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Daniel Tjärnqvist (born 14 October 1976 in Umeåmarker, Swedenmarker) is a Swedish ice hockey defenceman for Lokomotiv Yaroslavl of the KHL. Daniel's younger brother, Mathias, is a forward for Swedish SEL club Djurgårdens IF.

Playing career

Tjärnqvist is considered a smart player who plays safe and is a good two-way defenceman. He was drafted by the Florida Panthers as their fourth-round pick, 88th overall, in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft however never played a game for the team.

After four years with Djurgården in Swedish Elitserien, Tjärnqvist spent three seasons with the Atlanta Thrashers in the National Hockey League; after the lockout he has played for the Minnesota Wild.

On July 6, 2006, Tjärnqvist signed a one-year deal with the Edmonton Oilers. Daniel established himself in the Oilers defense until he was beset with a pubic bone injury, missing the majority of the 2006–07 NHL season. Tjärnqvist, a free agent, then spent the 2007–08 season in the Russian Super League reportedly signing with Ak Bars Kazan, before formally signing a contract with Lokomotiv Yaroslavl.

On July 3, 2008, Tjärnqvist returned to the NHL, signing a one-year contract with the Colorado Avalanche. Tjärnqvist was used primarily as a reserve defenseman before succumbing to a concussion to end his 2008-09 campaign.

On May 24, 2009, Tjärnqvist signed with previous team Lokomotiv Yaroslavl of the KHL for the 2009-10 season.

Awards

Records

  • First Swedish player to win the SM-liiga (1997).

Career statistics

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1994–95 Rögle SEL 18 0 1 1 2
1995–96 Rögle SEL 22 1 7 8 6
1996–97 Jokerit SM-l 44 3 8 11 4 9 0 3 3 4
1997–98 Djurgårdens IF SEL 40 5 9 14 12 15 1 1 2 2
1998–99 Djurgårdens IF SEL 40 4 3 7 16 4 0 0 0 2
1999–00 Djurgårdens IF SEL 42 3 16 19 8 5 0 0 0 2
2000–01 Djurgårdens IF SEL 45 9 17 26 26 16 6 5 11 2
2001–02 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 75 2 16 18 14
2002–03 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 75 3 12 15 26
2003–04 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 68 5 15 20 20
2004–05 Djurgårdens IF SEL 49 12 12 24 30 12 2 5 7 10
2005–06 Minnesota Wild NHL 60 3 15 18 32
2006–07 Edmonton Oilers NHL 37 3 12 15 30
2007–08 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl RSL 18 1 2 3 14 8 0 4 4 4
2008–09 Colorado Avalanche NHL 37 2 2 4 8
NHL totals 352 18 72 90 130


International play

Played for Sweden in:

  • 1995- World Junior Championships (Bronze medal)
  • 1996- World Championships (Silver medal)
  • 2000- World Championships
  • 2001- World Championships (Bronze medal)
  • 2002- World Championships (Bronze medal)
  • 2003- World Championships (Silver medal)
  • 2004- World Championships (Silver medal)
  • 2004- World Cup of Hockey
  • 2006- Winter Olympics (Gold medal)


International statistics

Year Team Comp GP G A Pts PIM
1995 Sweden WJC 7 0 0 0 2
1996 Sweden WJC 5 2 2 4 0
2000 Sweden WC 7 1 1 2 0
2001 Sweden WC 9 0 6 6 6
2002 Sweden WC 9 3 2 5 0
2003 Sweden WC 8 1 2 3 8
2004 Sweden WC 9 1 1 2 0
2004 Sweden W-Cup 3 0 0 0 2
2006 Sweden OG 8 2 1 3 4
Junior int'l totals 12 2 2 4 2
Senior int'l totals 53 8 13 21 20


See also



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