Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Jorgen Jonsson
Left-winger Jorgen Jonsson was drafted by the Calgary Flames late in the 1994 Entry Draft but he decided to stay in his native Sweden rather then come to Canada to purse an NHL career. Jonsson instead elected to play in the Swedish Elite League where he twice led his club in scoring and never finished worse then fifth in point production in any of the seasons.

Family ties finally lured him to North America in 1999. When the New York Islanders acquired his rights, he decided to make the leap to the National Hockey League because his brother, Kenny, was the team's captain. Jonsson was able to chip in 11 goals and 28 points in 68 games with New York, but as the season drew to a close, he began to talk about returning to Sweden for the next campaign, so the Islanders decided to trade him. New York shipped Jonsson to the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim in exchange for Swedish forward Johan Davidsson.

With the Ducks Jonsson rode out the season and managed a goal and two assists in 13 games. Back in Sweden for the 2000-01 Jonsson rejoined his former club team Farjestads BK Karlstad.

In 2002 he joined Team Sweden for the Olympic Games, marking the third time he's represented his country at that tournament, but after a promising start, his team was upset by Belarus in the semi-final. Jonsson is also a ten-time member of Sweden's World Championship team and represented his homeland at the 2004 World Cup of Hockey.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1989-90 Rogle BK Angelholm Sweden-2 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0
1990-91 Rogle BK Angelholm Sweden-2 21 4 2 6 2 12 2 1 3 2
1991-92 Rogle BK Angelholm Sweden-2 27 1 8 9 6 5 0 0 0 0
1992-93 Rogle BK Angelholm Sweden 40 17 11 28 28
1993-94 Rogle BK Angelholm Sweden 40 17 14 31 46
1993-94 Sweden Olympics 6 0 0 0 0
1993-94 Sweden WC-A 7 3 2 5 4
1994-95 Rogle BK Angelholm Sweden 22 4 6 10 18
1994-95 Rogle BK Angelholm Sweden-Q 16 3 4 7 38 4 1 3 4 2
1995-96 Farjestads BK Karlstad Sweden 39 11 15 26 36 8 0 4 4 6
1996-97 Farjestads BK Karlstad Sweden 49 12 21 33 58 14 9 5 14 14
1996-97 Farjestads BK Karlstad EuroHL 4 2 1 3 2
1996-97 Sweden WC-A 11 5 2 7 6
1997-98 Farjestads BK Karlstad Sweden 45 22 25 47 53 12 2 9 11 12
1997-98 Farjestads BK Karlstad EuroHL 7 2 4 6 6
1997-98 Sweden Olympics 1 0 0 0 0
1997-98 Sweden WC-A 10 2 1 3 6
1998-99 Farjestads BK Karlstad Sweden 48 17 24 41 44 4 0 2 2 4
1998-99 Farjestads BK Karlstad EuroHL 5 2 4 6 4 2 1 0 1 4
1998-99 Sweden WC-A 10 3 1 4 10
1999-00 New York Islanders NHL 68 11 17 28 16 -6
1999-00 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 13 1 2 3 0 -2
1999-00 Sweden WC-A 6 0 2 2 2 0
2000-01 Farjestads BK Karlstad Sweden 50 20 26 46 32 15 5 12 17 12
2000-01 Sweden WC-A 9 2 3 5 0 +5
2001-02 Farjestads BK Karlstad Sweden 50 22 17 39 20 10 5 1 6 16
2001-02 Sweden Olympics 4 0 0 0 4 +2
2001-02 Sweden WC-A 9 1 3 4 6 +6
2002-03 Farjestads BK Karlstad Sweden 49 16 23 39 58 14 0 4 4 2
2002-03 Sweden WC-A 9 4 2 6 14 +7
2003-04 Farjestads BK Karlstad Sweden 49 16 21 37 24 17 6 6 12 16
2003-04 Sweden WC-A 9 1 3 4 2 +4
2004-05 Sweden W-Cup 4 0 0 0 0 -2
2004-05 Farjestads BK Karlstad Sweden 50 11 21 32 38 15 4 4 8 6
2004-05 Sweden WC-A 9 2 3 5 2 +4
2005-06 Farjestads BK Karlstad Sweden 48 17 16 33 60 18 9 9 18 6
2005-06 Sweden Olympics 8 1 1 2 4 +1
2005-06 Sweden WC-A 6 3 1 4 0 +4
2006-07 Farjestads BK Karlstad Sweden 48 15 32 47 44 9 0 6 6 4
2006-07 Sweden WC-A 9 0 8 8 6
2007-08 Farjestads BK Karlstad Sweden 42 6 20 26 24 12 5 5 10 12
2008-09 Farjestads BK Karlstad Sweden 42 8 12 20 32 12 3 7 10 12
NHL Totals 81 12 19 31 16


Brother of Kenny. Traded to NY Islanders by Calgary for Jan Hlavac, July 14, 1998. Traded to Anaheim by NY Islanders for Johan Davidsson and future considerations, March 11, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Farjestad (Sweden), May 24, 2000.