Detroit Red Wings
Detroit Red Wings
Johan Franzen
POSITION: Right Wing
HEIGHT: 6' 4"
BIRTHDATE: 12/23/1979
AGE: 36
DRAFTED: DET: 2004-97 overall
Entering his sixth season in the NHL, all with Detroit …Won his first Stanley Cup championship in 2008…Signed an 11-year contract extension with the Red Wings on April 11, 2009…Has 28 career multi-point games…Represented Sweden at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver… Named the Red Wings’ 2005-06 Rookie of the Year by the Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association.
Appeared in just 27 games for the Red Wings…Missed 55 games with a knee injury…Posted 21 points (10-11—21) and 22 PIM in 2009-10…Replaced teammate Tomas Holmstrom (knee injury) on Team Sweden’s roster for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver…Recorded a career-high four points (2-2—4) on 3/26 vs. Minnesota…Finished third on Detroit with six power-play goals despite appearing in just 27 games…Averaged 18:42 of ice time during the regular season…Won 55.6% of his face-offs taken in the regular season…Led Detroit with 18 points (6-12—18) and 12 assists in 12 postseason games…Scored the second fastest hat trick in Stanley Cup playoffs history in Round 2, Game 4 vs. San Jose (3:26; Tim Kerr scored three goals in 3:24 on 4/13/85)…Set a new franchise record registering six points (4-2—6) in Round 2, Game 4 vs. San Jose…Set a new franchise record and tied a NHL record for most points in one period with four (3-1—4) in Round 2, Game 4 vs. San Jose…Tied a Red Wings' franchise record scoring four goals in Round 2, Game 4 vs. San Jose…Recorded at least one point in12 straight postseason games, tying the franchise mark held Gordie Howe.

2008-09:  Appeared in 71 games for Detroit…Set new career highs in goals (34), assists (25), points (59), plus/minus (+21) and shots on goal (246)…Tied his career high with eight game-winning goals…Signed a new 11-year contract with Detroit on April 11, 2009…Recorded his 100th career point on 12/1 vs. ANA…Had a career high six-game assist streak 3/14 – 3/24…Had a career high nine shots on goal 3/24 at EDM…Appeared in all 23 postseason games for Detroit…Led team with 12 postseason goals…Finished second on team with a new career high 23 postseason points (12-11—23)…Tied for postseason team lead with three game-winning goals and four power-play goals…Scored series clinching goal in Round 1, Game 4 vs. CBJ on 4/23.

2007-08:  Appeared in 72 games for Detroit….Established career highs with 27 goals and 38 points….Set a new franchise record for most game-winning goals in one month when he tallied six GWG’s during the month of March ….Career high 7 game point streak Mar. 2 – Mar. 16….Named the NHL’s third star for the month of March after registering 14 goals and 4 assists in 13 games….Played in 16 postseason games for the Red Wings….Franzen (along with Henrik Zetterberg) led the NHL and the Red Wings with a career high and franchise record 13 postseason goals, despite missing six games due to injury….Led the NHL in postseason game-winning goals with five, setting a new Red Wings franchise record….Established a new franchise record with nine goals in Detroit’s 4-game sweep of Colorado in the WCSF, the most ever scored by a Red Wing in one playoff series, and the most in a 4-game series in NHL history….Tied a franchise record with two hat tricks in one playoff series registering two against Colorado in the WCSF (Norm Ullman)….Tied a franchise record with goals in five consecutive postseason games (Gordie Howe (2x), Ted Lindsay)….Finished with a career high 18 postseason points (13g, 5 a)….Tied for fourth in NHL with a plus-13 postseason rating.

2006-07: Established career highs in points (30) and assists (20), despite missing 13 games due to injury…Posted a minus-rating just five times in 69 games…Recorded a career high five-game point streak from 2/27-3/6…Scored the game-winning shootout goal on his first career attempt on 3/6 vs. Nashville (T. Vokoun)…Dealt his first career fighting major at Anaheim on 10/18…Played in all 18 of Detroit’s postseason games…Established postseason career highs in goals (3), assists (4) and points (7)…Scored his first career postseason overtime goal in Game 6 of the CQF vs. Calgary, clinching the series victory for Detroit…Plus-eight rating on the road during the 2007 Stanley Cup Playoffs led all NHL skaters.

2005-06: Appeared in 80 games in his rookie campaign and finished  plus-four…Was the first Detroit rookie to play in 80 games since Nicklas Lidstrom (1990-91)…Led Detroit rookies in games (80), goals (12) and points (16)…Scored two shorthanded goals 11/9/05 vs. LA and 11/23/05 vs. Colorado…Led Red Wings in shorthanded goals (2)…Registered his first NHL assist 12/31/05 vs. Columbus…Scored his first NHL goal 10/13/05 at LA (game-winner)…Played in all six of Detroit’s 2006 playoff games, scoring one goal to go along with two assists…Named the Red Wings 2005-06 Rookie of the Year by the Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association….Missed two games due to a chest injury.

2004-05:  Represented Sweden in the 2005 World Championships (1-0--1 in 5 games)….Played with Linkopings of the Swedish Elite League….Finished with 14 points in 43 games and a +8….Signed a one-year, entry level contract with Detroit on August 4, 2005.

2003-04:  Enjoyed a breakthrough season with Linkopings and finished with 30 points in 49 games (12-18--30)….Led the Swedish Elite League with a +24….Attended the Red Wings prospect camp in Troy, Mich., following the NHL Draft where he was Detroit’s first selection (third round).

Nicknamed ‘The Mule’.  Johan and his wife, Cecilia, return to their native Sweden in the off-season.