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Sweden JOHAN HEDBERG  
Last team: Albany Devils - 2014

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BIRTHYEAR 1973-05-05 BIRTHPLACENacka, SWE
AGE 44 NATION Sweden
POSITION G CATCHES L
HEIGHT 183 cm / 6'0" WEIGHT 86 kg / 190 lbs
YOUTH TEAM Leksands IF STATUS Retired
NHL DRAFT 1994 round 9 #218 overall by Philadelphia Flyers
SOCIAL Johan Hedberg  
HIGHLIGHTS
1-time World Championship Gold Medal 1
1-time World Championship Silver Medal 1
2-time World Championship Bronze Medal 2

Hedberg was a goalie who relied on his ability to read the play, as well as his agility and lateral movement. Hard to beat from in close. Handled the puck very well with his stick. Known as an extremely hard worker and quality teammate.
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CAREER STATISTICS Use/Embed statistics RSS feed
 SEASON TEAM LEAGUE GP GAA SVS%       POSTSEASON GP GAA SVS% 
 1987-88 Leksands IF J18 Juniorserien- - - |       
 1988-89 Leksands IF J18 Juniorserien- - - |       
 1989-90 Leksands IF J20 Juniorserien- - - |       
 1990-91 Leksands IF J20 Juniorserien- - - |       
 1991-92 Leksands IF J20 Juniorallsvenskan- - - |       
 1992-93 Leksands IF SHL11 2.53 - | Playoffs2 4.10 .880 
 1993-94 Leksands IF SHL17 2.82 - | Playoffs0 -
  Sweden WC0 - - |       
 1994-95 Leksands IF SHL17 3.53 .888 | Playoffs1 6.32 .833 
 1995-96 Leksands IF SHL35 2.73 .902 | Playoffs4 2.95 .892 
  Sweden WCup0 - - |       
 1996-97 Leksands IF SHL38 2.52 .904 | Playoffs8 1.86 .935 
  Sweden WC1 1.00 .938 |       
 1997-98 Manitoba Moose IHL14 2.58 .922 | Playoffs2 3.40 .905 
  Detroit Vipers IHL16 2.64 .899 |       
  Baton Rouge Kingfish ECHL2 4.20 .879 |       
  Sweden OG0 - - |       
  Sweden WC1 2.00 - |       
 1998-99 Leksands IF SHL48 2.86 .903 | Playoffs4 3.52 .890 
  Sweden WC1 0.00 1.000 |       
 1999-00 Kentucky Thoroughblades AHL33 2.68 .917 | Playoffs5 1.93 .950 
 2000-01 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL9 2.64 .917 | Playoffs18 2.30 .911 
  Manitoba Moose IHL46 2.56 .912 |       
 2001-02 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL66 2.75 .904 |       
  Sweden OG1 1.00 .950 |       
 2002-03 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL41 3.14 .895 |       
 2003-04 Vancouver Canucks NHL21 2.52 .900 | Playoffs2 2.45 .922 
  Manitoba Moose AHL2 4.32 .883 |       
 2004-05 Leksands IF  Allsvenskan12 2.15 .909 | Kvalserien SHL9 2.07 .918 
 2005-06 Dallas Stars NHL19 2.67 .898 |       
 2006-07 Atlanta Thrashers NHL21 2.89 .898 | Playoffs2 2.56 .928 
 2007-08 Atlanta Thrashers NHL36 3.46 .892 |       
 2008-09 Atlanta Thrashers NHL33 3.49 .886 |       
 2009-10 Atlanta Thrashers NHL47 2.62 .915 |       
 2010-11 New Jersey Devils NHL34 2.38 .912 |       
 2011-12 New Jersey Devils NHL27 2.23 .918 | Playoffs1 1.67 .929 
 2012-13 New Jersey Devils NHL19 2.76 .883 |       
 2013-14 Albany Devils AHL1 3.18 .846 |       
 
 TOURNAMENT STATISTICS
 1998-99 Leksands IF Euro HL7 2.07 .930 |       
TEAM STAFF HISTORY
 SEASON TEAM LEAGUE ROLE ON TEAM NOTES
 2013-2014 New Jersey Devils NHLSpecial Assignment Coach  
 2014-2015 Albany Devils AHLGoaltending Coach  
 2015-2016 San Jose Sharks NHLGoaltending Coach  
 2016-2017 San Jose Sharks NHLGoaltending Coach  
 2017-2018 San Jose Sharks NHLGoaltending Coach  





CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
SEASON AWARDS BY SEASON
1992-1993 SHL Best SVS%
1993-1994 World Championship Bronze Medal
1996-1997 World Championship Silver Medal
1997-1998 World Championship Gold Medal
1998-1999 European Hockey League (EHL) Best GAA (2.10)
  European Hockey League (EHL) Best SVS% (.930)
  World Championship Bronze Medal
2000-2001 IHL Goaltender of the Week (Oct. 22)
  IHL Goaltender of the Week (Nov. 5)
  IHL Goaltender of the Week (Jan. 21)
2004-2005 Allsvenskan to Elitserien Promotion (Leksand)
2010-2011 ECHL Alumnus of the Month (February)
 AWARDS BY LEAGUE
- Allsvenskan to Elitserien Promotion 04/05
- ECHL Alumnus of the Month 10/11
- European Hockey League (EHL) Best GAA 98/99
- European Hockey League (EHL) Best SVS% 98/99
- IHL Goaltender of the Week 00/01, 00/01, 00/01
- SHL Best SVS% 92/93
- World Championship Bronze Medal 93/94, 98/99
- World Championship Gold Medal 97/98
- World Championship Silver Medal 96/97



TRANSACTIONS
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE  
2014-02-18 Confirmed Albany Devils Unknown Released 
2014-02-13 Confirmed No team Albany Devils PTO 
2013-09-18 Confirmed New York Rangers Unknown Released 
2013-09-11 Confirmed New Jersey Devils New York Rangers PTO 
2013-07-04 Confirmed New Jersey Devils Unknown Bought Out 
2012-07-02 Extension New Jersey Devils New Jersey Devils 2 years 
2011-07-01 Extension New Jersey Devils New Jersey Devils 1 year 
2010-07-01 Confirmed Atlanta Thrashers New Jersey Devils 1 year 



MEDIA AND ARTICLES
DATE ARTICLE WEBSITE
2016-06-05 Old School Hockey - Johan Hedberg Hockeysverige.se


PLAYER BIOGRAPHY AND TRIVIA
 
 
 
Cult/Star player for Leksands IF
Cult/Star player for Baton Rouge Kingfish
Cult/Star player for Manitoba Moose
 
Career transactions
- 2010-07-01 • Signed by the New Jersey Devils
- 2006-07-01 • Signed by the Atlanta Thrashers
- 2005-08-05 • Signed by the Dallas Stars
- 2004-08-01 • Signed to a lockout contract by Leksand
- 2003-08-25 • Traded to the Vancouver Canucks for a 2004 2nd round pick (Alex Goligoski)
- 2001-03-12 • Traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins w/ Bobby Dollas for Jeff Norton
- 1999-06-21 • Signed by the San Jose Sharks
- 1998-08-06 • Rights traded to the San Jose Sharks for a 1999 7th round pick (Pavel Kasparik)

Trivia
- Johan Hedberg became known as the "Moose" in the NHL after wearing his Manitoba Moose mask in NHL debut with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Hedberg continued to use the Moose design on his mask throughout his career.