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.