|NUMBER:||37||BIRTHDATE:||December 23, 1976 (AGE 36)|
|HEIGHT:||6' 2"||BIRTHPLACE:||Mariefred, Sweden|
|WEIGHT:||218||DRAFTED:||SJS / 1998 NHL Entry Draft|
|Shoots:||Right||ROUND:||5th (145th overall)|
CAREER: 2008 Stanley Cup champion with DET... Member of the exclusive 'Triple Gold Club' - Olympic gold (2006 with Sweden), World Championships gold (2006 with Sweden), Stanley Cup champion (2008 with DET)... Has also played for VAN (155 GP), NYR (125), FLA (85), PIT (22), SJS (4)
2012-13: Missed 41 games due to various injuries...Averaged 12:51 TOI...Collected 2 points (1-1-2) in five postseason games...Skated in his 100th playoff game on 5/4 vs. ANA.
PERSONAL: Mikael and his wife, Sandra, have two children, William and Stina
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It's about time. I've waited a lot of games for this as an Av and I felt right after the goal, you've got 50 pounds off your shoulders. Your head is a little higher and the play slows down for you.