Kristian Huselius entered the NHL in 2002 and was drafted 47th overall at the 1997 NHL Entry Draft by the Florida Panthers. The Panthers traded him to the Calgary Flames in December of 2005 where he managed 39 points in 54 games, adjusting well despite fears that he would not fit into Calgary's physical, defensive playing style. This current season, he held the highest point streak at 15 games until Paul Stastny passed him.
In 2005, Huselius and fellow Swedish hockey players Henrik Tallinder and Andreas Lilja were investigated on suspicion of sexual exploitation. In March of 2005, all three players were suspended from the Swedish national team for one year. Huselius was also released from his local club. Huselius and the others were cleared in June of that year after a special prosecutor ruled there was no evidence.
2006-2007 would prove to be Huselius' best NHL season ever. He finished the regular season with 77 points in 91 games, with 34 goals and 43 assists. Huselius is tremendously gifted with the puck, having the ability to turn nothing into something and make the most out of small spaces and even smaller opportunities. He does lack size and can be intimidated to stay out of high traffic areas, but for the most part he is a skilled player with a nose for the net.