Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Kristian Huselius
Kristian Huselius was born November 10, 1978 in Osterhaninge, Sweden. The 2nd choice, 47th overall selection of the Florida Panthers in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft, Huselius played two seasons with Farjestads BK in the Swedish Elite League and European Hockey League before joining Vastra Frolunda in 1998-99.

A finesse player who is most effective around the net, Huselius' 1998-99 season was split between Vastra Frolunda and Farjestad before spending the entire 1999-2000 season with Vastra Frolunda. In his first full season with the team, Huselius led his team in goals (21) and points (44) before leading the Swedish Elite League in goals (32), assists (35), points (67), power play goals (10), shorthanded goals (5) and game-winning goals (9) during the 2000-01 season, thus marking the first time a player has swept all six categories in Swedish Elite League history and it is believed to be a first in any major European league.

In his first season with the Panthers, the Osterhaninge, Sweden native led the Panthers in goals 23 and finished third in points with 45. Huselius continued to be an important player for the Panthers in 2002-03, again surpassing the 20 goal mark and finishing third in team scoring. Followin a 31 point season in 2003-04 and lock out year the next, Huselius returned to his homeland and had a strong campaign in 2004-05.

Coming off a strong season in the SEL, Huselius returned to the Panthers in 2005-06, yet was dealt to the Calgary Flames in the early stages of the season. After a great start in Calgary in 2005-06, Huselius set new career highs in points (77), goals (34) and assists (43) while finishing second on the team in goal scoring. The following season his numbers dwindled somewhat, and in the summer of 2008 he signed with the Columbus Blue Jackets.

On the International stage, Huselius represented Sweden at the 2000 and 2001 World Championships capturing a bronze medal in 2000 and the 1997 and 1998 World Junior Championships.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1994-95 Hammarby IF Stockholm Jr. Swe-Jr. 17 6 2 8 2
1995-96 Hammarby IF Stockholm Jr. Swe-Jr. 25 13 8 21 14
1995-96 Hammarby IF Stockholm Sweden-2 6 1 0 1 0
1995-96 Sweden EJC-A 5 4 2 6 10
1996-97 Farjestads BK Karlstad Sweden 13 2 0 2 4 5 1 0 1 0
1996-97 Sweden WJC-A 6 1 4 5 4
1997-98 Farjestads BK Karlstad Sweden 34 2 1 3 2 11 0 0 0 0
1997-98 Farjestads BK Karlstad EuroHL 5 2 3 5 0
1997-98 Sweden WJC-A 2 0 0 0 0
1998-99 Farjestads BK Karlstad Sweden 28 4 4 8 4
1998-99 Farjestads BK Karlstad EuroHL 6 2 2 4 8 1 0 0 0 0
1998-99 Vastra Frolunda HC Goteborg Sweden 20 2 2 4 2 4 1 0 1 0
1999-00 Vastra Frolunda HC Goteborg Sweden 50 21 23 44 20 5 2 2 4 8
1999-00 Sweden WC-A 7 4 1 5 4 +1
2000-01 Vastra Frolunda HC Goteborg Sweden 49 32 35 67 26 5 4 5 9 14
2000-01 Sweden WC-A 9 2 3 5 0 +6
2001-02 Florida Panthers NHL 79 23 22 45 14 -4
2001-02 Sweden WC-A 9 5 6 11 0 +7
2002-03 Florida Panthers NHL 78 20 23 43 20 -6
2003-04 Florida Panthers NHL 76 10 21 31 24 -6
2004-05 Linkopings HC Sweden 34 14 35 49 10
2004-05 SC Rapperswil-Jona Swiss 4 1 3 4 2
2005-06 Florida Panthers NHL 24 5 3 8 4 -11
2005-06 Calgary Flames NHL 54 15 24 39 36 +2 7 2 4 6 4
2006-07 Calgary Flames NHL 81 34 43 77 26 +21 6 0 2 2 4
2007-08 Calgary Flames NHL 81 25 41 66 40 +10 7 0 4 4 6
2008-09 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 74 21 35 56 44 +1 4 1 1 2 4
2008-09 Sweden WC-A 8 4 3 7 6 +3
2009-10 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 74 23 40 63 36 -4
2010-11 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 39 14 9 23 10 -17
2011-12 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 2 0 0 0 2 -2
2012-13 AIK Solna Sweden 5 2 1 3 0
NHL Totals 662 190 261 451 256 24 3 11 14 18


NHL All-Rookie Team (2002) Signed as a free agent by Linkopings (Sweden), July 29, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Rapperswil (Swiss), February 23, 2005. Traded to Calgary by Florida for Steve Montador and Dustin Johner, December 2, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Columbus, July 2, 2008. Missed majority of 2010-11 due to ankle and lower body injuries. Missed majority of 2011-12 due to pectoral surgery, October 1, 2011 and groin injury vs. Montreal. December 6, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Solna (Sweden), December 17, 2012. Officially announced his retirement, January 8, 2013.
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