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Johan Holmqvist

Born:May 24, 1978Draft:1997 New York Rangers #175 Overall
Hometown:Tolfta, SwedenPosition:Goalie
Known For:World Champion
Calder Cup Champion
Elitserien Champion
National Team:SwedenCurrent Team:Brynäs IF (Goalie Coach)

Johan Erik Daniel Holmqvist (born May 24, 1978) is a former Swedish professional ice hockey goaltender. Drafted by the New York Rangers in the 1997 Entry Draft, he won an American Hockey League Calder Cup championship with the Hartford Wolfpack in 2003. Holmqvist played most of his NHL games with the Tampa Bay Lightning from 2006-2008. He finished his North American career with the Dallas Stars before returning to Sweden to win two Elitserien Championships and several other accolades. As of 2022-23, he serves as the goaltending coach for Brynäs IF.

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Trade Tracker

DateTraded FromTraded WithTraded ToTraded For
Mar. 11, 2003 Lawrence Nycholat
Feb. 26, 2008Brad RichardsFourth-Round Pick 2009
Jeff Halpern
Jussi Jokinen
Mike Smith

Deeper Dive

Staff History

  • Brynäs IF – Goaltending Coach (2002-23)


  • U18 EJC Bronze Medal (1996)
  • Swedish Junior Hockey Player of the Year – Årets Junior (1998)
  • 2x Elitserien Champion (1999, 2012)
  • Elitserien All-Star Game (2000)
  • AHL Calder Cup Champion (2003)
  • AHL Playoffs MVP – Jack A Butterfield Trophy – (2003)
  • Elitserien All-Star Team (2006)
  • 2x Swedish Goalie of the Year – Honken Trophy – (2006, 2009)
  • World Championship All-Star Team (2006)
  • World Championship Best Goaltender (2006)
  • World Championship Gold Medal (2006)
  • World Championship Top 3 Player on Team (2006)
  • World Championship Bronze Medal (2009)