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Leksands IF
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City Leksand, Sweden
League HockeyAllsvenskan
Founded 1938 (1938) (1919)
Home arena Ejendals Arena
Colors White, blue
General manager Sweden Mikael Lundström
Head coach Sweden Leif Strömberg

Leksands Idrottsförening is a Swedish ice hockey team from the town of Leksand in the region of Dalarna. The team is currently playing in the second highest league in Sweden, HockeyAllsvenskan. Leksand has played 53 seasons in the top Swedish league (since 1975 called Elitserien) - 1951/52 to 2000/01, 2002/03 to 2003/04 and 2005/06.

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History

The club was formed in 1919 and the first hockey game was played in 1938, where they beat Mora IK 11-0. Leksands IF is one of the most popular teams throughout Sweden, despite the fact that the town of Leksand only has 6,000 inhabitants. Leksand played in the top hockey division in Sweden from 1951 until 2001. In 2001 it was the club with most consecutive seasons in the highest division at that point (a record held by Södertälje SK, with 53 consecutive seasons 1926–78.)

Following the relegation to HockeyAllsvenskan in April 2001, Leksand has commuted between the the top and second divisions until 2005/06 when the team was relegated to the second tier, where they still find themselves today.

For the 2007/08 season, Leksand signed former NHL goaltender Ed Belfour in an attempt to regain top league status. After winning the second league with relative ease, the team failed in the final qualification stage, Kvalserien, to gain promotion.

Leksand once again won Allsvenskan in the 2008/09 season, and once again failed to qualify at the final hurdle. The managers Thomas Kempe and Thomas Jonsson were sacked following three straight defeats in Kvalserien. For the 2009/10 season, Leksand has employed Leif Strömberg, who has previously successfully guided Södertälje SK through Kvalserien.

Leksands IF has won the Swedish Championships four times, in 1969, 1973, 1974 and 1975. The team has also been the runner-up five times: 1959, 1964, 1971, 1972 and 1989. Also, Leksand has won the Elitserien regular season three times, in 1980, 1994 and 1997.

Team name

The letter combination "IF" is short for "idrottsförening", which is the Swedish word for sports association. This is a commonly used abbreviation among Swedish sports teams.

Current squad

Updated June 10, 2009.[1]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
30 Sweden Eriksson, JoacimJoacim Eriksson G R 19 2009 Gävle, Sweden
34 Sweden Hanses, ErikErik Hanses G L 19 2006 Leksand, Sweden
44 Finland Leinonen, TimoTimo Leinonen G L 33 2009 Tampere, Finland
3 Sweden Ekman-Larsson, OliverOliver Ekman-Larsson (A) D L 18 2008 Karlskrona, Sweden
6 Sweden Knutsson, JonasJonas Knutsson D L 19 2006 Skövde, Sweden
12 Denmark Lassen, StefanStefan Lassen D L 24 2009 Denmark
7 Sweden Andersson, NiklasNiklas Andersson D R 23 2008 Danderyd, Sweden
16 Sweden Ullman, PetterPetter Ullman D R 23 2008 Falun ,Sweden
23 Sweden Källström, KennyKenny Källström D L 20 2007 Avesta, Sweden
25 Sweden Rhodin, ThomasThomas Rhodin D R 38 2009 Karlstad, Sweden
29 Finland Lotvonen, KimmoKimmo Lotvonen D L 34 2009 Oulu, Finland
43 Canada Grand-Pierre, Jean-LucJean-Luc Grand-Pierre D R 32 2009 Montreal, Quebec, Canada
5 Sweden Janohls, MartinMartin Janohls LW R 18 2007 Hedemora, Sweden
9 Sweden Hägglund, JohanJohan Hägglund C L 27 2006 Örnsköldsvik, Sweden
10 Sweden Prestberg, PellePelle Prestberg (C) RW R 34 2008 Karlstad, Sweden
11 Sweden Karlsson, MartinMartin Karlsson RW L 19 2007 Smedjebacken, Sweden
14 Sweden Ollas, JesperJesper Ollas RW R 25 2004 Norrköping, Sweden
19 Sweden Nordström, PeterPeter Nordström (A) LW L 35 2009 Munkfors, Sweden
20 Sweden Weinstock, MarcusMarcus Weinstock RW L 25 2008 Varberg, Sweden
21 Sweden Johansson, EricEric Johansson C/LW L 28 2008 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
22 Sweden Persson, MarkusMarkus Persson RW R 20 2005 Mockfjärd, Sweden
24 Norway Martinsen, AndreasAndreas Martinsen F L 19 2009 Trondheim, Norway
27 Sweden Carlsson, PatrikPatrik Carlsson LW/C L 22 2009 Kungälv, Sweden
28 Sweden Kollar, ThomasThomas Kollar W L 27 2009 Stockholm, Sweden
32 Sweden Bergenström, JensJens Bergenström W L 29 2006 Borlänge, Sweden
33 Sweden Åslin, DavidDavid Åslin RW L 20 2005 Mora, Sweden
00 Sweden Hermansson, DanielDaniel Hermansson W R 27 2009 Borlänge, Sweden

Individual club records

Most games played
721 Sweden Niklas Eriksson 1987-2005
664 Sweden Magnus Svensson 1983-2002
662 Denmark Jens Nielsen 1987-2005
575 Sweden Jonas Bergqvist 1981-1998
525 Sweden Dan Söderström 1966-1983
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Most goals scored
323 Sweden Mats Åhlberg 1966-1981
255 Sweden Dan Söderström 1966-1983
224 Sweden Jonas Bergqvist 1981-1998
212 Sweden Dan Labraaten 1969-1988
194 Denmark Jens Nielsen 1987-2005
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Most goalkeeper shut-outs
23 Sweden Christer Abrahamsson 1964-1982
11 Sweden Per-Agne Karlström 1956-1965
10 Sweden Johan Hedberg 1992-2005
9 Canada Sean Gauthier 2001-2003
7 Canada Ed Belfour 2007-2008
7 Sweden Åke Lilljebjörn 1992-1998
Most goals/season
42 Sweden Mats Åhlberg 1966/67
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Most assists/season
54 Denmark Jens Nielsen 2001/02
.
Most points/season
81 Denmark Jens Nielsen 2001/02
81 Sweden Mikael Karlberg 2001/02
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Most penalty minutes/season
199 Sweden Stefan Bergqvist 1998/99
.
Most goals (defender)/season
25 Sweden Jan Huokko 1998/99
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Most assists (defender)/season
26 Sweden Magnus Svensson 1997/98
.
Most points (defender)/season
46 Sweden Jan Huokko 1998/99
Most shut-outs/season
7 Canada Ed Belfour 2007/08
Most goals/game
6 Sweden Mats Åhlberg v Tingsryd AIF (h) 02/02/75
6 Sweden Tomas Forslund v Rögle BK (h) 02/10/94
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Most assists/game
5 Sweden Ulf Mårtensson v Surahammars IF (h) 21/11/71
5 Sweden Dan Söderström v Tingsryd AIF (h) 02/02/75
5 Sweden Hans Jax v MoDo Hockey (h) 06/11/75
5 Sweden Dan Söderström v Färjestads BK (h) 23/01/77
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Most points/game
7 Sweden Mats Åhlberg v Tingsryd AIF (h) 02/02/75
7 Sweden Tomas Forslund v Rögle BK (h) 02/10/94
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Most goals (defender)/game
4 Sweden Tomas Nord v Brynäs IF (h) 05/12/82
4 Sweden Jan Huokko v Västerås IK (h) 02/02/99
4 Sweden Jan Huokko v Södertälje SK (a) 18/10/06
Statistics courtesy of Leksands IF website and are from official games only. Correct at the end of the 2006/07 season.

Honored players

Retired numbers

Honored numbers

References

External links

Preceded by
Brynäs IF
Swedish ice hockey champions
1969
Succeeded by
Brynäs IF
Preceded by
Brynäs IF
Swedish ice hockey champions
1973, 1974, 1975
Succeeded by
Brynäs IF







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