|Born||September 19, 1979,|
|5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Toronto Maple Leafs
Ak Bars Kazan
|NHL Draft||70th overall, 2000|
Toronto Maple Leafs
|Olympic medal record|
|Men's Ice hockey|
|Gold||2006 Turin||Ice hockey|
Tellqvist was drafted 70th overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft. He had played a total of 14 games for the Leafs (before the 2005–06 season), spending most of his time in the minors with St. John's.
At the end of the 2005–06 season when regular Leafs' goaltender Ed Belfour was injured, Tellqvist played in two consecutive games against the Montreal Canadiens when the Leafs were struggling to make the playoffs near the end of the season. He struggled in those games, letting in 11 total goals. Following the second game, he was replaced by the Leafs' third-string goaltender, Jean-Sébastien Aubin.
On November 28, 2006, Tellqvist was traded to the Phoenix Coyotes for forward Tyson Nash and a fourth round draft pick in the 2007 Draft. The Coyotes signed him to a contract extension through the 2007–08 season on February 16, 2007. On March 12, 2007 against the Philadelphia Flyers, he stopped all 24 shots to record his fourth career shutout. On April 3, 2007, he set a new career high in wins with 11.
For the 2007–2008 season, he competed for the starting job along with Alex Auld and David Aebischer. Aebischer was eventually waived, setting up the tandem of Tellqvist and Auld. Upon the acquisition of Ilya Bryzgalov via waivers, Auld was eventually traded to the Boston Bruins. Tellqvist became the back-up behind Bryzgalov.
On March 4, 2009, Tellqvist was traded by the Coyotes to the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for a fourth round draft pick in the 2010 Draft. On May 1, 2009, Tellqvist signed with Ak Bars Kazan of the KHL for the 2009-10 season.
|2001–02||St. John's Maple Leafs||AHL||28||8||11||6||—||1521||79||0||3.12|
|2002–03||St. John's Maple Leafs||AHL||47||17||25||3||—||2651||148||1||3.35|
|2002–03||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||3||1||1||0||—||86||4||0||2.79|
|2003–04||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||11||5||3||2||—||647||31||0||2.87|
|2003–04||St. John's Maple Leafs||AHL||23||10||11||1||—||1343||59||1||2.64|
|2004–05||St. John's Maple Leafs||AHL||45||24||16||4||—||2599||115||0||2.65|
|2005–06||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||25||10||11||—||2||1398||73||2||3.13|
|2006–07||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||1||0||1||—||0||59||2||0||2.03|
|2001–02||St. John's Maple Leafs||AHL||1||1||0||--||15||0||0||0.00|
- ОЛИМПИЙСКИЙ ЧЕМПИОН ИЗ ШВЕЦИИ – ПЕРВЫЙ НОВИЧОК «АК БАРСА» on www.ak-bars.ru
- Mikaēls Tellkvists spēlēs Rīgas DINAMO on www.dinamoriga.eu
- Unofficial fan site of Mikael Tellqvist
- Mikael Tellqvist's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
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