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Kim Johnsson
Kim Johnsson
Defenseman
(YAWN-suhn, KIHM)
Number: 5
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 193
Shoots: Left
Born: Mar 16, 1976
Birthplace: Malmö, Sweden
Acquired: Signed by Minnesota as a free agent on July 1, 2006.
Drafted: NYR / 1994 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 11th (286th overall)
Career: Has tallied 216 points (54-162=216) in 518 career games in seven NHL seasons with Minnesota, Philadelphia and N.Y. Rangers...Has skated to a +24 and notched 290 PIM...Has tallied 25 PPG and 74 PP assists in his career...A two-time winner of the Philadelphia Flyers’ Barry Ashbee Award, awarded to the team’s best defenseman...2006-07: Collected 22 points?(3-19=22) during his first season with Minnesota and seventh in the NHL...Led team in average ice time (23:33)...Ranked second on team in blocked shots (131)...Tied the single-season franchise record with 13 assists on the road by a defenseman...Tied a career high with two PPGs vs. WSH (10/12) and tied a franchise record for goals in a game by a defenseman...Claimed 200th NHL point with an assist at PHX (11/14)...Registered two assists at MTL (11/22)...Played in 500th career game at COL (2/22)...Recorded four-game point streak (1-3=4, 2/25-3/4)...Missed four games with a lower-body injury (1/12-1/19) and two games because of illness?(4/3-4/5)...2005-06: Tallied 25 points (6-19=25) in 47 games in his fourth season with Philadelphia...Missed the final 31 games of the season with post-concussion symptoms...Missed three games (1/21-25) due to dizziness...Missed one game (11/3) due to a groin strain...2004-05: Recorded 14 points (4-10=14) and 61 PIM in 24 games for HC Ambri-Piotta (Swiss)...2003-04: Won the Barry Ashbee Trophy as the team's most outstanding defenseman...Led the team in average TOI (24:27)...Was first on the team in power play assists with 19...Was first among Flyers defensemen in points with 42 (13-29=42)...Set a new career high for both goals and points in a season...Recorded 27 points over the course of the final 38 games of the season...Tied his career highs for goals in a game (2) and points in a game (3) vs. NSH (3/3)...Missed two games (12/3-5) with sinusitis, snapping his streak of consecutive games played at 217...2002-03: Led the team in average TOI (24:05) and led Flyers defensemen with 39 points (10-29=39)...Was one of two Flyers to play in all 82 games...2001-02: Won the Barry Ashbee Trophy as the most outstanding Flyers defenseman...Led Flyers defensemen with 41 points (11-30=41)...Was first on the team in average TOI (23:02)...Finished second on the team in power play points with 19 (5-14=19)...Was one of two players to play in all 82 games...Had an eight-game point-scoring streak (10/13-31), tying the longest streak of the season by an NHL defenseman...2000-01: Ranked second among Rangers defensemen with 26 points (5-21=26)...Ranked third on the Rangers and second among New York defensemen in average TOI (21:16)...Missed five games with a chip fracture in his hand (11/4-15)...1999-00: Ranked fourth among Rangers defensemen and tied for third in the league among rookie defensemen with 21 (6-15=21) points...Tied for third in the league among rookie defensemen in goals with six...Led all NHL rookies and ranked fifth on the team with 116 blocked shots...INTERNATIONAL: Was named to Team Sweden for the 2006 Olympic Winter Games, but was forced to withdraw due to injury...Posted a goal and an assist in four games for Sweden at the 2002 Olympic Winter Games...Won bronze medals with Team Sweden at the 2002 and 2001 World Hockey Championships...Was named to the First All-Star Team at the 2001 World Championships...AMATEUR: Skated with Malmo of the Swedish League (1993-99), appearing in 196 regular season games, notching 46 points (20-26=46) to go along with 181 PIM.

Playoffs: Has collected 11 points (2-9=11) in 37 postseason games with Philadelphia (33) and Minnesota (4)...2006-07: Led team in average/TOI?(23:06)...Sat out Game 5 of Western Conference Quarterfinal vs.?ANA due to head injury suffered in Game 4 (4/17)...2003-04: Led the Flyers in average TOI (26:11) and led all team defensemen with eight points (2-6=8) in 15 games including a GWG...2002-03: Played in 13 postseason games and tallied three assists...2001-02: Logged two PIM and finished with a -2 plus/minus in first five career playoff games.

Career Transactions: Signed by Minnesota as a free agent, July 1 2006; Acquired by Philadelphia with Jan Hlavac, Pavel Brendl and a third round choice (Stefan Ruzicka) in the 2003 NHL?Entry Draft from N.Y. Rangers in exchange for Eric Lindros, August 20, 2001; Originally selected by N.Y.?Rangers in the 11th round (286th overall) of the 1994 NHL?Entry Draft.

Personal: Kim Emil Jorgen Johnsson and his wife, Jeanette, have two daughters, Filippa  and Felicia and reside in Nybostrand, Sweden during the offseason...Nicknames are “KJ” and “Kimbo”...Lists Detroit's Andreas Lilja as his best friend in hockey...Most memorable hockey moments are his first NHL game and winning the gold medal at the 1998 World Championships...Most memorable moments away from the rink are the births of his two daughters and the day he met his wife...Started playing hockey at age six and was inspired to play by his parents...His first job was picking potatoes...Favorite hockey player as a child was Ulf Samuelsson...Calls game days his favorite part of hockey...Favorite road city is New York...Calls soccer his favorite sport other than hockey...Likes to vacation in Italy...Says Peter Forsberg is the toughest player to play against...Names “Entourage” as his favorite show and The?DaVinci Code as the last good book he’s read...His favorite breakfast is oatmeal and his favorite food is pasta with meat sauce.

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