Leif Holmqvist

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Leif Holmqvist
Leif Honken Holmqvist 1968.jpg
Born (1942-11-12) November 12, 1942 (age 74)
Gävle, Sweden
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 172 lb (78 kg; 12 st 4 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Left
Played for Strömsbro IF
London Lions
Indianapolis Racers
Hanhals IF
National team  Sweden
Playing career 1958–1982

Leif Erik "Honken" Holmqvist (born November 12, 1942) is a retired Swedish ice hockey goaltender. He is one of only three players to win the Golden Puck award twice, which he did while playing for AIK.

Holmqvist played a season in England for the London Lions and one in the United States for the Indianapolis Racers.

He competed as a member of the Sweden men's national ice hockey team at the 1968 and 1972 Winter Olympics.[1]

Holmqvist was named best goaltender at the 1969 IIHF World Championships.

He was inducted into the IIHF Hall of Fame in 1999.


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Preceded by
Bert-Ola Nordlander
Golden Puck
Succeeded by
Lars-Erik Sjöberg
Preceded by
Lars-Erik Sjöberg
Golden Puck
Succeeded by
Håkan Wickberg