Lars Björn

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Lars Björn
Lars Björn
Born (1931-12-16) 16 December 1931 (age 92)
Stockholm, Sweden
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 103 kg (227 lb; 16 st 3 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for Djurgårdens IF
National team  Sweden
Playing career 1949–1966
Medal record
Men's ice hockey
Representing  Sweden
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 1952 Oslo Team competition
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1958 Oslo Team
Gold medal – first place 1957 Moscow Team
Bronze medal – third place 1954 Stockholm Team
Gold medal – first place 1953 Basel and Zurich Team
Tre Kronor in November 1958, from the left, standing: Lasse Björn, Karl-Sören Hedlund, Einar Granath, Sigurd Bröms, Nils Nilsson, Carl-Göran Öberg, Göran Lysén, Uno Öhrlund, Roland Stoltz; front row: Sven Tumba, Hasse Svedberg, Yngve Johansson, Ronald Pettersson, Vilgot Larsson and Rune Gudmundsson.

Lars Gunnar Raldo "Lasse" Björn (born 16 December 1931) is a Swedish former ice hockey defenceman who played 217 games for the national team Tre Kronor. He was born in Stockholm, Sweden.[1] He won nine Swedish ice hockey championships with Djurgårdens IF between 1950 and 1963, making him the only player ever to have won that many championships. He participated in nine IIHF World Championship tournaments, winning gold in 1953 and 1957 and three bronze medals. He participated in three Winter Olympics, winning one bronze medal in 1952.[2] He was inducted into the International Ice Hockey Federation Hall of Fame in 1998.[3][4]

Djurgården has retired number 12 in his honor.[5]

He is the maternal grandfather of retired player Douglas Murray, a Cornell University alumnus who played defense for the San Jose Sharks, Pittsburgh Penguins, and Montreal Canadiens.[6]


  1. ^ "200-klubben" (in Swedish). Swedish Ice Hockey Association. Retrieved 2010-10-09.
  2. ^ "Team Sweden players record in World Championship, Olympic Games, World Cup Cup of Hockey and Canada Cup year by year since 1920". Swedish Ice Hockey Association. Retrieved 2010-10-09.
  3. ^ "IIHF Hall of Fame". IIHF. Retrieved 2008-05-24.
  4. ^ "Legendaren firar 90 år". Idrottens Affärer [Sports Affairs] (in Swedish). Stockholm, Sweden. 15 December 2021. Retrieved 3 July 2023.
  5. ^ Jörnmark, Moa (23 November 2011). "Listan på tröjorna som hänger i taket".
  6. ^ "Svensk NHL-doldis gjorde första målet" (in Swedish). Dagens Nyheter. 2008-02-22. Retrieved 2011-11-12.

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