HV71

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HV71
HV71 Logo.svg
City Jönköping, Sweden
League Swedish Hockey League
Founded May 24, 1971
Home arena
Colors

White, yellow, navy
              

HV71's kits
General manager Johan Hult
Head coach Andreas Johansson
Franchise history
1971 Huskvarna/Vätterstads IF
1971–present HV71
Championships
Regular season titles 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011
Le Mat Trophy 1995, 2004, 2008, 2010

HV71, often referred to as just HV,[1] is a Swedish professional ice hockey club based in Jönköping, playing in the Swedish Hockey League (SHL; formerly Elitserien), the top tier of Swedish ice hockey. The team played in the 2008–09 Champions Hockey League season, and also participates in the new Champions Hockey League tournament since the 2014–15 season. Between 2008 and 2013, HV also participated in the European Trophy tournament.

Club history[edit]

HV71 was founded on May 24, 1971, as a merger between Husqvarna IF and Vätterstads IK, and took the name Huskvarna/Vätterstads IF but later that year it was shortened to the current name HV71. The club first entered the top Swedish league, Elitserien, in 1979, but was soon relegated. They won promotion again in 1985–86 and have remained in the top division ever since and are as of the 2000s a well-established top club in Sweden. The club has won the national championship four times; 1995, 2004, 2008 and 2010. For a few years in the late 1990s, HV71 was also called the Blue Bulls.[2]

Many Swedes associate HV71 with the club's old arena Rosenlundshallen, which was inaugurated in 1958 as Sweden's first indoor ice hockey arena, but was replaced in 2000 with the new and improved Kinnarps Arena. As the new arena was built around and on top of Rosenlundshallen, HV71 practically played its games during the season 1999–00 in a construction site.[2]

On December 6, 2006, HV71 topped Elitserien after a 5-2-win over Färjestads BK, at the same time as the club's two youth teams (under 20 and 18 years old) topped their leagues, J20 SuperElit and J18 Elit. This was an event that had never happened before in HV71's entire club history.[3]

1994–95 season[edit]

HV71 won its first national championship season 1994–95 as the last (8th) team to qualify for the playoffs. The club is the only team in Swedish history to win the finals after ending as the 8th team at the end of the regular season. In the quarter-finals HV beat Djurgårdens IF Hockey, the team that finished first in the regular season, in three straight games. In the semifinal they came back after having lost the first two games to Malmö Redhawks, the team which was then defending champions, and turned the series around to a 3-2 victory. Finally they managed a decisive sudden death victory in the final against Brynäs IF in the fourth period of the fifth game to win the championship. The name of the historical scorer was Johan Lindbom, but other big heroes during the play-offs were the goalie Boo Ahl and the Finnish center-forward Esa Keskinen.

2003–04 season[edit]

The second championship was won during the season 2003–04 after beating Modo Hockey with a 4-2 game series, Frölunda HC with 4-2 in games in the semi-finals, and then winning the finals with a 4-3 match series against Färjestads BK. In the quarter-finals HV71 set a new Swedish record of scoring the most goals in one period with their seven in the first period of the second game against Modo Hockey. In fact they scored the seven goals during the last ten minutes of the period. The game ended with a 10-1 victory.[4] In the final, goalie Stefan Liv managed to keep his goal empty in all four games that the team won, the two last games ending 1-0 and 5-0 respectively. He also kept the goal empty in the last semi-final, which means he managed this for five consecutive wins.

2005–06 season[edit]

HV71 finished the regular season 2005–06 as winner of the league table. For the first time in HV71's history the club faced Mora IK in the quarter-finals, winning the match series with 4-1. In the semi-finals the club was pitted against Färjestads BK. The match series did not have a winner until the last minute of the seventh game. Färjestads BK scored two goals in a matter of seconds during the last minute of the game, turning the game over and thus ending HV71's season. This is often considered the toughest loss in the history of HV71.[citation needed]

2006–07 season[edit]

HV71 ended the regular season as the second placed team after Färjestads BK. HV chose to meet Brynäs IF in the quarter-finals and managed after seven games (4 wins and 3 losses) to continue to the semifinals. The team faced Modo Hockey and even with home advantage HV did not manage to proceed to the finals having lost four out of seven games. This meant that HV for the second consecutive year lost a seven games series in the semifinal to the eventual Swedish champion.

During the season the newly acquired defenceman Johan Åkerman was a trendsetting player and also made his national debut for Sweden at the age of 34.[5] HV's starting goaltender, Erik Ersberg, had his breakthrough and played for the national team; and was awarded with the Honken Trophy as Sweden's best goaltender.[6] During the off-season he signed with the NHL team Los Angeles Kings.[7]

2007–08 season[edit]

The 2007–08 season saw HV71 winning their third Swedish Championship, the second during the 2000s. HV71 finished the regular season as the league champion with 107 points, 15 points ahead of the second placed team Linköpings HC. HV defeated Skellefteå AIK in the quarter-finals, winning the series 4-1. In the semifinals HV met the fifth seeded team, Timrå IK. HV advanced to the finals after winning the series 4-2. In the finals HV managed to defeat Linköpings HC in six games, coming back from 2-0 down after the first two games. The sixth game went into overtime with HV's newly signed player Eric Johansson scoring the game-winning goal and winning the Swedish Championship.

Season-by-season record[edit]

Note: GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; Pts = Points; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against

Season GP W L T Pts GF GA Finish Playoffs
1971–72 7th, Division 2 Did not qualify
1972–73 4th, Division 2 Did not qualify
1973–74 1st, Division 2 3rd in Qualification for Elitserien
1974–75 1st, Division 2 Promoted to Division 1
1975–76 3rd, Division 1 Lost Play Off 2 to Elitserien
1976–77 1st, Division 1 3rd in Qualification for Elitserien
1977–78 2nd, Division 1 Lost Play Off 1 to Elitserien
1978–79 2nd, Division 1 Promoted to Elitserien
1979–80 36 8 24 4 20 113 170 10th, Elitserien Relegated to Division 1
1980–81 36 31 4 1 63 260 95 1st, Division 1 Did not qualify
1981–82 36 32 2 2 66 266 126 1st, Division 1 Did not qualify
1982–83 32 20 9 3 43 198 110 6th, Division 1 Did not qualify
1983–84 32 18 9 5 41 167 111 3rd, Division 1 Did not qualify
1984–85 32 22 7 3 47 241 138 5th, Division 1 Promoted to Elitserien
1985–86 36 16 14 6 38 128 118 3rd, Elitserien Lost Semifinal, 0-2 (Södertälje SK)
1986–87 36 16 15 5 37 103 115 5th, Elitserien Did not qualify
1987–88 40 17 18 5 39 149 166 7th, Elitserien Lost Quarterfinal, 0-2 (IF Björklöven)
1988–89 40 17 20 3 37 156 155 8th, Elitserien Lost Quarterfinal, 1-2 (Leksands IF)
1989–90 40 16 21 3 35 131 161 9th, Elitserien Did not qualify
1990–91 40 17 18 5 39 142 119 6th, Elitserien Lost Quarterfinal, 2-3 (Västerås IK)
1991–92 40 17 16 7 41 151 129 8th, Elitserien Lost Quarterfinal, 1-2 (Färjestads BK)
1992–93 40 13 19 8 34 123 149 9th, Elitserien Did not qualify
1993–94 40 15 18 7 37 111 118 9th, Elitserien Did not qualify
1994–95 40 12 19 9 33 117 143 8th, Elitserien Swedish Champions, 3-2 (Brynäs IF)
1995–96 40 18 14 8 44 156 131 4th, Elitserien Lost Quarterfinal, 1-3 (Modo Hockey)
1996–97 50 22 19 9 53 178 159 6th, Elitserien Lost Quarterfinal, 2-3 (Färjestads BK)
1997–98 46 19 19 8 46 127 145 7th, Elitserien Lost Quarterfinal, 2-3 (Djurgårdens IF)
1998–99 50 18 20 12 67 133 148 9th, Elitserien Did not qualify
1999–00 50 18 19 13 75 144 131 8th, Elitserien Lost Quarterfinal, 2-4 (Brynäs IF)
2000–01 50 17 23 10 66 147 149 10th, Elitserien Did not qualify
2001–02 50 24 14 12 88 156 140 4th, Elitserien Lost Semifinal, 0-3 (Färjestads BK)
2002–03 50 21 16 13 79 143 142 6th, Elitserien Lost Quarterfinal, 2-4 (Djurgårdens IF)
2003–04 50 27 17 8 95 162 116 1st, Elitserien Swedish Champions, 4-3 (Färjestads BK)
2004–051 50 15 25 10 57 123 163 10th, Elitserien Did not qualify
2005–06 50 29 11 10 102 164 107 1st, Elitserien Lost Semifinal, 3-4 (Färjestads BK)
2006–07 55 25 15 15 93 170 150 2nd, Elitserien Lost Semifinal, 3-4 (Modo Hockey)
2007–08 55 31 13 11 107 178 132 1st, Elitserien Swedish Champions, 4-2 (Linköpings HC)
2008–09 55 22 13 20 90 160 144 4th, Elitserien Lost final, 1-4 (Färjestads BK)
2009–10 55 31 5 19 95 188 155 1st, Elitserien Swedish Champions, 4-2 (Djurgårdens IF)
2010–11 55 24 16 15 96 173 143 1st, Elitserien Lost Quarterfinal, 0-4 (AIK)
2011–12 55 22 16 17 92 151 130 3rd, Elitserien Lost Quarterfinal, 2-4 (Färjestads BK)
2012–13 55 27 16 12 102 155 124 4th, Elitserien Lost Quarterfinal, 1-4 (Linköpings HC)
2013–14 55 17 11 27 71 146 182 10th, Elitserien Lost Quarterfinal, 1-4 (Skellefteå AIK)
Totals 1405 374 498 533 1911 4381 4236 Elitserien totals
1 NHL players in Elitserien due to the 2004–05 NHL lockout.

Notable players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Updated November 7, 2014.[8][9]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
28 Sweden Bengtsson, AntonAnton Bengtsson C L 21 2011 Nässjö, Sweden
2 Sweden Berglund, KristoferKristofer Berglund D L 26 2014 Umeå, Sweden
90 Sweden Brithén, TedTed Brithén (C) C L 23 2013 Danderyd, Sweden
41 Canada Campoli, ChrisChris Campoli (A) D L 30 2013 Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
72 Sweden Carlsson, PatrikPatrik Carlsson C L 27 2011 Kungälv, Sweden
24 Canada Christensen, ErikErik Christensen C L 31 2013 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
49 Sweden Eidstedt, AxelAxel Eidstedt D L 19 2010 Gothenburg, Sweden
40 Sweden Ersberg, ErikErik Ersberg G L 32 2014 Sala, Sweden
18 Switzerland Fiala, KevinKevin Fiala LW L 18 2013 St. Gallen, Switzerland
26 Canada Holzapfel, RileyRiley Holzapfel C L 26 2013 Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
91 Sweden Jämtin, AndreasAndreas Jämtin RW L 31 2012 Stockholm, Sweden
17 Sweden Johansson, EmilEmil Johansson D L 18 2014 Växjö, Sweden
25 Sweden Karlsson, MattiasMattias Karlsson D L 29 2011 Örebro, Sweden
92 Finland Laine, TeemuTeemu Laine LW L 32 2014 Helsinki, Finland
9 Sweden Melin, BjörnBjörn Melin RW R 33 2014 Jönköping, Småland
4 Sweden Nilson, MarcusMarcus Nilson Injured Reserve RW R 36 2012 Bålsta, Sweden
22 Sweden Petrasek, DavidDavid Petrasek (A) D R 38 2012 Jönköping, Sweden
20 Sweden Pilut, LawrenceLawrence Pilut D L 18 2011 Tingsryd, Sweden
11 Sweden Ridderwall, CalleCalle Ridderwall LW L 26 2014 Stockholm, Sweden
16 Sweden Sandberg, FilipFilip Sandberg C/RW R 20 2012 Järfälla, Sweden
31 Sweden Tedenby, MattiasMattias Tedenby RW L 24 2014 Vetlanda, Sweden
67 Sweden Törngren, ChristofferChristoffer Törngren RW L 20 2013 Vimmerby, Sweden
32 Sweden Wesslau, GustafGustaf Wesslau G L 29 2012 Upplands Väsby, Sweden
27 Sweden Williamsson, JesperJesper Williamsson Injured Reserve D L 24 2012 Nässjö, Sweden


Team captains[edit]

Retired numbers[edit]

HV71's first two championship banners hang alongside the first two player numbers that were retired by the club
  • 1 Stefan Liv, G, 1999–2006, 2007–2010[10]†, number retired January 10, 2012
  • 7 Per Gustafsson, D, 1988–1996, 1999–2010, number retired September 18, 2010
  • 14 Fredrik Stillman, D, 1982–1995, 1996–2001, number retired December 26, 2001
  • 15 Stefan Örnskog, LW, 1987–1998, 1999–2001, number retired December 26, 2001
  • 76 Johan Davidsson C, 1993-1997, 2001-2013, number retired September 27, 2014

Club scoring leaders[edit]

These are the top-ten point-scorers in club history. Figures are updated after each completed SHL regular season.

Note: Pos = Position; GP = Games Played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; P/G = Points per game; * = current HV71 player

Player Pos GP G A Pts P/G
Johan Davidsson C 776 175 386 561 .72
Per Gustafsson D 725 120 217 337 .46
Fredrik Stillman D 565 90 197 287 .51
Stefan Örnskog LW 442 106 150 256 .58
Owe Thörnberg LW 369 129 104 233 .63
Peter Ekelund C 584 110 108 218 .37
Anders Huusko RW 309 102 84 186 .60

Elitserien awards and trophies[edit]

Source:[11]

Le Mat Trophy

  • 1994–95, 2003–04, 2007–08, 2009–10

Coach of the Year

Guldhjälmen

Guldpucken

Guldskridskon

Honken Trophy

Rinkens riddare

  • Sweden Johan Davidsson: 2002–03
  • Sweden Johan Davidsson: 2003–04
  • Sweden Johan Davidsson: 2004–05

Rookie of the Year

Preceded by
Malmö IF
Swedish ice hockey champions
1995
Succeeded by
Luleå HF
Preceded by
Västra Frölunda HC
Swedish ice hockey champions
2004
Succeeded by
Frölunda HC
Preceded by
Modo Hockey
Swedish ice hockey champions
2008
Succeeded by
Färjestads BK
Preceded by
Färjestads BK
Swedish ice hockey champions
2010
Succeeded by
Färjestads BK

Club individual records[edit]

Source:[13]

  • Most Goals in a season: Finland Kai Nurminen, 31 (1995–96)
  • Most Assists in a season: Sweden Johan Davidsson, 46 (2009–10)
  • Most Points in a season: Finland Esa Keskinen, 59 (1995–96)
  • Most Penalty Minutes in a season: Canada Lance Ward, 273 (2006–07) (Elitserien record)
  • Most Points in a season, defenseman: Sweden David Petrasek, 53 (2009–10) (Elitserien record)
  • Most Points in a season, rookie: Finland Kai Nurminen, 55 (1995–96) (Elitserien record)
  • Most Shutouts in a season: Sweden Stefan Liv, 6 (2003–04)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CHL Groups & Format". Champions Hockey League. IIHF. Retrieved 2008-10-29. 
  2. ^ a b "Historien om HV71" (in Swedish). HV71.se. Retrieved 2007-10-15. 
  3. ^ Daniel Gustafsson (2006-12-06). "HV71 har tre serieledare" (in Swedish). HV71.se. Retrieved 2006-12-06. [dead link]
  4. ^ "SM-Slutspel 2003-2004" (pdf) (in Swedish). Swedish Ice Hockey Association. Retrieved 2006-08-31. 
  5. ^ "34-årig back gör debut i Tre Kronor" (in Swedish). svt.se. 2006-12-04. Retrieved 2007-04-04. 
  6. ^ "Ersberg prisas i kväll" (in Swedish). Hockeyligan.se. 2007-03-23. Retrieved 2007-04-04. 
  7. ^ "KINGS SIGN PAIR OF PROSPECTS". LAKings.com. 2007-05-31. Retrieved 2007-06-01. 
  8. ^ "Truppen 2014/15" (in Swedish). HV71.se. Retrieved 2014-11-08. 
  9. ^ "HV71 - Team Roster". www.eliteprospects.com. Retrieved 2014-11-08. 
  10. ^ Victorzon and Ekeliw (2011-09-08). "Stefan Livs tröja hissas av HV71" (in Swedish). Aftonbladet. Retrieved 2011-09-09. 
  11. ^ "UTMÄRKELSER/TROFÉER TILLDELADE SPELARE/TRÄNARE I HV71" (in Swedish). HV71.se. Retrieved 2007-10-15. 
  12. ^ "Kenta Johansson årets coach" (in Swedish). HV71.se. 2008-04-25. Retrieved 2008-04-26. 
  13. ^ "INDIVIDUELLA KLUBBREKORD" (in Swedish). HV71.se. Retrieved 2007-10-15. 

External links[edit]