P. J. Axelsson
Per Johan Anders " P. J. " Axelsson ( born February 26, 1975 in Kungälv ) is a retired Swedish professional ice hockey player. Throughout his career, he played exclusively for the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League and the Frölunda HC in the Swedish Elitserien on the position of the left winger.
Axelsson played four seasons in his hometown Frölunda in the Swedish Elitserien, before he was drafted by the Boston Bruins in the NHL Entry Draft in 1995 at position 177.
It was not until the 1997/98 season Axelsson moved to Boston and played all of 82 games in his rookie season with the Bruins. The left wing was not one of the big scorers in the NHL and was able to achieve more than 40 points in any season. Nevertheless, he became a regular fixture in the team the Bruins.
2000 and 2001, played for the Swedish national team at the World Championships and 2001 could win a bronze medal. At the Olympics 2002 he again played in the jersey of the " Tre Kronor ".
During the lockout, he was playing for Frölunda. The exceedingly fair player known Axelson got here with his usual in the NHL hardness 95 penalty minutes. A brand that he did not even reach the NHL in twice as many games to half.
When the NHL resumed play activities, he was back for the Bruins on the ice. At the 2006 Olympics in Turin, he was with the Swedish team Olympic champion.
In April 2013 he announced end of his career.
Awards and achievements
- 2001 bronze medal at the World Championships
- 2002 bronze medal at the World Championships
- 2003 Silver medal at the World Championships
- 2004 Silver medal at the World Championships
- 2005 Swedish Champion with the Frölunda HC
- 2006 Gold medal at the Olympic Winter Games
(End of season 2010/11)