Curt Lindström

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Curt "Curre" Lindström (born 26 November 1940) is a Swedish ice hockey coach.[1]

Career on international level[edit]

He coached Team Finland from 1993 to 1997, winning Finland's first Ice Hockey World Championships gold medal in 1995, and a silver world championships medal as well as Olympic bronze (as an assistant coach). He has won the same medals in coaching duties with Team Sweden, and has also coached the Latvian national men's ice hockey team.

Career on club level[edit]

Lindström stepped in to coach Ilves in the Finnish SM-liiga in the 2004–2005 season after a disappointing start to the season, and led the team to the quarterfinals, where they were beaten by Jokerit. In November 2005, Lindström was hired as a new head coach to Jokerit after the team had a miserable early season under former player and rookie coach Waltteri Immonen. Jokerit were left out of Play Offs at the end of the season. His contract was only for the reminder of 05–06 season, so he left his place as head coach before the start of 06–07 season.

Coaching style[edit]

Lindström is known as one of the finest motivators in international levels. Some critics say that he is not as tactically talented as he is verbally.


Preceded by
Pentti Matikainen
Finnish national ice hockey team coach
Succeeded by
Hannu Aravirta
Preceded by
Haralds Vasiļjevs
Latvian national ice hockey team coach
Succeeded by
Leonīds Beresņevs
Preceded by
Vaclav Sykora
Ilves coach
Succeeded by
Kari Eloranta
Preceded by
Waltteri Immonen
Jokerit head coach
Succeeded by
Doug Shedden