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07-28-2011, 10:36 AM
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LW Magnus Arvedson

Originally Posted by Pelletier
Magnus Arvedson was a strong defensive winger. A Selke Trophy runner-up in just his second season, Arvedson had his best season in 1998-99 playing on the top line with Marian Hossa and *undrafted*.

Arvedson was never able to fulfill his true potential in the NHL. A big, strong winger, he could had the strength, speed and smarts to handle almost any checking assignment. He also had the ability to contribute offensively, possessing a heavy shot and good vision. But a terrible back injury plagued him over the years, and eventually forced him into retirement by 2004.

Arvedson was definitely a late bloomer. He became a regular in the Swedish Elite League at the age of 23 (1993) and only then caught the attention of NHL scouts. At the age of 25 the Ottawa Senators took a flyer on him, drafting in 119th overall in 1997, thanks to a strong showing at that year's World Championships. Magnus helped Sweden capture the silver medal.

He stepped immediately into the Senators' lineup. He was initially used in a third line checking role but was increasingly moved up to more offensive lines. By his second season he was a regular on the top line, cashing in his best performance - 21 goals, 47 points and a +33 rating. He narrowly missed out on the Selke Trophy to Dallas' Jere Lehtinen.


In 434 career NHL games he scored 100 goals and 225 points. In addition to the aforementioned 1997 World Championship team, Arvedson also represented his native Sweden at the 2002 Olympic Games.
NHL Regular Season: 434 Games Played, 100 Goals, 125 Assists, 225 Points
NHL Playoffs: 52 Games Played, 3 Goals, 8 Assists, 11 Points
SEL Regular Season: 158 Games Played, 29 Goals, 40 Assists, 69 Points
SEL Playoffs: 29 Games Played, 6 Goals, 10 Assists, 16 Points
4th in SHG in 1998-99 season
3 top 20 finishes in Selke voting (2nd in 99, 16th in 01, 10th in 02)
Finished with 19 First Place votes in 1999 Selke voting (Lehtinen won with 23 First Place votes)

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