Jörgen Jönsson to the right
29 September 1972 |
|Height||183 cm (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||88 kg (194 lb; 13 st 12 lb)|
|Played for||Rögle BK
New York Islanders
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
|NHL Draft||227th overall, 1994
|Men's ice hockey|
|2004 Czech Republic|
Ulf Peter Jörgen Jönsson (born 29 September 1972) is a retired Swedish professional ice hockey player who last played for Färjestads BK of the Swedish Elitserien. He has represented the Team Sweden 285 times, making him the record holder for most games played in the national team. Jörgen Jönsson is also the older brother of former NHL-star Kenny Jönsson, and the two played 68 games in North America together as teammates.
Jönsson started his professional career in Rögle BK and has also played in the NHL (for the New York Islanders and Mighty Ducks of Anaheim), but chose moving home after one season because he wanted to be with his family. Jönsson is a highly respected player in the Swedish national team. During his career, he was the captain of Team Sweden, unless Mats Sundin was available. On 11 February 2007, he played in his 273rd game for the national team, breaking the record held by Jonas Bergqvist, eventually playing in 285 games for the national team.
Jönsson won Guldpucken (Sweden's player of the year) in 1997.
As of the World Championship 2006 he is the only player who has won Olympic gold, World Championship gold and the national (Elitserien) playoffs during one season.
Prior to the 2009–10 season, Jönsson was named an assistant general manager of Färjestad. Prior to that season's playoffs, he was named an assistant coach of Färjestad. In the 2010–11 season Jönsson continued to work for Färjestad as an assistant coach. After the 2010–11 season, however, it was announced that he had decided to leave Färjestad as an assistant coach.
He has earned his two Olympic gold medals, two World Championship gold medals and five national gold medals and is one of Sweden's best known hockey players.
Regular season and playoffs
|1999–2000||New York Islanders||NHL||68||11||17||28||16||—||—||—||—||—|
|1999–2000||Mighty Ducks of Anaheim||NHL||13||1||2||3||0||—||—||—||—||—|
- Biographical information and career statistics from Eliteprospects.com, or Eurohockey.com, or Legends of Hockey, or The Internet Hockey Database
- Former NHLer Jönsson Sets Standard for Team Sweden from NHL.com. Retrieved 15 February 2007.