Johnny Oduya: Ice Hockey Ace

Johnny Oduya is an Ice-Hockey defense-man. As of 2012, he plays for the Chicago BlackHawks in the National Hockey league, the topmost Ice Hockey league on the globe. He also represented Sweden in the 2010 Winter Olympics.

Oduya’s father was a Kenyan journalist, who went to Sweden to study in the late 1970s. His elder brother, Fredrik Oduya was also an accomplished Ice Hockey player, having been drafted in the NHL draft of 1993 by the San Jose Sharks.It was Frederik who inspired Johnny to take up hockey.

Johnny Oduyas hockey career started at Hammarby IF. After stints in Canada, he moved back to Sweden to play for top tier side, Djugardens IF. Like his elder brother, he gained a reputation as a tough, dependable, no nonesense defense-man who often got into fights. On leaving Djugardens, he joined Frolunda, also in Sweden’s top tier.

In 2007, he moved to the New Jersey Devils where he excelled despite the fact that most expected him to have only a brief stint in the NHL. He was then traded to the Atlanta Thrashers in 2010 and then to the Chicago Blackhawks in 2012.

Winter Olympics

In January of 2014, Oduya was selected to play for Sweden at the 2014 Olympics Winter Olympics in Sochi Russia.

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  1. Wao! I could not belive a kenyan can be in NHL, i alway follow up all winter game but i have never got a chance to be part of any, but i almost got a chance to participate in vancuver olympic in canada some years back, but when ever i try guys their always cross my path, what i know my guy oduya will make happy if he raise our flag higher n higher, coz ice hockey has been my dream and will always be, since i used to work in our ice rink here n most of foregners they could ask me, how came you play ice hockey so good, coz it’s my passion

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