Colorado Avalanche Logo and Header
Team presented by Ford
 
  • RSS
Daniel Tjarnqvist
Daniel Tjarnqvist
Defenseman
Number: 29
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 207
Shoots: Left
Born: Oct 14, 1976
Birthplace: Umea, Sweden
In order to view this page you need JavaScript and Flash Player 9+ support!
Acquired: Signed as a free agent, July 3, 2008
Drafted: FLA / 1995 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 4th (88th overall)
2007-08 SEASON
Spent the season with Yaroslavl Lokomotiv of the Russian Hockey League…Tallied one goal and two assists in 18 games…Also recorded four points (0g/4a) in eight playoff contests.

CAREER
2006-07:
Finished third among Oilers defensemen with 15 points (3g/12) despite playing only 37 games with Edmonton…Missed a total of 41 games due to injury…Led Edmonton with a +3 plus/minus rating…Appeared in his 300th NHL game on Dec. 2 against Columbus. 2005-06: Tallied 18 points (3g/15a) in 60 games with the Minnesota Wild…Collected three points (1g/2a), including the game-winning goal, on April 9 at Colorado. 2004-05: Played in 49 games with Djurgardens of the Swedish Elite League, where he led all league defensemen with 12 goals…Ranked first among team defensemen with 24 points. 2003-04: Skated in 68 games with the Atlanta Thrashers and recorded a career-high 20 points (5g/15a)…Played in his 200th NHL game on Feb. 25 vs. Tampa Bay. 2002-03: Appeared in 75 games for the second straight season with Atlanta…Dressed in his 100th NHL game on Dec. 6 at Washington. 2001-02: Skated in 75 games during his rookie season with Atlanta, notching 18 points (2g/16a)…Tied for first among NHL rookie defensemen in both assists and points…Made his NHL debut on Oct. 4 at Buffalo…Picked up his first NHL assist/point on Oct. 16 vs. Philadelphia…Netted his first NHL goal and added an assist on Nov. 24 at Ottawa.

OTHER
Played in Europe from 1994-2001 with Rogle BK and Djurgardens of the Swedish Elite League and Jokerit Helsinki of the Finnish League…Scored the game-winning goal in the 92nd minute of overtime to give Djurgardens the Swedish Elite League playoff championship in 2001…Ranked first among all defensemen in playoff scoring with 11 points that year.

INTERNATIONAL
Has represented his native Sweden 10 times in international competition, winning seven medals…Won a gold medal as a member of Team Sweden at the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Torino, Italy…Scored two goals and added one assist in eight games at the Olympics…Skated in three games with Team Sweden at the 2004 World Cup of Hockey…Earned a silver medal with Sweden at both the 2003 and 2004 IIHF World Championships…Captured a bronze medal with Team Sweden at the 2002 IIHF World Championship, notching five points (3g/2a) in nine games…Recorded six assists in nine contests at the 2001 IIHF World Championship as Sweden earned a bronze medal….Also played for Team Sweden at the 2000 IIHF World Championship…Helped Sweden capture a silver medal at the 1996 IIHF World Junior Championship and a bronze medal at the 1995 World Juniors…Also represented his country at the 1994 European Junior Championship.

PERSONAL
Daniel and his wife, Louise, have a son, Axel…Daniel’s younger brother, Mathias Tjarnqvist, spent the last two seasons with the Phoenix Coyotes.

Ice Girls
Avs Alert
ColoradoAvalanche.com is the official Web site of the Colorado Avalanche. Colorado Avalanche and ColoradoAvalanche.com are trademarks of Colorado Avalanche, LLC. NHL, the NHL Shield, the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup and NHL Conference logos are registered trademarks of the National Hockey League. All NHL logos and marks and NHL team logos and marks as well as all other proprietary materials depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective NHL teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P. Copyright © 1999-2013 Colorado Avalanche Hockey Team, Inc. and the National Hockey League. All Rights Reserved.