Tuesday, June 17, 2008
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Gwinnett Daily Post
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Thrashers re-signed goaltender Johan Hedberg to a multi-year contract Monday, according to Executive Vice President and General Manager Don Waddell.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Hedberg, 35, appeared in 36 games for the Thrashers in 2007-08, posting a 14-15-3 record, a 3.46 goals-against average and a .892 save percentage. During a four-game span from Nov. 13-21, he collected four consecutive wins and posted a 1.49 GAA and a .942 save percentage.
The native of Leksand, Sweden was voted by his teammates to receive the Thrashers Players' Player Award for the second consecutive season, given annually to the Thrasher who best exemplifies what being a "team player" is all about.
The 6-0, 185-pound goaltender was signed by Atlanta as a free agent on July 1, 2006 and has a 23-19-5 regular-season record for the Thrashers over two seasons. He also played in two playoff games during the 2007 Stanley Cup Playoffs, posting a 2.56 GAA and a 0-2 record against the N.Y. Rangers.