Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Fredrik Modin
Fredrik Modin was the third-round selection of the Toronto Maple Leafs, 64th overall in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft.

Modin played three years in the Swedish Second Division beginning at the age of 17 and represented his country at the 1994 World Junior Championships. In 1994-95 he moved up to the Swedish Elite League, playing two years with the powerful Brynas IF Gavle. He was also chosen to play for the Swedish National Team at the 1996 World Championships. His size and well-developed slapshot were the most noticeable attributes of the lanky star.

When Modin arrived in Toronto many had expected he would be a star in the mold of Mats Sundin. After three years with the Maple Leafs he was traded to the Tampa Bay Lightning in 1999 for Cory Cross and a seventh-round draft pick in 2001, which turned out to be Ivan Kolozvary. Since joining the Lightning Modin has shown a more confident offensive game and has produced better numbers than he was able to do in Toronto. In 2000-01 Modin scored 32 goals for the Lightning to lead the team. However, 2001-02 was a disappointment for both Modin and the Lightning. He missed a good portion of the season due to injury and once again Tampa failed in its bid to secure a spot in the postseason.

Even with the Lightning's misfortunes in the late 1990s, Modin still continued playing following the team's regular season with Team Sweden at the 1998, 2000 and 2001 World Championships. Modin and the Lightning rebounded in 2002-03. A durable player all season, Modin finished the regular season with 40 points and the team clinched its first playoff berth since the 1995-96 season.

After getting a taste of the post season in 2002-03, Modin and the Lightning looked for more in 2003-04. Modin improved on his previous year's totals, finishing the 2003-04 season with 57 points (29-28-57)and was a key player in Tampa Bay's seven game Stanley Cup final win over the Calgary Flames.

Modin continued putting up points in Tampa Bay throughout the 2005-06 season tallying 31 goals, 23 assists for 54 points. However after the Ottawa Senators eliminated Tampa Bay in the first round of the NHL playoffs, changes had to be made. The team, searching for a new starting goaltender, acquired Marc Denis from Columbus for Fredrik Modin and goaltender Fredrik Norrena on June 30, 2006.

In 2006, Modin won a Gold-Medal representing his nation in the Winter Olympics.

On March 3, 2010, the NHL trade deadline, Modin was traded to the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for future considerations.

Modin would appear in 20 regular season games for the Kings and six playoff games, but would leave Los Angeles in the summer of 2010, inking a one-year deal with the Atlanta Thrashers. He would fail however to complete a full season in Atlanta however, being traded to the Calgary Flames at the NHL trade deadline in exchange for a seventh round draft pick.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1991-92 Sundsvall/Timra HC Sweden-2 11 1 0 1 0
1992-93 Sundsvall/Timra HC Sweden-2 30 5 7 12 12 5 1 0 1 0
1993-94 Sundsvall/Timra HC Sweden-2 30 16 15 31 36 2 0 1 1 6
1993-94 Sweden WJC-A 7 2 2 4 2
1994-95 Brynas IF Gavle Sweden 38 9 10 19 33 14 4 4 8 6
1995-96 Brynas IF Gavle Sweden 22 4 8 12 22
1995-96 Sweden WC-A 6 1 1 2 4
1996-97 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 76 6 7 13 24 -14
1997-98 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 74 16 16 32 32 -5
1997-98 Sweden WC-A 5 3 3 6 2
1998-99 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 67 16 15 31 35 +14 8 0 0 0 6
1999-00 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 80 22 26 48 18 -26
1999-00 Sweden WC-A 7 3 1 4 4 +2
2000-01 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 76 32 24 56 48 -1
2000-01 Sweden WC-A 9 3 2 5 10 +6
2001-02 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 54 14 17 31 27 0
2002-03 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 76 17 23 40 43 +7 11 2 0 2 18
2003-04 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 82 29 28 57 32 +31 23 8 11 19 10
2004-05 Sweden W-Cup 4 4 4 8 2 +1
2004-05 Timra IK Sweden 43 12 24 36 58 7 1 1 2 8
2005-06 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 77 31 23 54 56 +5 5 0 0 0 6
2005-06 Sweden Olympics 8 2 1 3 6 +1
2006-07 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 79 22 20 42 50 -3
2007-08 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 23 6 6 12 20 +1
2008-09 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 50 9 16 25 28 +2 4 1 0 1 0
2009-10 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 24 2 4 6 12 -6
2009-10 Sweden Olympics 3 0 1 1 0 0
2009-10 Los Angeles Kings NHL 20 3 2 5 14 -2 6 3 1 4 2
2010-11 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 36 7 3 10 12 -11
2010-11 Calgary Flames NHL 4 0 0 0 2 -3
NHL Totals 898 232 230 462 453 57 14 12 26 42


Played in NHL All-Star Game (2001) Traded to Tampa Bay by Toronto for Cory Cross and Tampa Bay's 7th round pick (Ivan Kolozvary) in 2001 NHL Draft, October 1, 1999. Signed as a free agent by Timra (Sweden), October 5, 2004. Traded to Columbus by Tampa Bay with Fredrik Norrena for Marc Denis, June 30, 2006. Missed majority of 2007-08 due to shoulder injury at Anaheim, November 1, 2007. Traded to Los Angeles by Columbus for future considerations, March 3, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Atlanta, September 6, 2010. Traded to Calgary by Atlanta for Calgary's 7th round pick (later traded to San Jose - San Jose selected Colin Blackwell) in 2011 NHL Draft, February 28, 2011. Missed majority of 2010-11 due to various injuries. Officially announced his retirement, May 19, 2011.
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