Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Mikael Tellqvist
Mikael Tellqvist was born September 19, 1979 in Sundbyberg, Sweden. The third choice, 70th overall selection of the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft, Tellqvist spent the early part of his career in Sweden before making his North American debut in 2001-02.

In his first season with St. John's, Tellqvist had an 8-11-6 record with 3.12 GAA. Over the course of the next three seasons, Tellqvist continued to hone his skills in the AHL, while seeing limited action with the parent club in Toronto.

He earned full-time status with the Leafs in 2005-06, setting career highs in wins (10) and shutouts (2). Earlier that year, he won Olympic gold with Team Sweden. In November of 2006, after a return to the minors, Toronto traded the netminder to the Phoenix Coyotes.

Aside from his Olympic experience, Tellqvist has represented his homeland at the 2000, 2001, 2003 and 2008 World Championships, and the 2004 World Cup of Hockey.

On March 4, 2009, the NHL trade deadline, Tellqvist was on the move again. This time traded by the Coyotes to the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for a draft pick in 2010.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP W L T SO Avg GP W L T SO Avg
1997-98 Djurgardens IF Stockholm Jr. Swe-Jr. 23 2.39 2 0 2 0 0 4.00
1998-99 Djurgardens IF Stockholm Sweden 3 1 2 0 0 3.87 4 0 2.75
1998-99 Djurgardens IF Stockholm EuroHL 3 2 1 0 2.33
1999-00 Huddinge IK Sweden-2 11 4 7 0 3.30
1999-00 Djurgardens IF Stockholm Sweden 30 2 2.07 13 3 1.55
1999-00 Sweden WC-A 1 0 4.00
2000-01 Djurgardens IF Stockholm Sweden 43 5 2.08 16 1 2.68
2000-01 Sweden WC-A 1 1 0 0 0 2.00
2001-02 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 28 8 11 6 0 3.12 1 1 0 0 0.00
2001-02 Sweden Olympics
2002-03 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 3 1 1 0 0 2.79
2002-03 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 47 17 25 3 1 3.35
2002-03 Sweden WC-A 7 0 1.37
2003-04 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 11 5 3 2 0 2.87
2003-04 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 23 10 11 1 1 2.64
2004-05 Sweden W-Cup 3 1 1 1 0 4.03
2004-05 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 45 24 16 4 0 2.65 5 1 4 0 3.56
2005-06 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 25 10 11 2 2 3.13
2005-06 Sweden Olympics 1 0 1 0 0 3.00
2006-07 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 1 0 1 0 0 2.03
2006-07 Toronto Marlies AHL 3 2 1 0 0 3.95
2006-07 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 30 11 11 3 2 3.39
2007-08 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 22 9 8 2 2 2.75
2007-08 Sweden WC-A 2 0 3.78
2008-09 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 15 7 5 1 0 2.86
2008-09 Buffalo Sabres NHL 6 2 1 0 0 2.35
2009-10 Ak Bars Kazan KHL 11 0 2.45
2009-10 Lukko Rauma Finland 26 11 10 5 0 2.34 4 0 4 0 3.05
2010-11 Dynamo Riga KHL 20 1 2.63 6 0 3.04
2011-12 MODO Hockey Ornskoldsvik Sweden 45 2 2.37 6 1 1.99
2012-13 Dynamo Riga KHL 35 12 19 0 1 2.62 11 9 2 2 1.97
2013-14 Dynamo Riga KHL 39 21 11 0 3 1.86 3 0 2 0 3.67
2014-15 Djurgardens IF Stockholm Sweden 39 17 21 0 1 2.56 2 0 2 0 2.05
2015-16 Djurgardens IF Stockholm Sweden 20 12 8 0 1 2.28 5 3 2 0 3.06
2016-17 Djurgardens IF Stockholm Sweden 32 12 19 0 1 2.40 1 0 0 0 0.00
NHL Totals 113 45 41 10 6 3.01


Traded to Phoenix by Toronto for Tyson Nash and Boston's 4th round pick (previously acquired, Toronto selected Matt Frattin) in 2007 NHL Draft, November 28, 2006. Traded to Buffalo by Phoenix for Buffalo's 4th round pick (later traded to Montreal - Montreal selected Mark MacMillan) in 2010 NHL Draft, March 4, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Kazan (Russia - KHL), May 1, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Rauma (Finland), November 19, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Riga (Russia - KHL), August 4, 2010.
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