Atlanta Thrashers

Head Coach
John Anderson
Notes:
* Earned his first NHL win, in his debut, with a 7-4 victory on 10/10/08 vs. Washington
* Named the fourth head coach in Thrashers history on 6/20/08
* Guided the Chicago Wolves to the 2008 Calder Cup Championship
* Spent the past 11 seasons as head coach of the Wolves (AHL and IHL), posting a 506-283-99 regular-season record along with a 105-60 post-season record.
* Captured four championships in Chicago, including two Calder Cups (2008 and 2002) and two Turner Cups (2000 and 1998)
* Earned his first of five league titles as a head coach with the Quad City Mallards of the Colonial Hockey League in 1997.



Goaltenders

1 Johan Hedberg G
HEHD-buhrg, YO-han
6'0'', 190 05/05/1973 ( 35 ), Leksand, SWE 8th NHL / 3rd ATL Season
Last Win: FEB 16, 2009 @ LOS ANGELES
Last Shutout: NOV 16, 2007 @ CAROLINA (48)
How Acquired: Signed as unrestricted free agent on July , 2006.
Notes:
2008-09 Season Notes
* Turned aside 39 shots and three-of-four shootout attempts in a 7-6 win on 2/16 at LA
* Made a career-high tying 43 saves on a career-high 47 shots faced on 12/30 at TOR
* Earned a three-game winning streak from 11/7-11/14, posting a 2.65 GAA and a .918 save percentage during that span
* Posted his second win of the season on 11/9 at CAR
* Earned his first win of the season on 11/7 at BUF

2008-09 Season Highs
Shots Faced: 43, 12/30 at TOR (T-career high)
Saves: 47, 12/30 at TOR (career high)

GPI
Min
W
L
T
OT
SO
GA
GAA
Saves
Sv %
Season
24
1181
7
9
-
3
0
71
3.61
543
0.884
Career
237
13174
96
95
14
9
11
655
2.98
5717
0.897


32 Kari Lehtonen G
LEH-toh-nehn, CAR ee
6'4'', 215 11/16/1983 ( 25 ), Helsinki, FIN 5th NHL / 5th ATL Season
Last Win: MAR 10, 2009 @ COLORADO Last Shutout: MAR 10, 2009 @ COLORADO
How Acquired: Selected in the first round, second overall, of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft
Notes:
2008-09 Season Notes
* Has made nine straight starts for the Thrashers, posting a 5-3-1 record with two shutouts, 2.44 GAA and a .927 save percentage
* Stopped all 35 shots he faced for his third shutout of the season, his second in three games, on 3/10 at COL
* Stopped 25 shots for his second shutout of the season, 13th of his career, on 3/6 vs. MTL
* Made 37 saves on 40 shots and stopped six-of-eight shootout attempts on 2/19 at PHX
* Turned away 40-of-41 shots for his 10th win of the season on 2/10 at TB

2008-09 Season Highs
Shots Faced: 45, 10/24 at DET
Saves: 41, 10/24 at DET
GPI
Min
W
L
T
OT
SO
GA
GAA
Saves
Sv %
Season
40
2301
16
20
3
3
3
115
3.00
1191
0.912
Career
198
11348
91
81
0
17
14
540
2.86
5630
0.912