Sweden men's national ice hockey team

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Sweden
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Tre Kronor (Three Crowns)
Association Swedish Ice Hockey Association
General Manager Tommy Boustedt
Head coach Rikard Grönborg
Assistants Peter Popovic
Johan Tornberg
Captain Henrik Sedin
Most games Jörgen Jönsson (285)[1]
Most points Sven Tumba (186)[1]
Team colors          
IIHF code SWE
Swedish national team jerseys 2016 (WCH).png
Ranking
Current IIHF 5 Decrease2
Highest IIHF 1 (first in 2006)
Lowest IIHF 5 (2016)
First international
 Sweden 8–0 Belgium 
(Antwerp, Belgium; 23 April 1920)[2]
Biggest win
 Sweden 24–1 Belgium 
(Prague, Czechoslovakia; 16 February 1947)[2]
 Sweden 23–0 Italy 
(St. Moritz, Switzerland; 7 February 1948)[3]
Biggest defeat
 Canada 22–0 Sweden 
(Chamonix, France; 29 January 1924)[2]
IIHF World Championships
Appearances 63 (first in 1920)
Best result Gold medal with cup.svg (1953, 1957, 1962, 1987, 1991, 1992, 1998, 2006, 2013)
IIHF European Championship
Appearances 12
Best result Gold medal with cup.svg (1921, 1923, 1932)
Olympics
Appearances 21 (first in 1920)
Medals

Gold medal.svg Gold (1994, 2006)
Silver medal.svg Silver (1928, 1964, 2014)

Bronze medal.svg Bronze (1952, 1980, 1984, 1988)
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 Russia
Gold medal – first place 1962 USA
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
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 Russia
Silver medal – second place 1977 Austria
Silver medal – second place 1981 Sweden
Silver medal – second place 1986 Russia
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 Russia
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

The Sweden men's national ice hockey team, or Tre Kronor (Three Crowns in Swedish), as it is called in Sweden, is one of the most successful ice hockey teams in the world. The team is controlled by the Swedish Ice Hockey Association, and it is considered 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.[4]

The name Tre Kronor means "Three Crowns" and refers to the three crowns on the team jersey. The three crowns represent the lesser national coat of arms of the Kingdom of Sweden and the national emblem. The first time the symbol was used on the national teams jersey was on 12 February 1938, during the World Championships in Prague.[5]

The team has won numerous medals at both the World Championships and the Winter Olympics. In 2006, they became the first, and so far only, 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.[6] In 2013 the team was the first team to win the World Championships at home since the Soviet Union in 1986.

Tournament record[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Roster for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey.

Head coach: Rikard Grönborg

No. Pos. Name Height Weight Birthdate Team
1 G Enroth, JhonasJhonas Enroth 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 75 kg (165 lb) (1988-06-25)June 25, 1988 (aged 28) Canada Toronto Maple Leafs
30 G Lundqvist, HenrikHenrik Lundqvist 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 85 kg (187 lb) (1982-03-02)March 2, 1982 (aged 34) United States New York Rangers
25 G Markström, JacobJacob Markström 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 89 kg (196 lb) (1990-01-31)January 31, 1990 (aged 26) Canada Vancouver Canucks
14 D Ekholm, MattiasMattias Ekholm 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 98 kg (216 lb) (1990-05-24)May 24, 1990 (aged 26) United States Nashville Predators
23 D Ekman-Larsson, OliverOliver Ekman-Larsson 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 91 kg (201 lb) (1991-07-17)July 17, 1991 (aged 25) United States Arizona Coyotes
77 D Hedman, VictorVictor Hedman 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 105 kg (231 lb) (1990-12-18)December 18, 1990 (aged 25) United States Tampa Bay Lightning
4 D Hjalmarsson, NiklasNiklas Hjalmarsson 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 93 kg (205 lb) (1987-06-06)June 6, 1987 (aged 29) United States Chicago Blackhawks
65 D Karlsson, ErikErik Karlsson (A) 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 82 kg (181 lb) (1990-05-31)May 31, 1990 (aged 26) Canada Ottawa Senators
47 D Lindholm, HampusHampus Lindholm 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 88 kg (194 lb) (1994-01-20)January 20, 1994 (aged 22) United States Anaheim Ducks
6 D Strålman, AntonAnton Strålman 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 82 kg (181 lb) (1986-08-01)August 1, 1986 (aged 30) United States Tampa Bay Lightning
11 C Backlund, MikaelMikael Backlund 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 89.8 kg (198 lb) (1987-03-17)March 17, 1987 (aged 29) Canada Calgary Flames
17 C Berglund, PatrikPatrik Berglund 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 99.3 kg (219 lb) (1988-06-02)June 2, 1988 (aged 28) United States St. Louis Blues
19 C Bäckström, NicklasNicklas Bäckström 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 97 kg (214 lb) (1987-11-23)November 23, 1987 (aged 28) United States Washington Capitals
21 LW Eriksson, LouiLoui Eriksson 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 89 kg (196 lb) (1985-07-17)July 17, 1985 (aged 31) Canada Vancouver Canucks
9 LW Forsberg, FilipFilip Forsberg 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 94 kg (207 lb) (1994-08-13)August 13, 1994 (aged 22) United States Nashville Predators
62 LW Hagelin, CarlCarl Hagelin 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 84 kg (185 lb) (1988-08-23)August 23, 1988 (aged 28) United States Pittsburgh Penguins
72 RW Hörnqvist, PatricPatric Hörnqvist 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 86 kg (190 lb) (1987-01-01)January 1, 1987 (aged 29) United States Pittsburgh Penguins
16 C Krüger, MarcusMarcus Krüger 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 84 kg (185 lb) (1990-05-27)May 27, 1990 (aged 26) United States Chicago Blackhawks
92 LW Landeskog, GabrielGabriel Landeskog 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 93 kg (205 lb) (1992-11-23)November 23, 1992 (aged 23) United States Colorado Avalanche
22 LW Sedin, DanielDaniel Sedin (A) 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 85 kg (187 lb) (1980-09-26)September 26, 1980 (aged 35) Canada Vancouver Canucks
33 C Sedin, HenrikHenrik Sedin (C) 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 85 kg (187 lb) (1980-09-26)September 26, 1980 (aged 35) Canada Vancouver Canucks
18 RW Silfverberg, JakobJakob Silfverberg 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 89 kg (196 lb) (1990-10-13)October 13, 1990 (aged 25) United States Anaheim Ducks
34 C Söderberg, CarlCarl Söderberg 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 98 kg (216 lb) (1985-10-12)October 12, 1985 (aged 30) United States Colorado Avalanche

Robin Lehner, Niklas Kronwall, Alexander Steen, and Henrik Zetterberg were originally selected but couldn't participate because of injury. They were replaced by Jhonas Enroth, Hampus Lindholm, Rickard Rakell, and Mikael Backlund, respectively. Later, when Rickard Rakell himself pulled out, he was replaced by Patrik Berglund. Henrik Zetterberg was originally selected captain, but was replaced by Henrik Sedin when Zetterberg pulled out of the tournament.

All-time team record[edit]

The following table shows Sweden's all-time international record in official matches (WC, OG, EC), correct as of 21 May 2015.[7] Teams named in italics are no longer active.

Against Played Won Drawn Lost GF GA
 Austria 18 13 2 3 82 12
 Belarus 10 9 0 1 38 19
 Belgium 3 3 0 0 41 2
 Canada 82 26 11 45 216 320
 Czech Republic 24 13 7 4 74 49
 Denmark 9 9 0 0 49 13
 Finland 76 44 15 17 281 181
 France 17 15 0 2 78 22
 Germany 16 14 1 1 72 26
 Great Britain 9 5 0 4 42 19
 Hungary 1 1 0 0 3 0
 Italy 19 16 3 0 127 26
 Japan 4 4 0 0 44 1
 Kazakhstan 1 1 0 0 7 2
 Latvia 14 12 2 0 66 22
 Netherlands 2 2 0 0 16 0
 Norway 18 16 2 0 99 26
 Poland 28 23 2 3 192 46
 Romania 4 4 0 0 35 4
 Russia 21 7 3 11 55 69
 Slovakia 12 5 3 4 31 29
 Slovenia 3 3 0 0 15 2
 Spain 1 1 0 0 Walk over
  Switzerland 47 35 6 6 244 88
 Ukraine 5 5 0 0 26 6
 United States 67 43 8 16 301 195
 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: 694 410 86 198 2864 1751

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Includes Professional ice hockey world championships and the 1998 and 2002 Olympics only.
  2. ^ a b c Includes Olympics, World Championships, World Cups, Canada Cups and Summit Series.
  3. ^ http://library.la84.org/6oic/OfficialReports/1948/ORW1948.pdf
  4. ^ "NHL announces World Cup of Hockey for 2016". The Canadian Press. 2015-01-24. Retrieved January 29, 2015. 
  5. ^ 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 2008-04-21. 
  6. ^ "Sweden complete golden double". Eurosport. 2006-05-21. Archived from the original on 2006-10-09. Retrieved 2006-05-21. 
  7. ^ http://www.swehockey.se/ImageVaultFiles/id_98058/cf_78/offlandsktab.PDF

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Tomas Johansson
Svenska Dagbladet Gold Medal
with
Marie-Helene Westin

1987
Succeeded by
Tomas Gustafson