Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Tommy Sjodin
Defenseman Tommy Sjodin, who was born in Timra, Sweden on August 13th 1965 had a solid reputation in Sweden as a skilled offensive defenseman as well as a "Swedish Player of the Year Award" when he came to North America to joined the Minnesota North Stars in 1992.

Sjodin stepped right into the North Stars lineup and played 77 games and scored seven goals and 36 points, good for second among Minnesota defensemen. While his production was impressive his adjustment to the defensive game was not and the Stars gave him just seven NHL games and sent him to the minors for 38 games the following year. In February of that season, Sjodin was traded to the Quebec Nordiques along with the draft pick that became Chris Drury in exchange for netminder Manny Fernandez.

With the Nordiques Sjodin showed improved defensive play and continued to produce offense with 10 points in 22 games to finish out that year. That spring he joined his National Team for the World Championships and was named to the tournament's All-Star Team.

Sjodin elected not to return to the National Hockey League for the 1994-95 season, instead signing to play in Switzerland. He spent the next five seasons in Switzerland with a brief stop in Italy then joined the Swedish Elite League for the 1999-00 campaign so he could finish his career in his homeland.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1983-84 Timra IK Sweden-2 16 4 4 8 6 6 0 0 0 4
1984-85 Timra IK Sweden-2 23 8 11 19 14
1985-86 Timra IK Sweden-2 32 13 12 25 40
1986-87 Brynas IF Gavle Sweden 29 0 4 4 24
1987-88 Brynas IF Gavle Sweden 40 6 9 15 28
1988-89 Brynas IF Gavle Sweden 40 8 11 19 52 5 1 0 1 6
1989-90 Brynas IF Gavle Sweden 40 14 14 28 46 5 0 0 0 2
1990-91 Brynas IF Gavle Sweden 38 12 17 29 77 2 0 1 1 2
1991-92 Brynas IF Gavle Sweden 40 6 16 22 46 5 0 3 3 4
1991-92 Sweden Olympics 8 4 1 5 2
1991-92 Sweden WC-A 8 0 1 1 6
1992-93 Minnesota North Stars NHL 77 7 29 36 30 -25
1993-94 Dallas Stars NHL 7 0 2 2 4 -1
1993-94 Kalamazoo Wings IHL 38 12 32 44 22
1993-94 Quebec Nordiques NHL 22 1 9 10 18 +5
1993-94 Sweden WC-A 8 0 0 0 6
1994-95 HC Lugano Swiss 36 17 27 44 36 5 3 2 5 2
1994-95 Sweden WC-A 8 2 3 5 6
1995-96 HC Lugano Swiss 30 3 21 24 26 4 2 2 4 2
1995-96 Sweden WC-A 6 1 1 2 0
1996-97 HC Bolzano Italy 6 2 2 4 0
1996-97 HC Lugano Swiss 45 23 28 51 55 8 2 4 6 2
1997-98 HC Lugano Swiss 29 12 19 31 36 7 4 1 5 0
1998-99 EHC Kloten Swiss 33 6 19 25 22 8 1 2 3 6
1999-00 Brynas IF Gavle Sweden 50 8 14 22 44 11 0 5 5 10
1999-00 Brynas IF Gavle EuroHL 6 1 1 2 4
2000-01 Brynas IF Gavle Sweden 50 9 11 20 69 4 0 2 2 2
2001-02 Brynas IF Gavle Sweden 49 11 21 32 38 4 1 0 1 33
2002-03 Brynas IF Gavle Sweden 50 9 13 22 30
2003-04 Brynas IF Gavle Sweden 49 9 15 24 50
2004-05 Brynas IF Gavle Sweden 50 7 15 22 52
2005-06 Brynas IF Gavle Sweden 48 9 10 19 60 1 0 0 0 2
2006-07 Brynas IF Gavle Sweden 50 6 20 26 66 7 0 1 1 12
2007-08 Brynas IF Gavle Sweden 52 2 9 11 92
NHL Totals 106 8 40 48 52


Swedish World All-Star Team (1992, 1995)
Swedish Player of the Year (1992)
WC-A All-Star Team (1995)
Transferred to Dallas after Minnesota franchise relocated, June 9, 1993. Traded to Quebec by Dallas with Dallas' 3rd round pick (Chris Drury) in 1994 NHL Draft for the rights to Manny Fernandez, February 13, 1994.
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