|Assets:||Skates well with the instincts to limit the damage to a minimum in the defensive zone. Owns an infectious attitude and is a solid teammate. Can play a shutdown role, if required.|
|Flaws:||Isn't a major offensive threat, nor is he big by National Hockey League standards. Also lacks the temperament to play with physical aggression on a consistent basis. Lacks a bit of hockey sense.|
|Career Potential:||Veteran defensive defenseman.|
|NHL||Stanley Cup||2014-15 (Chicago), 2012-13 (Chicago)|
|Olympic||Olympic Silver Medal||2014 (Sweden)|
|7/15/2015||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Dallas Stars to a two-year contract.|
|3/12/2015||Missed 6 games (upper body injury).|
|2/27/2015||Upper body injury, injured reserve.|
|2/24/2015||Upper body injury, sidelined indefinitely.|
|4/08/2014||Missed 3 games (lower body injury).|
|4/03/2014||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|2/27/2014||Missed 2 games (lower body injury).|
|2/05/2014||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|5/29/2012||Signed by the Chicago Blackhawks to a three-year contract extension.|
|2/27/2012||Acquired from the Winnipeg Jets.|
|2/04/2010||Acquired from the New Jersey Devils.|
|12/05/2009||Missed 15 games (groin).|
|6/30/2009||Re-signed by the New Jersey Devils to a three-year contract.|
|7/01/2007||Re-signed as an unrestricted free agent by the New Jersey Devils.|
|1/18/2007||Missed 6 games (upper body injury).|
|1/05/2007||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|10/06/2006||Recalled from Lowell (AHL).|
|10/03/2006||Assigned to Lowell (AHL).|
|7/25/2006||Signed as a free agent by the New Jersey Devils.|
|9/16/2001||Assigned to Portland (AHL).|
|7/15/2015||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Dallas Stars.|
|2/27/2012||Winnipeg Jets traded Johnny Oduya to the Chicago Blackhawks for a 2nd and 3rd round selections in 2013.|
|2/04/2010||Atllanta Thrashers traded Ilya Kovalchuk, Anssi Salmela and a 2nd-round draft pick in 2010 to the New Jersey Devils for Niclas Bergfors, Johnny Oduya, Patrice Cormier, a 1st-round draft pick in 2010 and a 2nd-round draft pick in 2010 .|
|7/25/2006||Signed as a free agent by the New Jersey Devils.|
|6/24/2001||Drafted by the Washington Capitals in the 7th round (221st overall) in 2001.|
| 02/16/2016 12:02 AM
NewsOduya grabbed an assist in the Stars' win over Nashville on Monday.
| 02/11/2016 9:44 AM
NewsOduya was once again held without a point or shot as the Stars beat the Wild in overtime Tuesday.
| 01/20/2016 9:08 AM
NewsOduya was held without a point for the seventh straight game in Tuesday's loss to the Kings. However, he blocked a team-leading four shots, additionally contributed two hits and a shot.
| 12/18/2015 9:36 AM
NewsOduya grabbed the Stars only goal in a loss to Calgary on Thursday.
| 12/09/2015 3:16 AM
NewsOduya netted his second goal of the season and added an assist in Tuesday's win over the Hurricanes.
| 11/11/2015 3:09 PM
NewsOduya grabbed an assist, a plus-2 rating and a minor penalty in Tuesday's loss at the hands of the lowly Maple Leafs.
| 10/30/2015 2:26 PM
NewsOduya grabbed his first assist of the season, along with a shot, three blocked shots and 20:05 of ice time in Thursday's win over the Canucks.
| 10/04/2015 10:35 PM
NewsOduya led the team in blocked shots, with four, through 20:35 of ice time.
| 09/28/2015 9:13 AM
NewsIt appears Oduya will start the season paired with Jason Demers as the Stars second defensive pairing, with coach Lindy Ruff saying, "It's a pairing I'd like to play," according to Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News.
| 07/15/2015 12:37 PM
NewsOduya signed a two-year, $7.5 million contract with the Dallas Stars on Wednesday.
Blackhawks defenseman Johnny Oduya scored his first goal of the season on Saturday against the Predators. | 10/19/2014 10:13 AM
NewsBlackhawks defenseman Johnny Oduya scored his first goal of the season on Saturday against the Predators.
ImpactOduya's goal was his only shot of the game. He scored at the 1:49 mark of the first period, and Chicago won the game in overtime, 2-1. Oduya was plus-two.
Johnny Oduya broke foot in Western Final | 07/19/2014 10:11 AM
NewsIt turns out that Blackhawks defenseman Johnny Oduya broke his right foot blocking a shot from the point late in the third period of Game 7 of the Western Conference final against the Los Angeles Kings.
ImpactHe kept playing in overtime anyway, logging three shifts. Hawks coach Joel Quenneville said Oduya might not have been able to play if his team had beaten the Kings and moved on to the Stanley Cup championship series.
Oduya on the trade block | 06/28/2014 12:12 PM
NewsThe NHL's and NHLPA's determination of a $69 milliion salary cap for the 2014-15 season may force the Blackhawks to trade a number of players with Johnny Oduya at the top of the list.
ImpactThe Hawks have already moved Brandon Bollig to the Flames for a draft pick to save $1.25 million and may have to move Oduya who makes a whopping $3.375 million in order to re-sign a number of players and address the extensions of Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane while staying under the cap. Stay tuned.
Johnny Oduya was hurt in Game 7 of WCF | 06/04/2014 9:02 AM
NewsJohnny Oduya sustained an undisclosed injury in Game 7 of the Western Conference Final.
ImpactHad Chicago advanced to the Stanley Cup Final, Oduya might not have been able to play. Given that the Kings eliminated the Blackhawks though, Oduya has plenty of time to recover.
Blackhawks mix up defense pairings | 05/30/2014 9:38 AM
NewsThe Blackhawks shook up their defense pairings in Game 5.
ImpactJohnny Oduya, who normally plays with Niklas Hjalmarsson, skated alongside Nick Leddy, while Hjalmarsson was paired with Duncan Keith. The other defense tandem featured Michal Rozsival and Brent Seabrook.
Johnny Oduya earns helper Sunday afternoon | 05/19/2014 8:12 AM
NewsJohnny Oduya picked up his third assists of the playoffs in Game 1 of the Western Conference Final on Sunday.
ImpactHe jumped into the rush late in the third period and set up Jonathan Toews on a 3-on-1 rush to seal Chicago's 3-1 victory against Los Angeles. Oduya has four points in 13 postseason matches.
Johnny Oduya should return on Tuesday | 04/08/2014 1:53 PM
NewsLook for Johnny Oduya (lower body) to rejoin the Blackhawks on Tuesday.
Blackhawks.nhl.com on Twitter
ImpactOduya was sidelined for three consecutive contests. He has three goals and 15 points in 74 games this season. He also ranks third on the team with 111 blocked shots.
Johnny Oduya sits with LBI Thursday night | 04/04/2014 9:16 AM
NewsJohnny Oduya was a late scratch Thursday due to a lower-body injury.
ImpactHe participated in the morning skate and in warmups before deciding to sit out. Coach Joel Quenneville said that Oduya wouldn't play Friday night either, but the injury isn't serious. He is listed as day-to-day.
| 02/28/2014 1:45 AM
NewsJohnny Oduya returned to action on Thursday February 27.
Oduya misses 2nd game but will play in Sochi | 02/08/2014 12:44 PM
NewsDespite the fact Johnny Oduya missed his second consecutive game due to a lower-body injury, he will be able to play for Sweden at the Sochi Olympics.
ImpactOduya did not dress for Friday night's loss against Phoenix and also missed Wednesday night's contest. Good information if you are in an Olympic hockey pool. Otherwise this means little.
Johnny Oduya sits Wednesday due to a LBI | 02/06/2014 11:01 AM
NewsJohnny Oduya didn't play Wednesday because of a lower-body injury.
ImpactConsider him day-to-day for now. Oduya has 13 points and 96 blocked shots in 58 games this season.
Swedes select 3 defensive-minded Hawks | 01/07/2014 10:26 AM
NewsJohnny Oduya has been selected to take part in the Winter Olympics with Team Sweden.
ImpactChicago teammates Niklas Hjalmarsson and Marcus Kruger will play for Sweden in the Sochi Games as well. They are all known for their defensive skills and they should help the Swedes attempt to shut down the opposition, especially on the penalty kill.
Oduya is healthy enough to play Wednesday | 11/27/2013 2:47 PM
NewsJohnny Oduya (leg) is available for Wednesday's game.
Chris Kuc on Twitter
ImpactOduya was hurt while blocking a shot during Monday's game against Edmonton. He has two goals and seven points in 25 contests this season.
Johnny Oduya (leg) questionable for Wednesday | 11/27/2013 8:01 AM
NewsJohnny Oduya (leg) is questionable to play Wednesday night.
ImpactHe was hit in the left leg by a shot during Monday's 5-1 win over Edmonton. Oduya scored in that contest to give him seven points in 25 games this season.
Johnny Oduya does it with first period assist | 06/23/2013 7:42 AM
NewsJohnny Oduya drew an assist on Patrick Kane's first period goal.
ImpactOduya has three goals and four assists in the playoffs and is tied for sixth in the NHL with a plus-10 rating. The Blackhawks are only one game away from winning the Stanley Cup and it will be the first time Oduya will have his name etched on the Cup if Chicago prevails.
Johnny Oduya has 39 blocked shots in playoffs | 06/14/2013 8:47 AM
NewsJohnny Oduya ranks second in the NHL with 39 blocked shots in 18 playoff games.
ImpactWhen it came to blocked shots, the Boston Bruins cleanly beat the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final. However, Oduya was among the most prolific shot blockers in the triple-overtime contest with seven credited to him. Oduya also has three goals and six points in the postseason.
Johnny Oduya scores game-tying goal | 06/13/2013 8:08 AM
NewsJohnny Oduya scored a goal in Chicago's 4-3 triple-overtime victory in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final.
ImpactIt was Oduya's third goal of the playoffs, which matches his regular season production. His marker tied the game, which sent it into its marathon overtime stretch. He ended up logging 37:20 minutes of ice time in the victory.
Hawks expect strong effort from Kings tonight | 06/08/2013 10:37 AM
NewsThe Chicago Blackhawks anticipate an intense, relentless effort from the Los Angeles Kings in Game 5 tonight of the Western Confernce final series.
ImpactThe Hawks lead the best-of-seven series 3-1 but as Chicago defenseman Johnny Oduya said: "The other team faces elimination and that's when they'll fight the hardest. We had that (in the Hawks' previous series against the Detroit Red Wings), and that's when we woke up. By no means do you look at it any other way than that, knowing you have to play the best you can."
Johnny Oduya sits out practice Sunday | 05/20/2013 7:16 AM
NewsJohnny Oduya missed practice on Sunday but will be in the Chicago lineup Monday according to coach Joel Quenneville.
ImpactOduya led the Blackhawks with 30 shifts Saturday and likely needed the day to recover. He has had a great playoff thus far with two goals and three points to go with a team-leading plus-seven rating.
Johnny Oduya beats Jimmy Howard Wednesday | 05/16/2013 8:48 AM
NewsJohnny Oduya found the back of the net against Detroit on Wednesday.
ImpactOduya has two goals and three points in six postseason contests. He also had a plus-three rating on Wednesday, which puts him in a tie for the team lead with a plus-six playoff rating.
Johnny Oduya breaks drought in victory | 03/14/2013 11:28 PM
NewsJohnny Oduya scored his first goal of the season for Chicago in a 2-1 shootout win over the Blue Jackets Thursday night.
ImpactThe goal was the first one recorded by Oduya in 40 games dating back to last season. While he is a solid asset to an NHL club, it should go without saying that his fantasy value is virtually nil.
Johnny Oduya soaring with new defense partner | 02/24/2013 11:08 AM
NewsJohnny Oduya has been excelling on defense for the high-flying Chicago Blackhawks after the coaching staff partnered him with Niklas Hjalmarsson.
ImpactWhy? "I don't know," Oduya said. "We're Swedish?" Oduya and Hjalmarsson are solid defenders but combined, they've become a borderline elite unit for the 14-0-3 Hawks. Through 17 games, Oduya has a plus-9 rating, while Hjalmarsson is plus-7.
Johnny Oduya enjoyed stint in Thailand | 01/24/2013 9:28 AM
NewsJohnny Oduya enjoyed his time playing for the Flying Farangs in Bangkok, Thailand during the lockout.
Impact"I just wanted to do something different," said Oduya. "I was going to go there for a week or so for vacation and I looked up to see if there were any possibilities to skate or work out and I found a good rink in downtown Bangkok." By Oduya's own admission, hockey is very big in Thailand, but he "was able to get my own ice time to do whatever I wanted." Oduya has two assists in three games this season.
|Goals||1||4 times-last:vs. Cgy||last:Dec 17||1|
|Assists||2||vs. Wpg||Nov 12||2|
|Points||2||2 times-last:vs. Car||last:Dec 8||2|
|Penalty Minutes||2||13 times-last:vs. Chi||last:Mar 11||2|
|Plus/Minus||3||vs. Phi||Dec 11||3|
|Power Play Goals||0||82 times-last:vs. Nas||last:Apr 9||0|
|Power Play Points||0||82 times-last:vs. Nas||last:Apr 9||0|
|Shorthanded Goals||1||vs. Cgy||Dec 17||0|
|Shorthanded Points||1||2 times-last:at Nas||last:Feb 15||0|
|Shots||4||vs. Col||Jan 23||4|
|Games||82||2 times-last: 2010-11 (Atl)|
|Penalty Minutes||61||2006-07 (NJ)|
|Power Play Goals||2||2007-08 (NJ)|
|Shorthanded Goals||1||2008-09 (NJ)|
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