September 14, 1978 |
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||194 lb (88 kg; 13 st 12 lb)|
|NLA team (P)
HC Red Ice (NLB)
EC Red Bull Salzburg
Pehr Gunnar Ledin (born September 14, 1978 in Luleå, Sweden) is a Swedish professional ice hockey player currently playing for HC Red Ice of the National League B (NLB) on a loan from Lausanne HC of the National League A (NLA).
During 2006 Elitserien finals against the Frölunda Indians, Frölunda's fans started to chant "Kåbergs flickvän heter Per Ledin" ("Kåberg's girlfriend is named Per Ledin). The Bruise Brothers responded by posing for a photo after winning the final, covered in gold paint, presenting the cup and Ledin kissing Kåberg's chin.
Ledin started his professional career at the Swedish club IF Björklöven in the 1997–98 season. That season Björklöven played in the second highest league in Sweden, HockeyAllsvenskan, and was promoted to the highest league, Elitserien. The following season Björklöven was relegated from Elitserien and after another season with Björklöven in HockeyAllsvenskan, Ledin signed with the Baton Rouge Kingfish in the ECHL. In the middle of the season he returned to Sweden and signed with the Elitserien club Luleå HF. After a few disappointing seasons with Luleå, Ledin got his big breakthrough during the 2004–05 season when he scored 16 goals and 20 assists in 46 games during the regular season. This made the other clubs in Elitseriens interested and in the summer of 2005 he signed for the six times Swedish Champions Färjestads BK. With Ledin's first season with Färjestad the club won its seventh Swedish Championship.
In 2006, Ledin signed a contract with the Columbus Blue Jackets of the NHL, but the contract was rejected by the league due to errors in the contract. Instead, he continued and signed a three-year contract with HV71 in Elitserien. After fulfilling one season with HV71, winning the Swedish Championship, he broke his contract for play in the NHL. He signed a one-year contract with the Colorado Avalanche and was assigned to their AHL affiliate the Lake Erie Monsters.
Per spent the majority of the 2008–09 season with the Monsters until on April 8, 2009, when he was recalled to the Avalanche to replace injured Marek Svatos. He made his NHL debut at age 30 on April 9, 2009 in a 3-2 overtime loss at home against the Dallas Stars. He played the remaining three games that were left in the 08-09 season.
On April 29, 2009, Ledin left North America and signed a contract with his previous Swedish club, HV71. Ledin played in a checking role with HV71, claiming his third championship in his first season of his return in the 2009–10 season. After four seasons with HV71, Ledin sought a mutual release from the club, and returned to hometown team, Luleå HF, on a two-year contract on May 23, 2013.
After two season in Luleå, helping the club claim the first edition of the revamped Champions Hockey League, Ledin left Sweden for just the second time in his career, signing a contract with Austrian club Champions, EC Red Bull Salzburg on September 12, 2015. In helping Salzburg become repeat Austrian champions, he contributed with 36 points in 47 games in the EBEL.
On August 18, 2016, he agreed to a one-year contract with Swiss club, Lausanne HC of the National League A (NLA). On January 20, 2017, Ledin was sent down to the HC Red Ice of the National League B (NLB) after appearing in only 9 games (3 points) for Lausanne this season.
|Men's Inline Hockey|
Ledin made his international debut in 2005 before finally appearing in his first IIHF tournament in a fourth-placed finish at the 2007 World Championships in Moscow, Russia. Ledin was also a member of the gold medal winning Swedish men's national inline hockey team at the 2007 Men's World Inline Hockey Championships.
Regular season and playoffs
|2000–01||Baton Rouge Kingfish||ECHL||27||4||8||12||37||—||—||—||—||—|
|2008–09||Lake Erie Monsters||AHL||58||11||12||23||55||—||—||—||—||—|
|2015–16||EC Red Bull Salzburg||EBEL||47||13||23||36||48||19||3||5||8||20|
|2016–17||HC Red Ice||NLB||2||2||0||2||2||—||—||—||—||—|
- Thornéus, Patrik (2006-04-19). "PUSS PÅ DIG, ÄLSKLING..." (in Swedish). Aftonbladet. Retrieved 2008-06-12.
- Ros, Tomas (2006-06-16). "Ledin blir proffs i NHL" (in Swedish). Aftonbladet. Retrieved 2007-04-14.
- Gustafsson, Daniel (2007-04-13). "Per Ledin klar för tre år i HV71" (in Swedish). HV71. Retrieved 2007-04-14.[dead link]
- "Avalanche Signs Per Ledin". Colorado Avalanche. 2008-07-01. Retrieved 2008-07-02.
- Manoloff, Dennis (2008-10-07). "Breaking down the 2008-09 Monsters roster". Cleveland Live, Inc. Retrieved 2008-10-09.
- "Avalanche recalls Ledin". Colorado Avalanche. 2009-04-08. Retrieved 2009-04-25.
- "Ribeiro's dazzling shootout goal lifts Stars over Avs". CBS sports. 2009-04-09. Retrieved 2009-04-25.
- "Per Ledin återvänder till HV71". (in Swedish) hv71.hockeyligan.se. 2009-04-29. Retrieved 2009-04-29.
- "Triple champion returns to Luleå" (in Swedish). Luleå HF. 2013-05-23. Retrieved 2013-05-23.
- "Per Ledin commits to Salzburg" (in German). EC Red Bull Salzburg. 2015-09-12. Retrieved 2015-09-12.
- "Lausanne HC signs Per Ledin to a one-year contract". swisshockeynews.ch. 2016-08-18. Retrieved 2016-08-16.