MLD 2011 Draft Thread II
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07-26-2011, 07:13 PM
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Kim Johnsson bio from previous draft(with a little bit added):
D Kim Johnsson
, the anchor of the Philadelphia defense (NOT Eric Desjardins) in the early 2000s, taking them to within one game of the SCF.
ATOI finishes 2000-01 to 2008-09: 2, 1, 1, 1, 4, 1, 1, 1, 2
Scoring finishes among defensemen on team(00 to 08): 2, 1, 1, 1, 3(2nd in PPG), 3, 2
3x Top 21 Point Finishes Among Defensemen (14, 16, 21)
2x Barry Ashbee Trophy Winner for best Flyers Defenseman
1x Swedish Olympian
2x Top 16 All-Star Voting Among Defensemen (11, 16)
Has terrific instincts. Plays a very intelligent game from the back end. Sees the ice well and makes crisp passes out of his zone. Is relatively low-maintenance and can log a ton of ice time.
The most productive result from the much-anticipated Eric Lindros trade was the
development and commendable play of Kim Johnsson
. Acquired with two other players for Lindros in 2001, Johnsson w
asted no time in becoming one of the best defensemen on the team. He won the Barry Ashbee trophy in 2001-02 and led Flyer blueliners in scoring during each of his first two seasons in Philadelphia
. Playing in every game,
Johnsson's dependability and production
improved his credentials as he established himself as an NHL veteran. The Flyers have been one of the best defensive teams in hockey for years, and
no opponent allowed fewer goals during the 2003-03 season. Kim Johnsson significantly shares in the credit for these accomplishments.
Clarke got the best of the trade by landing
speedy young defenseman Kim Johnsson
The best player in the deal turned out to be Kim Johnsson, a solid puck-moving Swedish defenseman.
Ten Best Philly Pro Players Not Born in This Country
9. Kim Johnsson.
Very good stick handling defenseman
from Sweden who was exactly what the Flyers needed in 2006 when they were dumped by Buffalo in the first round of the playoffs.
He even got the best of the Lindros deal in the end, sending poor Eric to the Rangers for
rising star Kim Johnsson
It's the sitting and watching that's killing Kim Johnsson.
Johnsson, the Flyers' top defenseman
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