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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.
Quote of the Day

I remember the first time at Wrigley Field all of us had the long johns, the turtlenecks and the extra equipment because we were afraid of being cold. Halfway through the first period everybody's ripping everything off and we just ended up wearing what we would normally wear for a game at the United Center.

— Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp on the 2009 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic