Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Tomas Holmstrom
Born in Pitea, Sweden, Holmstrom spent four years with his hometown club of the Second Division before moving on to Bodens IK in 1993-94. Drafted 257th overall by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft, Holmstrom opted to stay in Europe and was solid worker for two seasons with Lulea HF.

After joining the Wings in 1996-97, Holmstrom played 47 games in a utility role and was on hand when the club won its first Stanley Cup since 1955. The next year he played 57 games for Detroit in the regular season then recorded 19 points in 22 games when the team repeated as Cup champions. In each of the next three years, Holmstrom hit double figures in goals though the club faltered in the post season.

Injuries plagued Holmstrom's 2001-02 season as he managed only eight goals in 69 regular season games, however he made up for it during the post season by tying his regular season total in 23 games and was instrumental in leading the Wings to their third Stanley Cup in six years.

Holmstrom's speed, grit and diligent work at both ends of the ice made him a popular player with fans and his teammates. In the 2003-04 season, Holmstrom played his 500th NHL game. During the NHL lockout he returned home to Sweden where he played with Lulea, tallying 30 points in 47 games. When the league returned to action, so to did Holmstrom with the Red Wings. In the 2005-06 season, Holmstrom set a career high in points with 59 on a club which failed to advance past the first round of the NHL playoffs. The following season Holmstrom established a new career high in goals with 30, yet the Red Wings still fell short of their ultimate goal after losing out to the eventual Stanley Cup champion Anaheim Ducks. In 2007-08, Holmstrom and the Red Wings were simply on a mission. After capturing the Presidents' Trophy as the leagues top team, Holmstrom contributed 12 points as the Red Wings won the Stanley Cup in 2008.

On the international stage, Holmstrom has represented his homeland at the 1996 World Championship, the 2002, 2006 Winter Olympics and the 2004 World Cup of Hockey.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1989-90 Pitea HC Sweden-2 9 1 0 1 4
1990-91 Pitea HC Sweden-2 26 5 4 9 16
1991-92 Pitea HC Sweden-2 31 15 12 27 44
1992-93 Pitea HC Sweden-2 32 17 15 32 30
1993-94 Bodens IK Sweden-2 34 23 16 39 86 9 3 3 6 24
1994-95 Lulea HF Sweden 40 14 14 28 56 8 1 2 3 20
1995-96 Lulea HF Sweden 34 12 11 23 78 11 6 2 8 22
1995-96 Sweden WC-A 6 1 0 1 12
1996-97 Sweden W-Cup
1996-97 Detroit Red Wings NHL 47 6 3 9 33 -10 1 0 0 0 0
1996-97 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 6 3 1 4 7
1997-98 Detroit Red Wings NHL 57 5 17 22 44 +6 22 7 12 19 16
1998-99 Detroit Red Wings NHL 82 13 21 34 69 -11 10 4 3 7 4
1999-00 Detroit Red Wings NHL 72 13 22 35 43 +4 9 3 1 4 16
2000-01 Detroit Red Wings NHL 73 16 24 40 40 -12 6 1 3 4 8
2001-02 Detroit Red Wings NHL 69 8 18 26 58 -12 23 8 3 11 8
2001-02 Sweden Olympics 4 1 0 1 0 -2
2002-03 Detroit Red Wings NHL 74 20 20 40 62 +11 4 1 1 2 4
2003-04 Detroit Red Wings NHL 67 15 15 30 38 +8 12 2 2 4 10
2004-05 Sweden W-Cup 4 3 2 5 8 -3
2004-05 Lulea HF Sweden 47 14 16 30 50 4 0 0 0 18
2005-06 Detroit Red Wings NHL 81 29 30 59 66 +14 6 1 2 3 12
2005-06 Sweden Olympics 8 1 3 4 10 0
2006-07 Detroit Red Wings NHL 77 30 22 52 58 +13 15 5 3 8 14
2007-08 Detroit Red Wings NHL 59 20 20 40 58 +9 21 4 8 12 26
2008-09 Detroit Red Wings NHL 53 14 23 37 38 +18 23 2 5 7 22
2009-10 Detroit Red Wings NHL 68 25 20 45 60 +5 12 4 3 7 12
2010-11 Detroit Red Wings NHL 73 18 19 37 62 -6 11 3 4 7 8
2011-12 Detroit Red Wings NHL 74 11 13 24 40 -9 5 1 1 2 2
NHL Totals 1026 243 287 530 769 180 46 51 97 162


Signed as a free agent by Lulea (Sweden), September 16, 2004. Officially announced his retirement, January 22, 2013. Officially announced his retirement, January 22, 2013.
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