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Six things you need to know about Anton Stralman

by Michelle Gingras / Tampa Bay Lightning

1. The Toronto Maple Leafs drafted Anton Stralman with the 216th overall pick in the seventh round at the 2005 NHL Draft.

2. Stralman is originally from Tibro, Sweden which is a municipality of 10,600 people and is located between Sweden’s two largest lakes, Lake Vänern and Lake Vättern. Tibro is also considered the furniture center of Sweden and boasts around 80 furniture-producing units and carpentry workshops.

3. Stralman has played in 55 career Stanley Cup Playoff games, all with the Rangers in the previous three seasons, recording three goals and 11 points.

4. Stralman told his daughter about the family's move to Tampa by mentioning they will be able to see dolphins. The family visited Winter, a famous dolphin who’s known for her prosthetic tail.

5. Stralman rounds out a solid blue line for seasons to come joining Matt Carle, Jason Garrison and fellow Swede Victor Hedman who are all under contract in Tampa for at least the next three seasons.

6. Stralman finished the 2013-14 season with a 56.5 Corsi percentage during 5-on-5 situations. That means the Rangers held possession 56.5 percent of the time while he was on the ice and it was a six percent improvement compared to his teammates.

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