|Josef Sami Boumedienne
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 205 pounds
Born: 1.12.78 Stockholm, Sweden
|How he arrived: Via Entry Draft
How he left: Traded to the Tampa Bay Lightning with Sascha Goc and the rights to Anton But for
Andrei Zyuzin, 11.9.01
|Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
Boumedienne had a solid first season in North America when he played for the Albany River Rats in 00-01, amassing
37 points to be second on the team for defensemen. He wasn't a pushover, either, as evident by his 117 PIMs.
He would make his NHL debut the following season, scoring a goal in his debut game. That would be his only game in
New Jersey, though, as moving around became the norm in his career. (And I mean his entire professional career.) He
was up and down between the NHL and the AHL when he was with both Tampa Bay and the Washington Capitals.
After 2004, he would return to Europe, playing between Sweden, Finland, and Switzerland before coming back to North
America with the AHL's Hershey Bears (Now Washington's top farm team.) for the 07-08 season. He moved on to the
Toronto Marlies the following season, but only played a handful of games, as he went back to Finland midseason.
He finally retired after the 12-13 season, at the time as a member of Oulun Kärpät. He came back to North America to
work as a scout for the Columbus Blue Jackets.
|Entry Draft: 1996 Fourth Round Pick (91st overall) by the
New Jersey Devils