Peter Karlsson (ice hockey)
February 17, 1966|
Lundby[disambiguation needed], SWE
|Died||March 11, 1995
|Height||5 ft 9 in (175 cm)|
|Weight||194 lb (88 kg; 13 st 12 lb)|
|Played for||VIK Västerås HK|
Karlsson was born in Lundby[disambiguation needed], Västmanland. He began his hockey career with VIK Västerås HK in the First Division. After five seasons, he then had spells with Surahammars IF and IK Westmannia-Köping before returning to Västerås for his one and only Elitserien season. He returned to Division one for Avesta BK and Örebro IK.
Karlsson was murdered by a 29-year-old skinhead who used a knife to stab him. The murder is believed to have happened because Karlsson was gay and the killer subsequently claimed that Karlsson tried to initiate a relationship. After the murder, Karlsson's team played a protest match in support of him. The killer's sentence, which was eight years, outraged some in the Swedish gay community.
|1992-93||VIK Västerås HK||SEL||15||0||1||1||8||--||--||--||--||--|
- Britton, Bruce, "Our Gay and Lesbian Heritage, Part 8", League @ NCR, archived from the original (&NDASH; SCHOLAR SEARCH) on August 25, 2007, retrieved September 5, 2013