Tommy Westlund

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Tommy Westlund
Born (1974-12-29) December 29, 1974 (age 45)
Fors, Sweden
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 210 lb (95 kg; 15 st 0 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for Brynäs IF
Carolina Hurricanes
Leksands IF
NHL Draft 93rd overall, 1998
Carolina Hurricanes
Playing career 19952004

Kjell Tommy Westlund (born December 29, 1974) is a Swedish former professional ice hockey right winger who played four seasons in the National Hockey League from 1999 to 2003 for the Carolina Hurricanes.

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Westlund began his career in Sweden's third tier league with Avesta BK. Impressive performances earned him a contract with Brynäs IF of the Elitserien. Westlund was drafted 93rd overall by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft. After spending a season in the American Hockey League with the Beast of New Haven, he made his NHL debut in 1999. He played 203 career NHL games scoring 9 goals and 13 assists for 22 points. He missed the majority of the 2001-02 season after suffering a back injury during a game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on November 19, 2001. He made a recovery, but spent most of the 2002-03 season as a healthy scratch. He returned to Sweden in 2003 with Leksands IF before retiring from hockey. He is currently an Amateur Scout for the Pittsburgh Penguins. [1]

Career statistics

Regular season and playoffs

Regular season Playoffs
Season TeamLeagueGP G A Pts PIM GPGAPtsPIM
1991–92Avesta BK SWE.3 27119208
1992–93 Avesta BK SWE.2 32951432
1993–94 Avesta BKSWE.23120113134
1994–95 Avesta BKSWE.23217133022
1995–96 Brynäs IF SEL 182136
1995–96 Brynäs IF Allsv 18101020481014
1996–97 Brynäs IFSEL5021133416
1997–98 Brynäs IFSEL46299384530110
1998–99 Beast of New Haven AHL 508182631
1999–2000 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 81481219
2000–01 Carolina HurricanesNHL7953823600017
2001–02 Carolina HurricanesNHL400226191010
2002–03 Carolina HurricanesNHL30000
2002–03 Lowell Lock Monsters AHL2213412
2003–04 Leksands IF SEL143256
SWE.2 totals9546297588
SEL totals1285525807330110
NHL totals20391322482510117

International

YearTeamEventGPGAPtsPIM
1998 Sweden WC 10000

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References

  1. "Tommy Westlund - Amateur Scout". Pittsburgh Penguins. Retrieved 28 April 2012.