Jörgen Jönsson

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Jörgen Jönsson
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Jörgen Jönsson to the right
Born (1972-09-29) 29 September 1972 (age 44)
Ängelholm, Sweden
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 194 lb (88 kg; 13 st 12 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
Played for Rögle BK
New York Islanders
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
Färjestads BK
National team  Sweden
NHL Draft 227th overall, 1994
Calgary Flames
Playing career 1990–2009
Medal record
Representing  Sweden
Men's ice hockey
Winter Olympic
Gold medal – first place 1994 Lillehammer
Gold medal – first place 2006 Turin
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1998 Switzerland
Gold medal – first place 2006 Latvia
Silver medal – second place 1997 Finland
Silver medal – second place 2003 Finland
Silver medal – second place 2004 Czech Republic
Bronze medal – third place 1994 Italy
Bronze medal – third place 1999 Norway
Bronze medal – third place 2001 Germany
Bronze medal – third place 2002 Sweden

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.

Career[edit]

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.

On 9 April 2009, he retired from professional hockey.[1] Färjestads BK, for whom Jönsson played 13 seasons, has retired no. 21 in his honor.

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.[2]

International[edit]

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.

Private[edit]

His brother Kenny Jönsson is also a well-known Swedish ice hockey player who spent 11 seasons in the NHL, representing Toronto Maple Leafs and the New York Islanders.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1989–90 Rögle BK Swe-2 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0
1990–91 Rögle BK Swe-2 21 4 2 6 2 12 2 1 3 2
1991–92 Rögle BK Swe-2 27 1 8 9 6 5 0 0 0 0
1992–93 Rögle BK SEL 40 17 11 28 28
1993–94 Rögle BK SEL 40 17 14 31 46
1994–95 Rögle BK SEL 22 4 6 10 18
1995–96 Färjestads BK SEL 39 11 15 26 36 8 0 4 4 6
1996–97 Färjestads BK SEL 49 12 21 33 58 14 9 5 14 14
1997–98 Färjestads BK SEL 45 22 25 47 53 12 2 9 11 12
1998–99 Färjestads BK SEL 48 17 24 41 44 4 0 2 2 4
1999–2000 New York Islanders NHL 68 11 17 28 16
1999–2000 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 13 1 2 3 0
2000–01 Färjestads BK SEL 50 20 26 46 32 15 5 12 17 12
2001–02 Färjestads BK SEL 50 22 17 39 20 10 5 1 6 16
2002–03 Färjestads BK SEL 49 16 23 39 58 14 0 4 4 2
2003–04 Färjestads BK SEL 49 16 21 37 24 17 6 6 12 16
2004–05 Färjestads BK SEL 50 11 21 32 38 15 4 4 8 6
2005–06 Färjestads BK SEL 48 17 16 33 60 18 9 9 18 6
2006–07 Färjestads BK SEL 48 15 32 47 44 9 0 6 6 4
2007–08 Färjestads BK SEL 42 6 20 26 24 12 5 5 10 12
2008–09 Färjestads BK SEL 42 8 12 20 32 12 3 7 10 12
SEL totals 711 231 304 535 615 160 48 74 122 122
NHL totals 81 12 19 31 16

International[edit]

Year Team Event   GP G A Pts PIM
1994 Sweden OLY 6 0 0 0 0
1994 Sweden WC 7 3 2 5 4
1997 Sweden WC 11 5 2 7 6
1998 Sweden OLY 1 0 0 0 0
1998 Sweden WC 10 2 1 3 8
1999 Sweden WC 10 3 1 4 10
2000 Sweden WC 6 0 2 2 2
2001 Sweden WC 9 2 3 5 0
2002 Sweden OLY 4 0 0 0 4
2002 Sweden WC 9 1 3 4 6
2003 Sweden WC 9 4 2 6 14
2004 Sweden WC 9 1 3 4 2
2004 Sweden WCH 4 0 0 0 0
2005 Sweden WC 9 2 3 5 2
2006 Sweden OLY 8 1 1 2 4
2006 Sweden WC 6 3 1 4 0
Senior totals 127 27 32 59 66

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jörgen Jönsson
  2. ^ "Jörgen Jönsson slutar som tränare". Expressen. 20 April 2011. Retrieved 21 April 2011. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Jonas Bergkvist
Golden Puck
1997
Succeeded by
Ulf Dahlén