Niklas Wikegård

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Niklas Wikegård
Niklas Wikegård
Born (1963-10-03)October 3, 1963
Gävle, Sweden

Niklas Wikegård (born October 3, 1963) is a Swedish former ice hockey player and coach, currently working for the TV4 Group as a color commentator in ice hockey-related shows.

Wikegård was head coach for Djurgårdens IF between 2002 to 2005.[1] He has also coached Väsby IK,[2] Bodens IK,[3] and Swiss team EHC Chur.[4] He also worked as an assistant coach to Stephan Lundh in Djurgården 1996 to 1998,[5] and in Malmö Redhawks 1998 to 2001.

In several years Wikegård worked as a color commentator for SVT during hockey games and as a co-host of the show Hockeykväll (English: Hockey Night).[6] On May 23, 2011, SVT announced that Wikegård would leave SVT.[7] The day later Wikegård signed a three-year-long contract with the TV4 Group.[8] Wikegård is also working for the online gambling company Expekt.com.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fahlman, Johan (2008). "Djurgårdens IF". Alla tiders elitserie (in Swedish). Idrottsförlaget i Västerås AB. pp. 65–66. ISBN 978-91-977326-1-1. 
  2. ^ Fahlman, Johan (2008). "Väsby IK". Alla tiders elitserie (in Swedish). Idrottsförlaget i Västerås AB. p. 260. ISBN 978-91-977326-1-1. 
  3. ^ Berglund, Niklas (2007-01-04). "Tiden går - minnet består". Norrbottens-Kuriren (in Swedish). Retrieved 2010-03-12. 
  4. ^ Karlsson, Alf (2008-03-10). "Nej, ni räcker inte till Malmö". Expressen (in Swedish). Retrieved 2010-03-12. 
  5. ^ "Tränare". difhockey.se (in Swedish). Djurgårdens IF Hockey. Retrieved 2010-01-08. 
  6. ^ Kjell Nilsson (2007-08-15). "Ny programledare för Hockeykväll". Dagens Nyheter (in Swedish). Retrieved 2009-01-08. 
  7. ^ Kristoffer Bergström, Daniel Grefve (2011-05-23). "Niklas Wikegård slutar på SVT" (in Swedish). Aftonbladet. Retrieved 2011-05-23. 
  8. ^ "Lämnar SVT – klar för TV 4" (in Swedish). Aftonbladet. 2011-05-24. Retrieved 2011-05-24. 
  9. ^ "Wikegård: "Finns bara en vass femma i LHC"" (in Swedish). Aftonbladet. 2011-03-10. Retrieved 2011-05-24.