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BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY - AFRO-SWEDISH " JOHNNY ODUYA " IS A PROFESSIONAL ICE HOCKEY DEFENSE MAN WHO CURRENTLY PLAYS FR THE DALLAS STARS OF THE NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE NHL - GOES INTO THE " HALL OF BLACK GENIUS 2

 BLACK    SOCIAL    HISTORY                                                                                                                                              Johnny Oduya


Johnny Oduya
Oduya stars.jpg
Oduya warming up with his current team, theDallas Stars
BornOctober 1, 1981 (age 34)
StockholmSWE
Height6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
PositionDefense
ShootsLeft
NHL team
Former teams
Dallas Stars
Hammarby IF
Djurgårdens IF
Frölunda HC
New Jersey Devils
Atlanta Thrashers
Winnipeg Jets
Chicago Blackhawks
National team Sweden
NHL Draft221st overall, 2001
Washington Capitals
Playing career1999–present
David Johnny Oduya (born October 1, 1981), usually referred to as Johnny Oduya, is a Swedish professional ice hockey defens



























































































































































e man who currently plays for the Dallas Stars of the National Hockey League (NHL).
He is of Kenyan Luo descent on his father's side. Oduya is a two time Stanley Cup champion with the Blackhawks in 2013 and2015.

Playing career

Oduya with the Winnipeg Jets in2012
Oduya's first club was Hammarby IF, where he played as a junior. In 2000, at the age of 19, he moved to North America to play in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League(QMJHL). He spent one season in North America, splitting time between Victoriaville Tigres and Moncton Wildcats. After moving back to Sweden, he played two seasons with Hammarby's pro-team in HockeyAllsvenskan before signing a contract with Djurgårdens IFin the Swedish Elitserien. During the two seasons he spent with the team, he was known as an aggressive defenceman and an enforcer. At times, he fought with opposition players and registered high penalties in minutes numbers. Despite this, he was also a dependable player and played regularly in the Swedish national team during the Euro Hockey Tour. In the 2005–06 season, after he had been dismissed by the Washington Capitals, the NHL organization that drafted him 221st overall in 2001, he moved to another Swedish team,Frölunda HC. With Frölunda, he played as a more offensive defence man, scoring eight goals and 11 assists.
Oduya with the New Jersey Devils
The following season, 2006–07, Oduya signed with the New Jersey Devils in the NHL. Although expected by many to be a depth player with the Devils, when several of the team's defenders were injured, Oduya earned a spot in the lineup. He played surprisingly well in the NHL, periodically registering nearly 20 minutes of ice time per game. He played in 76 Devils games that season, only missing eight due to a mid-season injury. However, in the 2007 Stanley Cup playoffs, he was not dressed for New Jersey when the Devils were defeated in the second round, largely due to the impressive play of rookie defenceman Andy Greene.[1]
After several successful NHL seasons, Oduya was named to the Swedish roster for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. On February 4, 2010, he was traded to the Atlanta Thrashers, along with Niclas BergforsPatrice Cormier and a first-round draft pick in 2010, in exchange for Ilya Kovalchuk and Anssi Salmela.[2] Two years later, on February 27, 2012, Oduya was traded to the Chicago Blackhawksfor a second- and third-round pick in 2013.[3]
In October 2012, during the 2012–13 NHL lockout, Oduya traveled to BangkokThailand, to play for the local Flying Farangs team in the 18th Annual "Land of Smiles" Hockey tournament. He carried his team to the championship against Abu-Dhabi, and helped bring home Bangkok's first title in tournament history. [4][5]
In June 2013, Oduya won his first Stanley Cup with the Chicago Blackhawks, who defeated the Boston Bruins in six games in the Finals.[6]In Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals, Oduya assisted on the Cup winning goal scored by Dave Bolland. Oduya's shot came from the left point and deflected off the stick of Michael Frolik. Bolland, in position in front of the Boston goal, pushed the deflected shot past Bruins goaltender Tuuka Rask to give the Blackhawks their second Stanley Cup in four years.
On June 15, 2015 at the United Center in Chicago, Oduya won his second Stanley Cup with the Chicago Blackhawks over the Tampa Bay Lightning in 6 games. It was the Blackhawks' third Stanley Cup in six years.
After four seasons with the Blackhawks Oduya left as a free agent and signed a two-year contract with the Dallas Stars on July 15, 2015.[7]

Personal life

Johnny is the son of a Kenyan father and a Swedish mother. He is the younger brother of the late Fredrik Oduya, a former NHL draftee who was an enforcer in the minor leagues.

Career statistics

Regular season and playoffs

  Regular season Playoffs
SeasonTeamLeagueGPGAPtsPIMGPGAPtsPIM
1999–00Hammarby IFJ2032318214861234
1999–00Hammarby IFAllsv1000010000
2000–01Moncton WildcatsQMJHL44113849147
2000–01Victoriaville TigresQMJHL243161911213491310
2001–02Hammarby IFAllsv461114256621014
2002–03Hammarby IFAllsv388202816210751238
2003–04Djurgårdens IFSEL4244817340006
2004–05Djurgårdens IFSEL492461391202239
2005–06Frölunda HCSEL4781119951712316
2006–07New Jersey DevilsNHL7629116160116
2007–08New Jersey DevilsNHL75620264650116
2008–09New Jersey DevilsNHL82722293070002
2009–10New Jersey DevilsNHL4022418
2009–10Atlanta ThrashersNHL2718912
2010–11Atlanta ThrashersNHL822151722
2011–12Winnipeg JetsNHL632111333
2011–12Chicago BlackhawksNHL18145060330
2012–13Chicago BlackhawksNHL483912102335816
2013–14Chicago BlackhawksNHL773131638192578
2014–15Chicago BlackhawksNHL76281026230556
NHL totals66431121152296895202544
SHL totals1381419334073314561
Medal record
Men's ice hockey
Representing Sweden Sweden
Winter Olympics
Silver medal – second place2014 Sochi
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place2009 Kloten

International[edit]

YearTeamEventResult GPGAPtsPIM
2009SwedenWC3rd53142
2010SwedenOG5th400012
2014SwedenOG2nd60110
Senior totals1532514