Linköpings HC

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Linköpings HC
Linköpings HC Logo.svg
City Linköping
League Swedish Hockey League
Founded 1976
Home arena Saab Arena
Capacity: 8,500
Colors               
General manager Mike Helber
Head coach Sweden Roger Melin
Captain Sweden Magnus Johansson

Linköpings Hockey Club, often known by its initials LHC, or colloquially among its fans as Cluben, is an ice hockey team based in Linköping, Sweden that plays in the Swedish Hockey League (SHL; formerly Elitserien).

Linköping's women's football team, Linköpings FC, is affiliated with and financially backed by Linköpings HC. On October 3, 2008, the club announced that the elite men's and women's teams of local volleyball club Team Valla would also become affiliated with Linköpings HC, under the name Linköpings Volleyboll Club.[1]

History[edit]

Linköpings HC first played in the Swedish Hockey League (SHL; formerly Elitserien) in the 1999–2000 season, and has been in the top division since the 2001–02 season. They have reached the playoffs eight times. LHC reached the final for the first time in 2006–07, where they lost to Modo Hockey. In the 2007–08 season, Linköpings HC advanced to the final once again, this time against HV71, to which they lost, thus once again winning the silver medal.

Season-by-season[edit]

Season Level Division Record Avg.
home
atnd.
Notes
Position W-T-L
W-OT-L
For seasons prior to 2008–09, see List of Linköpings HC seasons.
2008–09 Tier 1 Elitserien 2nd 26–13–16 7,467
Swedish Championship playoffs 3–4 7,526 Lost in quarterfinals, 3–4 vs Skellefteå
2009–10 Tier 1 Elitserien 3rd 27–8–20 6,899
Swedish Championship playoffs 5–7 7,856 Won in quarterfinals, 4–3 vs Frölunda
Lost in semifinals, 1–4 vs Djurgården
2010–11 Tier 1 Elitserien 5th 22–5–9–19 6,676
Swedish Championship playoffs 3–4 7,315 Lost in quarterfinals, 3–4 vs Skellefteå
2011–12 Tier 1 Elitserien 10th 17–7–7–24 6,903
2012–13 Tier 1 Elitserien 5th 27–9–19 6,287
Swedish Championship playoffs 5–5 8,364 Won in quarterfinals, 4–1 vs HV 71
Lost in semifinals, 1–4 vs Skellefteå
2013–14 Tier 1 Elitserien TBD TBD TBD

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Updated August 1, 2013.[2][3]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
18 Sweden Almtorp, JonasJonas Almtorp C L 30 2012 Uppsala, Sweden
54 Sweden Andersson, AndreasAndreas Andersson G L 35 2012 Falun, Sweden
40 Sweden Arlbrandt, PärPär Arlbrandt RW R 31 2011 Jönköping, Sweden
5 Sweden Bäckman, MattiasMattias Bäckman D L 21 2007 Linköping, Sweden
31 Sweden Engstrand, ChristianChristian Engstrand G L 25 2004 Linköping, Sweden
71 Sweden Fish, ChristopherChristopher Fish RW R 26 2009 Örebro, Sweden
44 Sweden Grillfors, DanielDaniel Grillfors D L 32 2012 Enköping, Sweden
68 Sweden Hagelin, JoakimJoakim Hagelin RW L 25 2013 Linköping, Sweden
9 Canada Himelfarb, EricEric Himelfarb C/RW R 31 2012 Thornhill, Ontario, Canada
11 Sweden Hjalmarsson, SimonSimon Hjalmarsson LW L 25 2012 Värnamo, Sweden
4 Sweden Hultström, LinusLinus Hultström D R 21 2012 Vimmerby, Sweden
7 Sweden Johansson, MagnusMagnus Johansson (C) D R 40 2009 Linköping, Sweden
53 Sweden Junland, JonasJonas Junland D L 26 2013 Linköping, Sweden
12 Sweden Karlsson, SebastianSebastian Karlsson (A) C L 27 2009 Göteborg, Sweden
42 United States Kolarik, ChadChad Kolarik C/RW R 28 2013 Abington, Pennsylvania, United States
29 Sweden Lindhagen, ErikErik Lindhagen C L 28 2003 Linköping, Sweden
8 Sweden Lorentzon, AlbinAlbin Lorentzon D L 26 2011 Linköping, Sweden
21 Sweden Nermark, JoachimJoachim Nermark C L 21 2010 Sunne, Sweden
6 Sweden Pettersson, JesperJesper Pettersson D R 20 2010 Stockholm, Sweden
48 Sweden Rahimi, DanielDaniel Rahimi D L 27 2012 Umeå, Sweden
27 Sweden Rohdin, JoacimJoacim Rohdin RW R 22 2013 Gävle, Sweden
25 Sweden Salmonsson, JohannesJohannes Salmonsson LW L 28 2012 Uppsala, Sweden
22 Sweden Sjögren, MattiasMattias Sjögren C L 26 2013 Landskrona, Sweden
23 Czech Republic Vrána, JakubJakub Vrána LW L 18 2011 Prague, Czech Republic
80 Sweden Weinhandl, MattiasMattias Weinhandl Injured Reserve LW R 34 2012 Ljungby, Sweden
92 Sweden Öhman, VictorVictor Öhman LW L 22 2011 Malmö, Sweden


References[edit]

  1. ^ "LHC och Team Valla blir LVC" (in Swedish). Linköpings HC. Retrieved 2008-10-06. 
  2. ^ "Linköpings Hockey Club - Truppen" (in Swedish). lhc.eu. Retrieved 2013-08-01. 
  3. ^ "Eliteprospects.com - Linköping". www.eliteprospects.com. Retrieved 2013-08-01. 

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