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Per-Johan Axelsson a.k.a. "P.J., PJ Axelsson"

Player Facts
  • Position
    LW
  • Height
    6'1" / 186 cm
  • Weight
    187 lbs / 85 kg
  • Shoots
    L
  • Status
    Retired

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 SHL 11 0 0 0 4 | Playoffs 4 0 0 0 0
1994-95 Västra Frölunda HC J20 SuperElit 19 16 9 25 22 |
Västra Frölunda HC SHL 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 SHL 36 15 5 20 10 | Playoffs 13 3 0 3 10
1996-97 Västra Frölunda HC SHL 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 SHL 45 9 9 18 95 6 | Playoffs 14 1 10 11 18 13
Sweden EHT 2 0 0 0 12 0 |
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” SHL 47 10 16 26 51 0 | Playoffs 5 1 0 1 6 -2
Sweden EHT 7 2 0 2 0 0 |
Sweden (all) International 7 2 0 2 0 0 |
2010-11 Frölunda HC “A” SHL 50 4 10 14 41 -10 |
2011-12 Frölunda HC “A” SHL 52 2 12 14 22 5 | Playoffs 4 0 0 0 2 -2
2012-13 Frölunda HC “A” SHL 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 |
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
Player Career Totals
League GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
Allsvenskan 4 0 0 0 0.00 0 | 5 0 0 0 0.00 0
EHT 9 2 0 2 0.22 12 0 |
ET 18 5 2 7 0.39 6 0 | 2 0 0 0 0.00 0 1
Euro HL 6 1 2 3 0.50 2 |
International 65 14 20 34 0.52 54 0 |
Juniorallsvenskan 16 9 5 14 0.88 12 0 |
NHL 797 103 184 287 0.36 276 -26 | 54 4 3 7 0.13 24 -16
OG 12 3 3 6 0.50 2 -1 |
SHL 348 67 78 145 0.42 273 8 | 45 5 12 17 0.38 38 8
SuperElit 19 16 9 25 1.32 22 |
TV-Pucken 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 |
WC 43 14 18 32 0.74 44 29 |
WCup 4 0 0 0 0.00 2 |
WJC-20 7 2 3 5 0.71 2 |
Career Highlights
Season
Awards by season
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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