Lennart Häggroth

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Lennart Häggroth
Lennart Häggroth SOK.jpg
Personal information
Born (1940-03-02)2 March 1940
Övertorneå, Sweden
Died 28 August 2016(2016-08-28) (aged 76)
Skellefteå, Sweden
Height 180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 76 kg (168 lb)
Sport Ice hockey
Club Kiruna AIF (1954–61, and 1966–68)
Skellefteå AIK (1961–66)
Clemensnäs (1969–73)

Hans Lennart Häggroth (2 March 1940 – 28 August 2016) was a Swedish ice hockey player. A goaltender, he won a world and European title in 1962, finishing second at the 1963 World Championships and 1964 Olympics.[1][2]

Häggroth was a back-up for Kjell Svensson, and hence capped only 65 times for the national team between 1960 and 1965. Before the 1962 World Championships, Svensson got injured, but Häggroth did fine, helping win the tournament and becoming its best goaltender. After retiring from hockey Häggroth became a social worker, helping drug addicts and alcoholics.[1] He died on 28 August 2016 at his home.[3]