2007–08 Frölunda HC season

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2007–08 Frölunda HC
League 6th Elitserien


2007–08 record 23–22–10
Home record 15–8–5
Road record 8–14–5
Goals for 159
Goals against 157
Team information
General Manager Christer Kellgren
Coach Per Bäckman, later succeeded by Roger Melin
Captain Jonas Johnson
Alternate captains Ronnie Sundin
Jonas Esbjörs
Arena Scandinavium
Average attendance 11,688 (1st)
Team leaders
Goals Tomi Kallio (27)
Assists Niklas Andersson (37)
Points Niklas Andersson (49)
Penalties in minutes Oscar Ackeström (83)
Wins Ari Ahonen (23)
Goals against average Ari Ahonen (2.52)
<2006–07 2008–09>

The 2007–08 Frölunda HC season began with the retirement of goaltender Tommy Salo.

Nordic Trophy[edit]

Standings[edit]

Team GP W L T GF GA Pts OTW OTL PSW PSL
Finland Kärpät 7 4 1 2 25 19 11 1 0 0 1
Sweden Frölunda HC 7 4 1 2 25 25 11 0 0 1 1
Finland Tappara 7 3 2 2 20 15 10 1 0 1 0
Sweden Färjestads BK 7 3 2 2 27 22 9 0 1 1 0
Finland TPS 7 2 3 2 19 23 7 0 0 1 1
Sweden Linköpings HC 7 2 4 1 19 17 6 1 0 0 0
Sweden Djurgårdens IF 7 2 4 1 19 21 5 0 1 0 0
Finland HIFK 7 1 4 2 16 28 4 0 1 0 1

Game log[edit]

Group stage[edit]

# Date Home Score Visitor Decision Attendance Record Pts Recap
1 14 August Frölunda 3–2 Djurgården Gistedt 900 1–0–0 2
2 16 August Frölunda 4–5 (SO) Färjestad Ahonen 1,886 1–0–1 3
3 22 August Tappara 2–3 Frölunda Gistedt N/A 2–0–1 5
4 23 August HIFK 2–3 Frölunda Ahonen 1,323 3–0–1 7
5 28 August Frölunda 3–2 (SO) Kärpät Gistedt 1,035 3–0–2 9
6 30 August Frölunda 7–5 TPS Ahonen 1,667 4–0–2 11
7 4 September Linköping 7–2 Frölunda Gistedt 1,210 4–1–2 11

Final[edit]

Date Home Score Visitor Decision Attendance
8 September Kärpät 5–2 Frölunda Ahonen 1,124

Elitserien[edit]

Standings[edit]

Elitserien GP W L T OTW OTL GF GA Pts
yHV71 55 31 13 11 3 4 178 132 107
xLinköpings HC 55 21 14 20 9 4 166 153 92
xModo Hockey 55 26 22 7 5 1 153 150 90
xFärjestads BK 55 25 19 11 3 3 169 147 89
xTimrå IK 55 23 23 9 5 2 134 136 83
xFrölunda HC 55 23 22 10 3 4 159 157 82
xDjurgårdens IF Hockey 55 21 20 14 2 2 145 139 79
xSkellefteå AIK 55 19 20 16 2 6 135 141 75
eSödertälje SK 55 18 24 13 2 4 123 129 69
eLuleå HF 55 17 25 13 2 6 139 164 66
rMora IK 55 17 25 13 2 4 133 160 66
rBrynäs IF 55 16 30 9 4 2 152 178 61

x – clinched playoff spot; y – clinched regular season league title; e – eliminated from playoff contention; r – played in regulation series

Game log[edit]

2007–08 game log

Legend:       Win (3 points)       Overtime win (2 point)       Loss (0 points)       Overtime loss (1 point)       Tie (1 point)

Playoffs[edit]

Frölunda ended the 2007–08 regular season as the sixth seed team.

Quarterfinals: vs. (4) Färjestads BK[edit]

Frölunda lost series 3–4

# Date Home Score Visitor Decision Attendance Series
1 11 March Frölunda 3–1 Färjestad Ahonen 7,089 1–0
2 13 March Färjestad 4–2 Frölunda Ahonen 6,667 1–1
3 15 March Frölunda 4–0 Färjestad Ahonen 7,812 2–1
4 17 March Färjestad 4–2 Frölunda Ahonen 7,971 2–2
5 18 March Färjestad 3–2 Frölunda Ahonen 7,094 2–3
6 20 March Frölunda 5–4 Färjestad Ahonen 7,572 3–3
7 22 March Färjestad 3–1 Frölunda Ahonen 8,250 3–4

Season stats[edit]

Scoring leaders[edit]

Name Nationality GP G A Pts PIM    GP G A Pts PIM
24 Andersson, NiklasNiklas Andersson (LW)  Sweden 48 12 37 49 50 7 2 4 6 12
71 Kallio, TomiTomi Kallio (RW)  Finland 54 27 20 47 54 7 1 4 5 6
11 Kahnberg, MagnusMagnus Kahnberg (LW)  Sweden 52 16 21 37 30 7 2 1 3 4
16 Nordquist, JonasJonas Nordquist (C)  Sweden 45 9 19 28 37 7 0 2 2 6
30 Johnson, JonasJonas Johnson (C)  Sweden 53 16 11 27 38 7 4 3 7 6
81 Holmqvist, AndreasAndreas Holmqvist (D)  Sweden 49 3 23 26 40 4 0 0 0 2
28 Plüss, MartinMartin Plüss (C)   Switzerland 50 16 9 25 32 6 2 0 2 4
12 Fabricius, KarlKarl Fabricius (LW)  Sweden 55 12 12 24 22 7 2 1 3 0
26 Söderholm, ToniToni Söderholm (D)  Finland 53 6 14 20 66 7 0 2 2 0
23 Sundin, RonnieRonnie Sundin (D)  Sweden 54 3 15 18 64 7 0 1 1 12
18 Kariya, SteveSteve Kariya (RW)  Canada 41 1 17 18 18 0 0 0 0 0
17 Holmqvist, MichaelMichael Holmqvist (C)  Sweden 53 7 10 17 51 4 0 0 0 2
21 Johansson, MikaelMikael Johansson (C)  Sweden 55 6 9 15 34 7 2 1 3 0
10 Pettersson, FredrikFredrik Pettersson (RW)  Sweden 53 6 7 13 38 7 2 1 3 6
22 Esbjörs, JonasJonas Esbjörs (LW)  Sweden 52 5 6 11 40 0 0 0 0 0
20 Mäntylä, TuukkaTuukka Mäntylä (D)  Finland 45 1 10 11 46 7 0 3 3 4
25 Ackeström, OscarOscar Ackeström (D)  Sweden 47 4 5 9 83 7 0 3 3 10
44 Ahnelöv, JonasJonas Ahnelöv (D)  Sweden 51 3 4 7 30 6 0 0 0 0
7 Niemi, Antti-JussiAntti-Jussi Niemi (D)  Finland 54 1 4 5 79 7 1 1 2 35
15 Morrison, JustinJustin Morrison (RW)  United States 11 1 3 4 6 0 0 0 0 0
32 Andersson, JohanJohan Andersson (LW)  Sweden 49 2 1 3 14 7 0 1 1 4
8 Eller, LarsLars Eller (C)  Denmark 14 0 2 2 4 7 0 1 1 2
65 Karlsson, ErikErik Karlsson (D)  Sweden 7 1 0 1 0 6 0 0 0 0
55 Andersson, JoakimJoakim Andersson (C)  Sweden 9 1 0 1 2 4 1 1 2 0
33 Grönholm, Ossi-PetteriOssi-Petteri Grönholm (D)  Finland 11 0 1 1 12 5 0 1 1 6
3 Larsen, PhilipPhilip Larsen (D)  Denmark 16 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
51 Lasu, NicklasNicklas Lasu (LW)  Sweden 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
42 Hjalmarsson, SimonSimon Hjalmarsson (LW)  Sweden 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
51 Gustafsson, AntonAnton Gustafsson (C)  Sweden 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
51 Andersson, PeterPeter Andersson (D)  Sweden 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Regular season   Playoffs

Transactions[edit]

Player Former team
Johan Andersson Växjö Lakers
Tuukka Mäntylä Tappara
Robin Rahm Sunne IK
Toni Söderholm SC Bern
Ari Ahonen Jokerit
Andreas Holmqvist Linköpings HC
Jonas Nordquist Norfolk Admirals
Fredrik Pettersson Calgary Hitmen
Justin Morrison Modo Hockey
Michael Holmqvist Chicago Blackhawks
Player New team
Jan-Axel Alavaara Kloten Flyers
Tommy Salo Retirement
Arto Tukio Ilves
Anton Axelsson Timrå IK
Henrik Malmström Ilves
Ari Vallin Lokomotiv Yaroslavl
Markus Seikola HPK
Johan Ryno Detroit Red Wings
Sean Bergenheim New York Islanders

Drafted players[edit]

Frölunda HC players picked at the 2008 NHL Entry Draft in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, in June 2008.

[1] Player Nationality Drafted by Round Overall
D Karlsson, ErikErik Karlsson  Sweden Ottawa Senators 001st 0015th
C Gustafsson, AntonAnton Gustafsson  Sweden Washington Capitals 001st 0021st
RW Lasu, NicklasNicklas Lasu  Sweden Atlanta Thrashers 005th 0124th
D Larsen, PhilipPhilip Larsen  Denmark Dallas Stars 005th 0149th

References[edit]

General[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Position; GGoaltender, DDefenceman, CCentre, LWLeft winger, RWRight winger