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
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]


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 Level Division Record Avg.
Position W-T-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


Current roster[edit]

Updated January 20, 2015.[2][3]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
18 Sweden Almtorp, JonasJonas Almtorp C L 31 2012 Uppsala, Sweden
24 Sweden Andersson, FredricFredric Andersson C L 26 2014 Gnesta, Sweden
5 Sweden Bäckman, MattiasMattias Bäckman D L 22 2014 Linköping, Sweden
23 Sweden Dahlström, CarlCarl Dahlström D L 20 2012 Stockholm, Sweden
8 Sweden Forsling, GustavGustav Forsling D L 18 2011 Linköping, Sweden
43 Denmark Hardt, NichlasNichlas Hardt Injured Reserve LW L 26 2014 Copenhagen, Denmark
1 Sweden Högberg, MarcusMarcus Högberg G L 20 2010 Örebro, Sweden
7 Sweden Johansson, MagnusMagnus Johansson (C) D R 41 2009 Linköping, Sweden
44 Sweden Junland, JonasJonas Junland (A) D L 27 2013 Linköping, Sweden
9 Sweden Karlsson, AntonAnton Karlsson D L 22 2014 Vetlanda, Sweden
12 Sweden Karlsson, SebastianSebastian Karlsson (A) C L 28 2009 Gothenburg, Sweden
41 United States Little, BrocBroc Little C L 27 2014 Phoenix, Arizona, USA
3 Canada McDonell, KentKent McDonell RW R 36 2013 Williamstown, Ontario, Canada
11 Canada Micflikier, JacobJacob Micflikier LW L 30 2014 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
48 Sweden Rahimi, DanielDaniel Rahimi (A) D L 28 2012 Umeå, Sweden
71 Sweden Rautio, DavidDavid Rautio G L 29 2014 Luleå, Sweden
25 Sweden Salmonsson, JohannesJohannes Salmonsson LW L 29 2012 Uppsala, Sweden
22 Sweden Sjögren, MattiasMattias Sjögren C L 27 2013 Landskrona, Sweden
47 Sweden Sundh, OscarOscar Sundh LW L 28 2013 Uppsala, Sweden
20 United States Taffe, JeffJeff Taffe C/LW L 34 2014 Hastings, Minnesota, USA
17 Sweden Törnqvist, HenrikHenrik Törnqvist RW R 18 2011 Motala, Sweden
13 Czech Republic Vrana, JakubJakub Vrana LW L 19 2011 Prague, Czech Republic


  1. ^ "LHC och Team Valla blir LVC" (in Swedish). Linköpings HC. Retrieved 2008-10-06. 
  2. ^ "Linköpings Hockey Club - Truppen" (in Swedish). Retrieved 2015-01-20. 
  3. ^ "Linköping - Team Roster". Retrieved 2015-01-20. 

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