|Born:||May 5, 1973||Draft:||1994 Flyers #218 Overall|
|National Team:||Sweden||Current Team:||Retired|
Johan “Moose” Hedberg (born 5 May 1973) is a Swedish former professional ice hockey goaltender. During a career that lasted from 1993 to 2014, he played for the Pittsburgh Penguins, Vancouver Canucks, Dallas Stars, Atlanta Thrashers, and New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League (NHL), as well as Leksands IF of the Swedish Elitserien, as well as several minor league teams.
After several years in Sweden, Hedberg moved to North America in 1997 and made his NHL debut in 2000. Internationally he played for the Swedish national team at several tournaments, including the 2002 Winter Olympics and several World Championships, winning gold at the 1998 World Championship.
Johan Hedberg Statistics
- Canucks 12 Days of Hockeymas: 5 Forgotten Backup Goaltenders
- Penguins’ Most Creative Player Nicknames Through the Years
- 3x IHL Goaltender of the Week (2001)
- 2x World Championship Bronze Medal (1994, 1999)
- World Championship Gold Medal (1998)
- World Championship Silver Medal (1997)
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