18 Patric Kjellberg
 
About the Jersey
2001-02 Anaheim Mighty Ducks
Road KOHO Air-Knit, Size 58, Set 1

Light to Moderate overall wear with nice board burns, a few unrepaired holes, evidence of washings, set tag sewn into hem. Jersey is accompanied by a Team LOA signed by Director of Publicity & Community Development, Charles E. Harris. Kjellberg was one of the league's premier penalty killers before pussying out and walking off the team due to lack of playing time, right in the middle of Anaheim's 2002-03, Stanley Cup Playoff run.

Patric Kjellberg was drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in 1988 but spent the next three years playing professionally in his homeland of Sweden, and appeared in the 1992 Olympic Games before making the trip across the ocean.

Kjellberg joined the Canadiens farm club in Fredricton where he scored 10 goals and 37 points in 41 games. His impressive production earned him a seven games with the big team, but Kjellberg was unable to translate his scoring success in the American Hockey League to the NHL game despite directing seven shots on net. Though the Canadiens went on to win the Stanley Cup that spring, Kjellberg was back in the AHL by that point. At season's end, Kjellberg decided to return to Sweden to continue his career.

Over the next six seasons, Kjellberg played professionally in Sweden, but enjoyed his greatest success on the global stage. In 1994 he was part of the Swedish squad that captured the gold medal on Peter Forsberg's dramatic shoot-out goal at the Olympics, then added another gold medal at the 1998 World Championships. When the Nashville Predators joined the NHL as an expansion club for the 1998-99 season, they scoured Europe for players to improve the new team's depth and managed to lure Kjellberg back to the National Hockey League.

Kjellberg managed 11 goals and 31 points during the Predators inaugural season but settled in nicely during his second year with the club. He finished second on the club in points and goals when he fired home 23 markers and added just as many assists. His goal production dipped to 14 the next year, but his point total remained almost the same with 45, which was good for third on the team. Despite his success, his career in Nashville hit a road bump during is fourth season. The development of young rookie Scott Hartnell coupled with a slow start by Kjellberg led to his trade to the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim.

Unfortunately the change of scenery didn't help Kjellberg get his game back on track. In 65 games with the Ducks, he was only able to score seven goals and 15 points.


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Career Statistics

Left Wing
Born: June 17, 1969 -- Trelleborg, Sweden
6-2, 196 lbs.

Selected by Montreal Canadiens round 4 #83 overall 1988 NHL Entry Draft

Career Statistics Regular Season Playoffs
Season Team GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1988-89 AIK Solna 25 7 9 16 87 -- -- -- -- --
1988-89 AIK Solna 33 8 16 24 6 3 1 0 1 0
1990-91 AIK Solna 38 4 11 15 18 -- -- -- -- --
1991-92 AIK Solna 40 20 13 33 16 -- -- -- -- --
1992-93 Fredericton Canadiens 41 10 27 37 14 5 2 2 4 0
1992-93 Montreal Canadiens 7 0 0 0 2 -- -- -- -- --
1993-94 HV71 Jonkoping 40 11 17 28 18 -- -- -- -- --
194-95 HV71 Jonkoping 29 5 15 20 12 -- -- -- -- --
1995-96 Djurgardens IF Stockholm 40 9 7 16 10 4 0 2 2 2
1996-97 Djurgardens IF Stockholm 49 29 11 40 18 4 2 3 5 2
1997-98 Djurgardens IF Stockholm 46 30 18 48 16 -- -- -- -- --
1998-99 Nashville Predators 71 11 20 31 24 -- -- -- -- --
1999-00 Nashville Predators 82 23 31 46 14 -- -- -- -- --
2000-01 Nashville Predators 81 14 31 45 12 -- -- -- -- --
2001-02 Nashville Predators 12 1 3 4 6 -- -- -- -- --
2001-02 Anaheim Mighty Ducks 65 7 8 15 10 -- -- -- -- --
2002-03 Anaheim Mighty Ducks 76 8 11 19 16 10 0 0 0 0
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NHL Totals 394 64 96 160 84 10 0 0 0 0