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Tomas Holmström

Player Facts
  • Position
    RW
  • Height
    6'0" / 183 cm
  • Weight
    198 lbs / 90 kg
  • Shoots
    L
  • Status
    Retired

Team Staff profile of Tomas Holmström also available

Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1989-90 Piteå HC Division 1 9 1 0 1 4 |
1990-91 Piteå HC Division 1 26 5 4 9 16 |
1991-92 Piteå HC Division 1 31 15 12 27 44 |
1992-93 Piteå HC Division 1 31 17 15 32 30 |
1993-94 Bodens IK Division 1 34 23 16 39 86 | Qualification 9 3 3 6 24
1994-95 Luleå HF SHL 40 14 14 28 56 | Playoffs 8 1 2 3 20
1995-96 Luleå HF SHL 34 12 12 24 80 | Playoffs 11 6 2 8 14
Sweden WC 6 1 0 1 12 |
1996-97 Detroit Red Wings NHL 47 6 3 9 33 -10 | Playoffs 1 0 0 0 0 -1
Adirondack Red Wings AHL 6 3 1 4 7 -1 |
1997-98 Detroit Red Wings NHL 57 5 17 22 44 6 | Playoffs 22 7 12 19 16 9
1998-99 Detroit Red Wings NHL 82 13 21 34 69 -11 | Playoffs 10 4 3 7 4 2
1999-00 Detroit Red Wings NHL 73 13 22 35 43 4 | Playoffs 9 3 1 4 8 3
2000-01 Detroit Red Wings NHL 73 16 24 40 40 -12 | Playoffs 6 1 3 4 8 -1
2001-02 Detroit Red Wings NHL 69 8 18 26 58 -12 | Playoffs 23 8 3 11 8 7
Sweden OG 4 1 0 1 2 -2 |
Sweden (all) International 4 1 0 1 2 -2 |
2002-03 Detroit Red Wings NHL 74 20 20 40 62 11 | Playoffs 4 1 1 2 4 1
2003-04 Detroit Red Wings NHL 67 15 15 30 32 8 | Playoffs 12 2 2 4 10 0
Sweden WCup 4 3 2 5 8 |
Sweden (all) International 6 3 2 5 12 |
2004-05 Luleå HF SHL 47 14 16 30 50 -10 | Playoffs 4 0 0 0 18 -7
2005-06 Detroit Red Wings NHL 81 29 30 59 66 14 | Playoffs 6 1 2 3 12 -1
Sweden OG 8 1 3 4 10 0 |
Sweden (all) International 8 1 3 4 10 0 |
2006-07 Detroit Red Wings NHL 77 30 22 52 58 13 | Playoffs 15 5 3 8 14 2
2007-08 Detroit Red Wings NHL 59 20 20 40 58 9 | Playoffs 21 4 8 12 26 4
2008-09 Detroit Red Wings NHL 53 14 23 37 38 18 | Playoffs 23 2 5 7 22 -2
2009-10 Detroit Red Wings NHL 68 25 20 45 60 5 | Playoffs 12 4 3 7 12 3
2010-11 Detroit Red Wings NHL 73 18 19 37 62 -6 | Playoffs 11 3 4 7 8 7
2011-12 Detroit Red Wings “A” NHL 74 11 13 24 40 -9 | Playoffs 5 1 1 2 2 0
Team Staff History
S Team League Role on Team Notes
2016-17 Norrbotten TV-Pucken Head Coach
Player Career Totals
League GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AHL 6 3 1 4 0.67 7 -1 |
Division 1 131 61 47 108 0.82 180 0 | 9 3 3 6 0.67 24 0
International 18 5 5 10 0.56 24 -2 |
NHL 1027 243 287 530 0.52 763 28 | 180 46 51 97 0.54 154 33
OG 12 2 3 5 0.42 12 -2 |
SHL 121 40 42 82 0.68 186 -10 | 23 7 4 11 0.48 52 -7
WC 6 1 0 1 0.17 12 0 |
WCup 4 3 2 5 1.25 8 0 |
Transactions
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
01/22/2013
01/22/2013 Confirmed Detroit Red Wings Retired
Player Biography and Trivia

Cult/Star player for Adirondack Red Wings

Cult/Star player for Bodens HF

Cult/Star player for Bodens IK

Cult/Star player for Detroit Red Wings

Cult/Star player for Luleå HF

Cult/Star player for Piteå HC

Holmström wasn't very good at anything. Still, he played over a thousand games in the NHL. He didn't skate well, didn't shoot well, and didn't handle the puck all that well. Yet, he was extremely valuble to the Detroit Red Wings for his unique ability to screen the opposing goaltender, especially on the powerplay where he scored half of his 243 career goals. Holmstrom was the league's number one garbage-goal scorer for ten years and was a master at deflecting shots into the net. The Swedish winger took a ton of punishment and abuse by defensemen due to his style, but never complained and played with a lot of heart and determination despite his shortcomings.

Career transactions
- 2013-01-22 • Announced his retirement
- 2010-06-04 • Re-signed to a two-year contract by the Detroit Red Wings
- 2007-02-17 • Signed to a three-year contract extension by the Detroit Red Wings
- 2004-09-16 • Signed to a lockout contract by Luleå
- 2004-04-02 • Signed to a three-year contract extension by the Detroit Red Wings
- 2001-09-04 • Re-signed to a three-year contract by the Detroit Red Wings

Other memorable dates
- 2007-10-03 • Played in his 700th career NHL game (vs Anaheim)
- 2009-03-12 • Played in his 800th career NHL game (vs Calgary)
- 2009-12-05 • Scored his 200th career NHL goal (at New Jersey vs Martin Brodeur)

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