The New Jersey Colonials are proud to announce former NHL defenseman, Henrik Tallinder is working with our organization as a consultant and skills coach. Tallinder, whose career spanned over 20 years in the NHL, Swedish, Swiss and Finnish leagues, also worked with NJC 18U AA teams this Fall.
Tallinder was recognized throughout his professional career as a reliable, stay-at-home defenseman. He was drafted in 1997 by the Buffalo Sabres and played most of his NHL career with Buffalo. In 2010, he signed as a free agent with the New Jersey Devils. He played for Buffalo in 2013 and returned to Europe to finish his professional career. He compiled 142 points in 678 career NHL games and 86 points in 215 games with TPS (Finland).
Henrik Tallinder also represented Sweden at numerous international events, most notably: 1998 and 1999 World Juniors, 2010 and 2014 (silver medal) Olympic Games, and the 2013 World Championships (gold medal).
Please give Henrik a warm welcome when you see him at the rink!