|6 ft 3.5 in (1.92 m)|
206 lb (94 kg)
IK Oskarshamn (Swe-2)
Bridgeport Sound Tigers (AHL)
|Born||December 26, 1979,|
|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.
Playing career[edit | edit source]
Halvardsson was drafted in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Islanders with their fourth choice, the 102nd overall selection. On May 15, 2006, Halvardsson signed a two-year contract, beginning season 2006–07, with the New York Islanders. 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 statistics[edit | edit source]
Regular season and playoffs[edit | edit source]
|2006–07||Bridgeport Sound Tigers||AHL||8||1||1||2||8||—||—||—||—||—|
International play[edit | edit source]
Halvardsson has played for Sweden in the following competitions:
International statistics[edit | edit source]
|1999||Sweden Jr.||WJC U20||6||0||0||0||4|
|Junior int'l totals||6||0||0||0||4|
References[edit | edit source]
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- Johan Halvardsson's career stats at Eliteprospects.com
- Johan Halvardsson's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
- Johan Halvardsson - player profile and career stats at European Hockey.Net
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