|5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
205 lb (93 kg)
New York Islanders
|Born||February 8, 1984,|
|NHL Draft||22nd overall, 2002|
New York Islanders
|Pro Career||2001 – present|
Playing career[edit | edit source]
Bergenheim played in Jokerit of the SM-liiga for three seasons, from 2001 to 2004, winning the Finnish championship in 2002. He was drafted by the New York Islanders as their first pick in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, 22nd overall.
He signed a three-year deal with the New York Islanders in 2003, and played 18 games for the Islanders in his debut season, 2003–04. Bergenheim scored his first NHL goal - a short-handed goal - against the Pittsburgh Penguins. He was transferred back to Jokerit in January 2004, and moved back to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers in April for the American Hockey League (AHL) playoffs and the subsequent lockout season.
Bergenheim spent most of the 2005–06 season playing for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. His breakout in the AHL finally brought him back to the New York Islanders, but he was unable to agree on a new contract with the team in the 2006 offseason, and subsequently signed with Lokomotiv Yaroslavl in the Russian Superleague (RSL).
On October 31, 2006, Bergenheim signed a one-year contract with Frölunda HC of the Swedish Elitserien. In Frölunda, he found instant chemistry with fellow forwards Steve Kariya and Martin Plüss to form a very successful line.
On June 18, 2007 Bergenheim signed a one-year contract to return to the NHL with the New York Islanders. During the 2007–08 season, his first full season in the NHL, Bergenheim became the 350th different New York Islander skater to register a goal at Madison Square Garden on March 4, 2008.
Scoring 10 goals in 78 games with the Islanders for the season Bergenheim signed a two-year contract extension on July 14, 2008. With higher expectations for the 2008–09 season, Sean scored 7 points in the first 16 games before he was felled by injury and illness that caused him to miss 26 games. Returning to health in the second half of the season Bergenheim had his first multi-goal game with two goals to help the Islanders shutout the Buffalo Sabres 2-0 on February 28, 2009. His strong form with New York continued and on March 7, 2009, Bergenheim recorded his first career hat trick against the New Jersey Devils. He finished the season with a career high 15 goals in only 59 games.
After the 2009–10 season Bergenheim left the Islanders and signed as a free agent to a one-year contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning on August 17, 2010. In his first appearance in the NHL playoffs, despite having only 14 goals in 80 games during the regular season, Bergenheim finished with 9 goals in 16 games en route to victories over the Pittsburgh Penguins and a sweep of the Washington Capitals before finally falling to the eventual Stanley Cup Champions Boston Bruins in seven games.
International play[edit | edit source]
|Competitor for Finland|
|Bronze||2008 Quebec City|
|World Junior Championships|
|IIHF U18 Championships|
Career statistics[edit | edit source]
Regular season and playoffs[edit | edit source]
|2003–04||New York Islanders||NHL||18||1||1||2||4||—||—||—||—||—|
|2003–04||Bridgeport Sound Tigers||AHL||—||—||—||—||—||7||2||3||5||10|
|2004–05||Bridgeport Sound Tigers||AHL||61||15||14||29||69||—||—||—||—||—|
|2005–06||Bridgeport Sound Tigers||AHL||55||25||22||47||112||—||—||—||—||—|
|2005–06||New York Islanders||NHL||28||4||5||9||20||—||—||—||—||—|
|2007–08||New York Islanders||NHL||78||10||12||22||62||—||—||—||—||—|
|2008–09||New York Islanders||NHL||59||15||9||24||64||—||—||—||—||—|
|2009–10||New York Islanders||NHL||63||10||13||23||45||—||—||—||—||—|
|2010–11||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||80||14||15||29||56||16||9||2||11||8|
International[edit | edit source]
|2001||Finland Jr.||WJC U18||6||3||1||4||8|
|Junior int'l totals||35||14||13||27||26|
|Senior int'l totals||22||3||3||6||37|
References[edit | edit source]
- "Bergie's back!!!". New York Islanders (2007-06-18). Retrieved on 2010-07-29.
- "Bergenheim locked in for two years". New York Islanders (2008-07-14). Retrieved on 2010-07-29.
- "Bergenheim builds momentum". New York Islanders (2009-03-07). Retrieved on 2010-07-29.
- "Sabres close to dropping out of playoff spot after shutout loss to Isles". CBS Sports (2009-02-28). Retrieved on 2010-07-28.
- "Lightning sign free agent Bergenheim to one-year deal". The Sports Network (2010-08-17). Retrieved on 2010-08-17.
- NHL Free Agent Tracker. The Sports Network. Retrieved on 1 July 2011.
[edit | edit source]
- Sean Bergenheim at TSN.ca
- Sean Bergenheim's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
- Sean Bergenheim's prfile at nhlfinns.com
|New York Islanders first round pick
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