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.