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Toni Lydman
Toni Lydman
Defenseman
(LOOD-man)
Number: 5
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 213
Shoots: Left
Born: Sep 25, 1977
Birthplace: Lahti, Finland
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Acquired: Acquired from Calgary on Aug. 25, 2005, in exchange for Buffalo's third-round selection in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.
Drafted: CGY / 1996 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 4th (89th overall)
CAREER: 2005-06: Appeared in 75 games… Finished with 17 points (1+16)… Missed six games due to injury… Assist vs. Washington (11/17) was 100th career point… Scored first goal as a Sabre -- game tying goal -- @ Tampa (10/13)... 2006 PLAYOFFS: Five points (1+4) in 18 games... Scored first career playoff goal @ Carolina (5/28).

2003-04:
Played in his fourth season with the Flames posting 20 points (4+16) in 67 games…finished second on the team in defense scoring…posted 10 points (2+8) at home and 10 points (2+8) on the road…posted 14 points on the PP (2+12) …Scored a PP goal and added a PP assist on Jan. 19 @ Anaheim...scored the OT winner and added an assist on Nov. 18 vs. Toronto...missed 15 games due to injury…2004 Playoffs: Made his NHL playoff debut recording one assist in six games…played in three games vs. Vancouver...played the final three games of the Stanley Cup Finals vs. Tampa Bay…assisted the opening goal on the PP for his first NHL playoff point/assist in his first Stanley Cup Final game in Game 5 @ Tampa Bay on June 3…averaged 14:30 of ice-time in the playoffs…missed 20 games due to injury.

2002-03: Played in his third season with the Flames leading the team’s defense with 26 points and led the team in ice-time averaging 25:46 minutes per-game… scored a PP goal on Mar. 16 @ Anaheim...scored a PP goal on Feb. 17 @ St. Louis...scored a PP goal on Oct. 17 vs. BOS...missed only one game during the season (illness).

2001-02:
Finished sixth on the team in points (28), T-5th in assists (22) and 2nd in defense scoring (28)…posted 10 points (1+9) on the PP…notched nine points (2+7) at home and 19 points (4+15) on the road… Played in his 100th NHL career game on Dec. 31 vs. Edmonton...recorded his first NHL career multiple goal game with two goals on Dec. 19 @ Phoenix...posted his first MP game of the season on Nov. 25 at CLB with two assists...averaged 21:09 minutes of ice-time per-game…missed three games due to injury.

2000-01: Played in his first NHL season appearing in 62 games with the Flames recording 19 points (3+16) and 30 PIMs… Recorded one MP game (his first of his career) on Apr. 2 at Dallas scoring a goal and adding an assist …scored his first NHL career goal on Mar. 3 vs. STL (Turek) to force overtime which the Flames won 3-2…posted a season high five shots on Nov. 16 vs. CHI…recorded his first NHL career point/assist in his fourth career game on Oct. 15 at NYI…played his first NHL career game on Oct. 5 vs. DET…averaged 20:36 minutes of ice-time per-game…missed 12 games due to injury.

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