2008–09 Frölunda HC season

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2008–09 Frölunda HC
League 3rd Elitserien


2008–09 record 25–20–10
Home record 15–7–5
Road record 10–13–5
Goals for 144
Goals against 130
Team information
General Manager Kent Norberg
Coach Ulf Dahlén
Assistant Coach Janne Karlsson
Captain Niklas Andersson
Alternate captains Ronnie Sundin, Tomi Kallio and Riku Hahl
Arena Scandinavium
Average attendance 11,234
Team leaders
Goals Tomi Kallio (19)
Assists Riku Hahl (24)
Points Niklas Andersson (37)
Penalties in minutes Patric Blomdahl (116)
<2007–08 2009–10>

The 2008–09 Frölunda HC season was the club's 29th season in the Swedish elite league Elitserien. The regular season began on 15 September 2008 against rival team HV71, and concluded on 28 February 2009 against Djurgårdens IF. Frölunda looked to improve upon their progress in the 2007–08 season after being eliminated in the first round of the playoffs by Färjestads BK.

Niklas Andersson was named captain of the team after Jonas Johnson retired. Ronnie Sundin continued serving as alternate captain; Tomi Kallio and Riku Hahl were named alternate captains after Jonas Esbjörs had retired.

Pre-season[edit]

Nordic Trophy[edit]

Standings[edit]

Nordic Trophy GP W L T OTW OTL PSW PSL GF GA PTS
y-Sweden Linköpings HC 9 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 31 19 14
y-Sweden Frölunda HC 9 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 25 18 14
y-Sweden Djurgårdens IF 9 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 33 23 12
y-Finland HIFK 9 4 3 2 0 0 2 0 30 26 12
x-Finland Kärpät 9 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 20 17 10
x-Finland TPS 9 3 5 1 0 0 1 0 18 29 8
x-Sweden Färjestads BK 9 3 5 1 0 0 0 1 22 27 7
x-Sweden HV71 9 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 19 25 6
z-Finland Jokerit 9 2 6 1 0 0 0 1 24 29 5
z-Finland Tappara 9 2 6 1 0 0 0 1 21 30 5

y - clinched semi-final spot for championship, x - clinched semi-final spot for 5th place, z - play for 9th place

Game log[edit]

2008 Nordic trophy game log

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

Exhibition game against Ottawa[edit]

On 2 October 2008, Frölunda play an exhibition game against the Ottawa Senators. The game was played two days prior to the 2008–09 NHL season premier between Ottawa and the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Stockholm Globe Arena. Ottawa's captain Daniel Alfredsson is a native of Gothenburg and Frölunda is the only other professional team he has represented.[1] Prior to the game Alfredsson was honoured with a decorated pillar in Scandinavium. Frölunda lost the game by a score of 1–4, with Oscar Hedman scoring their only goal. Alfredsson scored the second goal for the Senators, Chris Kelly, Alexandre Picard and Jason Spezza scored the Senators' other three goals in the game.

Regular season[edit]

Standings[edit]

Elitserien GP W L T OTW OTL GF GA Pts
yFärjestads BK 55 30 17 8 1 3 158 122 99
xLinköpings HC 55 26 16 13 1 4 166 152 92
xFrölunda HC 55 25 20 10 6 2 144 130 91
xHV71 55 22 13 20 4 7 160 144 90
xLuleå HF 55 26 20 9 0 6 149 136 87
xSkellefteå AIK 55 21 22 12 5 4 149 141 80
xBrynäs IF 55 21 22 12 4 2 128 140 79
xTimrå IK 55 19 24 12 7 1 152 142 76
eModo Hockey 55 20 27 8 4 2 153 177 72
eDjurgårdens IF 55 17 23 15 5 2 149 155 71
rRögle BK 55 18 25 12 1 7 152 178 67
rSödertälje SK 55 12 28 15 5 3 122 165 56

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

Game log[edit]

2008–09 Game log

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

Playoffs[edit]

Playoffs

Legend:       Win       Loss

Player stats[edit]

Skaters[edit]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes

Regular season Playoffs
Player GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
Andersson, NiklasNiklas Andersson 52 16 21 37 22 11 3 4 7 10
Kallio, TomiTomi Kallio 55 19 15 34 95 11 4 5 9 6
Hahl, RikuRiku Hahl 52 7 24 31 22 10 1 5 6 4
Eller, LarsLars Eller 48 12 17 29 28 10 3 1 4 12
Pettersson, FredrikFredrik Pettersson 53 8 18 26 67 10 5 1 6 18
Kahnberg, MagnusMagnus Kahnberg 55 9 16 25 16 11 0 2 2 4
Mantyla, TuukkaTuukka Mäntylä 53 3 17 20 52 11 0 0 0 2
Niskala, JanneJanne Niskala 35 9 10 19 20 11 3 3 6 8
Larsen, PhilipPhilip Larsen 53 2 15 17 18 11 2 1 3 4
Sundin, RonnieRonnie Sundin 54 3 12 15 34 11 0 4 4 8
Nordquist, JonasJonas Nordquist 38 8 6 14 6          
Johansson, MikaelMikael Johansson 55 3 11 14 22 11 0 1 1 12
Andersson, JoakimJoakim Andersson 49 6 6 12 22 11 0 0 0 4
Pohl, JohnJohn Pohl 12 5 7 12 6 11 2 7 9 8
Hedman, OscarOscar Hedman 55 5 6 11 26 11 0 0 0 14
Karlsson, ErikErik Karlsson 45 5 5 10 10 11 1 2 3 24
Soderholm, TomToni Söderholm 37 3 7 10 53          
Fabricius, KarlKarl Fabricius 48 5 3 8 30 11 0 1 1 8
Karlsson, AndreasAndreas Karlsson 12 3 5 8 6          
Blomdahl, PatricPatric Blomdahl 48 5 2 7 116 11 0 0 0 31
Dipenta, JoeJoe DiPenta 47 1 5 6 71 11 0 1 1 12
Andersson, JohanJohan Andersson 52 1 4 5 37 3 0 0 0 0
Johnson, JonasJonas Johnson 14 0 5 5 0 11 2 3 5 10
Lasu, NicklasNicklas Lasu 14 3 1 4 4 11 0 1 1 8
Klingberg, CarlCarl Klingberg 10 2 1 3 0          
Holmqvist, AndreasAndreas Holmqvist 7 1 2 3 10          
Ackestrom, OscarOscar Ackeström 7 0 1 1 2          
Holmqvist, JohanJohan Holmqvist 55 0 1 1 2 11 0 0 0 0
Carning, CasperCasper Carning 2 0 0 0 0          
Roymark, MartinMartin Røymark 4 0 0 0 0          
Branholm, TimTim Bränholm 5 0 0 0 0          
Tommernas, HenrikHenrik Tömmernes 11 0 0 0 0          
Ahonen, AriAri Ahonen 55 0 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 0

Transactions[edit]

Acquired
Player Former team Date
Lars Eller Frölunda J20 5 March[2]
Joakim Andersson Frölunda J20 5 March[2]
Oscar Hedman Modo Hockey 27 March[3]
Patric Blomdahl Linköpings HC 25 April[4]
Andreas Karlsson Tampa Bay Lightning 11 May[5]
Joe DiPenta Anaheim Ducks 15 July[6]
Riku Hahl Timrå IK 16 July[7]
Johan Holmqvist Dallas Stars 23 July[8]
Erik Karlsson Frölunda J20 25 August[9]
Oscar Ackeström HC Slovan Bratislava 9 September[10]
Henrik Tömmernes Frölunda J20 29 October[11]
Janne Niskala Tampa Bay Lightning 13 November[12]
Martin Røymark (loan) Sparta Warriors 17 December[13]
Jonas Johnson comeback 19 January[14]
John Pohl HC Lugano 22 January[15]
Leaving
Player New team Date
Ossi-Petteri Grönholm Kärpät
Jonas Esbjörs retire
Steve Kariya HPK
Oscar Ackeström HC Slovan Bratislava 27 March[16]
Jonas Ahnelöv Phoenix Coyotes 27 March[16]
Jonas Johnson retire 9 April[17]
Joel Gistedt Phoenix Coyotes 25 April[18]
Michael Holmqvist Djurgårdens IF 8 May[19]
Martin Plüss SC Bern 22 May[20]
Antti-Jussi Niemi HC Lada Togliatti 13 June[21]
Andreas Holmqvist Djurgårdens IF 30 September[22]
Oscar Ackeström Hannover Scorpions 5 October[23]
Toni Söderholm HIFK 20 January[24]

Drafted players[edit]

Frölunda HC players picked at the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

Round Pick Player Nationality NHL team
2nd 34th Carl Klingberg  Sweden Atlanta Thrashers
2nd 46th Robin Lehner  Sweden Ottawa Senators
5th 143rd Peter Andersson  Sweden Vancouver Canucks

References[edit]

General[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

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  3. ^ Gyllander, Peter (2008-03-27). "Oscar Hedman till Frölunda" (in Swedish). Frölunda HC. Retrieved 2008-09-06. [dead link]
  4. ^ Gyllander, Peter (2008-04-25). "Patric Blomdahl till Frölunda Hockey Club" (in Swedish). Frölunda HC. Retrieved 2008-09-06. [dead link]
  5. ^ Gyllander, Peter (2008-05-11). "Andreas Karlsson till Frölunda Hockey Club" (in Swedish). Frölunda HC. Retrieved 2008-09-06. [dead link]
  6. ^ Gyllander, Peter (2008-07-15). "Joe DiPenta till Frölunda Hockey Club" (in Swedish). Frölunda HC. Retrieved 2008-09-06. [dead link]
  7. ^ Gyllander, Peter (2008-07-16). "Centern Riku Hahl till Frölunda" (in Swedish). Frölunda HC. Retrieved 2008-09-06. [dead link]
  8. ^ Gyllander, Peter (2008-07-23). "Johan "Honken" Holmqvist till Frölunda Hockey Club" (in Swedish). Frölunda HC. Retrieved 2008-09-06. [dead link]
  9. ^ Gyllander, Peter (2008-08-25). "#65 Erik Karlsson till A-truppen" (in Swedish). Frölunda HC. Retrieved 2008-11-14. [dead link]
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  11. ^ Aronsson, Joachim (2008-10-29). "Dahlén inför Luleå: "Vi ska värdera våra lägen"" (in Swedish). Frölunda HC. Retrieved 2008-11-07. [dead link]
  12. ^ Gyllander, Peter (2008-11-13). "Janne Niskala till Frölunda Hockey Club" (in Swedish). Frölunda HC. Retrieved 2008-11-13. [dead link]
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  14. ^ Gyllander, Peter (2008-01-19). "Jonas Johnson tränar med Frölunda från måndag" (in Swedish). Frölunda HC. Archived from the original on 23 January 2009. Retrieved 2009-01-30. 
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  16. ^ a b Gyllander, Peter (2008-03-27). "Ahnelöv och Ackeström lämnar Frölunda" (in Swedish). Frölunda HC. Retrieved 2008-09-06. [dead link]
  17. ^ Gyllander, Peter (2008-04-09). "Jonas Johnson slutar" (in Swedish). Frölunda HC. Retrieved 2008-09-06. [dead link]
  18. ^ Gyllander, Peter (2008-04-25). "Gistedt till "Waynes world"" (in Swedish). Frölunda HC. Retrieved 2008-09-06. [dead link]
  19. ^ Gyllander, Peter (2008-05-08). "Michael Holmqvist lämnar Frölunda" (in Swedish). Frölunda HC. Retrieved 2008-09-06. [dead link]
  20. ^ Gyllander, Peter (2008-05-22). "Martin Plüss lämnar Frölunda Indians" (in Swedish). Frölunda HC. Retrieved 2008-09-06. [dead link]
  21. ^ Gyllander, Peter (2008-06-13). "Antti-Jussi Niemi lämnar Frölunda Hockey Club" (in Swedish). Frölunda HC. Retrieved 2008-09-06. [dead link]
  22. ^ Gyllander, Peter (2008-09-30). "Förändringar i A-truppen: DiPenta kommer i morgon och Andreas Holmqvist slutar i Frölunda" (in Swedish). Frölunda HC. Archived from the original on 6 October 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-01. [dead link]
  23. ^ Gyllander, Peter (2008-10-04). "Ändring i A-truppen: Ackeström försvinner och Röymark tränar med Frölunda" (in Swedish). Frölunda HC. Retrieved 2008-10-04. [dead link]
  24. ^ Gyllander, Peter (2009-01-20). "Toni Söderholm lämnar Frölunda Hockey Club" (in Swedish). Frölunda HC. Archived from the original on 23 January 2009. Retrieved 2009-01-20.