Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Hans Jonsson
Defenceman Hans Jonsson was the very last player drafted in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft, 286th overall. Despite his low selection Jonsson continued to hone his game in his native Sweden with Modo with an eye on making the NHL.

After six years with Modo, and four straight trips to the World Championships with Team Sweden, Jonsson crossed the ocean and joined the club that drafted him, the Pittsburgh Penguins. Despite his late draft selection Jonsson stepped right into the Penguins line up and was an immediate contributor. The rookie blue liners scored 3 goals and 14 points while providing a steady, consistent defensive game for the club. His second year was even better, though he did struggle with a series of nagging injuries. Though the bumps and bruises limited him to just 58 games he still managed to lead the team in scoring from the defense with 22 points. But his game was more then just offense. He endeared himself to the coaching staff, and to his netminder, by constantly blocking shots and playing an all-around responsible game in his own zone.

Over the next two seasons, Jonsson was unable to build on his successful sophomore season. Injuries again kept him off the ice for several games and his offensive output dipped, though the Penguins overall saw their scoring dip dramatically because of injuries to two of their key players Mario Lemieux and Martin Straka.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1990-91 Sweden EJC-A 6 0 0 0
1991-92 Husums IF Sweden-2 13 4 6 10 10
1991-92 MoDo HK Ornskoldsvik Sweden 6 0 1 1 4
1992-93 MoDo HK Ornskoldsvik Sweden 40 2 2 4 24 3 0 1 1 2
1992-93 Sweden WJC-A 7 2 1 3 24
1993-94 MoDo HK Ornskoldsvik Sweden 23 4 1 5 18 10 0 1 1 12
1994-95 MoDo HK Ornskoldsvik Sweden 39 4 6 10 30
1995-96 MoDo HK Ornskoldsvik Sweden 36 10 6 16 30 8 2 1 3 24
1995-96 Sweden WC-A 6 1 0 1 4
1996-97 MoDo HK Ornskoldsvik Sweden 27 7 5 12 18
1997-98 MoDo HK Ornskoldsvik Sweden 40 8 6 14 40 8 1 1 2 12
1997-98 Sweden WC-A 10 0 1 1 2
1998-99 MoDo HK Ornskoldsvik Sweden 41 3 4 7 40 13 2 4 6 22
1998-99 Sweden WC-A 10 0 0 0 16
1999-00 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 68 3 11 14 12 -5 11 0 1 1 6
2000-01 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 58 4 18 22 22 +11 16 0 0 0 8
2001-02 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 53 2 5 7 22 -12
2002-03 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 63 1 4 5 36 -23
2003-04 MODO Hockey Ornskoldsvik Sweden 28 4 5 9 38 6 0 1 1 24
2004-05 MODO Hockey Ornskoldsvik Sweden 49 6 7 13 46 6 4 0 4 8
2005-06 MODO Hockey Ornskoldsvik Sweden 28 3 5 8 48 5 0 2 2 8
2006-07 MODO Hockey Ornskoldsvik Sweden 44 3 10 13 86 19 1 2 3 26
2007-08 MODO Hockey Ornskoldsvik Sweden 41 3 1 4 30 5 0 0 0 2
2008-09 MODO Hockey Ornskoldsvik Sweden 26 2 6 8 48
2009-10 MODO Hockey Ornskoldsvik Sweden 43 0 4 4 26
2010-11 MODO Hockey Ornskoldsvik Sweden 44 2 5 7 32
2010-11 MODO Hockey Ornskoldsvik Sweden-Q 4 0 0 0 4
NHL Totals 242 10 38 48 92 27 0 1 1 14


Signed as a free agent by MODO (Sweden), September 26, 2003.