Jonas Bergqvist

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Jonas Bergqvist
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Born (1962-09-26) 26 September 1962 (age 52)
Hässleholm, Sweden
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 185 kg (408 lb; 29 st 2 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Left
Played for Calgary Flames
National team  Sweden
NHL Draft 126th overall, 1988
Calgary Flames
Playing career 1981–1999
Olympic medal record
Men's ice hockey
Bronze medal – third place 1988 Calgary Team competition
Gold medal – first place 1994 Lillehammer Team competition
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1987 Austria Ice hockey
Gold medal – first place 1991 Finland Ice hockey
Gold medal – first place 1998 Switzerland Ice hockey
Silver medal – second place 1995 Sweden Ice hockey
Silver medal – second place 1993 Germany Ice hockey
Silver medal – second place 1986 Soviet Union Ice hockey
Bronze medal – third place 1994 Italy Ice hockey
Not to be confused with the deceased composer of Lifelover of the same name.

Jonas Pär Bergqvist (born 26 September 1962 in Hässleholm, Sweden) is a retired Swedish ice hockey right winger, who twice won an Olympic medal in his career.

Playing career[edit]

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.

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Preceded by
Tomas Jonsson
Golden Puck
1996
Succeeded by
Jörgen Jönsson