Anders Eldebrink

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Anders Eldebrink
Anders Eldebrink.jpg
Born (1960-12-11) December 11, 1960 (age 56)
Morjärv, SWE
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Right
Played for Vancouver Canucks
Quebec Nordiques
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 1976–1998
Medal record
Representing  Sweden
Men's ice hockey
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1987 Austria
Silver medal – second place 1981 Sweden
Silver medal – second place 1986 Soviet Union
Silver medal – second place 1990 Switzerland
Winter Olympics
Bronze medal – third place 1988 Calgary

Anders Karl Daniel Eldebrink (born December 11, 1960 in Morjärv, Sweden) is a retired ice hockey defenceman in the SEL in the 1970s and 1980s. He also played 165 games for the Swedish national team.

Playing career[edit]

Eldebrink began his career at age 16 in 1976 in the Swedish Elite League. Playing for Södertälje SK, he was named player of the year in 1985 and MVP in 1988 and 1989. They won the league championship in 1985. Later he played in Switzerland for EHC Kloten, winning the league championship in 1993, 1994, and 1995. He also played two NHL seasons with the Vancouver Canucks and Quebec Nordiques.

Internationally, he was on the 1984 and 1987 Swedish Canada Cup teams, which made the final in 1984; the IIHF World Championships gold medal team in 1987; and the Olympic Bronze medal team in 1988. He was named to the World Championship all-star team in 1989.

On 14 April 2014 it was announced that he had been appointed to the Swedish Hockey Hall of Fame.[1]

Coaching career[edit]

After his playing career, Eldebrink became Sports Manager of the Södertälje SK team in 1998.

When Vladimir Yurzinov was released as the coach of EHC Kloten in October 2004, Anders Eldebrink became the new coach for the Flyers. His assistant coach is his former team mate Felix Hollenstein.

During the 2012–13 Elitserien season, Eldebrink replaced Per-Erik Johnsson as head coach of AIK IF.[2]

Personal[edit]

He is the younger brother of the former athlete Kenth Eldebrink and cousin with Robert Nordmark.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1976–77 Södertälje SK SEL 2 0 0 0 2
1977–78 Södertälje SK SEL 27 4 2 6 14
1978–79 Södertälje SK Swe-2 36 8 10 18 40 9 3 5 8 8
1979–80 Södertälje SK Swe-2 35 15 11 26 16
1980–81 Södertälje SK SEL 36 5 18 23 37
1981–82 Vancouver Canucks NHL 38 1 8 9 21 13 0 0 0 10
1982–83 Vancouver Canucks NHL 5 1 1 2 0
1982–83 Fredericton Express AHL 47 7 26 33 14 12 2 11 13 0
1982–83 Quebec Nordiques NHL 12 1 2 3 8 1 0 0 0 0
1983–84 Södertälje SK SEL 36 10 17 27 40 3 3 0 3 2
1984–85 Södertälje SK SEL 34 10 12 22 20 8 2 6 8 14
1985–86 Södertälje SK SEL 34 13 16 29 30 7 4 2 6 8
1986–87 Södertälje SK SEL 31 11 15 26 40
1987–88 Södertälje SK SEL 40 12 18 30 54 2 0 0 0 0
1988–89 Södertälje SK SEL 38 13 22 35 42 5 5 3 8 10
1989–90 Södertälje SK SEL 39 10 20 30 32 2 0 1 1 8
1990–91 EHC Kloten NDA 34 15 23 38 10 1 6 7
1991–92 EHC Kloten NDA 38 16 17 33 22
1992–93 EHC Kloten NDA 36 14 26 40 65 11 3 8 11 2
1993–94 EHC Kloten NDA 36 14 29 43 18 12 4 8 12 14
1994–95 EHC Kloten NDA 25 8 16 24 16 12 1 10 11 10
1995–96 Södertälje SK Swe-2 32 9 11 20 28 4 2 3 5 4
1996–97 EHC Kloten NDA 39 10 13 23 22
1997–98 Södertälje SK SEL 42 8 11 19 28
SEL totals 359 96 151 247 339 27 14 12 26 42
NHL totals 55 3 11 14 29 14 0 0 0 10
NDA totals 208 77 124 201 143 45 9 32 41 26

International[edit]

Year Team Event   GP G A Pts PIM
1981 Sweden WC 8 0 0 0 2
1984 Sweden CC 8 0 4 4 6
1985 Sweden WC 8 2 1 3 18
1986 Sweden WC 7 1 0 1 6
1987 Sweden WC 10 3 2 5 4
1987 Sweden CC 6 1 2 3 4
1988 Sweden OLY 8 4 6 10 4
1989 Sweden WC 9 5 3 8 2
1990 Sweden WC 10 2 5 7 10
Senior totals 74 18 23 41 56

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tommy Bergman (14 April 2016). "Anders Eldebrink invald i Hall of Fame" (in Swedish). SVT Sport. Retrieved 14 April 2016. 
  2. ^ http://swedishhockeynews.com/2013/06/03/aik-assemble-coaching-trio/

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Per-Erik Eklund
Golden Puck
1985
Succeeded by
Tommy Samuelsson