004–05 HV71 SEL 3623546
2005–06 HV71 SEL 3711234 100008
2006–07 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 81128
2006–07 HV71 SEL 801110
2007–08 HV71 SEL 90112 60000
2008–09 HV71 SEL 10000
SEL totals 24041620277 4513457

International playEdit

Halvardsson has played for Sweden in the following competitions:

International statisticsEdit

Year Team Event GP G A Pts PIM
1999 Sweden Jr. WJC U20 60004
Junior int'l totals 60004


  1. 1.0 1.1 Johan Halvardsson. Elite Prospects. Retrieved on 2009-08-17.
  2. HV-doldis klar för NHL (Swedish). Aftonbladet. Retrieved on 2006-05-18.

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