Johan Halvardsson
Position Defence
Shoots Left
Height
Weight
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 (1979-12-26)December 26, 1979,
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 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.[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 statistics[edit | edit source]

Regular season and playoffs[edit | edit source]

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1998–99 HV71 SEL 17 1 2 3 33
1999–00 HV71 SEL 46 0 3 3 75 5 0 0 0 8
2000–01 HV71 SEL 33 0 0 0 24
2001–02 HV71 SEL 3 0 0 0 0
2002–03 HV71 SEL 39 0 1 1 14 7 0 0 0 0
2003–04 HV71 SEL 11 0 4 4 39 17 1 3 4 41
2003–04 IK Oskarshamn Swe-2 32 3 4 7 94
2004–05 HV71 SEL 36 2 3 5 46
2005–06 HV71 SEL 37 1 1 2 34 10 0 0 0 8
2006–07 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 8 1 1 2 8
2006–07 HV71 SEL 8 0 1 1 10
2007–08 HV71 SEL 9 0 1 1 2 6 0 0 0 0
2008–09 HV71 SEL 1 0 0 0 0
SEL totals 240 4 16 20 277 45 1 3 4 57

International play[edit | edit source]

Halvardsson has played for Sweden in the following competitions:

International statistics[edit | edit source]

Year Team Event GP G A Pts PIM
1999 Sweden Jr. WJC U20 6 0 0 0 4
Junior int'l totals 6 0 0 0 4

References[edit | edit source]

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

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