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Johan Hedberg

Johan Hedberg  #1

Goalie
NUMBER: 1 BIRTHDATE: May 5, 1973
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Leksand, Sweden
WEIGHT: 190 DRAFTED: PHI / 1994 NHL Entry Draft
Catches: Right ROUND: 9th   (218th overall)
Traded to San Jose by Philadelphia for San Jose's 7th round choice (Pavel Kasparik) in 1999 Entry Draft, August 6, 1998. Traded to Pittsburgh by San Jose with Bobby Dollas for Jeff Norton, March 12, 2001. Traded to Vancouver by Pittsburgh for Vancouver's 2nd round choice (Alex Goligoski) in 2004 Entry Draft, August 25, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Leksands (Sweden-2), August 1, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Dallas, August 5, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Atlanta, July 1, 2006. Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, July 1, 2010. Signed to a PTO (professional tryout) contract by Albany (AHL), February 13, 2014.
Quote of the Day

You get the right whistles at the right times, you can leave him out there. He's a beast when it comes to being on the ice. I thought [Saturday] he was a big man. That first period, he did that lateral cut and it was like three bowling pins bounced off him. There's not too many guys that can do that.

— Capitals coach Barry Trotz on Alex Ovechkin, who enters February tied for the NHL lead in goals