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Born April 4, 1969 (1969-04-04) (age 40),
Jönköping, SWE
Height
Weight
5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
176 lb (80 kg; 12 st 8 lb)
Position Left Wing / Centre
Shoots Left
Pro clubs HV71
Ntl. team  Sweden
Career 1987 – 2001

Stefan Örnskog (born 4 April 1969) is a Swedish ice hockey player whose professional career as a left wing/centre lasted from 1987 to 2001 and was capped with a gold medal at the Lillehammer 1994 Winter Olympics in neighboring Norway, as well as with a silver and a bronze medal at the World Championships.

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Playing career

A native of Jönköping, the capital of Jönköping County in southern Sweden's Småland province, Stefan Örnskog enjoyed a 14-season career, playing 12 of them for his home town club HV71 in the country's top elite league, Elitserien. 1994–95 season and part of the 1999–2000 season was spent in Finland playing for JYP in the SM-liiga.[1] On 26 December 2001, Örnskogs's jersey, no. 15, along with Fredrik Stillman's no. 14, was retired during a ceremony before a match against Frölunda HC in Kinnarps Arena.[2]

Awards

  • Gold medal at the Winter Olympics in 1994.
  • Bronze medal at the World Championships in 1994.
  • Silver medal at the World Championships in 1995.
  • Elitserien champion with HV71 in 1995.

International play

Medal record
Men's ice hockey
Olympic Games
Gold 1994 Lillehammer Team competition
World Championships
Silver 1995 Team competition
Bronze 1994 Team competition

Örnskog has played for Sweden in the following competitions:

References

  1. ^ "Stefan Örnskog". Elite Prospects. http://www.eliteprospects.com/player.php?player=1812. Retrieved 25 October 2006.  
  2. ^ "Tröjnummer" (in Swedish). HV71.se. http://www.hv71.se/stats_trojnummer.asp. Retrieved 25 October 2006.  
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