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Anton Stralman
Anton Stralman
Defenseman
(STROHL-muhn, AN-tahn)
Number: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 190
Shoots: Right
Born: Aug 1, 1986  (Age 28)
Birthplace: Tibro, Sweden
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Acquired: Signed with Rangers as an unrestricted free agent on Nov. 5, 2011
Drafted: TOR / 2005 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 7th (216th overall)
NHL CAREER
2012-13: Established a career- high in plus/minus rating (plus-14) ... Tied for first among Rangers defensemen in goals (four) ... Ranked third on the team in plus/minus rating ... Recorded the primary assist on the game-winning goal, four shots on goal, was credited with two hits and four blocked shots, and posted a plus-two rating on Apr. 1 vs. WPG, while skating in his 300th career NHL contest ... Ranked sixth on the team in average time on ice during the playoffs (21:06) ... Finished fifth on the team in playoff blocked shots (21) ... Tied a playoff career-high with a plus-three rating in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals on May 13 at WSH ... Skated in a playoff career-high, 28:15 of ice time, in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals on May 16 at BOS. 2011-12: Signed with the Rangers as a free agent on Nov. 5. ... Established career-highs in plus/minus rating (plus-nine), hits (76), and blocked shots (71) … Made his Rangers debut on Nov. 23 at FLA. ... Notched his first goal as a Ranger and logged 23:33 of ice time on Jan. 5 vs. FLA. ... Registered his first point as a Ranger with a power play assist on the game-winner, and was credited with three blocked shots in 15:49 of ice time on Dec. 11 vs. FLA. ... Recorded two assists and posted a plus-three rating on Dec. 22 vs. NYI. ... Tied for first among NHL defensemen during the playoffs in power play goals (two), second in power play points (four), third in goals (three), and eighth in points (six). ... Tied for eighth in the league in power play goals. ... Tied for fifth on the team in goals, first in power play goals and second in power play points. ... Tied for first among team defensemen in goals (three) and third in points (six). ... Recorded an assist and a plus-three rating while making his playoff debut on Apr. 12 vs. Ottawa. ... Registered four points (two goals, two assists) in the opening six games of the post season. ... Notched his first career playoff goal, a power play tally, on Apr. 14 vs. Ottawa. ... Tied for third among all skaters in goals (two) and points (four) in the Rangers’ Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series against Ottawa. 2010-11: Ranked third among Columbus Blue Jackets defensemen in assists (17) and shots (80) and fifth in points (18) … Posted a career-high, plus-four rating on Feb. 8 at PIT and Nov. 10 vs. STL. ... Tallied a career-high, three points (three assists) on Apr. 1 vs. CHI. ... Recorded a game-winning power play goal on Feb. 18 at CHI. ... Registered two assists and a plus-two rating on Feb. 13 at DAL. 2009-10: Led Columbus defensemen in assists and points, while ranking second (tied) in goals and time on ice (20:29) ... Ranked second (tied) on the Blue Jackets in power-play points (22) ... Tallied two assists while skating in his 100th career game on Nov. 4 vs. San Jose ... Tallied five assists during a four-game point streak Jan. 16-21 ... Recorded two assists on Jan. 19 at Philadelphia ... Had points in back-to-back games (2-1-3) from Feb. 4-6 ... Registered his sixth multi-point game of the season with 1-1-2 Feb. 6 vs. Buffalo ... Had 0-3-3 during a three-game point streak March 25-28. 2008-09: Notched the first game-winning goal of his career Oct. 23 at Boston against Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas. 2007-08: Registered three goals, six assists and 18 penalty minutes in 50 games with Toronto ... Made his NHL debut Oct. 23 vs. Atlanta ... Collected the first point of his NHL career with an assist (Nik Antropov goal) on Jan. 10 at Los Angeles ... Scored the first goal of his NHL career and added an assist March 21 at Buffalo (goal against Ryan Miller) ... Scored two goals on March 29 vs. Montreal.

AHL CAREER
2008-09: Collected seven goals, nine assists, 16 points, 24 penalty minutes and was plus-5 in 36 games with Toronto. ... Added one goal and two assists in six playoff games for the Marlies. 2007-08: Notched 11 assists, 22 penalty minutes and was plus-3 in 21 games with Toronto. ... Was selected to play in the PlanetUSA AHL All-Star Game (did not play due to recall with Maple Leafs).

EUROPEAN CAREER
2006-07: Tallied 10 goals and 11 assists for 21 points and 34 penalty minutes in 53 games with Timra IK of the Swedish Elitserien. ... Voted First-Team All-Star and ranked first in the league in total ice-time. ... Added one goal, three assists, and 10 penalty minutes in seven playoff games. 2005-06: Tallied one goal and four assists with 28 penalty minutes in 45 games with Timra IK. ... Was scoreless with four penalty minutes in three playoff games for Timra IK junior squad. 2004-05: Recorded 10 goals, 11 assists, and 40 penalty minutes in 50 games with Skovde IK (Sweden-2).

INTERNATIONAL CAREER

2009: Notched a goal, four assists, and six penalty minutes in seven games for Team Sweden at the World Championships and won a bronze medal. 2008: Had four goals, three assists, and 31 penalty minutes in eight games for Team Sweden at the World Championships. 2007: Had one goal and one assist in nine games for Sweden at the World Championships. 2006: Had an assist and six penalty minutes in six games for Sweden at the World Junior Championships. 2005: Was scoreless in five games for Sweden at the World Junior Championships.

BACKGROUND

Loves playing the guitar, tennis and soccer. ... His favorite band is Alice in Chains. ... Lists his favorite tennis player as Roger Federer and his favorite soccer club as Liverpool FC. ... His favorite movie is Pulp Fiction. ... His first summer job was working at a community center for the elderly ... Married – wife, Johanna; daughters, Liv and Bella; sons, Lowve and Leo.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS
July 30, 2005
-- Selected by Toronto in the seventh round, No. 216 overall, of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. July 27, 2009 -- Traded by Toronto with Colin Stuart and 2012 seventh-round draft pick to Calgary in exchange for Wayne Primeau and Calgary's 2011 second-round pick (later traded). Sept. 28, 2009 -- Traded by Calgary to Columbus for a 2010 third-round draft pick (Maxwell Reinhart). Nov. 5, 2011 -- Signed with Rangers as an unrestricted free agent.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

LONGEST POINT STREAK: 4 from Jan. 16, 2010, to Jan. 21, 2011 (five assists)

LONGEST GOAL STREAK: 2 from Feb. 4, 2010, to Feb. 6, 2010 (two goals)

LONGEST ASSIST STREAK: 4 from Jan. 16, 2010, to Jan. 21, 2011 (five assists)

MOST GOALS, GAME: 2 on March 29, 2008 (Toronto vs. Montreal) (Halak)

MOST ASSISTS, GAME: 3 on April 1, 2011 (Columbus vs. Chicago)

MOST POINTS, GAME: 3 on April 1, 2011 (Columbus vs. Chicago) (3 assists)

MOST PIM, GAME: 6 on Dec. 1, 2009 (Columbus at Chicago)

MOST SHOTS, GAME: 5, (four times) (last -- March 11, 2012) (Rangers vs. N.Y. Islanders)

FIRST NHL GAME: Oct. 23, 2007 (Toronto vs. Atlanta)

FIRST NHL GOAL: March 21, 2008 (Toronto vs. Buffalo) (Miller)

FIRST NHL ASSIST: Jan. 10, 2008 (Toronto at Los Angeles)

CAREER IN THE SHOOTOUT

ATTEMPTS: 2
GOALS: 0