|Assets:||Is a great skater with the instincts to limit the damage to a minimum in the defensive zone. Owns an infectious attitude and is a solid teammate. Can occasionally play a shutdown role.|
|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:||Mobile defensive defenseman.|
|NHL||Stanley Cup||2012-13 (Chicago)|
|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).|
|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.|
Oduya is healthy enough to play Wednesday | 11/27/2013 2:47 PM
NewsJohnny Oduya (leg) is available for Wednesday's game.
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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||2 times-last:at Edm||last:Nov 25||1|
|Assists||2||at Dal||Nov 9||1|
|Points||2||at Dal||Nov 9||1|
|Penalty Minutes||4||at Phx||Nov 30||2|
|Plus/Minus||4||vs. Wsh||Oct 1||2|
|Power Play Goals||0||32 times-last:vs. Fla||last:Dec 8||0|
|Power Play Points||0||32 times-last:vs. Fla||last:Dec 8||1|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||32 times-last:vs. Fla||last:Dec 8||0|
|Shorthanded Points||1||at Dal||Nov 9||1|
|Shots||4||at Phx||Nov 30||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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