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Born May 31, 1975(1975-05-31),
Stockholm, SWE
Height
Weight
6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
218 lb (99 kg; 15 st 8 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
Pro clubs Kansas City Blades
Kentucky Thoroughblades
Saint John Flames
Orlando Solar Bears
Edinburgh Capitals
Laredo Bucks
Nybro Vikings IF
NHL Draft 154th overall, 1993
San Jose Sharks
Career 1995 – 2000
2005 – 2007

Fredrik Oduya (born May 31, 1975 in Stockholm) is a retired ice hockey player. He was drafted 154th overall by the San Jose Sharks in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft.

Career

After spells in the International Hockey League with the Kansas City Blades and the American Hockey League for the Kentucky Thoroughblades, he was traded to the Calgary Flames in 1999 for Eric Landry. He never played in the National Hockey League. He was known as a good fighter and tough hitter, with the nicknames "Freddy Knuckles" and "The Swedish Nightmare". In 2000 he retired due to a back injury. He played again some years later in Sweden and Great Britain, before retiring again in 2007.

Personal

His brother Johnny Oduya plays for the New Jersey Devils. The Oduya brothers have a Swedish mother and their late father was from Kenya, belonging to the ethnic group of Luo.

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