Anders Eldebrink

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Anders Eldebrink
Anders Eldebrink.jpg
Born (1960-12-11) December 11, 1960 (age 54)
Morjärv, SWE
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Right
Played for Vancouver Canucks
Quebec Nordiques
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 1976–1998
Olympic medal record
Men's ice hockey
Bronze 1988 Calgary Team Competition

Anders Karl Daniel Eldebrink (born December 11, 1960 in Morjärv, Sweden) is a retired ice hockey defenceman in the SEL in the 1970s and 1980s. He also played 165 games for the Swedish national team.

Playing Career[edit]

Eldebrink began his career at age 16 in 1976 in the Swedish Elite League. Playing for Södertälje SK, he was named player of the year in 1985 and MVP in 1988 and 1989. They won the league championship in 1985. Later he played in Switzerland for EHC Kloten, winning the league championship in 1993, 1994, and 1995. He also played two NHL seasons with the Vancouver Canucks and Quebec Nordiques.

Internationally, he was on the 1984 and 1987 Swedish Canada Cup teams, which made the final in 1984; the IIHF World Championships gold medal team in 1987; and the Olympic Bronze medal team in 1988. He was named to the World Championship all-star team in 1989.

Coaching career[edit]

After his playing career, Eldebrink became Sports Manager of the Södertälje SK team in 1998.

When Vladimir Yurzinov was released as the coach of EHC Kloten in October 2004, Anders Eldebrink became the new coach for the Flyers. His assistant coach is his former team mate Felix Hollenstein.

During the 2012–13 Elitserien season, Eldebrink replaced Per-Erik Johnsson as head coach of AIK IF.[1]


He is the younger brother of the former athlete Kenth Eldebrink and cousin with Robert Nordmark.

Preceded by
Per-Erik Eklund
Golden Puck
Succeeded by
Tommy Samuelsson


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