Frölunda HC

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Frölunda HC
2015–16 Frölunda HC season
Frölunda HC logo.svg
City Gothenburg, Sweden
League Swedish Hockey League
Founded 3 February 1938
Home arena Scandinavium
Colors Red, green, gold, white
General manager Sweden Christian Lechtaler
Head coach Sweden Roger Rönnberg
Captain Sweden Joel Lundqvist
Franchise history
1944–1984 Västra Frölunda IF
1984–2004 Västra Frölunda HC
2004–present Frölunda HC
Le Mat Trophy 1965, 2003, 2005, 2016

Frölunda Hockey Club, also known as the Frölunda Indians,[1] is a Swedish professional ice hockey club based in Gothenburg. They are currently playing in the highest Swedish league, Swedish Hockey League (SHL; formerly Elitserien), where they have played the majority of the seasons during the club's existence. The last time they played in the lower division, Allsvenskan, was in 1995. Frölunda have won the national championship title four times, in 1965, 2003, 2005 and 2016.

The club was originally founded on 3 February 1938,[2] as an ice hockey section in Västra Frölunda IF and became independent on 29 March 1984.[3] On 16 June 2004, the club shortened the name from Västra Frölunda Hockey Club to Frölunda Hockey Club.[citation needed]

Frölunda's home venue is the Scandinavium arena in central Gothenburg, which has a capacity of 12,044 people. Frölundaborg is used when Scandinavium is occupied with other events. Frölunda's average home attendance has been the highest in the league for over a decade.[4]


In 2003 Frölunda became the champions after a 38-year hiatus. The final game in Scandinavium on 7 April against Färjestad BK was ended by late season recruit Tomi Kallio in the third overtime period.

In the 2004–05 season, the club's 60th anniversary and 20th as independent club, the team won the league title, by having the best record during the regular season, and the Swedish Championship. That particular year was notable because the National Hockey League had a labour stoppage due to negotiations between the league and the players association. Many professional hockey players who could not play in the NHL chose to play in European or North American leagues. The largest number of professional NHL players were in Sweden during the season, including Gothenburg native Daniel Alfredsson, who joined his hometown club for the season. This increased the quality of play and many observers said that Elitserien was the best league in the world during 2004–05.[5]

Frölunda set a new Elitserien record on 6 April 2006, by winning the Elitserien playoff semi finals against Linköpings HC 4–3 after trailing the series 1–3. The season ended with a 2–4 defeat against Färjestads BK in the finals. The second game in the finals Ronnie Sundin played his 685th game for Frölunda becoming the player with most career games for the club.

Season-by-season results[edit]

Fredrik Pettersson playing for Frölunda

This is a partial list of the last five seasons completed by Frölunda. For the full season-by-season history, see Frölunda HC seasons.

Season League Regular season[6] Post season results
Finish GP W L T GF GA Pts
2008–09 Elitserien 3rd 55 25 20 10 144 130 91 Won in Quarterfinals, 4–1 (Luleå)
Lost in Semifinals, 2–4 (HV71)
2009–10 Elitserien 7th 55 22 22 11 155 156 78 Lost in Quarterfinals, 3–4 (Linköping)
2010–11 Elitserien 9th 55 19 24 12 128 158 74 Did not qualify
2011–12 Elitserien 5th 55 22 17 16 140 113 90 Lost in Quarterfinals, 2–4 (Brynäs)
2012–13 Elitserien 6th 55 21 21 12 123 126 84 Lost in Quarterfinals, 2–4 (Luleå)

Team records[edit]


Regular season[edit]



  • Most points in a season: 112 (2004–05)
  • Most wins in a season: 33 (2004–05)
  • Most goals in a season: 181 (2001–02)
  • Fewest goals against in a season: 96 (2004–05)

Scoring leaders[edit]

These are the top-ten point-scorers of Frölunda HC since the 1975–76 season. Figures are updated after each completed regular season. Bold indicates a player still active with Frölunda. Note: GP = Games Played, G = Goals, A = Assists, Pts = Points

Player POS GP G A Pts
Niklas Andersson LW 763 258 422 680
Patrik Carnbäck LW 553 216 274 490
Tomi Kallio RW 553 225 248 473
Jonas Johnson C 599 181 236 417
Magnus Kahnberg RW 639 190 177 367
Jörgen Pettersson LW 357 188 141 329
Peter Gustavsson C 414 157 157 314
Stefan Larsson D 684 136 174 310
Christer Kellgren LW 342 162 144 306
Joel Lundqvist C 540 120 179 299

Current roster[edit]

Updated January 19, 2015.[7][8]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
16 Sweden Axelsson, AntonAnton Axelsson LW L 30 2011 Kungälv, Sweden
5 Sweden Bäckman, ChristianChristian Bäckman (AInjured Reserve D L 36 2009 Alingsås, Sweden
18 Sweden Blidh, AntonAnton Blidh LW L 21 2013 Mölnlycke, Sweden
3 Sweden Bohm, OliverOliver Bohm Injured Reserve D L 24 2010 Karlstad, Sweden
33 Sweden Fälth, EliasElias Fälth D R 35 2014 Nacka, Sweden
66 Sweden Fantenberg, OscarOscar Fantenberg D L 25 2014 Ljungby, Sweden
35 Sweden Fernström, LinusLinus Fernström G L 29 2011 Stenungsund, Sweden
22 Sweden Figren, RobinRobin Figren RW R 28 2013 Stockholm, Sweden
9 Sweden Görtz, MaxMax Görtz RW R 23 2013 Höör, Sweden
56 Sweden Gustafsson, ErikErik Gustafsson D L 24 2013 Nynäshamn, Sweden
10 Sweden Janmark, MattiasMattias Janmark C L 23 2014 Danderyd, Sweden
1 Sweden Johansson, LarsLars Johansson G L 29 2013 Avesta, Sweden
88 Sweden Johnson, AndreasAndreas Johnson LW L 22 2012 Gävle, Sweden
11 Sweden Kahnberg, MagnusMagnus Kahnberg RW R 36 2011 Mölndal, Sweden
26 Sweden Karlsson, ErikErik Karlsson W L 22 2012 Lerum, Sweden
7 Sweden Larsson, JacobJacob Larsson D L 19 2013 Ljungby, Sweden
31 Sweden Lasu, NicklasNicklas Lasu LW L 27 2005 Mölndal, Sweden
62 Finland Lehkonen, ArtturiArtturi Lehkonen LW L 21 2014 Piikkiö, Finland
20 Sweden Lundqvist, JoelJoel Lundqvist (C) C L 34 2009 Åre, Sweden
8 Sweden Nyberg, JohnJohn Nyberg D L 20 2011 Ljungby, Sweden
41 Norway Olimb, MathisMathis Olimb (A) C L 30 2011 Oslo, Norway
46 Sweden Persson, ChristofferChristoffer Persson D L 31 2011 Gothenburg, Sweden
51 Norway Rosseli Olsen, MatsMats Rosseli Olsen RW L 25 2012 Oslo, Norway
44 Sweden Widerström, PontusPontus Widerström LW L 22 2010 Gothenburg, Sweden
6 Sweden Wikstrand, MikaelMikael Wikstrand D L 22 2013 Karlstad, Sweden

Honored members[edit]

Team captain and playing coach Lars-Eric Lundvall hoisting the Le Mat Trophy when Frölunda won the Swedish Championship in 1965. Lundvall's jersey number 13 is retired by Frölunda.

Frölunda Hockey have retired the numbers of four players, all on 3 March 2002. The number retired were; the number 13 worn by Lars Erik Lundvall, who spent eight seasons with Frölunda, all of them serving as team captain. The number 14 worn by Ronald "Sura Pelle" Pettersson, who spent seven seasons with Frölunda before suffering a career-ending injury on 14 December 1967. The duo of Lundvall and Pettersson was one of the reason behind Frölunda's success in the 60's and secured that hockey got a strong foothold in Gothenburg. The number 19 worn by Jörgen Pettersson during his two stints with Frölunda. Pettersson joined the club in 1970 and played ten seasons for the club before joining the St. Louis Blues of the NHL. After five seasons in the NHL he returned and played another three seasons for the club. The number 29 worn by Stefan Larsson during his sixteen seasons with Frölunda. With the exception of two seasons, Larsson played for Frölunda his entire professional career.

Two Frölunda players have been inducted into the International Ice Hockey Federation's Hall of Fame. Forward Ulf Sterner, played three seasons for Frölunda before becoming the first European-trained player to play in the NHL during his short sojourn with the New York Rangers during the 1964–65 NHL season; he was inducted in 2001.[9] Forward Ronald "Sura Pelle" Pettersson, represented team Sweden in three olympic games and ten IIHF World Championships, totaling 252 games played for the national team; he was inducted in 2004.[9] In 2003, former Frölunda players Christian Ruuttu and Jorma Salmi were inducted to the Finnish Hockey Hall of Fame.[10]


Head coaches[edit]

Team captains[edit]




  1. ^ "Facts". Frölunda HC. Archived from the original on 24 May 2006. Retrieved 29 January 2007. 
  2. ^ Szemberg, Szymon. Västra Frölunda 50 År. p. 12. 
  3. ^ Szemberg, Szymon. Västra Frölunda 50 År. p. 170. 
  4. ^ "Official Statistics". Swedish Ice Hockey Federation. 
  5. ^ "Elitserien världens bästa hockeyliga" (PDF) (in Swedish). Pro Hockey. 27 April 2005. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 December 2006. Retrieved 25 January 2007. 
  6. ^ Code explanation; GP—Games played, W—Wins, L—Losses, T—Tied games, GF—Goals for, GA—Goals against, Pts—Points
  7. ^ "Spelartruppen 2014/2015" (in Swedish). Retrieved 2015-01-19. 
  8. ^ "Frölunda - Team roster". Retrieved 2015-01-19. 
  9. ^ a b "Complete list of IIHF Hall of Fame Inductees from 1997–2006". International Ice Hockey Federation. Archived from the original on 11 December 2006. Retrieved 28 February 2007. 
  10. ^ "Finnish Hall of Fame – Honoured Members". Finnish Hockey Hall of Fame. Retrieved 28 February 2007. 

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