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Born February 17, 1966(1966-02-17),
Lundby, SWE
Died March 11, 1995 (aged 29),
Västerås, SWE
5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
194 lb (88 kg; 13 st 12 lb)
Position Defence
Pro clubs Västerås IK
Career 1984 – 1995

Lars Peter Karlsson (February 17, 1966 – March 11, 1995) was a Swedish professional ice hockey player.


Playing career

Karlsson was born in Lundby. He began his hockey career with Västerås IK in the First Division. After five seasons, he then had spells with Surahammars IF and IK Westmannia-Köping before returning to Västerås for his one and only Elitserien season. He returned to Division one for Avesta BK and Örebro IK.


Karlsson was murdered by a 19-year-old who used a knife to stab him. The murder is believed to have happened because Karlsson was gay[1] and the killer subsequently claimed that Karlsson tried to initiate a relationship. After the murder, Karlsson's team played a protest match in support of him. The killer's sentence, which was eight years, outraged some in the Swedish gay community.[1]

Career stats

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1992-93 Västerås IK SEL 15 0 1 1 8 -- -- -- -- --

See also


  1. ^ a b Britton, Bruce, "Our Gay and Lesbian Heritage, Part 8" ( – Scholar search), League @ NCR,, retrieved 2007-10-30  

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