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Johan Holmqvist

Johan Holmqvist  #40

Goalie
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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For us it's a little bit different. I've never been in front of this much media. This is more than we've ever had to deal with in Tampa. I guess we're on a little bit bigger stage now. It's nice, you have to enjoy it. This doesn't happen too often.

— Lightning forward J.T. Brown after his first Media Day experience on Tuesday in preparation of Game 1 on Wednesday