Sweden men's national ice hockey team

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Sweden
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Tre Kronor (Three Crowns)
Association Swedish Ice Hockey Association
General Manager Tommy Boustedt
Head coach Pär Mårts
Assistants Rikard Grönborg
Peter Popovic
Captain Joel Lundqvist
Most games Jörgen Jönsson (285)[1]
Most points Sven Tumba (186)[1]
IIHF code SWE
IIHF ranking 1 Steady
Highest IIHF ranking 1 (first in 2006)
Lowest IIHF ranking 4 (2012)
Team colors          
Sweden national hockey team jerseys - 2014 Winter Olympics.png
First international
 Sweden 8–0 Belgium 
(Antwerp, Belgium; 23 April 1920)[2]
Biggest win
 Sweden 24–1 Belgium 
(Prague, Czechoslovakia; 16 February 1947)[2]
 Sweden 23–0 Italy 
(St. Moritz, Switzerland; 7 February 1948)[3]
Biggest defeat
 Canada 22–0 Sweden 
(Chamonix, France; 29 January 1924)[2]
IIHF World Championships
Appearances 63 (first in 1920)
Best result Gold medal with cup.svg (1953, 1957, 1962, 1987, 1991, 1992, 1998, 2006, 2013)
IIHF European Championship
Appearances 12
Best result Gold medal with cup.svg (1921, 1923, 1932)
Olympics
Appearances 21 (first in 1920)
Medals

Gold medal.svg Gold (1994, 2006)
Silver medal.svg Silver (1928, 1964, 2014)

Bronze medal.svg Bronze (1952, 1980, 1984, 1988)
International record (W–L–T)
1061–655–165
Medal record
Olympic Games
Gold 1994 Lillehammer Team
Gold 2006 Turin Team
Silver 1928 St. Moritz Team
Silver 1964 Innsbruck Team
Silver 2014 Sochi Team
Bronze 1952 Oslo Team
Bronze 1980 Lake Placid Team
Bronze 1984 Sarajevo Team
Bronze 1988 Calgary Team
World Championship
Gold 1953 Switzerland Team
Gold 1957 Russia Team
Gold 1962 USA Team
Gold 1987 Austria Team
Gold 1991 Finland Team
Gold 1992 Czechoslovakia Team
Gold 1998 Switzerland Team
Gold 2006 Latvia Team
Gold 2013 Sweden Team
Silver 1947 Czechoslovakia Team
Silver 1951 France Team
Silver 1963 Sweden Team
Silver 1967 Austria Team
Silver 1969 Sweden Team
Silver 1970 Sweden Team
Silver 1973 Russia Team
Silver 1977 Austria Team
Silver 1981 Sweden Team
Silver 1986 Russia Team
Silver 1990 Switzerland Team
Silver 1993 Germany Team
Silver 1995 Sweden Team
Silver 1997 Finland Team
Silver 2003 Finland Team
Silver 2004 Czech Republic Team
Silver 2011 Slovakia Team
Bronze 1954 Sweden Team
Bronze 1958 Norway Team
Bronze 1965 Finland Team
Bronze 1971 Switzerland Team
Bronze 1972 Czechoslovakia Team
Bronze 1974 Finland Team
Bronze 1975 Germany Team
Bronze 1976 Poland Team
Bronze 1979 Russia Team
Bronze 1994 Italy Team
Bronze 1999 Norway Team
Bronze 2001 Germany Team
Bronze 2002 Sweden Team
Bronze 2009 Switzerland Team
Bronze 2010 Germany Team
Bronze 2014 Belarus Team

The Sweden men's national ice hockey team, or Tre Kronor (Three Crowns in Swedish), as it is called in Sweden, is one of the most successful ice hockey teams in the world. The team is controlled by the Swedish Ice Hockey Association, and it is considered a member of the so-called "Big Six", the unofficial group of the six strongest men's ice hockey nations, along with Canada, the Czech Republic, Finland, Russia and the United States.[4]

The name Tre Kronor means "Three Crowns" and refers to the three crowns on the team jersey. The three crowns represent the lesser national coat of arms of the Kingdom of Sweden and the national emblem. The first time the symbol was used on the national teams jersey was on 12 February 1938, during the World Championships in Prague.[5]

The team has won numerous medals at both the World Championships and the Winter Olympics. In 2006, they became the first, and so far only, team to win both tournaments in the same calendar year, by winning the 2006 Winter Olympics in a thrilling final against Finland by 3–2, and the 2006 World Championships by beating Czech Republic in the final, 4–0.[6]

Tournament record[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

Year Result
1920 4th place
1924 4th place
1928  Silver
1936 5th place
1948 4th place
1952  Bronze
1956 4th place
1960 5th place
1964  Silver
1968 4th place
1972 4th place
1980  Bronze
1984  Bronze
1988  Bronze
1992 5th place
1994  Gold
1998 5th place
2002 5th place
2006  Gold
2010 5th place
2014  Silver
Totals
Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
21 2 3 4 9

World Championship[edit]

  • 1931 – 6th place
  • 1935 – 5th place
  • 1937 – 10th place
  • 1938 – 5th place
  • 1947 –  Silver
  • 1949 – 4th place
  • 1950 – 5th place
  • 1951 –  Silver
  • 1953 Gold
  • 1954 –  Bronze
  • 1955 – 5th place
  • 1957 Gold
  • 1958 –  Bronze
  • 1959 – 5th place
  • 1961 – 4th place
  • 1962 –  Gold
  • 1963 –  Silver
  • 1965 Bronze
  • 1966 – 4th place
  • 1967 –  Silver
  • 1969 –  Silver
  • 1970 –  Silver
  • 1971 –  Bronze
  • 1972 –  Bronze
  • 1973 Silver
  • 1974 Bronze
  • 1975 Bronze
  • 1976 Bronze
  • 1977 Silver
  • 1978 – 4th place
  • 1979 Bronze
  • 1981 Silver
  • 1982 – 4th place
  • 1983 – 4th place
  • 1985 – 6th place
  • 1986 Silver
  • 1987 Gold
  • 1989 – 4th place
  • 1990 Silver
  • 1991 Gold
  • 1992 Gold
  • 1993 Silver
  • 1994 Bronze
  • 1995 Silver
  • 1996 – 5th place
  • 1997 Silver
  • 1998 Gold
  • 1999 Bronze
  • 2000 – 7th place
  • 2001 Bronze
  • 2002 Bronze
  • 2003 Silver
  • 2004 Silver
  • 2005 – 4th place
  • 2006 Gold
  • 2007 – 4th place
  • 2008 – 4th place
  • 2009 Bronze
  • 2010 Bronze
  • 2011 Silver
  • 2012 – 6th place
  • 2013 Gold
  • 2014 Bronze
  • 2015

Canada Cup[edit]

  • 1976 – Finished in 4th place
  • 1981 – Finished in 5th place
  • 1984 Silver
  • 1987 Bronze
  • 1991 – Finished in 4th place

World Cup[edit]

  • 1996 – lost semi-finals
  • 2004 – lost quarter-finals

European Championship[edit]

  • 1921 –  Gold
  • 1922 –  Silver
  • 1923 –  Gold
  • 1924 –  Silver
  • 1932 –  Gold

All-time team record[edit]

The following table shows Sweden's all-time international record in official matches (WC, OG, EC), correct as of 10 June 2013.[7]

Against Played Won Drawn Lost GF GA
 Austria 16 12 2 2 76 11
 Belarus 9 8 0 1 35 17
 Belgium 3 3 0 0 41 2
 Canada 79 29 6 44 210 308
 Czech Republic 20 13 0 7 57 39
 Denmark 8 8 0 0 46 13
 Finland 75 43 15 17 279 180
 France 15 13 0 2 72 18
 Germany 15 13 1 1 68 23
 Great Britain 9 5 0 4 42 19
 Hungary 1 1 0 0 3 0
 Italy 18 15 3 0 122 25
 Japan 4 4 0 0 44 1
 Kazakhstan 1 1 0 0 7 2
 Latvia 12 10 1 1 53 18
 Netherlands 2 2 0 0 16 0
 Norway 17 15 1 1 97 25
 Poland 28 23 2 3 192 46
 Romania 4 4 0 0 35 4
 Russia 19 8 1 10 51 61
 Slovakia 11 4 2 5 31 28
 Slovenia 2 2 0 0 10 2
  Switzerland 45 34 5 6 241 87
 Ukraine 5 5 0 0 26 6
 United States 67 44 7 16 302 195
 Czechoslovakia 74 27 11 36 193 206
 East Germany 16 15 0 1 110 29
 Soviet Union 58 7 8 43 118 279
 West Germany 35 30 2 1 190 57
 Yugoslavia 2 2 0 0 19 1

Team[edit]

2014 Olympics roster[edit]

The following is the Swedish roster in the men's ice hockey tournament of the 2014 Winter Olympics.[8][9]

No. Pos. Name Height Weight Birthdate Birthplace 2013–14 team
1 G Enroth, JhonasJhonas Enroth 180 cm (5 ft 11 in) 700175000000000000075 kg (165 lb) 25 June 1988 Stockholm United States Buffalo Sabres (NHL)
3 D Ekman-Larsson, OliverOliver Ekman-Larsson 188 cm (6 ft 2 in) 700186000000000000086 kg (190 lb) 17 July 1991 Karlskrona United States Phoenix Coyotes (NHL)
4 D Hjalmarsson, NiklasNiklas Hjalmarsson 191 cm (6 ft 3 in) 700194000000000000094 kg (207 lb) 6 June 1987 Eksjö United States Chicago Blackhawks (NHL)
7 D Tallinder, HenrikHenrik Tallinder 193 cm (6 ft 4 in) 700198000000000000098 kg (216 lb) 10 January 1979 Stockholm United States Buffalo Sabres (NHL)
11 F Alfredsson, DanielDaniel AlfredssonA 182 cm (6 ft 0 in) 700192000000000000092 kg (203 lb) 11 December 1972 Gothenburg United States Detroit Red Wings (NHL)
14 F Berglund, PatrikPatrik Berglund 192 cm (6 ft 4 in) 700199000000000000099 kg (218 lb) 2 June 1988 Västerås United States St. Louis Blues (NHL)
16 F Krüger, MarcusMarcus Krüger 182 cm (6 ft 0 in) 700182000000000000082 kg (181 lb) 27 May 1990 Stockholm United States Chicago Blackhawks (NHL)
18 F Silfverberg, JakobJakob Silfverberg 186 cm (6 ft 1 in) 700191000000000000091 kg (201 lb) 13 October 1990 Gävle United States Anaheim Ducks (NHL)
19 F Backstrom, NicklasNicklas Bäckström 185 cm (6 ft 1 in) 700195000000000000095 kg (209 lb) 23 November 1987 Gävle United States Washington Capitals (NHL)
20 F Steen, AlexanderAlexander Steen 182 cm (6 ft 0 in) 700195000000000000095 kg (209 lb) 1 March 1984 Winnipeg United States St. Louis Blues (NHL)
21 F Eriksson, LouiLoui Eriksson 188 cm (6 ft 2 in) 700189000000000000089 kg (196 lb) 17 July 1985 Gothenburg United States Boston Bruins (NHL)
22 F Sedin, DanielDaniel Sedin 185 cm (6 ft 1 in) 700185000000000000085 kg (187 lb) 26 September 1980 Örnsköldsvik Canada Vancouver Canucks (NHL)
23 D Edler, AlexanderAlexander Edler 191 cm (6 ft 3 in) 700198000000000000098 kg (216 lb) 21 April 1986 Östersund Canada Vancouver Canucks (NHL)
27 D Oduya, JohnnyJohnny Oduya 183 cm (6 ft 0 in) 700186000000000000086 kg (190 lb) 1 October 1981 Stockholm United States Chicago Blackhawks (NHL)
30 G Lundqvist, HenrikHenrik Lundqvist 185 cm (6 ft 1 in) 700187000000000000087 kg (192 lb) 2 March 1982 Åre United States New York Rangers (NHL)
40 F Zetterberg, HenrikHenrik Zetterberg 183 cm (6 ft 0 in) 700186000000000000086 kg (190 lb) 9 October 1980 Njurunda United States Detroit Red Wings (NHL)
41 F Nyquist, GustavGustav Nyquist 180 cm (5 ft 11 in) 700189000000000000089 kg (196 lb) 1 September 1989 Halmstad United States Detroit Red Wings (NHL)
42 F Ericsson, JimmieJimmie Ericsson 187 cm (6 ft 2 in) 700184000000000000084 kg (185 lb) 22 February 1980 Skellefteå Sweden Skellefteå AIK (SHL)
50 G Gustavsson, JonasJonas Gustavsson 191 cm (6 ft 3 in) 700187000000000000087 kg (192 lb) 24 October 1984 Danderyd United States Detroit Red Wings (NHL)
52 D Ericsson, JonathanJonathan Ericsson 195 cm (6 ft 5 in) 7002102000000000000102 kg (225 lb) 2 March 1984 Karlskrona United States Detroit Red Wings (NHL)
55 D Kronwall, NiklasNiklas KronwallC 183 cm (6 ft 0 in) 700187000000000000087 kg (192 lb) 12 January 1981 Stockholm United States Detroit Red Wings (NHL)
62 F Hagelin, CarlCarl Hagelin 182 cm (6 ft 0 in) 700185000000000000085 kg (187 lb) 23 August 1988 Södertälje United States New York Rangers (NHL)
65 D Karlsson, ErikErik Karlsson 181 cm (5 ft 11 in) 700179000000000000079 kg (174 lb) 31 May 1990 Landsbro Canada Ottawa Senators (NHL)
90 F Johansson, MarcusMarcus Johansson 183 cm (6 ft 0 in) 700193000000000000093 kg (205 lb) 6 October 1990 Landskrona United States Washington Capitals (NHL)
92 F Landeskog, GabrielGabriel LandeskogA 185 cm (6 ft 1 in) 700199000000000000099 kg (218 lb) 23 November 1992 Stockholm United States Colorado Avalanche (NHL)

Forwards Johan Franzén and Henrik Sedin were also selected but were unable to participate due to injury. They were replaced by Gustav Nyquist and Marcus Johansson respectively. Henrik Zetterberg was originally named team captain but was replaced by Niklas Kronwall when Zetterberg left the Games due to injury.

2015 IIHF World Championships roster[edit]

Goaltenders
# Player Catches Height Weight Date of birth Team
1 Jhonas Enroth L 181 cm 82 kg 25 June 1988 Dallas Stars
31 Anders Nilsson L 195 cm 103 kg 19 March 1990 Ak Bars Kazan
35 Markus Svensson L 184 cm 87 kg 9 July 1984 Skellefteå AIK
Defensemen
# Player Shoots Height Weight Date of birth Team
3 John Klingberg R 186 cm 82 kg 14 August 1992 Dallas Stars
4 Staffan Kronwall L 194 cm 102 kg 10 September 1982 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl
8 Johan Fransson L 187 cm 90 kg 18 February 1985 Rapperswil-Jona Lakers
23 Oliver Ekman-Larsson L 188 cm 91 kg 17 July 1991 Arizona Coyotes
48 Daniel Rahimi L 190 cm 98 kg 28 April 1987 Linköpings HC
51 Jonas Ahnelöv L 190 cm 97 kg 11 December 1987 Modo Hockey
84 Oscar Klefbom L 192 cm 96 kg 20 July 1993 Edmonton Oilers
Forwards
# Player Shoots Height Weight Date of birth Team
10 Joakim Lindström L 184 cm 92 kg 5 December 1983 Toronto Maple Leafs
11 Simon Hjalmarsson L 184 cm 78 kg 1 February 1989 CSKA Moscow
15 Mattias Sjögren L 189 cm 97 kg 27 November 1987 Linköpings HC
16 Jacob Josefson L 185 cm 86 kg 2 March 1991 New Jersey Devils
20 Joel Lundqvist L 184 cm 91 kg 2 March 1982 Frölunda HC
21 Loui Eriksson L 188 cm 89 kg 17 July 1985 Boston Bruins
26 Martin Johansson L 180 cm 90 kg 24 October 1987 Örebro HK
27 Jimmie Ericsson L 187 cm 94 kg 22 February 1980 SKA Saint Petersburg
28 Elias Lindholm R 185 cm 87 kg 2 December 1994 Carolina Hurricanes
44 Nicklas Danielsson R 184 cm 83 kg 7 December 1984 Rapperswil-Jona Lakers
45 Oscar Möller R 178 cm 82 kg 22 January 1989 Ak Bars Kazan
49 Victor Rask L 188 cm 91 kg 1 March 1993 Carolina Hurricanes
53 Andreas Thuresson R 185 cm 92 kg 18 November 1987 Severstal Cherepovets
58 Anton Lander L 183 cm 85 kg 24 April 1991 Edmonton Oilers

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Includes Professional ice hockey world championships and the 1998 and 2002 Olympics only.
  2. ^ a b c Includes Olympics, World Championships, World Cups, Canada Cups and Summit Series.
  3. ^ http://library.la84.org/6oic/OfficialReports/1948/ORW1948.pdf
  4. ^ "NHL announces World Cup of Hockey for 2016". The Canadian Press. 2015-01-24. Retrieved January 29, 2015. 
  5. ^ Feltenmark, Anders. "Tre Kronor en poppis 69-åring" (PDF) (in Swedish). Swedish Ice Hockey Association. Archived from the original (PDF) on 29 May 2008. Retrieved 2008-04-21. 
  6. ^ "Sweden complete golden double". Eurosport. 2006-05-21. Archived from the original on 2006-10-09. Retrieved 2006-05-21. 
  7. ^ http://swehockey.se/ImageVault/Images/id_74/ImageVaultHandler.aspx
  8. ^ "TEAM SWEDEN – 2014 OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES" (PDF). Swedish Ice Hockey Association. 
  9. ^ Team Roster Sweden

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Tomas Johansson
Svenska Dagbladet Gold Medal
with
Marie-Helene Westin

1987
Succeeded by
Tomas Gustafson