Leif Svensson

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Leif Svensson
Born (1951-07-08) July 8, 1951 (age 67)
Härnösand, Sweden
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for Djurgårdens IF
Södertälje SK
Washington Capitals
National team  Sweden
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 1970–1982

Leif Svensson (born July 8, 1951 in Härnösand, Sweden) is a retired Swedish ice hockey player who played two seasons with the Washington Capitals in the late 70s.

Svensson played with Nacka HK, Södertälje SK, and Djurgårdens IF in Sweden before being signed as a free agent by the Washington Capitals on June 10, 1978. He played on the Sweden men's national ice hockey team, winning a bronze medal at the 1979 World Ice Hockey Championships. After his stint with the Capitals, Svensson played two years with Djurgården before retiring in 1982.[1]

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1969–70 Djurgårdens IF Div. 1 1 0 1 1 0
1970–71 Nacka HK Div. 2 6 2 2 4 6
1971–72 Nacka HK Div. 2 7 1 5 6 6
1972–73 Södertälje SK Div. 1 18 5 1 6 14
1973–74 Södertälje SK Div. 1 35 9 4 13 24
1974–75 Djurgårdens IF Div. 1 28 2 7 9 30 6 0 1 1 6
1975–76 Djurgårdens IF SEL 36 5 13 18 50
1976–77 Djurgårdens IF Div. 1 31 7 15 22 43 9 2 3 5 10
1977–78 Djurgårdens IF SEL 29 2 6 8 34
1978–79 Washington Capitals NHL 74 2 29 31 28
1979–80 Washington Capitals NHL 47 4 11 15 21
1980–81 Djurgårdens IF SEL 18 1 2 3 20
1981–82 Djurgårdens IF SEL 18 2 3 5 18
1981–82 Djurgårdens IF Kvalserien 6 0 2 2 10

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Leif Gunnar Svensson". Hockey Hall of Fame. Retrieved 30 January 2015. 

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