Dick Axelsson

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Dick Axelsson
Dick Axelsson, Frölundas dag 2013 - 01 (cropped).jpg
Dick Axelsson in August 2013
Born (1987-04-25) April 25, 1987 (age 27)
Stockholm, Sweden
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 176 lb (80 kg; 12 st 8 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
NLA team
Former teams
HC Davos
Djurgårdens IF
Färjestads BK
Modo Hockey
Frölunda HC
National team  Sweden
NHL Draft 62nd overall, 2006
Detroit Red Wings
Playing career 2007–present

Dick Axelsson (born April 25, 1987) is a Swedisj professional ice hockey winger, currently playing for HC Davos in the Swiss National League A (NLA). He was drafted 62nd overall by the Detroit Red Wings in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. Axelsson won the Swedish Championship with Färjestads BK in 2009, and 2011 when he also made the Elitserien All-Star team.

Playing career[edit]

He was on loan with Färjestads BK of Elitserien from the Detroit Red Wings, he won the gold medal with the team in 2008–09.[1] The Red Wings drafted him in the second round of the 2006 Draft, 62nd overall.

In 2011, Axelsson left Färjestad to join nearly relegated Modo, where he missed the first few matches due to a wrist injury. In his competitive debut, Axelsson made an assist. After one season with Modo, he then left to join his third Elitserien club, Frölunda HC, in time for the 2012–13 season.

On March 31, 2014, Axelsson opted to leave the SHL and signed a multi-year contract with Swiss club, HC Davos of the NLA.[2]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2004–05 Huddinge IK J20 31 12 4 16 34 3 1 0 1 0
2005–06 Huddinge IK J20 28 19 15 34 157  —
2005–06 Huddinge IK Div. 1 23 17 2 19 10 8 6 4 10 4
2006–07 Huddinge IK Allsv 25 13 8 21 113 8 3 7 10 32
2007–08 Djurgårdens IF SEL 47 12 13 25 44 5 1 0 1 2
2008–09 Djurgårdens IF SEL 18 5 7 12 10  —
2008–09 Färjestads BK SEL 21 6 12 18 32 9 1 3 4 2
2009–10 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 17 2 3 5 6  —
2009–10 Färjestads BK SEL 15 6 4 10 24 7 1 2 3 6
2010–11 Färjestads BK SEL 47 15 15 30 126 14 4 6 10 24
2011–12 Modo Hockey SEL 36 9 11 20 59 6 2 1 3 18
2012–13 Frölunda HC SEL 45 10 14 24 79 6 0 4 4 2
2013–14 Frölunda HC SHL 48 10 25 35 56 7 1 2 3 2
SHL totals 277 73 101 174 430 54 10 18 28 56

International[edit]

Dick Axelsson
Medal record
Competitor for  Sweden
Ice hockey
World Championships
Gold 2013 Sweden/Finland
Bronze 2014 Minsk
Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2013 Sweden WC Gold medal icon.svg 8 0 3 3 4
2014 Sweden WC Bronze medal icon.svg 10 0 1 1 0
Senior totals 18 0 4 4 4

Inline hockey[edit]

Medal record
Competitor for  Sweden
Inline hockey
World Championship
Gold 2007 Landshut
Gold 2008 Bratislava
Gold 2009 Ingolstadt
Bronze 2010 Karlstad

Axelsson has found plenty of success on the inline hockey rink as a member of the Swedish national team. Axelsson has been a member of five World Champion squads in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2012.

In 2008, Axelsson dominated the competition for the duration of the tournament, registering 9 goals and 7 assists in 6 games en route to the gold medal and tournament MVP.[3][4] The following year, Axelsson continued his dominance on the inline rink, tallying 8 goals and 12 assists in 6 games for the World Champions.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nordström, Gunnar (2008-05-26). "Klar för Detroit – lånas ut till Djurgården" (in Swedish). Expressen.se. Retrieved 2008-07-21. 
  2. ^ "Dick Axelsson joins Davos" (in German). HC Davos. 2014-03-31. Retrieved 2014-03-31. 
  3. ^ "BEST PLAYERS SELECTED BY THE DIRECTORATE" (PDF). IIHF. 2008-06-28. Retrieved 2008-07-21. 
  4. ^ "SCORING LEADERS" (PDF). IIHF. 2008-06-28. Retrieved 2008-07-21. 

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