Tobias Enström

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Tobias Enström
Tobias Enstrom - Winnipeg Jets.jpg
Enström with the Winnipeg Jets in 2014
Born (1984-11-05) 5 November 1984 (age 38)
Nordingrå, Sweden
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for Modo Hockey
Atlanta Thrashers
Winnipeg Jets
EC Red Bull Salzburg
National teamFlag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
NHL Draft 239th overall, 2003
Atlanta Thrashers
Playing career 20022020

Ulf Tobias Enström (born 5 November 1984) is a Swedish former professional ice hockey defenceman who played in the National Hockey League with the Atlanta Thrashers and Winnipeg Jets. He left the NHL after 11 seasons to return and captain original Swedish club, Modo Hockey of HockeyAllsvenskan.


Playing career

Early career

Enstrom as a member of the Thrashers Tobias Enstrom.png
Enström as a member of the Thrashers

Growing up in Nordingrå, Enström played hockey in Höga Kusten Hockey but moved to Örnsköldsvik and Modo Hockey when was accepted to the Hockey high school playing for Modo J18. After two second places with Modo's J18, he advanced to Modo's J20 and later to the Elitserien team.

Following a successful rookie season during his first year in Elitserien, where he was elected Rookie of the Year, he was drafted in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft by the Atlanta Thrashers in the eighth round, 239th overall. He won the 2006–07 Swedish Elite League championships with Modo Hockey and finished first in assists in the playoffs.

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Enström with the Winnipeg Jets.


Enström signed a two-year contract with Atlanta in late May 2007 and made the team out of training camp, playing all 82 in his first three seasons to start his career. He scored his first NHL goal on 23 October 2007, against Vesa Toskala of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Enström finished the season with five goals and 33 assists. The following season, he recorded five goals along with 27 assists, as well as attaining a career-high +14 plus-minus rating. During the 2010–11 season, he broke a finger blocking a shot against the New York Rangers on 22 January 2011, that ruled him out for six games and ended his games played streak at 296 consecutive games.

In 2011, Enström was selected to his first All-Star Game, along with teammate Dustin Byfuglien. This was the first time the Thrashers had a defenseman in the All-Star Game since Petr Buzek in 2000. [1] His injury sustained against the Rangers, however, prevented him from playing in the game. [2]

Return to Sweden

On 25 August 2018, Enström signed a one-year deal with Modo Hockey of HockeyAllsvenskan. [3]

Personal life

He comes from a hockey family where both of his brothers, Tommy Enström and Thomas Enström, as well as his sister, Tina Enström, all are or have represented various teams within the Modo Hockey organization.

In June 2013, Enström was assaulted and robbed in his hometown of Örnsköldsvik, but recovered quickly from only minor injuries. [4] The perpetrator was later arrested and is being tried for robbery and battery. [5]

Career statistics

Regular season and playoffs

Regular season Playoffs
Season TeamLeagueGP G A Pts PIM GPGAPtsPIM
1999–2000 Modo Hockey J18 Allsv30000
2000–01Modo HockeyJ18 Allsv1977142071122
2000–01Modo Hockey J20 10000
2001–02Modo HockeyJ202117810
2001–02Modo HockeyJ18 Allsv10000
2002–03Modo HockeyJ207461031
2002–03 Modo Hockey SEL 421561660114
2003–04 Modo HockeySEL33145661122
2003–04Modo HockeyJ2080334
2004–05 Modo HockeySEL49410142420000
2005–06 Modo HockeySEL47471148401125
2006–07 Modo HockeySEL557212852201111237
2007–08 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 825333842
2008–09 Atlanta ThrashersNHL825273252
2009–10 Atlanta ThrashersNHL826445030
2010–11 Atlanta ThrashersNHL7210415154
2011–12 Winnipeg Jets NHL626273338
2012–13 EC Red Bull Salzburg EBEL 51014
2012–13 Winnipeg JetsNHL22411158
2013–14 Winnipeg JetsNHL8210203056
2014–15 Winnipeg JetsNHL60419233640110
2015–16 Winnipeg JetsNHL722141644
2016–17 Winnipeg JetsNHL601131442
2017–18 Winnipeg JetsNHL4315620110002
2018–19 Modo Hockey Allsv 51223254650334
2019–20 Modo HockeyAllsv43012122820002
SHL totals226174764146382141668
NHL totals71954254308422150112


2002 Sweden WJC18 9th82136
2003 Sweden WJC 8th61124
2004 SwedenWJC7th60330
2007 Sweden WC 4th902210
2009 SwedenWC4th20000
2010 Sweden OG 5th40224
Junior totals2035810
Senior totals1504414

Awards and achievements

J20 SuperElit Champion2004
SHL Rookie of the Year 2003
Elitserien champion2007
NHL Rookie of the MonthNovember 2007
NHL YoungStars Game 2008
NHL All-Rookie Team 2008
NHL All-Star *2011


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