Brynäs IF

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Brynäs IF
Brynäs IF logo.svg
CityGävle, Sweden
LeagueSwedish Hockey League
Founded12 May 1912; 107 years ago (1912-05-12)
Home arenaGavlerinken Arena
Colors              
General managerAndreas Dackell
Head coachMagnus Sundquist
CaptainJacob Blomqvist
Websitewww.brynas.se
Le Mat Trophy(13) (1964, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1976, 1977, 1980, 1993, 1999, 2012)

Brynäs IF is a professional Swedish ice hockey team from Gävle. The club currently plays in the Swedish Hockey League (SHL), the top tier of ice hockey in Sweden. The club has played in the top-tier league since 1960.

History[edit]

Brynäs IF was formed by Nils Norin, Ferdinand Blomkvist, and Thure Ternström on 12 May 1912[1] and began to play ice hockey in 1939. The club has also competed in association football, athletics, bandy, swimming, and water polo.[citation needed] The team has played in the hockey league's top flight since 1960 and has won the Swedish championship 13 times, most recently in 2012.

Brynäs IF became the world's first ice hockey club to collaborate with the United Nations Program UNICEF, after signing a five-year contract with the organisation on 20 November 2013 (expiring in 2018).[2] On 3 June 2014, the club also signed a five-year contract with Gävle Municipality (expiring after the 2018–19 season). The municipality acquired the naming rights for the club's home arena and renamed it Gavlerinken Arena.[3] The latter collaboration also meant the municipality would pay the club to play with ad-free jerseys, starting in the 2014–15 season, as the only SHL team.[4]

Season-by-season[edit]

This is a partial list, featuring the five most recent completed seasons. For a more complete list, see List of Brynäs IF seasons.

Season Level Division Record Attendance Notes
Position W–OTW–OTL–L
2013–14 Tier 1 SHL 4th 19–11–6–19 5,920
Swedish Championship playoffs 1–4 6,286 Lost in quarterfinals, 1–4 vs Färjestad
2014–15 Tier 1 SHL 10th 19–3–5–28 5,103
Swedish Championship playoffs 2–5 6,104 Lost in quarterfinals, 0–4 vs Skellefteå AIK
2015–16 Tier 1 SHL 10th 21–4–3–24 5,403
Swedish Championship playoffs 1–2 5,368 Lost in 1/8 finals, 1–2 vs Djurgårdens IF Hockey
2016–17 Tier 1 SHL 5th 27–4–4–17 5,425
Swedish Championship playoffs 11–9 7,298 Lost in final, 3–4 vs HV71  Silver
2017–18 Tier 1 SHL 10th 21–2–3–26 5,380
Swedish Championship playoffs 3–5 6,008 Lost in quarterfinals, 0–4 vs Växjö Lakers

Players and personnel[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Updated 7 July 2019[5][6]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
9 Sweden Niclas Andersén (A) D L 31 2014 Grums, Sweden
14 Sweden Johan Alcén LW L 31 2015 Sandviken, Sweden
12 Sweden Samuel Asklöf C L 21 2016 Gävle, Sweden
44 Sweden Jacob Blomqvist (C) C R 32 2014 Hedesunda, Sweden
74 Sweden Nicklas Danielsson RW R 34 2018 Uppsala, Sweden
Canada Jaedon Descheneau RW R 24 2019 Leduc, Alberta, Canada
30 Sweden Joacim Eriksson G R 29 2018 Hedesunda, Sweden
10 Sweden Marcus Ersson D L 21 2015 Gävle, Sweden
33 Sweden Samuel Ersson G L 19 2019 Falun, Sweden
27 Sweden Emil Forslund RW R 25 2018 Tidaholm, Sweden
31 Sweden Jonathan Granström C L 33 2016 Orsa, Sweden
Sweden Josef Ingman D R 24 2019 Örnsköldsvik, Sweden
5 Sweden Lukas Kilström (A) D L 29 2013 Södertälje, Sweden
66 Sweden Alexander Lindelöf D L 23 2019 Västerås, Sweden
4 Sweden Niclas Lundgren D L 29 2018 Västerås, Sweden
79 Sweden Daniel Mannberg RW R 26 2015 Boden, Sweden
47 Sweden Erik Norin D R 27 2018 Täby, Sweden
26 Sweden Linus Olund C L 22 2019 Gävle, Sweden
18 Sweden Anton Rödin LW L 28 2019 Stockholm, Sweden
72 Sweden Joachim Rohdin RW R 27 2018 Gävle, Sweden
51 Finland Tomi Sallinen C L 30 2018 Espoo, Finland
41 Canada Greg Scott C R 31 2019 Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Canada Jonathan Sigalet D L 33 2019 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
36 Norway Samuel Solem LW L 20 2017 Lørenskog, Norway
20 Sweden Marcus Westfält C L 19 2017 Stockholm, Sweden
28 Sweden Lukas Zetterberg RW R 22 2019 Västerås, Sweden


Team captains[edit]

Head coaches[edit]

Franchise records and leaders[edit]

Individual season records[edit]

Scoring leaders[edit]

These are the top-ten point-scorers in SHL history. Figures are updated after each completed SHL regular season.[7][8]

Note: Pos = Position; GP = Games Played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; P/G = Points per game;      = current Brynäs IF player

Points
Player Pos GP G A Pts P/G
Lars-Göran Nilsson F 425 273 257 530 1.25
Håkan Wickberg F 363 253 241 494 1.36
Tord Lundström F 367 261 232 493 1.34
Ove Molin RW 772 192 295 487 .63
Jan Larsson C 598 189 281 470 .79
Stefan Karlsson F 428 252 140 392 .92
Anders Huss C 574 189 183 372 .65
Andreas Dackell RW 524 132 217 349 .67
Tommy Sjödin D 681 117 198 315 .46
Hans Lindberg F 246 209 105 314 1.28

Trophies and awards[edit]

Team[edit]

Le Mat Trophy

  • 1963–64, 1965–66, 1966–67, 1967–68, 1969–70, 1970–71, 1971–72, 1975–76, 1976–77, 1979–80, 1992–93, 1998–99, 2011–12

Individual[edit]

Coach of the Year

Guldhjälmen

Guldpucken

Håkan Loob Trophy

Honken Trophy

Rinkens Riddare

Rookie of the Year

References[edit]

  1. ^ Martin Alsiö (April 2004). "Allsvenska klubbarnas födelsedagar" (PDF) (in Swedish). Bolletinen. Retrieved 10 October 2011.
  2. ^ "Brynäs IF och UNICEF i unikt samarbete" (in Swedish). Brynäs IF. 20 November 2013. Retrieved 23 June 2014.
  3. ^ "Gävle kommun går in som huvudpartner till Brynäs IF" (in Swedish). Brynäs IF. 3 June 2014. Retrieved 4 June 2014.
  4. ^ "Brynäs spelar med reklamfria ställ" (in Swedish). Gefle Dagblad. 6 June 2014. Archived from the original on 13 September 2014. Retrieved 23 June 2014.
  5. ^ "A-laget > Spelartrupp" (in Swedish). www.brynas.se. 2019-05-19. Retrieved 2019-05-19.
  6. ^ "Eliteprospects.com - Brynäs". www.eliteprospects.com. Retrieved 2017-05-17.
  7. ^ "Brynäs ‑ All-Time SHL Leaders". QuantHockey.com. 22 March 2019. Retrieved 22 March 2019.
  8. ^ "All-Time Stats for Brynäs". eliteprospects.com. Retrieved 22 March 2019.

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