26 September 1962 |
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||185 kg (408 lb; 29 st 2 lb)|
|Played for||Calgary Flames|
|NHL Draft||126th overall, 1988
|Olympic medal record|
|Men's ice hockey|
|1988 Calgary||Team competition|
|1994 Lillehammer||Team competition|
|1987 Austria||Ice hockey|
|1991 Finland||Ice hockey|
|1998 Switzerland||Ice hockey|
|1995 Sweden||Ice hockey|
|1993 Germany||Ice hockey|
|1986 Soviet Union||Ice hockey|
|1994 Italy||Ice hockey|
- Not to be confused with the deceased composer of Lifelover of the same name.
Bergqvist played for Rögle BK and Leksands IF between 1981 and 1989. He played 22 games in the NHL for the Calgary Flames in 1989–90. He then played in Germany for Mannheimer ERC before returning to Leksands IF in 1991, where he played until 1998. He won the Golden Puck as the top player in Sweden in 1995–96. In 1998–99 he played for VEU Feldkirch in Austria, winning the Alpine championship.
Bergqvist held the record for games played – 272 – for the Swedish national team, prior to his record being broken by Jörgen Jönsson in 2007. He participated in nine IIHF World Championships (on the gold medal team in 1987, 1991 and 1998), the 1988, 1992 and 1994 Olympics, the 1987 and 1991 Canada Cups, and the 1996 World Cup of Hockey.