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Johan Hedberg | Goalie | #29

Team: New Jersey Devils
Age / DOB:  (45) / 5/5/1973
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 185
Drafted: 1994 / Rd. 9 (218) / PHI
Contract: view contract details

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Johan Hedberg will serve as the goalie coach of the AHL Albany Devils in 2014-15.
"I'm very much excited," Hedberg said. "Even though I enjoyed my year last year scouting, I think I missed being around the team and being closer to the team and having the every day feeling that you're part of something together." Hedberg had a 161-143-36 record, 2.82 GAA, and .901 save percentage in 373 career NHL games. He's taking over for David Caruso, who wasn't able to continue to serve as the team's goalie coach after holding that position for two seasons. Tue, Sep 2, 2014 01:07:00 PM

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Johan Hedberg agreed to a professional tryout agreement with the AHL's Albany Devils on Thursday.

Keith Kinkaid is out with a groin injury, so Hedberg has agreed to help out. "Kinkaid is hurt and they needed another goalie and I was around and available, so here I am," Hedberg said. He skated with the team is slated to play in one of the club's upcoming three matches. Albany plays Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Hedberg was bought out by New Jersey last summer.
Thu, Feb 13, 2014 04:20:00 PM

Johan Hedberg has started to serve as an unofficial scout with the New Jersey Devils.

Hedberg was signed to play in 2013-14, but the final season on his contract was bought out after the Devils acquired Cory Schneider. Hedberg attempted to extend his career by participating in the Rangers' training camp, but he wasn't successful. He might formally rejoin the Devils organization in some non-playing capacity down the road.
Thu, Nov 14, 2013 10:15:00 AM

The New York Rangers have reportedly not contacted Johan Hedberg after waiving Martin Biron.

Hedberg competed with Biron for the backup job during training camp, but Hedberg, who was on a tryout contract, was ultimately released. Although Biron is likely to clear waivers and get demoted, it's doubtful that Hedberg will be the one to take his place.
Tue, Oct 15, 2013 08:24:00 AM

Johan Hedberg has been released from his professional tryout offer.

Hedberg had been brought in to compete for the backup job against Martin Biron, but it looks like Biron cemented his place with a strong showing in Tuesday's preseason games. It's not clear what Hedberg's next move will be, but this might be the end of his playing career. Before Hedberg accepted a tryout with the Rangers, the New Jersey Devils offered to keep him on board in a non-playing role and it wouldn't be surprising to see him follow through on.
Wed, Sep 18, 2013 12:01:00 PM

Johan Hedberg doesn't have any hard feelings towards the New Jersey Devils after he was bought out over the summer.

Hedberg was slated to be the team's backup goaltender until they acquired Cory Schneider. "Quite frankly, if I were Lou, I would have done that deal," Hedberg said, referring to Devils GM Lou Lamoriello. "It was great for the team, if not for myself. It was shocking. I spoke to Lou the next morning and he explained the [amnesty buyout] situation ahead of me." Hedberg joined the Rangers training camp on a tryout basis and has an outside chance of wrestling the backup job away from Martin Biron.
Source: NY Post
Fri, Sep 13, 2013 09:59:00 AM

Johan Hedberg, who accepted a tryout with the Rangers, isn't aware of why Martin Biron missed the opening of training camp for personal reasons.

Biron isn't expected to miss much time due to this, but either way, this is a chance for Hedberg to extend his playing career. The final season of Hedberg's contract was bought out by the New Jersey Devils after they acquired Cory Schneider. "Hopefully, something will happen here and if that wouldn't be the case, then we'll reevaluate and see," Hedberg said. "But at least I know that I'm going to have a really good training camp. I'm here with a very open mind to try to make the most of the opportunity and then we'll see what happens."
Wed, Sep 11, 2013 06:47:00 PM

Johan Hedberg has accepted a professional tryout offer from the New York Rangers.

There's an outside chance that Hedberg will be able to wrestle the backup job away from Martin Biron. More likely though, the Rangers will only offer Hedberg a contract if one of their goaltenders gets injured or if he's willing to start the season in the AHL.
Wed, Sep 11, 2013 12:02:00 PM

The New Jersey Devils are interested in bringing Johan Hedberg for a non-playing role.

The Devils bought out the final year of Hedberg's contract over the summer after acquiring Cory Schneider. At the age of 40, Hedberg has been reluctant to sign elsewhere because of what it would mean to his family, so he might decide it's time for him to hang up his skates. "We've been talking about different things," Hedberg said. "Nothing is concrete. I’m still going to hang around the team. Not playing. It’s a great organization." He has a 2.82 GAA and .901 save percentage in 373 career NHL games.
Wed, Sep 4, 2013 12:55:00 PM

Johan Hedberg is waiting to see if an opportunity to play in the NHL next season presents itself.

The Devils brought out Hedberg after acquiring Cory Schneider. Hedberg might have a tough time landing a one-way contract at this stage of his career, but he'll probably be able to find a team willing to give him a chance to earn the number two gig on their team out of training camp.
Mon, Jul 15, 2013 04:27:00 PM

Johan Hedberg has been placed on unconditional waivers and he'll be bought out by the New Jersey Devils.

The deadline for compliance buyouts closes at 5 p.m. Thursday and the Devils weren't able to find a trading partner for the veteran backup. Hedberg became the odd man out when New Jersey acquired Cory Schneider from Vancouver at the draft.
Thu, Jul 4, 2013 12:50:00 PM

Johan Hedberg admitted that the New Jersey Devils' decision to acquire Cory Schneider shocked him.

Hedberg, who is signed through the 2012-13 campaign, is talking with the Devils to determine what his future holds. When asked about the possibility of starting the season with AHL Albany, Hedberg said, "That is not my preference."
Thu, Jul 4, 2013 10:23:00 AM

Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello was noncommittal when discussing Johan Hedberg's future.

All he said was that, "We're working on it. We'll see what happens in the next few hours." Hedberg is essentially the team's third goalie now. The 40-year-old is set to make $1.4 million next season.
Wed, Jul 3, 2013 08:04:00 PM

Flyers beat writer Tim Panacchio believes the Flyers could target Johan Hedberg as a veteran to pair with Steve Mason in net.

Hedberg is under contract with the Devils for one more season but is the odd man out after New Jersey acquired Cory Schneider from Vancouver at the draft Sunday. It would be a bit strange to see a deal done between the two clubs considering the rivalry. Hedberg also owns a no-trade clause and has the right to veto any possible deal. The Devils could also buy out Hedberg, but he would need to be placed on unconditional waivers by noon Wednesday for that to be possible.
Source: CSN Philly
Wed, Jul 3, 2013 09:23:00 AM

New Jersey GM Lou Lamoriello spoke with Johan Hedberg Monday morning.

The Devils acquired Cory Schneider from Vancouver on Sunday to play alongside Martin Brodeur next season, so Hedberg is no longer part of the team's goaltending situation. "We sat down for quite a while this morning and he's going to think about some of the things that we talked about and we're going to talk again," Lamoriello said. "We talked about some options and I don't want to get into any of it." Hedberg owns a no-trade clause so he'd have to give the green light to be moved that way. The Devils could also use a compliance buyout on him. Regardless of what method is used, it appears that his days in New Jersey are numbered.
Tue, Jul 2, 2013 07:47:00 AM

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