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John Persson
John Persson
Left Wing
Number: 56
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 222
Shoots: Left
Born: May 18, 1992
Birthplace: Ostersund, Sweden
Drafted: NYI / 2011 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 5th (125th overall) PROSPECT BIO
ISLANDERS TRANSACTIONS: Selected by the Islanders in the fifth round (125th overall) of the 2011 National Hockey League Draft. Signed an Entry-Level Contract on May 29, 2012.

LAST SEASON: 
Appeared in his first 10 NHL games with the Islanders at the end of his second professional season, after spending the majority of the campaign with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey League... Scored 16 points (12g/4a) in 46 games with Bridgeport... Missed a total of 18 games in November and December with an upper-body injuiry... Recalled from Bridgeport and made his NHL debut on Mar. 27 at Tampa Bay... Scored his first NHL goal on Apr. 5 vs. Washington (B. Holtby).

CAREER:  2012-13: Scored 29 points (17g/12a) in 65 games as a rookie with Bridgeport (AHL)... Finished third on the team in goals (17), fourth in power-play goals (4) and seventh in points... Scored game-winning goals in two of the first three games of the season (Oct. 12 at Connecticut, Oct. 20 at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton)... Registered his first pro fight against Kyle Jean on Nov. 11 vs. Connecticut... Posted a six-game point streak (3g/3a) from Dec. 14-27...Notched his first career two-goal game in a 5-4 loss at Springfield on Jan. 4...Appeared in only three games in March due to injury. 

JUNIOR: 2011-12: Led the Red Deer Rebels in scoring with 58 points (23g/35a) in 70 games during his third season in the Western Hockey League...Established a career high in assists...With Red Deer, recorded 12 multi-point games...Had season-high, eight-game point-scoring streaks from Oct. 28 - Nov. 13 (8g/9a) and Jan. 21 - Feb. 4 (4g/5a)...After Red Deer’s season, signed an amateur tryout contract with Bridgeport (AHL)...Scored eight points (4g/4a) in 12 regular season games...Made his professional debut on Mar. 21 at Binghamton...Scored his first professional goal on Mar. 24 at Springfield...Appeared in two Calder Cup contests.  2010-11: Led Red Deer with 33 goals and ranked fourth on the team with 61 points during his second season in the WHL…Added five points (2g/3a) in nine playoff games…Had 15 multi-point games, including six three-point efforts...Recorded a hat trick on Jan 23 vs. Kootenay. 2009-10: Scored 11 points (7g/4a) in 62 games with Red Deer during his rookie WHL campaign...Selected 41st overall in the 2009 CHL Import Draft.

SCHEDULE

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 53 40 9 4 175 120 84
2 FLA 54 32 16 6 150 122 70
3 NYR 54 31 18 5 153 135 67
4 NYI 53 29 18 6 150 131 64
5 DET 54 28 18 8 136 132 64
6 BOS 54 29 19 6 159 148 64
7 TBL 53 29 20 4 140 127 62
8 PIT 53 27 19 7 138 135 61
9 NJD 55 27 21 7 122 123 61
10 MTL 55 27 24 4 147 145 58
11 PHI 53 24 20 9 127 138 57
12 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
13 OTT 56 25 25 6 157 173 56
14 CBJ 56 22 28 6 140 173 50
15 BUF 55 21 28 6 125 151 48
16 TOR 53 19 25 9 122 149 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 50 20 23 -2 43
K. Okposo 51 15 28 -9 43
F. Nielsen 53 15 19 -1 34
B. Nelson 53 20 11 -1 31
M. Grabovski 53 9 16 3 25
A. Lee 53 9 15 0 24
J. Bailey 52 9 15 4 24
N. Leddy 53 3 21 -7 24
R. Strome 42 6 15 -4 21
C. Cizikas 53 5 12 5 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 13 11 4 .918 2.27
T. Greiss 15 6 2 .929 2.24
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