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Josef Boumedienne
Josef Boumedienne
Defenseman
(BOO-muh-dyenn, JOH-sehf)
Number: 78
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 205
Shoots: Left
Born: Jan 12, 1978
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Acquired: From Ottawa in exchange for defenseman Dean Melanson Dec. 16, 2002.
Drafted: NJD / 1996 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 4th (91st overall)
A veteran of 47 NHL games who returns to Washington for his second stint with the Capitals. 

2006-07
Limited to 18 games with Karpat in Finland due to injury … Totaled two goals and two assists.

Career
2005-06: Played 17 games for Zurich in Switzerland and 26 games for Sodertalje in Sweden … Scored one goal, had 10 assists and totaled 24 PIM for Zurich … Tallied one goal, had 19 assists and 62 PIM for Sodertalje.
2004-05: Played for Brynas in Sweden and for Karpat in Finland … Had six goals and 43 PIM in 13 games for Brynas and five goals, 10 assists and 58 PIM for Karpat … Registered one goal and five assists in 12 playoff games for Karpat … Named the top defenseman in the European Champions Cup.
2003-04: Appeared in 37 games for the Capitals, recording two goals and 14 assists … Finished season as the Capitals’ top scoring defenseman … Both goals were PPGs … Had nine points at home (2g-7a) and 11 points on the power play (2g-9a) … Played 34 of the last 36 games … Posted two assists 1/29 at CAR … Had assists in three straight games from 1/29-2/3 (4a) … His three-game point streak from 3/16-3/20 (1g-4a) included a career-best three-point game vs. NYR (1g-2a, 3/18) … Skated a career-high 31:57 vs. ATL (3/20) … Skated in 13 games for Portland (AHL) and had one goal and nine points.
2002-03: Recorded one goal in six games for the Capitals … Saw AHL action with both Portland and Binghamton … Tallied two goals and 17 points in 26 games with Binghamton … Was tied for Binghamton’s scoring lead at the time of his trade to Washington (12/16) … Played 44 games for Portland and had eight goals and 30 points, while racking up 77 PIM … Recalled to Washington 3/25 and played in each of the last six games … Was tied for third among AHL defensemen with 47 points at the time of his recall … Scored the OT GWG in his Caps debut, 3/25 at MTL.
2001-02: Spent time with NJ, TB, Albany (AHL) and Springfield (AHL) … Started the season with NJ, making his NHL debut on opening night at WSH (10/6) and scored his first NHL goal.
2000-01: His first season playing in North America, played in 79 games for Albany, recording 36 points (8g-28a) … Second among team defensemen in goals, assists and points … Third on the team with 117 PIM … Played in the AHL All-Star Game, representing PlanetUSA.
1999-00: Appeared in 50 games for Tappara Tampere of the Finnish league, notching 32 points (8g-24a) … Led the team with 160 PIM … Led defensemen and ranked sixth on the team in scoring … Led defensemen and ranked fourth on the team in assists … Recorded a goal and two assists in four playoff games.
1998-99: Played in 51 games in his first season with Tappara Tampere of the Finnish league, recording six goals and eight assists … His 119 PIM led the team.
1997-98: Played for Sodertalje of the Swedish league, tallying three goals and three assists in 26 games … Played one game for Sweden in the World Junior Championship.
1996-97: Recorded one goal and one assist in 32 games with Sodertalje of the Swedish league … Had one goal in six games for Sweden at the World Junior Championship.

International Career
Represented Sweden in the 1997 and 1998 World Junior Championships, combining for one goal and four PIM in seven games.

NHL Transactions
Selected by New Jersey in the fourth round, 91st overall, in the 1996 Entry Draft … Traded to Tampa Bay from New Jersey with Sasha Goc and Anton But for Andrei Zyuzin, Nov. 9, 2001 … Traded to Ottawa from Tampa Bay for Ottawa’s seventh round choice in the 2002 Entry Draft, June 23, 2002 … Traded to the Capitals from Ottawa for Dean Melanson, Dec. 16, 2002.
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