|NUMBER:||96||BIRTHDATE:||January 23, 1973|
|HEIGHT:||6' 0"||BIRTHPLACE:||Pitea, Sweden|
|WEIGHT:||200||DRAFTED:||DET / 1994 NHL Entry Draft|
|Shoots:||Left||ROUND:||10th (257th overall)|
CAREER: Four-time Stanley Cup champion as a member of the Red Wings (1997, 1998, 2002 and 2008)… Won a Gold Medal with Sweden at the 2006 Olympic Winter Games… Also represented Sweden at the 2004 World Cup, 2002 Winter Olympics and 1996 IIHF World Championships… Won an Elitserien championship with Luleå Hockey in 1996... Signed a two-year contract extension with Detroit on June 4, 2010.
2011-12: Has tallied 5 multi-point games on the season... Skated in his 1000th career game on 2/10 vs ANA (6th Red Wing and 9th Swede to reach milestone)… Surpassed Brendan Shanahan for 5th place on the Red Wings’ all-time PPG list on 11/30 vs TBL (116th of his career, also GWG).
2010-11: Recorded his 500th career point (assist) on 3/21 vs. PIT… Skated in his 900th career game on 11/28 vs. CLB… Tied for the team lead with 10 PPG… Averaged 14:48 TOI/game during the regular season…Credited with 81 hits and 11 blocked shots… Scored 2 GWG in the playoffs (Round 1 Game 2 vs. PHX and Round 2 Game 5 vs. SJS).
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There's no discouragement in that room. There's no issues there at all to be honest with you. It's more about, 'Hey, it's opportunities for players.' And if we become that bad of a team because of one player, it's not a real good sign for our hockey club. So this is part of sports. It's part of hockey.