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Roman Josi

Born:June 1, 1990Draft:2008 Predators, 38th Overall
Hometown:Bern, SwitzerlandPosition:D
Known For:Shoots:Left
National Team:Switzerland

Roman Josi (born 1 June 1990) is a Swiss professional ice hockey defenceman and captain of the Nashville Predators of the National Hockey League (NHL). Drafted 38th overall by the Predators in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, Josi is regarded as one of the most complete defencemen in the NHL. In 2019–20, Josi became the first Swiss player to win the James Norris Memorial Trophy as the league’s best defenceman; also the first player in Predators’ franchise history.

Roman Josi Nashville Predators
Roman Josi with the Nashville Predators (Jess Starr/The Hockey Writers)

Roman Josi Statistics

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Achievements

  • Elite Novizen Champion (Bern U17) — 2005-06
  • Elite Jr. A Most Goals by Defenseman (14) — 2006-07
  • Elite Jr. A Most Points by Defenseman (30) — 2006-07
  • U18 WJC Top 3 Player on Team — 2007-08
  • Elite Jr. A Champion (Bern U20) — 2008-09
  • U20 WJC (D1|A) Best Defenseman — 2008-09
  • U20 WJC (D1|A) Gold Medal — 2008-09
  • U20 WJC (D1|A) Most Goals by Defenseman (3) — 2008-09
  • NLA Champion (Bern) — 2009-10
  • NL Media Swiss All-Star Team (Bern) — 2009-10
  • World Championship All-Star Team — 2012-13
  • World Championship Best Defenseman — 2012-13
  • World Championship Most Goals by Defenseman (4) — 2012-13
  • World Championship Most Points by Defenseman (9) — 2012-13
  • World Championship Most Valuable Player — 2012-13
  • World Championship Silver Medal — 2012-13
  • World Championship Top 3 Player on Team — 2012-13
  • World Championship Top 3 Player on Team — 2013-14
  • Swiss Hockey Award — 2014-15
  • World Championship Top 3 Player on Team — 2014-15
  • NHL All-Star Game — 2015-16
  • NHL Playoffs Most Goals by Defenseman (6) — 2016-17
  • World Cup Runner Up — 2016-17
  • World Championship Silver Medal — 2017-18
  • NHL All-Star Game — 2018-19
  • Swiss Sports MVP of the year — 2018-19
  • World Championship Top 3 Player on Team — 2018-19
  • NHL All-Star Game — 2019-20
  • NHL Best Defenseman (Norris Trophy) — 2019-20
  • NHL First All-Star Team — 2019-20
  • Alternate Captain (Predators) — 2015-2017
  • Captain (Predators) — 2017-2021

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