Jörgen Jönsson

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Jörgen Jönsson
Steve Yzerman.jpg
Jörgen Jönsson to the right
Born (1972-09-29) 29 September 1972 (age 42)
Ängelholm, Sweden
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 194 lb (88 kg; 13 st 12 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
Played for Rögle BK
New York Islanders
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
Färjestads BK
National team  Sweden
NHL Draft 227th overall, 1994
Calgary Flames
Playing career 1990–2009

Ulf Peter Jörgen Jönsson (born 29 September 1972) is a retired Swedish professional ice hockey player who last played for Färjestads BK of the Swedish Elitserien. He has represented the Team Sweden 285 times, making him the record holder for most games played in the national team. Jörgen Jönsson is also the older brother of former NHL-star Kenny Jönsson, and the two played 68 games in North America together as teammates.

Career[edit]

Jönsson started his professional career in Rögle BK and has also played in the NHL (for the New York Islanders and Mighty Ducks of Anaheim), but chose moving home after one season because he wanted to be with his family. Jönsson is a highly respected player in the Swedish national team. During his career, he was the captain of Team Sweden, unless Mats Sundin was available. On 11 February 2007, he played in his 273rd game for the national team, breaking the record held by Jonas Bergqvist, eventually playing in 285 games for the national team.

Jönsson won Guldpucken (Sweden's player of the year) in 1997.

As of the World Championship 2006 he is the only player who has won Olympic gold, World Championship gold and the national (Elitserien) playoffs during one season.

On 9 April 2009, he retired from professional hockey.[1] Färjestads BK, for whom Jönsson played 13 seasons, has retired no. 21 in his honor.

Prior to the 2009–10 season, Jönsson was named an assistant general manager of Färjestad. Prior to that season's playoffs, he was named an assistant coach of Färjestad. In the 2010–11 season Jönsson continued to work for Färjestad as an assistant coach. After the 2010–11 season, however, it was announced that he had decided to leave Färjestad as an assistant coach.[2]

International[edit]

He has earned his two Olympic gold medals, two World Championship gold medals and five national gold medals and is one of Sweden's best known hockey players.

Private[edit]

His brother Kenny Jönsson is also a well-known Swedish ice hockey player who spent 11 seasons in the NHL, representing Toronto Maple Leafs and the New York Islanders.

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1990–91 Rögle BK SEL 24 4 2 6 2
1991–92 Rögle BK Swe-2 27 1 8 9 6
1992–93 Rögle BK SEL 40 17 11 28 28
1993–94 Rögle BK SEL 40 17 14 31 46 3 1 0 1 2
1994–95 Rögle BK SEL 22 4 6 10 18
1995–96 Färjestads BK SEL 39 11 15 26 36 8 0 4 4 6
1996–97 Färjestads BK SEL 49 12 21 33 58 14 9 5 14 14
1997–98 Färjestads BK SEL 45 22 25 47 53 12 2 9 11 12
1998–99 Färjestads BK SEL 48 17 24 41 44 4 0 2 2 4
1999–00 New York Islanders NHL 68 11 17 28 16
1999–00 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 13 1 2 3 0
2000–01 Färjestads BK SEL 50 20 26 46 32 15 5 12 17 12
2001–02 Färjestads BK SEL 50 22 17 39 20 10 5 1 6 16
2002–03 Färjestads BK SEL 49 16 23 39 58 14 0 4 4 2
2003–04 Färjestads BK SEL 49 16 21 37 24 17 6 6 12 16
2004–05 Färjestads BK SEL 50 11 21 32 38 15 4 4 8 6
2005–06 Färjestads BK SEL 48 17 16 33 60 18 9 9 18 6
2006–07 Färjestads BK SEL 48 15 32 47 44 9 0 6 6 4
2007–08 Färjestads BK SEL 42 6 20 26 24 12 5 5 10 12
2008–09 Färjestads BK SEL 42 8 12 20 32 12 3 7 10 12
SEL totals 735 235 306 541 619 163 49 74 123 124
NHL totals 81 12 19 31 16

International play[edit]

Jörgen Jönsson
Medal record
Men's ice hockey
Olympic Games
Gold 2006 Turin Sweden
Gold 1994 Lillehammer Sweden
World Championships
Gold 2006 Latvia Sweden
Gold 1998 Switzerland Sweden
Silver 2004 Czech Republic Sweden
Silver 2003 Finland Sweden
Silver 1997 Finland Sweden
Bronze 2002 Sweden Sweden
Bronze 2001 Germany Sweden
Bronze 1999 Norway Sweden
Bronze 1994 Italy Sweden

Played for Sweden in:

International statistics[edit]

Year Team Comp GP G A Pts PIM
1994 Sweden Oly 6 0 0 0 0
1994 Sweden WChamp 7 3 2 5 4
1997 Sweden WChamp 11 5 2 7 6
1998 Sweden Oly 1 0 0 0 0
1998 Sweden WChamp 10 2 1 3 8
1999 Sweden WChamp 10 3 1 4 10
2000 Sweden WChamp 6 0 2 2 2
2001 Sweden WChamp 9 2 3 5 0
2002 Sweden Oly 4 0 0 0 4
2002 Sweden WChamp 9 1 3 4 6
2003 Sweden WChamp 9 4 2 6 14
2004 Sweden WChamp 9 1 3 4 2
2004 Sweden WCup 4 0 0 0 0
2005 Sweden WChamp 9 2 3 5 2
2006 Sweden Oly 8 1 1 2 4
2006 Sweden WChamp 6 3 1 4 0
World Champ. totals 95 26 23 49 54
Olympics totals 19 1 1 2 8
World Cup totals 4 0 0 0 0

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jörgen Jönsson
  2. ^ "Jörgen Jönsson slutar som tränare". Expressen. 20 April 2011. Retrieved 21 April 2011. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Jonas Bergkvist
Golden Puck
1997
Succeeded by
Ulf Dahlén