|Assets:||Was excellent at picking up the garbage, usually paying a steep physical price in front of the net. Wasn't shy about hitting opponents back and worked very hard. Could play on either wing. He was a warrior.|
|Flaws:||His body eventually broke down due to all the abuse in front of the net. Was only an average performer in five-on-five situations. Lacked consistency and had a tendency to take bad penalties in the offensive zone.|
|Career Potential:||Complementary winger and front-of-the-net power-play specialist.|
|NHL||Stanley Cup||2007-08 (Detroit), 2001-02 (Detroit), 1997-98 (Detroit), 1996-97 (Detroit)|
|Olympic Gold Medal||2006 (Sweden)|
|1/22/2013||Announced his retirement.|
|2/02/2012||Missed 1 game (lower body injury).|
|1/31/2012||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|1/08/2012||Missed 5 games (groin).|
|12/29/2011||Groin, injured reserve.|
|2/09/2011||Missed 9 games (broken hand).|
|1/15/2011||Broken hand, sidelined indefinitely.|
|6/04/2010||Re-signed by the Detroit Red Wings to a two-year contract.|
|2/11/2010||Missed 1 game (left knee injury).|
|2/09/2010||Left knee injury, day-to-day.|
|2/02/2010||Missed 13 games (broken foot).|
|1/07/2010||Broken foot, late January.|
|3/23/2009||Missed 3 games (right knee injury).|
|3/19/2009||Right knee injury, day-to-day.|
|3/10/2009||Missed 18 games (sports hernia).|
|1/31/2009||Sports hernia, early March.|
|12/06/2008||Missed 8 games (back injury).|
|11/20/2008||Back injury, day-to-day.|
|6/02/2008||Missed Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Pittsburgh Penguins (hamstring).|
|4/06/2008||Missed 13 games (strained groin).|
|3/09/2008||Strained groin, day-to-day.|
|1/08/2008||Missed 8 games (right knee injury).|
|12/22/2007||Right knee injury, day-to-day.|
|12/17/2007||Missed 2 games (knee injury).|
|12/13/2007||Knee injury, day-to-day.|
|5/02/2007||Missed Game 1, 2 and 3 of Round Two against the San Jose Sharks (eye injury).|
|4/26/2007||Eye injury, day-to-day.|
|3/11/2007||Missed 2 games (upper body injury).|
|3/05/2007||Upper body injury, sidelined indefinitely.|
|2/17/2007||Re-signed by the Detroit Red Wings to a three-year contract extension.|
|11/22/2006||Missed 3 games (groin).|
|9/16/2004||NHL lockout: Signed with the Lulea HF of the Elitserien (Sweden).|
|4/02/2004||Re-signed by the Detroit Red Wings to a three-year contract extension.|
|12/28/2003||Missed 15 games (separated right shoulder).|
|11/27/2003||Separated right shoulder, sidelined indefinitely.|
|3/25/2003||Missed 2 games (flu).|
|2/04/2003||Missed 2 games (chest injury).|
|1/28/2003||Chest injury, day-to-day.|
|12/12/2002||Missed 1 game (food poisoning).|
|12/08/2002||Food poisoning, day-to-day.|
|11/05/2002||Missed 3 games (sternum injury).|
|10/29/2002||Sternum injury, day-to-day.|
|11/13/2001||Missed 5 games (wrist injury).|
|11/02/2001||Wrist injury, day-to-day.|
|10/24/2001||Missed 2 games (back injury).|
|10/18/2001||Back injury, day-to-day.|
|9/04/2001||Re-signed by the Detroit Red Wings.|
|1/21/2001||Missed 2 games (back injury).|
|1/16/2001||Back injury, day-to-day.|
|1/09/2001||Missed 3 games (back injury).|
|1/04/2001||Back injury, day-to-day.|
|11/20/2000||Missed 1 game (groin).|
|11/17/2000||Missed 2 games (knee injury).|
|11/12/2000||Knee injury, day-to-day.|
|6/28/1994||Drafted by the Detroit Red Wings in the 10th round (257th overall) in 1994.|
Tomas Holmstrom will help coach Wings' camp | 07/10/2013 9:54 AM
NewsTomas Holmstrom will help coach the Wings' development camp.
Detroit Free Press
ImpactThe 40-year-old made his living in front of the net, so it's only fitting that he will teach net-front skills. "I've been watching lots of games, and seriously, nobody knows how to be in front of net," Holmstrom said. "They go there, but then they move. They don't screen, they don't want to pay the price, because it's not glamorous. And you need a big heart."
Tomas Holmstrom officially retires | 01/23/2013 11:01 AM
NewsTomas Holmstrom made his retirement official on Tuesday.
Impact"It wasn't an easy decision, but it is the right one," said Holmstrom. "Some people may think me crazy for all of those years of taking cross-checking to my neck, my head, to my back and having my teammates shooting hundred mph pucks at me - and at the net sometimes, too. But I had the greatest job in the world. Now, it's time to move on." Holmstrom finished his career with 243 goals, 530 points, and 769 penalty minutes in 1,026 career games. He spent his entire career with the Detroit Red Wings and won four Stanley Cups with the franchise.
Report: Tomas Holmstrom set to retire Tuesday | 01/21/2013 6:21 PM
NewsTomas Holmstrom is expected to announce his retirement on Tuesday.
ImpactThe Detroit Red Wings have called a news conference for 4:30 p.m. ET to make the announcement. Holmstrom won four Stanley Cups with the Red Wings in 15 seasons with the team.
| 01/19/2013 9:00 PM
NewsTomas Holmstrom was signed by DET on Friday January 18.
Holmstrom likely to retire Thursday or Friday | 01/13/2013 5:11 PM
NewsTomas Holmstrom will probably announce his retirement on Thursday or Friday.
Detroit Free Press
ImpactThe Detroit Red Wings want to hold a press conference at the Joe Louis Arena, but it's booked through Tuesday. Holmstrom spent his entire NHL career with the Detroit Red Wings and ranks sixth in franchise history with 1,026 games.
Tomas Holmstrom is expected to retire | 01/09/2013 11:48 AM
NewsAlthough nothing is official, Tomas Holmstrom is expected to retire before the start of the Detroit Red Wings' training camp.
ImpactDetroit GM Ken Holland has extended an invitation to Holmstrom to attend the Wings' camp if he so desires. However, it's not clear if Holland would be interested in signing the soon-to-be 40-year-old at this time. If Holmstrom decides he doesn't want to retire, he might be able to earn a spot as a bottom-six forward.
Tomas Holmstrom still hasn't retired | 01/07/2013 10:31 AM
NewsTomas Holmstrom still hasn't retired and Detroit GM Ken Holland said that he is welcome at training camp if he so desires.
Detroit Free Press
ImpactHolmstrom turns 40 in 16 days but still may want to return for one more season. He is a bottom six forward at best at this time but still can contribute in front of the net, causing havoc, on the power play. Stay tuned.
|Penalty Minutes||69||1998-99 (Det)|
|Power Play Goals||13||2 times-last: 2009-10 (Det)|
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