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Johan Holmqvist

Johan Holmqvist  #40

NUMBER: 40 BIRTHDATE: May 24, 1978
HEIGHT: 6' 3" BIRTHPLACE: Tolfta, Sweden
WEIGHT: 198 DRAFTED: NYR / 1997 NHL Entry Draft
Catches: Left ROUND: 7th   (175th overall)
Jack A. Butterfield Trophy (AHL Playoff MVP) (2003) Traded to Minnesota by NY Rangers for Lawrence Nycholat, March 11, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Gavle (Sweden), July 29, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Tampa Bay, June 1, 2006. Traded to Dallas by Tampa Bay with Brad Richards for Jussi Jokinen, Jeff Halpern, Mike Smith and Dallas' 4th round choice (later traded to Minnesota, later traded to Edmonton Edmonton selected Kyle Bigos) in 2009 Entry Draft, February 26, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Frolunda (Sweden), July 23, 2008.
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You could feel it. You could feel that they were going after each other and trying to win the game for their team.

— Capitals forward Nicklas Backstrom on Game 2 of the 2009 Eastern Conference Semifinals, in which Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin and Penguins forward Sidney Crosby each scored hat tricks
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