Per Ledin

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Per Ledin
Per Ledin.jpg
Born (1978-09-14) September 14, 1978 (age 38)
Luleå, Sweden
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 194 lb (88 kg; 13 st 12 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
NLA team (P)
Cur. team
Former teams
Lausanne HC
HC Red Ice (NLB)
IF Björklöven
Luleå HF
Färjestads BK
HV71
Colorado Avalanche
EC Red Bull Salzburg
National team  Sweden
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 1998–present

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).

Playing career[edit]

Ledin is known for his physical style of play and formed during the 2005–06 Elitserien season, together with linemate Emil Kåberg, a duo called The Bruise Brothers.

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.[1]

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.[2] Instead, he continued and signed a three-year contract with HV71 in Elitserien.[3] 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[4] and was assigned to their AHL affiliate the Lake Erie Monsters.[5]

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.[6] He made his NHL debut at age 30 on April 9, 2009 in a 3-2 overtime loss at home against the Dallas Stars.[7] 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.[8] 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.[9]

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.[10] 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).[11] 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.

International play[edit]

Medal record
Representing  Sweden
Men's Inline Hockey
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2007 Germany

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.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1997–98 IF Björklöven Allsv 31 10 11 21 18
1998–99 IF Björklöven SEL 46 6 4 10 32
1999–00 IF Björklöven Allsv 37 12 6 18 65 4 1 3 4 2
2000–01 Baton Rouge Kingfish ECHL 27 4 8 12 37
2000–01 Luleå HF SEL 18 1 0 1 14 12 0 0 0 6
2001–02 Luleå HF SEL 50 0 5 5 47 6 0 0 0 8
2002–03 Luleå HF SEL 50 8 7 15 72 4 0 0 0 6
2003–04 Luleå HF SEL 50 6 9 15 112 5 1 1 2 8
2004–05 Luleå HF SEL 46 16 20 36 94 4 0 1 1 37
2005–06 Färjestads BK SEL 46 8 15 23 123 18 3 7 10 55
2006–07 Färjestads BK SEL 55 9 15 24 148 9 4 4 8 57
2007–08 HV71 SEL 52 16 17 33 137 17 2 5 7 63
2008–09 Lake Erie Monsters AHL 58 11 12 23 55
2008–09 Colorado Avalanche NHL 3 0 0 0 2
2009–10 HV71 SEL 47 9 18 27 116 12 0 1 1 4
2010–11 HV71 SEL 43 2 6 8 58 4 1 0 1 6
2011–12 HV71 SEL 46 7 14 21 62 6 1 0 1 18
2012–13 HV71 SEL 55 5 7 12 129 5 1 0 1 4
2013–14 Luleå HF SHL 52 11 16 27 58 6 0 0 0 12
2014–15 Luleå HF SHL 41 9 11 20 34 9 1 0 1 10
2015–16 EC Red Bull Salzburg EBEL 47 13 23 36 48 19 3 5 8 20
2016–17 Lausanne HC NLA 12 2 4 6 20 1 0 0 0 6
2016–17 HC Red Ice NLB 2 2 0 2 2
SHL totals 697 113 164 277 1236 126 15 19 34 323
NHL totals 3 0 0 0 2

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2007 Sweden WC 4th 7 0 5 5 4
Senior totals 7 0 5 5 4

Awards[edit]

  • Swedish Champion with Färjestads BK in 2006.
  • Swedish Champion with HV71 in 2008 and 2010.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thornéus, Patrik (2006-04-19). "PUSS PÅ DIG, ÄLSKLING..." (in Swedish). Aftonbladet. Retrieved 2008-06-12. 
  2. ^ Ros, Tomas (2006-06-16). "Ledin blir proffs i NHL" (in Swedish). Aftonbladet. Retrieved 2007-04-14. 
  3. ^ Gustafsson, Daniel (2007-04-13). "Per Ledin klar för tre år i HV71" (in Swedish). HV71. Retrieved 2007-04-14. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Avalanche Signs Per Ledin". Colorado Avalanche. 2008-07-01. Retrieved 2008-07-02. 
  5. ^ Manoloff, Dennis (2008-10-07). "Breaking down the 2008-09 Monsters roster". Cleveland Live, Inc. Retrieved 2008-10-09. 
  6. ^ "Avalanche recalls Ledin". Colorado Avalanche. 2009-04-08. Retrieved 2009-04-25. 
  7. ^ "Ribeiro's dazzling shootout goal lifts Stars over Avs". CBS sports. 2009-04-09. Retrieved 2009-04-25. 
  8. ^ "Per Ledin återvänder till HV71". (in Swedish) hv71.hockeyligan.se. 2009-04-29. Retrieved 2009-04-29. 
  9. ^ "Triple champion returns to Luleå" (in Swedish). Luleå HF. 2013-05-23. Retrieved 2013-05-23. 
  10. ^ "Per Ledin commits to Salzburg" (in German). EC Red Bull Salzburg. 2015-09-12. Retrieved 2015-09-12. 
  11. ^ "Lausanne HC signs Per Ledin to a one-year contract". swisshockeynews.ch. 2016-08-18. Retrieved 2016-08-16. 

External links[edit]

Per Ledin career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database