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Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Fredrik Norrena from Finland warms up for a game against the Vancouver Canucks at Vancouver's GM Place, November 29, 2007. (UPI Photo/Heinz Ruckemann)
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Fredrik Jan Elis Norrena (born November 29, 1973 in Jakobstad, Finland) is a Finnish-Swedish professional ice hockey goaltender currently playing for Linköpings HC in the Swedish Elite League , Elitserien (SEL).

Norrena started his pro hockey career with TPS in the SM-liiga, winning four Finnish championships. In 2003 he won the Swedish Championships with Frölunda HC before joining Linköpings HC in the Swedish Elitserien. He has represented Finland numerous times in international play, including as number-two goaltender in the 2006 Winter Olympics and as number-one goaltender in the 2006 World Championships.

On May 31, 2006, the Tampa Bay Lightning announced they have signed Norrena to a one-year entry level contract. However, on June 30, he was traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets along with Fredrik Modin for Marc Denis. Norrena made his NHL debut on October 14, against the Minnesota Wild, stepping in to replace Pascal Leclaire in the second period. Norrena eventually took over as number-one goaltender for Blue Jackets for the 2006-07 season, playing 55 out of 82 games in his first NHL-season. Norrena also set a team record by not allowing a goal in 155 minutes and 28 seconds of play. The Blue Jackets rewarded Norrena in February 2007 with a two-year contract.

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