Leif Holmqvist

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Leif Holmqvist
Leif Honken Holmqvist 1968.jpg
Born (1942-11-12) November 12, 1942 (age 71)
Gävle, SWE
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 172 lb (78 kg; 12 st 4 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Left
Played for Strömsbro IF
AIK
London Lions
Indianapolis Racers
HV71
Hanhals IF
National team  Sweden
Playing career 1958–1982

Leif Erik "Honken" Holmqvist (born November 12, 1942) is a retired Swedish ice hockey goaltender. He is one of only three players to win the Golden Puck award twice, which he did while playing for AIK.

Holmqvist played a season in England for the London Lions and one in the United States for the Indianapolis Racers.

He competed as a member of the Sweden men's national ice hockey team at the 1968 and 1972 Winter Olympics.[1]

Holmqvist was named best goaltender at the 1969 IIHF World Championships.

He was inducted into the IIHF Hall of Fame in 1999.

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Preceded by
Bert-Ola Nordlander
Golden Puck
1968
Succeeded by
Lars-Erik Sjöberg
Preceded by
Lars-Erik Sjöberg
Golden Puck
1970
Succeeded by
Håkan Wickberg