Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- P.J. Axelsson
Born Per-Johan Axelsson, P.J. as he is known by his fellow teammates played four years with Vastra Frolunda in the Swedish Elite League, before joining the Boston Bruins in 1997.

Drafted in the seventh round, 177th overall by the Boston Bruins in 1995, Axelsson has become a solid, two-way player, who as the seasons went by started to show more offensive skills in his overall game. In 2002-03, Axelsson established a career high in points with 36 (17-19-36).

Axelsson has amased an impressive international resume that includes a bronze medal with Sweden at the 1995 World Junior Championships, a silver medal at the 2004 World Championship, and a gold medal at the 2006 World Championship and Winter Olympics.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1992-93 Vastra Frolunda HC Goteborg Jr. Swe-Jr. 16 9 5 14 12
1992-93 Vastra Frolunda HC Goteborg Sweden 1 0 0 0 0
1993-94 Vastra Frolunda HC Goteborg Sweden 11 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 0 0
1994-95 Vastra Frolunda HC Goteborg Jr. Swe-Jr. 19 16 9 25 22
1994-95 Vastra Frolunda HC Goteborg Sweden 11 2 1 3 6 5 0 0 0 0
1994-95 Sweden WJC-A 7 2 3 5 2
1995-96 Vastra Frolunda HC Goteborg Sweden 36 15 5 20 10 13 3 0 3 10
1996-97 Vastra Frolunda HC Goteborg Sweden 50 19 15 34 34 3 0 2 2 0
1996-97 Vastra Frolunda HC Goteborg EuroHL 3 1 1 2 0 3 0 0 0 2
1997-98 Boston Bruins NHL 82 8 19 27 38 -14 6 1 0 1 0
1998-99 Boston Bruins NHL 77 7 10 17 18 -14 12 1 1 2 4
1999-00 Boston Bruins NHL 81 10 16 26 24 +1
1999-00 Sweden WC-A 6 1 3 4 2 +4
2000-01 Boston Bruins NHL 81 8 15 23 27 -12
2000-01 Sweden WC-A 9 3 6 9 12 +8
2001-02 Boston Bruins NHL 78 7 17 24 16 +6 6 2 1 3 6
2001-02 Sweden Olympics 4 0 0 0 2 -1
2001-02 Sweden WC-A 5 3 3 6 4 +5
2002-03 Boston Bruins NHL 66 17 19 36 24 +8 5 0 0 0 6
2002-03 Sweden WC-A 9 4 3 7 16 +7
2003-04 Boston Bruins NHL 68 6 14 20 42 +2 7 0 0 0 4
2003-04 Sweden WC-A 7 2 3 5 8 +1
2004-05 Sweden W-Cup 4 0 0 0 2 -2
2004-05 Frolunda HC Goteborg Sweden 45 8 9 17 95 14 1 10 11 18
2004-05 Sweden WC-A 7 1 0 1 2 +4
2005-06 Boston Bruins NHL 59 10 18 28 4 -3
2005-06 Sweden Olympics 8 3 3 6 0 0
2006-07 Boston Bruins NHL 55 11 16 27 52 -10
2007-08 Boston Bruins NHL 75 13 16 29 15 +11 7 0 0 0 2
2008-09 Boston Bruins NHL 75 6 24 30 16 -1 11 0 1 1 2
2009-10 Frolunda HC Goteborg Sweden 47 10 16 26 51
2010-11 Frolunda HC Goteborg Sweden 50 4 10 14 41
NHL Totals 797 103 184 287 276 54 4 3 7 24


Signed as a free agent by Frolunda (Sweden), September 15, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Frolunda (Sweden), July 28, 2009.
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