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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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We've got to find a way to win a game. He's played well in the minors, now he gets his opportunity. We tried [with Jonathan Bernier]. The way I look at it, you get opportunities and you make the most of it. That's what [James Reimer] did. Now another opportunity is here and Sparks ... you gotta grab it. Is he ready? We'll find out.

— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock to the Toronto Star on recalling goalie Garret Sparks from the AHL to start Monday in his NHL debut
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