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Frölunda HC
Frölunda HC logo.svg
City Gothenburg, Sweden
League Elitserien
Founded February 3, 1938
Home arena Scandinavium
Colors Red, green, gold, white
                   
General manager Sweden Kent Norberg
Head coach Sweden Ulf Dahlén
Captain Sweden Joel Lundqvist
Affiliates Borås HC (HockeyAllsvenskan)
Franchise history
1944–1984 Västra Frölunda IF
1984–2004 Västra Frölunda HC
2004–present Frölunda HC
Championships
Playoff championships 1965, 2003, 2005

Frölunda Hockey Club, also known as the Frölunda Indians,[1] are a Swedish professional ice hockey club based in Gothenburg. They are currently playing in the highest Swedish league, Elitserien, where they have played the majority of the seasons during its existence. The last time they played in the lower division, Allsvenskan, was in 1995. Frölunda have won the national championship title three times, in 1965, 2003, and 2005.

The club was originally founded on February 3, 1938,[2] as an ice hockey section in Västra Frölunda IF and became independent on March 29, 1984.[3] On June 16, 2004, the club shortened the name from Västra Frölunda Hockey Club to Frölunda Hockey Club.[4]

Frölunda's home venue is the 12,044 capacity Scandinavium arena in central Gothenburg. Frölundaborg is used when Scandinavium is occupied with other events.

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History

In 2003 Frölunda became the champions after a 38 year hiatus. The epic final game in Scandinavium on April 7th against Färjestad BK was ended by late season recruit Tomi Kallio in the third overtime period.

In the 2004–05 season, the club's 60th anniversary and 20th as independent club, the team won the league title, by having the best record during the regular season, and the Swedish Championship. That particular year was notable because the National Hockey League had a labour stoppage due to negotiations between the league and the players association. Many professional hockey players who could not play in the NHL chose to play in European or North American leagues. The largest number of professional NHL players were in Sweden during the season. This increased the quality of play and many observers said that Elitserien was the best league in the world during 2004–05.[5]

Frölunda set a new Elitserien record on April 6, 2006, by winning the Elitserien playoff semi finals against Linköpings HC 4–3 after trailing the series 1–3. The season ended with a 2–4 defeat against Färjestads BK in the finals. The second game in the finals Ronnie Sundin played his 685th game for Frölunda becoming the player with most career games for the club.

Season-by-season results

This is a partial list of the last five seasons completed by Frölunda. For the full season-by-season history, see Frölunda HC seasons

Season League Regular season[6] Post season results
Finish GP W L T GF GA Pts
2004–05 Elitserien 1st 50 33 8 9 180 96 112 Won in Quarterfinals, 4-0 (Luleå)
Won in Semifinals, 4-1 (Djurgården)
Won Swedish Championship, 4-1 (Färjestad)
2005–06 Elitserien 2nd 50 28 14 8 169 130 96 Won in Quarterfinals, 4-0 (Brynäs)
Won in Semifinals, 4-3 (Linköping)
Lost in Finals, 2-4 (Färjestad)
2006–07 Elitserien 9th 55 22 24 9 167 162 76 Did not qualify
2007–08 Elitserien 6th 55 23 22 10 159 157 82 Lost in Quarterfinals, 3-4 (Färjestad)
2008–09 Elitserien 3rd 55 25 20 10 144 130 91 Won in Quarterfinals, 4-1 (Luleå)
Lost in Semifinals, 2-4 (HV71)
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Team records

Career

Regular season

Playoffs

Team

  • Most points in a season: 112 (2004–05)
  • Most wins in a season: 33 (2004–05)
  • Most goals in a season: 181 (2001–02)
  • Fewest goals against in a season: 96 (2004–05)

Scoring leaders

These are the top-ten point-scorers of Frölunda HC since the 1975–76 season. Figures are updated after each completed regular season. Bold indicates a player still active with Frölunda. Note: GP = Games Played, G = Goals, A = Assists, Pts = Points

Player POS GP G A Pts
Niklas Andersson LW 635 223 360 583
Patrik Carnbäck LW 553 216 274 490
Jonas Johnson C 532 158 220 378
Jörgen Pettersson LW 357 188 141 329
Peter Gustavsson C 414 157 157 314
Stefan Larsson D 684 136 174 310
Christer Kellgren LW 342 162 144 306
Peter Ström RW 574 108 162 270
Tomi Kallio RW 280 127 142 269
Peter Berndtsson C 476 112 153 265

Current roster

Players under contract for the 2009–10 season, as of November 24, 2009.[7][8]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
3 Denmark Larsen, PhilipPhilip Larsen D R 20 2006 Esbjerg, Denmark
4 Slovakia Kudroč, KristiánKristián Kudroč D R 28 2009 Michalovce, Czechoslovakia
5 Sweden Bäckman, ChristianChristian Bäckman D L 29 2009 Alingsås, Sweden
6 Sweden Andersson, PeterPeter Andersson D L 18 2007 Kvidinge, Sweden
7 Sweden Tömmernes, HenrikHenrik Tömmernes D L 19 2006 Karlstad, Sweden
8 Finland Mäntymaa, VilleVille Mäntymaa D R 24 2009 Seinäjoki, Finland
9 Sweden Viklund, TobiasTobias Viklund D L 23 2009 Kramfors, Sweden
10 Sweden Pettersson, FredrikFredrik Pettersson RW R 22 2007 Gothenburg, Sweden
11 Sweden Axelsson, Per-JohanPer-Johan Axelsson (A) LW L 34 2009 Kungälv, Sweden
16 Finland Makkonen, JussiJussi Makkonen C L 24 2009 Turku, Finland
17 Sweden Klingberg, CarlCarl Klingberg RW R 18 2006 Gothenburg, Sweden
18 Sweden Andersson, JoakimJoakim Andersson C L 20 2005 Munkedal, Sweden
20 Sweden Lundqvist, JoelJoel Lundqvist (C) C L 27 2009 Åre, Sweden
21 Sweden Johansson, MikaelMikael Johansson C R 28 2007 Gothenburg, Sweden
22 Finland Niskala, JanneJanne Niskala D L 28 2008 Västerås, Sweden
24 Sweden Andersson, NiklasNiklas Andersson LW L 38 2001 Gothenburg, Sweden
28 Sweden Karlsson, AndreasAndreas Karlsson Injured Reserve C L 34 2008 Ludvika, Sweden
33 Finland Hahl, RikuRiku Hahl (AInjured Reserve C L 29 2008 Hämeenlinna, Finland
40 Sweden Holmqvist, JohanJohan Holmqvist G L 31 2008 Tolfta, Sweden
41 Sweden Hedman, OscarOscar Hedman D L 23 2008 Örnsköldsvik, Sweden
44 Norway Røymark, MartinMartin Røymark LW L 23 2009 Oslo, Norway
46 Norway Olimb, MathisMathis Olimb RW L 23 2009 Oslo, Norway
55 Sweden Lasu, NicklasNicklas Lasu LW L 20 2005 Mölndal, Sweden
62 Sweden Idoff, SebastianSebastian Idoff G L 19 2006 Malmö, Sweden
71 Finland Kallio, TomiTomi Kallio RW L 32 2002 Turku, Finland
84 Sweden Blomdahl, PatricPatric Blomdahl LW L 27 2008 Stockholm, Sweden

Honored members

Frölunda Hockey have retired the numbers of four players, all on March 3, 2002. The number retired were; the number 13 worn by Lars Erik Lundvall, who spent eight seasons with Frölunda, all of them serving as team captain. The number 14 worn by Ronald "Sura Pelle" Pettersson, who spent seven seasons with Frölunda before suffering a career ending injury on December 14, 1967. The duo of Lundvall and Pettersson was one of the reason behind Frölunda's success in the 60's and secured that hockey got a strong foothold in Gothenburg. The number 19 worn by Jörgen Pettersson during his two stints with Frölunda. Pettersson joined the club in 1970 and played ten seasons for the club before joining the St. Louis Blues of the NHL. After five seasons in the NHL he returned and played another three seasons for the club. The number 29 worn by Stefan Larsson during his sixteen seasons with Frölunda. With the exception of two seasons, Larsson played for Frölunda his entire professional career.

Two Frölunda players have been inducted into the International Ice Hockey Federation's Hall of Fame. Forward Ulf Sterner, played three seasons for Frölunda before becoming the first European-trained player to play in the NHL during his short sojourn with the New York Rangers during the 1964–65 NHL season; he was inducted in 2001.[9] Forward Ronald "Sura Pelle" Pettersson, represented team Sweden in three olympic games and ten IIHF World Championships, totaling 252 games played for the national team; he was inducted in 2004.[9] In 2003, former Frölunda players Christian Ruuttu and Jorma Salmi were inducted to the Finnish Hockey Hall of Fame.[10]

Leaders

Head coaches


Team captains


References

General

Notes

  1. ^ "Facts". Frölunda HC. http://www.frolundaindians.com/default.asp?initid=1307&menutree=1506&toplinkname=nyheter&menuheading=nyheter&mainpage=templates/03.asp?sida=1313. Retrieved 2007-01-29.  
  2. ^ Szemberg, Szymon. Västra Frölunda 50 År. p. 12.  
  3. ^ Szemberg, Szymon. Västra Frölunda 50 År. p. 170.  
  4. ^ {{subst:cite email |author=Carlsson, Lars O |title=SV: Tröjor |senddate=2007-02-27 |email=Lars.O.Carlsson@frolundaindians.com |accessdate=2007-02-29}}
  5. ^ "Elitserien världens bästa hockeyliga" (in Swedish) (PDF). Pro Hockey. 2005-04-27. http://www.egmont-karnan.se/images/pdf/Pro%20hockey%20050427%5B1%5D.pdf. Retrieved 2007-01-25.  
  6. ^ Code explanation; GP—Games played, W—Wins, L—Losses, T—Tied games, GF—Goals for, GA—Goals against, Pts—Points
  7. ^ "A-truppen 2009/2010" (in Swedish). Frölunda HC. http://frolundaindians.com/sv/frolunda/a-laget/Spelartrupp/. Retrieved 2009-04-15.  
  8. ^ "Frölunda - Team roster". Eliteprospects.com. http://www.eliteprospects.com/team.php?team=12. Retrieved 2009-10-31.  
  9. ^ a b "Complete list of IIHF Hall of Fame Inductees from 1997-2006". International Ice Hockey Federation. http://www.iihf.com/news/iihfpr4704.htm. Retrieved 2007-02-28.  
  10. ^ "Finnish Hall of Fame - Honoured Members". Finnish Hockey Hall of Fame. http://www.tampere.fi/jaakiekkomuseo/players.htm. Retrieved 2007-02-28.  

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