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Jonathan Hedstrom

Jonathan Hedstrom  #17

Right Wing
NUMBER: 17 BIRTHDATE: December 27, 1977
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Skellefteå, Sweden
WEIGHT: 200 DRAFTED: TOR / 1997 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 9th   (221st overall)

Last Game: Scoreless with one shot, Apr. 25 vs. CGY (healthy scratch last five games)

2006 Playoffs
- Collected an assist, his first career NHL playoff point, Apr. 23 @ CGY (Game 2)
- Made NHL playoff debut, Apr. 21 @ CGY (Game 1)

2005-06 Season
Finished T-2nd on team in GWG (5 of his 13 have been GWG)...the Ducks were 17-2-1 when he records a point...scoreless with a +1, scored in the shootout, Mar. 31 vs. DAL...scored on his first NHL career penalty shot (Peter Budaj) in overtime...it was only the fifth such goal in NHL history (since inception of 5:00 OT in 1983-84), Mar. 22 vs. COL...scored 1-2=3 points with a +3, Mar. 11 @ PHX...earned an assist with a +1, Feb. 6 @ EDM...recorded his first career hat trick (3-0=3), and his first career multiple-point game, Jan. 9 vs. LA...scored a goal, Jan. 1 @ NSH...scored a goal (GWG), Dec. 10 @ MTL...had a three-game point streak (1-2=3), Nov. 25-30...scored a shorthanded goal (EN), Nov. 25 vs. DET...scored an unassisted goal, Nov. 18 vs. COL...scored a goal, Nov. 13 vs. DAL...scored a goal, Nov. 1 vs. NSH...collected 1-1=2 points, for his first career NHL multiple-point game, Oct. 28 vs. STL...scored his first career NHL goal shorthanded, becoming only the 13th player in NHL history to score his first career NHL goal shorthanded, Oct. 23 vs. PHX...recorded his first career NHL point (0-1=1), Oct. 14 vs. CBJ...missed the first two games of the season, Oct. 5-8, with a groin strain...

Career Notes:
Is only one of two players in Anaheim history to score his first career goal shorthanded (also, Oleg Tverdovsky, 2/1/95 at DAL)...played four games with Anaheim during the 2002-2003 regular season, going scoreless
Rights traded to Anaheim by Toronto for Anaheim's 6th (Vadim Sozinov) and 7th (Markus Seikola) round choices in 2000 Entry Draft, June 25, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Djurgarden (Sweden), September 1, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Timra (Sweden), August, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Timra (Sweden), August 15, 2006.
Quote of the Day

This is a big year for us in a lot of ways. You can see Garth and management really trying to find that solution to get us into the playoffs and consistently have that. The pressure is great. You have to enjoy it. It just means there's a great opportunity ahead of you.

— Islanders captain John Tavares