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Sweden Per-Johan Axelsson
a.k.a. "P.J., PJ Axelsson"
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Database: 805 113 players
Last added: Cole Swanson
Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. Bobby MacIntyre 6 2 9 11
2. Austin Cangelosi 6 6 4 10
3. Hampus Gustafsson 6 5 5 10
4. Carl Wassenius 5 4 2 6
5. Martin Grönberg 6 4 2 6
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
LW
Age
45
Height
6'1" / 186 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
187 lbs / 85 kg
Nation
Shoots
L
Youth Team
Status
Retired
Highlights
1-time Olympic Gold Medal 1
2-time World Championship Silver Medal 2
1-time U20 WJC Bronze Medal 1
2-time World Championship Bronze Medal 2
1-time SHL Champion 1

Axelsson was an extremely hard working winger and one of the NHL's best defensive forwards at one time. He was an excellent penalty killer and was great at "shadowing" opposing star players. Always had a great attitude and liked lightening the mood.

Upon returning to Sweden, Axelsson was converted to center for the 2011-12 season. He would then often center his brother and Fredrik Sjöström.

Brother: Anton Axelsson

Team Staff profile of Per-Johan Axelsson also available
Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1992-93 Västra Frölunda HC J20 Juniorallsvenskan 16 9 5 14 12 | -
Västra Frölunda HC Allsvenskan 1 0 0 0 0 | Kvalserien SHL 0 0 0 0 0
1993-94 Västra Frölunda HC Elitserien 11 0 0 0 4 | Playoffs 4 0 0 0 0
1994-95 Västra Frölunda HC J20 J20 SuperElit 19 16 9 25 22 | -
Västra Frölunda HC Elitserien 8 2 1 3 6 | -
Västra Frölunda HC Allsvenskan 3 0 0 0 0 | Kvalserien SHL 5 0 0 0 0
Sweden U20 WJC-20 7 2 3 5 2 | -
1995-96 Västra Frölunda HC Elitserien 36 15 5 20 10 | Playoffs 13 3 0 3 10
1996-97 Västra Frölunda HC Elitserien 50 19 15 34 34 | Playoffs 3 0 2 2 0
1997-98 Boston Bruins NHL 82 8 19 27 38 -14 | Playoffs 6 1 0 1 0 -3
1998-99 Boston Bruins NHL 77 7 10 17 18 -14 | Playoffs 12 1 1 2 4 -1
1999-00 Boston Bruins NHL 81 10 16 26 24 1 | -
Sweden WC 6 1 3 4 2 4 | -
Sweden (all) International 9 1 4 5 2 | -
2000-01 Boston Bruins NHL 81 8 15 23 27 -12 | -
Sweden WC 9 3 6 9 12 8 | -
Sweden (all) International 14 5 8 13 16 | -
2001-02 Boston Bruins NHL 78 7 17 24 16 6 | Playoffs 6 2 1 3 6 2
Sweden OG 4 0 0 0 2 -1 | -
Sweden WC 5 3 3 6 4 5 | -
2002-03 Boston Bruins NHL 66 17 19 36 24 8 | Playoffs 5 0 0 0 6 -2
Sweden WC 9 4 3 7 16 7 | -
2003-04 Boston Bruins NHL 68 6 14 20 42 2 | Playoffs 7 0 0 0 4 -2
Sweden WCup 4 0 0 0 2 | -
Sweden WC 7 2 3 5 8 1 | -
Sweden (all) International 14 2 4 6 16 | -
2004-05 Frölunda HC Elitserien 45 9 9 18 95 6 | Playoffs 14 1 10 11 18 13
Sweden WC 7 1 0 1 2 4 | -
Sweden (all) International 13 1 1 2 20 0 | -
2005-06 Boston Bruins NHL 59 10 18 28 4 -3 | -
Sweden OG 8 3 3 6 0 0 | -
Sweden (all) International 8 3 3 6 0 0 | -
2006-07 Boston Bruins NHL 55 11 16 27 52 -10 | -
2007-08 Boston Bruins NHL 75 13 16 29 15 11 | Playoffs 7 0 0 0 2 -4
2008-09 Boston Bruins NHL 75 6 24 30 16 -1 | Playoffs 11 0 1 1 2 -6
2009-10 Frölunda HC “A” Elitserien 47 10 16 26 51 0 | Playoffs 5 1 0 1 6 -2
Sweden (all) International 7 2 0 2 0 0 | -
2010-11 Frölunda HC “A” Elitserien 50 4 10 14 41 -10 | -
2011-12 Frölunda HC “A” Elitserien 52 2 12 14 22 5 | Playoffs 4 0 0 0 2 -2
2012-13 Frölunda HC “A” Elitserien 49 6 10 16 10 7 | Playoffs 2 0 0 0 2 -1
Tournament Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1990-91 Göteborg TV-Pucken - - - - - | -
1996-97 Västra Frölunda HC Euro HL 6 1 2 3 2 | -
2004-05 Sweden EHT 2 0 0 0 12 0 | -
2009-10 Sweden EHT 7 2 0 2 0 0 | -
2010-11 Frölunda HC ET 6 2 0 2 2 | -
2011-12 Frölunda HC ET 7 3 0 3 0 | Playoffs 2 0 0 0 0 1
2012-13 Frölunda HC ET 5 0 2 2 4 | -
Team Staff History
S Team League Role on Team Notes
2013-14 Boston Bruins NHL Scout European Amateur Scout
2014-15 Boston Bruins NHL Scout European Amateur Scout
2015-16 Boston Bruins NHL Scout European Amateur Scout
2016-17 Boston Bruins NHL Scout European Amateur Scout
2017-18 Boston Bruins NHL Scout Amateur Scout
2018-19 Boston Bruins NHL Scout Amateur Scout
2019-20 Boston Bruins NHL Scout Amateur Scout
Player Career Totals
League Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
Allsvenskan 2 4 0 0 0 0.00 0 | 2 5 0 0 0 0.00 0
EHT 2 9 2 0 2 0.22 12 0 | 0
ET 3 18 5 2 7 0.39 6 0 | 1 2 0 0 0 0.00 0 1
Euro HL 1 6 1 2 3 0.50 2 | 0
International 6 65 14 20 34 0.52 54 0 | 0
J20 SuperElit (J20 Nationell) 1 19 16 9 25 1.32 22 | 0
Juniorallsvenskan 1 16 9 5 14 0.88 12 0 | 0
NHL 11 797 103 184 287 0.36 276 -26 | 7 54 4 3 7 0.13 24 -16
OG 2 12 3 3 6 0.50 2 -1 | 0
Elitserien (SHL) 9 348 67 78 145 0.42 273 8 | 7 45 5 12 17 0.38 38 8
TV-Pucken 1 - 0 0 0 - 0 0 | 0
WC 6 43 14 18 32 0.74 44 29 | 0
WCup 1 4 0 0 0 0.00 2 | 0
WJC-20 1 7 2 3 5 0.71 2 | 0
Transactions
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
04/10/2013
04/10/2013 Confirmed Frölunda HC Retired
Player Biography and Trivia

Cult/Star player for Boston Bruins

Cult/Star player for Frölunda HC

Cult/Star player for Frölunda HC J20

Cult/Star player for Kungälvs IK

Transactions
- 2013-04-10 • Announced his retirement
- 2009-07-27 • Signed to a four-year contract by Frölunda
- 2006-03-23 • Signed to a three-year contract extension by the Boston Bruins
- 2005-08-10 • Re-signed to a one-year contract by the Boston Bruins
- 2004-09-15 • Signed to a lockout contract by Frölunda
- 2003-07-14 • Re-signed to a two-year contract by the Boston Bruins
- 2002-07-29 • Re-signed to a one-year contract by the Boston Bruins
- 1997-05-28 • Signed to an entry-level contract by the Boston Bruins

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