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Johan Holmqvist
Johan Holmqvist
Goaltender
(HOHLM-kwihst, JOH-hahn)
Number: 40
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 198
Catches: Left
Born: May 24, 1978
Birthplace: Tolfta, Sweden
Hometown: Tolfta, Sweden
Acquired: Signed as a free agent on July 1, 2006
Drafted: NYR / 1997 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 7th (175th overall)
2006-07 SEASON
Appeared in 48 games and recorded 27 victories, both career highs … His 27 wins ranked 5th in team history (Khabibulin, 30) … Made a season-high 41 saves on a season-high 43 shots faced 4/7 at ATL … Recorded his first career shutout, stopping 31 shots 2/1 at CAR … Won 5 consecutive games from 1/7-1/18, tying his career and season best … Recorded his 1st career assist and had a season-high 5-game winning streak snapped 11/19 at NYR … Won his 1st NHL game in his second start of the season as he made 30 saves on 32 shots 11/2 at PHI … Made his Lightning debut 10/13 at FLA, making 24 saves.

2007 STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS
Faced a series-high 37 shots, including 22 in the second and third periods, in Game 4 … Won his 2nd consecutive post season game with 30 saves on 32 shots with 14 saves in the 3rd period in Game 3 … Made 34 saves, including 17 in the 2nd period to tie the franchise record for saves in a period, for his 1st career playoff win in Game 2 … Made 19 saves, including 8 in the 1st period, in Game 1.

CAREER
2003-04: Played in 59 games with Houston of the AHL and posted a 23-27-7 record with a 2.56 GAA and a .908 SV% … Led the team in wins, GAA, SV % and shutouts (4) … Was tied for 6th in wins in the League in wins. 2002-03: Made 1 appearance with the Rangers and made 2 saves in a relief role 4/10/02 vs. TOR … Played in 35 games with Hartford (AHL), posting a 2.65 GAA, a .910 SV% and a 14-13-5 record with 2 shutouts … Tied for the team lead for shutouts … Finished the regular season with Houston (AHL) and played in 8 games with a 5-3 record, a 2.88 GAA and a .900 … He also recorded 1 shutout … Led the Aeros to the Calder Cup championship … Played in 23 games and posted a 15-8 record, a 2.00 GAA and 1 shutout en route to being named the playoff MVP … Also played in 1 game with Charlotte (ECHL) and recorded a win with 2 goals allowed.  2001-02: Appeared in 48 games with the Hartford Wolf Pack of the AHL, posting a mark of 26-12-6, along with a 3.07 goals against average and a .899 save percentage … Ranked first on the team with 26 wins … Tied a team record with a nine-game unbeated streak from 2/16-3/8/02, tying a team season high … Matched a career-high with 41 saves on 11/16 at Wilkes-Barre … Made 4 post-season appearances, going 1-2, along with a 4.41 GAA and a .815 SV% … Made 1 appearance with the Ranger in relief on 4/10 vs. TOR, stopping 2 shots in 9 minutes.  2000-01: Appeared in 2 games with the Rangers, making his NHL debut on 10/27 vs. PIT in a 4-1 loss.  Played in 43 games with Hartford, posting a 19-14-4 record with a 2.89 GAA, .906 SV% and 2 shutouts … Made 41 saves in recording his first AHL shutout on 12/23 vs. Lowell … Posted a 36-save shutout on 2/21 vs. Saint John … Posted a record of 2-3 in 5 playoff appearances, along with a 2.48 GAA and a .923 SV% … Made a team-record 57 saves in an overtime loss on 4/14 at Providence.

INTERNATIONAL CAREER
Appeared in 117 career matches with Brynas, posting a 2.67 GAA and notching 8 shutouts Also appeared in 28 career playoff games Led Brynas to the 1998-99 Swedish Elite League championship Played on the Swedish National team in 1998-99 and 1999-00, and participated in the 1998 World Junior Championships in Finland Was named Swedish Junior of the Year in 1997-98.

EUROPEAN CAREER
2005-06: Spent the 2005-06 regular season with Brynas of the Swedish Elite League and led the league in GAA with 1.95 … He also ranked 2nd in SV% at .928 and was tied for 6th in shutouts with 3 … Was selected to the 2006 Swedish All-Star team … 2004-05: Returned to Brynas in the Swedish Elite League … Led the team in games played with 42 and in GAA with 3.39 … Also recorded the team’s only shutout … Added 1 assist and 2 PIM.  Appeared in 117 career matches with Brynas, posting a 2.67 GAA and notching 8 shutouts … Also appeared in 28 career playoff games … Led Brynas to the 1998-99 Swedish Elite League championship.


PERSONAL
Spends his off-season in Galve, Sweden .. Lists golf as his favorite non-hockey sport and Ernie Els as his favorite golfer... Sites Pelle Lindbergh as his hockey idol growing up.

TRANSACTIONS
Rangers' seventh round choice, 175th overall, at the 1997 NHL Entry Draft.

FIRSTS
Game:     NHL – 10/27/02 vs. PIT
    Lightning – 10/13/06 at FLA
Win:     NHL – 11/2/06 at PHI
    Lightning – 11/2/06 at PHI
Shutout:     NHL – 2/1/07 at CAR
    Lightning – 2/1/07 at CAR

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Longest Win Streak:    5 (2 times, last – 1/7-1/18/07)
    In 2006-07:    5 (2 times, last – 1/7-1/18/07)
Longest Unbeaten Streak:    5 (2 times, last – 1/7-1/18/07)
Longest Shutout Streak:    84:18 (1/30-2/3/07)
    In 2006-07:    84:18 (1/30-2/3/07)
Most Shots Faced in a Game:    43 (4/7/07 at ATL)
Most Saves in a Game:    41 (4/7/07 at ATL)
Shutouts:    1 (2/1/07 at CAR)
    In 2006-07:    1 (2/1/07 at CAR)