Viking Award

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The Viking Award is awarded annually to the best Swedish ice hockey player in North America. The winner is decided by a vote among all Swedish-born players participating in the NHL or the NHL farm-team leagues. Only Mats Sundin has received the award four times. Peter Forsberg, Markus Näslund, Börje Salming, and Henrik Zetterberg have received it three times.

Winners[edit]

Season Winner Team Position Win #
1975–76 Salming, BörjeBörje Salming Toronto Maple Leafs D 1
1976–77 Salming, BörjeBörje Salming Toronto Maple Leafs D 2
1977–78 Nilsson, UlfUlf Nilsson Winnipeg Jets C 1
1978–79 Salming, BörjeBörje Salming Toronto Maple Leafs D 3
1979–80 Hedberg, AndersAnders Hedberg New York Rangers RW 1
1980–81 Nilsson, KentKent Nilsson Calgary Flames C 1
1981–82 Gradin, ThomasThomas Gradin Vancouver Canucks C 1
1982–83 Lindbergh, PellePelle Lindbergh Philadelphia Flyers G 1
1983–84 Sundström, PatrikPatrik Sundström Vancouver Canucks F 1
1984–85 Näslund, MatsMats Näslund Montreal Canadiens LW 1
1985–86 Näslund, MatsMats Näslund Montreal Canadiens LW 2
1986–87 Sandström, TomasTomas Sandström New York Rangers RW 1
1987–88 Loob, HåkanHåkan Loob Calgary Flames RW 1
1988–89 Sundström, PatrikPatrik Sundström New Jersey Devils F 2
1989–90 Steen, ThomasThomas Steen Winnipeg Jets F 1
1990–91 Sandström, TomasTomas Sandström Los Angeles Kings RW 2
1991–92 Johansson, CalleCalle Johansson Washington Capitals D 1
1992–93 Sundin, MatsMats Sundin Quebec Nordiques C 1
1993–94 Sundin, MatsMats Sundin Quebec Nordiques C 2
1994–95 Renberg, MikaelMikael Renberg Philadelphia Flyers RW 1
1995–96 Forsberg, PeterPeter Forsberg Colorado Avalanche C 1
1996–97 Sundin, MatsMats Sundin Toronto Maple Leafs C 3
1997–98 Forsberg, PeterPeter Forsberg Colorado Avalanche C 2
1998–99 Forsberg, PeterPeter Forsberg Colorado Avalanche C 3
1999–2000 Lidström, NicklasNicklas Lidström Detroit Red Wings D 1
2000–01 Näslund, MarkusMarkus Näslund Vancouver Canucks LW 1
2001–02 Sundin, MatsMats Sundin Toronto Maple Leafs C 4
2002–03 Näslund, MarkusMarkus Näslund Vancouver Canucks LW 2
2003–04 Näslund, MarkusMarkus Näslund Vancouver Canucks LW 3
2004–05 2004–05 NHL lockout
No winner
2005–06 Lidström, NicklasNicklas Lidström Detroit Red Wings D 2
2006-07 Zetterberg, HenrikHenrik Zetterberg Detroit Red Wings LW 1
2007–08 Zetterberg, HenrikHenrik Zetterberg Detroit Red Wings LW 2
2008–09 Bäckström, NicklasNicklas Bäckström Washington Capitals C 1
2009–10 Sedin, HenrikHenrik Sedin Vancouver Canucks C 1
2010–11 Sedin, DanielDaniel Sedin Vancouver Canucks LW 1
2011–12 Karlsson, ErikErik Karlsson Ottawa Senators D 1
2012–13 Zetterberg, HenrikHenrik Zetterberg Detroit Red Wings LW 3
2013–14 Steen, AlexanderAlexander Steen St. Louis Blues LW 1

Source: http://www.swehockey.se/Startsidesnyheter/2012/Maj2012/Hederspriser20112012/


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