Sweden men's national ice hockey team

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Sweden
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Tre Kronor (Three Crowns)
AssociationSwedish Ice Hockey Association
Head coachSam Hallam
AssistantsNicklas Rahm
CaptainJakob Silfverberg
Most gamesJörgen Jönsson (285)[1]
Most pointsSven Tumba (186)[1]
Home stadiumAvicii Arena
Stockholm, Sweden
Team colors   
IIHF codeSWE
Ranking
Current IIHF6 Decrease 1 (28 May 2023)[2]
Highest IIHF1 (first in 2006)
Lowest IIHF7 (2021)
First international
Sweden  8–0  Belgium
(Antwerp, Belgium; 23 April 1920)[3]
Biggest win
Sweden  24–1  Belgium
(Prague, Czechoslovakia; 16 February 1947)[3]
Sweden  23–0  Italy
(St. Moritz, Switzerland; 7 February 1948)[4]
Biggest defeat
Canada  22–0  Sweden
(Chamonix, France; 29 January 1924)[3]
IIHF World Championships
Appearances71 (first in 1920)
Best resultGold Gold: (1953, 1957, 1962, 1987, 1991, 1992, 1998, 2006, 2013, 2017, 2018)
World Cup / Canada Cup
Appearances8 (first in 1976)
Best result 2nd: (1984)
European Championship
Appearances12
Best resultGold Gold: (1921, 1923, 1932)
Olympics
Appearances23 (first in 1920)
Medals Gold: (1994, 2006)
Silver: (1928, 1964, 2014)
Bronze: (1952, 1980, 1984, 1988)
International record (W–L–T)
710–198–86
Medal record
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1994 Lillehammer Team
Gold medal – first place 2006 Turin Team
Silver medal – second place 1928 St. Moritz Team
Silver medal – second place 1964 Innsbruck Team
Silver medal – second place 2014 Sochi Team
Bronze medal – third place 1952 Oslo Team
Bronze medal – third place 1980 Lake Placid Team
Bronze medal – third place 1984 Sarajevo Team
Bronze medal – third place 1988 Calgary Team
World Championship
Gold medal – first place 1953 Switzerland
Gold medal – first place 1957 Soviet Union
Gold medal – first place 1962 United States
Gold medal – first place 1987 Austria
Gold medal – first place 1991 Finland
Gold medal – first place 1992 Czechoslovakia
Gold medal – first place 1998 Switzerland
Gold medal – first place 2006 Latvia
Gold medal – first place 2013 Sweden/Finland
Gold medal – first place 2017 Germany/France
Gold medal – first place 2018 Denmark
Silver medal – second place 1947 Czechoslovakia
Silver medal – second place 1951 France
Silver medal – second place 1963 Sweden
Silver medal – second place 1967 Austria
Silver medal – second place 1969 Sweden
Silver medal – second place 1970 Sweden
Silver medal – second place 1973 Soviet Union
Silver medal – second place 1977 Austria
Silver medal – second place 1981 Sweden
Silver medal – second place 1986 Soviet Union
Silver medal – second place 1990 Switzerland
Silver medal – second place 1993 Germany
Silver medal – second place 1995 Sweden
Silver medal – second place 1997 Finland
Silver medal – second place 2003 Finland
Silver medal – second place 2004 Czech Republic
Silver medal – second place 2011 Slovakia
Bronze medal – third place 1954 Sweden
Bronze medal – third place 1958 Norway
Bronze medal – third place 1965 Finland
Bronze medal – third place 1971 Switzerland
Bronze medal – third place 1972 Czechoslovakia
Bronze medal – third place 1974 Finland
Bronze medal – third place 1975 Germany
Bronze medal – third place 1976 Poland
Bronze medal – third place 1979 Soviet Union
Bronze medal – third place 1994 Italy
Bronze medal – third place 1999 Norway
Bronze medal – third place 2001 Germany
Bronze medal – third place 2002 Sweden
Bronze medal – third place 2009 Switzerland
Bronze medal – third place 2010 Germany
Bronze medal – third place 2014 Belarus
European Championship
Gold medal – first place 1921 Sweden
Gold medal – first place 1923 Belgium
Gold medal – first place 1932 Germany
Silver medal – second place 1922 Switzerland
Silver medal – second place 1924 Italy
Canada Cup / World Cup
Silver medal – second place 1984 Edmonton
Bronze medal – third place 1987 Hamilton
Bronze medal – third place 1996 Montreal
Bronze medal – third place 2016 Toronto
Tre Kronor in November 1958, from the left, standing: Lasse Björn, Karl-Sören "Kalle" Hedlund, Einar Granath, Sigge Bröms, Nils "Double-Nisse" Nilsson, Carl-Göran "Lill-Stöveln" Öberg, Göran Lysén, Uno "Garvis" Öhrlund, Roland "Rolle" Stoltz; front row: Sven "Tumba" Johansson, Hasse Svedberg, Yngve Johansson, Roland "Sura-Pelle" Pettersson, Vilgot "Ville" Larsson and Rune Gudmundsson.

The Sweden men's national ice hockey team (Swedish: Sveriges herrlandslag i ishockey) is governed by the Swedish Ice Hockey Association. It is one of the most successful national ice hockey teams in the world and a member of the so-called "Big Six", the unofficial group of the six strongest men's ice hockey nations, along with Canada, the Czech Republic, Finland, Russia and the United States.[5]

The team's nickname Tre Kronor, meaning "Three Crowns", refers to the emblem on the team jersey, which is found in the lesser national coat of arms of the Kingdom of Sweden. The first time this emblem was used on the national team's jersey was on 12 February 1938, during the World Championships in Prague.[6]

The team has won numerous medals at both the World Championships and the Winter Olympics. In 2006, they became the first team to win both tournaments in the same calendar year, by winning the 2006 Winter Olympics in a thrilling final against Finland by 3–2, and the 2006 World Championships by beating Czech Republic in the final, 4–0.[7] In 2013 the team was the first team to win the World Championships at home since the Soviet Union in 1986. In 2018, the Swedish team won its 11th title at the World Championships. In 2021 Sweden failed to reach the playoffs for the first time after the tournament implemented the playoff system, placing 9th, tying their 1937 team for their worst placement in tournament history.

Tournament record[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

Games GP W L T GF GA Coach Captain Finish
Belgium 1920 Antwerp 4 3 1 0 17 20 Raoul Le Mat Einar Lindqvist 4th
France 1924 Chamonix 5 2 3 0 21 49 Unknown Unknown 4th
Switzerland 1928 St. Moritz 5 3 1 1 12 14 Viking Harbom
Sten Mellgren
Carl Abrahamsson Silver
United States 1932 Lake Placid did not compete
Germany 1936 Garmisch-Partenkirchen 5 2 3 0 5 7 Vic Lindquist Herman Carlson 5th
Switzerland 1948 St. Moritz 8 4 4 0 55 28 Unknown Unknown 4th
Switzerland 1952 Oslo 8 7 2 0 53 22 Sven Bergqvist Unknown Bronze
Italy 1956 Cortina d'Ampezzo 7 2 4 1 17 27 Folke "Masen" Jansson Unknown 4th
United States 1960 Squaw Valley 7 2 4 1 40 24 Ed Reigle Unknown 5th
Austria 1964 Innsbruck 8 6 2 0 59 18 Arne Strömberg Unknown Silver
France 1968 Grenoble 7 4 2 1 23 18 Arne Strömberg Unknown 4th
Japan 1972 Sapporo 6 3 2 1 25 14 Billy Harris Unknown 4th
Austria 1976 Innsbruck did not compete
United States 1980 Lake Placid 7 4 1 2 31 19 Tommy Sandlin Mats Waltin Bronze
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1984 Sarajevo 7 4 2 1 36 17 Anders Parmström Håkan Eriksson Bronze
Canada 1988 Calgary 8 4 1 3 33 21 Tommy Sandlin Thomas Rundqvist Bronze
France 1992 Albertville 8 5 1 2 30 19 Conny Evensson Thomas Rundqvist 5th
Norway 1994 Lillehammer 8 6 1 1 33 18 Curt Lundmark Charles Berglund Gold
Japan 1998 Nagano 4 2 2 0 12 9 Kent Forsberg Calle Johansson 5th
United States 2002 Salt Lake City 4 3 1 0 17 8 Hardy Nilsson Mats Sundin 5th
Italy 2006 Turin 8 6 2 0 31 19 Bengt-Åke Gustafsson Mats Sundin Gold
Canada 2010 Vancouver 4 3 1 0 12 6 Bengt-Åke Gustafsson Nicklas Lidström 5th
Russia 2014 Sochi 6 5 1 0 17 9 Pär Mårts Henrik Zetterberg
Niklas Kronwall[8]
Silver
South Korea 2018 Pyeongchang 4 3 0 1 11 5 Rikard Grönborg Joel Lundqvist 5th
China 2022 Beijing 6 3 0 3 13 13 Johan Garpenlöv Anton Lander 4th
Totals
Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
21 2 3 4 9

Canada Cup[edit]

World Cup[edit]

European Championship[edit]

  • 1921 –  Gold
  • 1922 –  Silver
  • 1923 –  Gold
  • 1924 –  Silver
  • 1932 –  Gold

World Championship[edit]

  • 1931 – 6th place
  • 1935 – 5th place
  • 1937 – 9th place
  • 1938 – 5th place
  • 1947 –  Silver
  • 1949 – 4th place
  • 1950 – 5th place
  • 1951 –  Silver
  • 1953 Gold
  • 1954 –  Bronze
  • 1955 – 5th place
  • 1957 Gold
  • 1958 –  Bronze
  • 1959 – 5th place
  • 1961 – 4th place
  • 1962 Gold
  • 1963 Silver
  • 1965 Bronze
  • 1966 – 4th place
  • 1967 –  Silver
  • 1969 Silver
  • 1970 Silver
  • 1971 –  Bronze
  • 1972 –  Bronze
  • 1973 Silver
  • 1974 Bronze
  • 1975 Bronze
  • 1976 Bronze
  • 1977 Silver
  • 1978 – 4th place
  • 1979 Bronze
  • 1981 Silver
  • 1982 – 4th place
  • 1983 – 4th place
  • 1985 – 6th place
  • 1986 Silver
  • 1987 Gold
  • 1989 – 4th place
  • 1990 Silver
  • 1991 Gold
  • 1992 Gold
  • 1993 Silver
  • 1994 Bronze
  • 1995 Silver
  • 1996 – 5th place
  • 1997 Silver
  • 1998 Gold
  • 1999 Bronze
  • 2000 – 7th place
  • 2001 Bronze
  • 2002 Bronze
  • 2003 Silver
  • 2004 Silver
  • 2005 – 4th place
  • 2006 Gold
  • 2007 – 4th place
  • 2008 – 4th place
  • 2009 Bronze
Games GP W OTW OTL L GF GA Coach Captain Finish
Germany 2010 Germany 9 7 0 0 2 30 15 Bengt-Åke Gustafsson Magnus Johansson Bronze
Slovakia 2011 Slovakia 9 6 0 1 2 32 20 Pär Mårts Rickard Wallin Silver
FinlandSweden 2012 Finland/Sweden 8 6 0 0 2 32 19 Pär Mårts Daniel Alfredsson 6th
SwedenFinland 2013 Sweden/Finland 10 8 0 0 2 28 14 Pär Mårts Staffan Kronwall Gold
Belarus 2014 Belarus 10 7 1 1 1 28 15 Pär Mårts Joel Lundqvist Bronze
Czech Republic 2015 Czech Republic 8 4 2 0 2 37 24 Pär Mårts Staffan Kronwall 5th
Russia 2016 Russia 8 3 2 0 3 23 24 Pär Mårts Jimmie Ericsson 6th
GermanyFrance 2017 Germany/France 10 7 1 1 1 38 16 Rikard Grönborg Joel Lundqvist Gold
Denmark 2018 Denmark 10 8 2 0 0 43 13 Rikard Grönborg Mikael Backlund Gold
Slovakia 2019 Slovakia 8 5 0 1 2 45 26 Rikard Grönborg Oliver Ekman-Larsson 5th
Latvia 2021 Latvia 7 3 0 1 3 21 14 Johan Garpenlöv Henrik Tömmernes 9th
Finland 2022 Finland 8 5 1 2 0 30 14 Johan Garpenlöv Oliver Ekman-Larsson 6th
FinlandLatvia 2023 Finland/Latvia 8 5 1 1 1 27 10 Sam Hallam Jakob Silfverberg 6th
Czech Republic 2024 Czech Republic

Current roster[edit]

Roster for the 2023 IIHF World Championship.[9][10]

Head coach: Sam Hallam

No. Pos. Name Height Weight Birthdate Team
2 D Christian Folin 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 96 kg (212 lb) (1991-02-09) 9 February 1991 (age 33) Sweden Frölunda HC
7 D Henrik Tömmernes 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 84 kg (185 lb) (1990-08-28) 28 August 1990 (age 33) Switzerland Genève-Servette HC
12 D Patrik Nemeth 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 98 kg (216 lb) (1992-02-08) 8 February 1992 (age 32) United States Arizona Coyotes
17 F Pär Lindholm 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 90 kg (200 lb) (1991-10-05) 5 October 1991 (age 32) Sweden Skellefteå AIK
18 F Dennis Everberg 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 95 kg (209 lb) (1991-12-31) 31 December 1991 (age 32) Sweden Rögle BK
19 F Marcus Sörensen 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) 79 kg (174 lb) (1992-04-07) 7 April 1992 (age 31) Switzerland HC Fribourg-Gottéron
20 F André Petersson 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 88 kg (194 lb) (1990-09-11) 11 September 1990 (age 33) Sweden HV71
21 F Leo Carlsson 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 90 kg (200 lb) (2004-12-26) 26 December 2004 (age 19) Sweden Örebro HK
23 F Lucas RaymondA 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in) 73 kg (161 lb) (2002-03-28) 28 March 2002 (age 21) United States Detroit Red Wings
24 F Oscar Lindberg 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 88 kg (194 lb) (1991-10-29) 29 October 1991 (age 32) Switzerland SC Bern
30 G Jesper Wallstedt 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 97 kg (214 lb) (2002-11-14) 14 November 2002 (age 21) United States Minnesota Wild
31 G Lars Johansson 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 85 kg (187 lb) (1987-07-11) 11 July 1987 (age 36) Sweden Frölunda HC
32 D Lukas Bengtsson 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 83 kg (183 lb) (1994-04-14) 14 April 1994 (age 29) Sweden Växjö Lakers
33 F Jakob SilfverbergC 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 94 kg (207 lb) (1990-10-13) 13 October 1990 (age 33) United States Anaheim Ducks
35 G Jacob Johansson 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 83 kg (183 lb) (1993-09-10) 10 September 1993 (age 30) Sweden Timrå IK
37 D Timothy Liljegren 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 89 kg (196 lb) (1999-04-30) 30 April 1999 (age 24) Canada Toronto Maple Leafs
38 D Rasmus Sandin 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 85 kg (187 lb) (2000-03-07) 7 March 2000 (age 23) United States Washington Capitals
48 F Jonatan Berggren 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 83 kg (183 lb) (2000-07-16) 16 July 2000 (age 23) United States Detroit Red Wings
49 F Fabian Zetterlund 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 93 kg (205 lb) (1999-08-25) 25 August 1999 (age 24) United States San Jose Sharks
54 D Anton Lindholm 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) 90 kg (200 lb) (1994-11-29) 29 November 1994 (age 29) Sweden Leksands IF
59 F Linus Johansson 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 88 kg (194 lb) (1992-11-30) 30 November 1992 (age 31) Sweden Färjestad BK
64 D Jonathan Pudas 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in) 81 kg (179 lb) (1993-04-26) 26 April 1993 (age 30) Sweden Skellefteå AIK
70 F Dennis Rasmussen 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 92 kg (203 lb) (1990-07-03) 3 July 1990 (age 33) Switzerland HC Davos
91 F Carl Grundström 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 93 kg (205 lb) (1997-12-01) 1 December 1997 (age 26) United States Los Angeles Kings
95 F Jacob de la RoseA 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 94 kg (207 lb) (1995-05-20) 20 May 1995 (age 28) Switzerland HC Fribourg-Gottéron
98 F Alexander Nylander 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 80 kg (180 lb) (1998-03-02) 2 March 1998 (age 25) United States Pittsburgh Penguins

All-time team record[edit]

The following table shows Sweden's all-time international record in official matches (WC, OG, EC), correct as of 14 April 2023.[11] Teams named in italics are no longer active.

Against Played Won Drawn Lost GF GA
 Austria 21 16 2 3 101 14
 Belarus 12 10 0 2 43 20
 Belgium 3 3 0 0 41 2
 Canada 86 28 11 47 223 331
 Czech Republic 29 15 7 7 88 67
 Denmark 12 11 0 1 61 21
 Finland 81 47 15 19 298 194
 France 18 16 0 2 82 22
 Germany 19 16 1 2 83 32
 Great Britain 11 7 0 4 52 20
 Hungary 1 1 0 0 3 0
 Italy 21 18 3 0 143 27
 Japan 4 4 0 0 44 1
 Kazakhstan 2 2 0 0 14 5
 Latvia 28 24 1 3 113 48
 Netherlands 2 2 0 0 16 0
 Norway 22 20 2 0 122 30
 Poland 28 23 2 3 192 46
 Romania 4 4 0 0 35 4
 Russia 27 8 3 16 67 88
 Slovakia 17 9 3 5 46 40
 Slovenia 3 3 0 0 15 2
 Spain 1 1 0 0 Walkover
  Switzerland 53 41 6 6 269 99
 Ukraine 5 5 0 0 26 6
 United States 70 44 8 18 312 202
 Czechoslovakia 74 27 11 36 193 206
 East Germany 16 15 0 1 110 29
 Soviet Union 58 7 8 43 118 279
 West Germany 33 30 2 1 190 57
 Yugoslavia 2 2 0 0 19 1
Totals: 753 451 86 215 3087 1874

Awards[edit]

Uniform evolution[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Includes Professional ice hockey world championships and the 1998 and 2002 Olympics only.
  2. ^ "IIHF Men's World Ranking". IIHF. 28 May 2023. Retrieved 28 May 2023.
  3. ^ a b c Includes Olympics, World Championships, World Cups, Canada Cups and Summit Series.
  4. ^ http://library.la84.org/6oic/OfficialReports/1948/ORW1948.pdf[bare URL PDF]
  5. ^ "NHL announces World Cup of Hockey for 2016". The Canadian Press. 24 January 2015. Retrieved 29 January 2015.
  6. ^ Feltenmark, Anders. "Tre Kronor en poppis 69-åring" (PDF) (in Swedish). Swedish Ice Hockey Association. Archived from the original (PDF) on 29 May 2008. Retrieved 21 April 2008.
  7. ^ "Sweden complete golden double". Eurosport. 21 May 2006. Archived from the original on 9 October 2006. Retrieved 21 May 2006.
  8. ^ Due to Zetterberg's injury
  9. ^ "Tre Kronor spelar VM i Finland & Lettland, 12–28 maj" (in Swedish). swehockey.se. 10 May 2023.
  10. ^ "Team Roster Sweden" (PDF). iihf.com. 12 May 2023.
  11. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 3 January 2016.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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