Mikael Tellqvist

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Mikael Tellqvist
Mikael Tellqvist.jpg
Tellqvist with the Buffalo Sabres in the 2008-09 season
Born (1979-09-19) September 19, 1979 (age 39)
Sundbyberg, Sweden
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Left
National team  Sweden
NHL Draft 70th overall, 2000
Toronto Maple Leafs
Playing career 1998–2017
Olympic medal record
Representing  Sweden
Ice hockey
Winter Olympics
Gold medal – first place 2006 Turin

Mikael Karl Tellqvist (born September 19, 1979) is a Swedish former professional ice hockey goaltender who last played for Djurgårdens IF of the Swedish Hockey League, his second tenure with the club.

Playing career

Tellqvist was drafted 70th overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft. He had played a total of 14 games for the Leafs before the 2005–06 season, spending most of his time with their then American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the St. John's Maple Leafs.

In 2003, Tellqvist played in the world hockey championship. Here is where he represented Sweden. During this time he recorded a 1.37 goals against average and a .940 save percentage. But unfortunately the run came to an end when they played Canada in the finals. They would lose and capture silver.

At the end of the 2005–06 season, when starting Maple Leafs goaltender Ed Belfour was injured, Tellqvist played in two consecutive games against the Montreal Canadiens when the Leafs were struggling to make the playoffs near the end of the season. He struggled in those games, letting in 11 total goals. Following the second game, he was replaced by Toronto's third-string goaltender, Jean-Sébastien Aubin.

On November 28, 2006, Tellqvist was traded to the Phoenix Coyotes in exchange for forward Tyson Nash and a fourth-round draft pick in 2007 NHL Entry Draft. Later in the season, on February 16, 2007, the Coyotes signed him to a contract extension through to the 2007–08 season. On March 12, 2007, in a game against the Philadelphia Flyers, he stopped all 24 shots to record his fourth career NHL shutout. On April 3, 2007, he set a new career high in wins with 11.

For the 2007–08 season, Tellqvist competed for Phoenix's starting goaltender position with Alex Auld and David Aebischer. Aebischer was eventually waived, setting up the tandem of Tellqvist and Auld. Upon the acquisition of Ilya Bryzgalov via waivers from the Anaheim Ducks, Auld was eventually traded to the Boston Bruins; Tellqvist became the back-up behind Bryzgalov.

On March 4, 2009, Tellqvist was traded by the Coyotes to the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for a fourth-round draft pick in 2010. On May 1, 2009, Tellqvist signed with Ak Bars Kazan of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) for the 2009–10 season.[1]

On November 19, 2009, Tellqvist was traded to Lukko in the Finnish SM-liiga. Lukko was at the time leading the League by 18 points, and is one of the leading candidates for the championship.

On August 4, 2010, it was announced that Tellqvist has signed with Dinamo Riga of the KHL for the 2010–11 season.[2]

On November 2, 2017, Tellqvist officially announced his retirement as a player.[3]

Career statistics

   
Season Team League GP W L T OT MIN GA SO GAA
1998–99 Djurgårdens IF SEL 11 5 3 2 647 31 0 2.87
1999–00 Djurgårdens IF SEL 30 1909 66 2 3.87
2000–01 Djurgårdens IF SEL 43 2622 91 5 2.08
2001–02 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 28 8 11 6 1521 79 0 3.12
2002–03 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 47 17 25 3 2651 148 1 3.35
2002–03 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 3 1 1 0 86 4 0 2.79
2003–04 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 11 5 3 2 647 31 0 2.87
2003–04 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 23 10 11 1 1343 59 1 2.64
2004–05 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 45 24 16 4 2599 115 0 2.65
2005–06 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 25 10 11 2 1398 73 2 3.13
2006–07 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 1 0 1 0 59 2 0 2.03
2006–07 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 28 11 11 3 1591 90 2 3.39
2007–08 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 22 9 8 2 1224 56 2 2.75
2008–09 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 15 7 5 1 797 38 0 2.86
2008–09 Buffalo Sabres NHL 6 2 1 0 229 9 0 2.35
2009–10 Lukko Rauma SM-liiga 26 11 10 5 1588 62 0 2.34
2009–10 Kazan Ak-Bars KHL 11 5 3 0 589 24 0 2.44
2010–11 Riga Dynamo KHL 20 8 9 1 1140 50 1 2.63
2011–12 Modo Hockey SEL 45 2579 102 2 2.37
2012–13 Riga Dynamo KHL 35 12 19 1 1972 86 1 2.62
2013–14 Riga Dynamo KHL 39 21 11 7 2326 72 3 1.86
2014–15 Djurgårdens IF SHL 39 17 21 0 2272 97 1 2.56
NHL totals 113 45 41 2 8 6,033 303 6 3.01

Playoff record

   
Season Team League GP W L T MIN GA SO GAA
1998–99 Djurgårdens IF SEL 4 240 11 0 2.75
1999–00 Djurgårdens IF SEL 13 814 21 3 1.54
2000–01 Djurgårdens IF SEL 16 1006 45 1 2.68
2001–02 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 1 1 0 15 0 0 0.00
NHL totals

References

  1. ^ ОЛИМПИЙСКИЙ ЧЕМПИОН ИЗ ШВЕЦИИ – ПЕРВЫЙ НОВИЧОК «АК БАРСА» on www.ak-bars.ru
  2. ^ Mikaēls Tellkvists spēlēs Rīgas DINAMO on www.dinamoriga.eu
  3. ^ https://www.aftonbladet.se/sportbladet/hockey/a/OR1vw/tellan-om-beslutet-har-kommit-tarar

External links

  • Unofficial fan site of Mikael Tellqvist
  • Mikael Tellqvist career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
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