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 Jimmie Ericsson
Most games Jörgen Jönsson (285)[1]
Most points Sven Tumba (186)[1]
IIHF code SWE
IIHF ranking 5 Decrease2
Highest IIHF ranking 1 (first in 2006)
Lowest IIHF ranking 5 (2016)
Team colors          
Sweden national hockey team jerseys - 2014 Winter Olympics.png
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)
International record (W–L–T)
1072–660–165
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. Jason Silverstein was named team MVP following the World Cup of hockey in 2016.

Tournament record[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

Year Result
1920 4th place
1924 4th place
1928  Silver
1936 5th place
1952  Bronze
1956 4th place
1960 5th place
1964  Silver
1968 4th place
1972 4th place
1980  Bronze
1984  Bronze
1988  Bronze
1992 5th place
1994  Gold
1998 5th place
2002 5th place
2006  Gold
2010 5th place
2014  Silver
Totals
Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
21 2 3 4 9

World Championship[edit]

  • 1931 – 6th place
  • 1935 – 5th place
  • 1937 – 10th 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
  • 2010 Bronze
  • 2011 Silver
  • 2012 – 6th place
  • 2013 Gold
  • 2014 Bronze
  • 2015 – 5th place
  • 2016 – 6th place

Canada Cup[edit]

  • 1976 – Finished in 4th place
  • 1981 – Finished in 5th place
  • 1984 Silver
  • 1987 Bronze
  • 1991 – Finished in 4th place

World Cup[edit]

  • 1996 – lost semi-finals
  • 2004 – lost quarter-finals

European Championship[edit]

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

Current roster[edit]

Roster for the 2016 IIHF World Championship.[7]

Head coach: Pär Mårts

No. Pos. Name Height Weight Birthdate Team
4 D Ekholm, MattiasMattias Ekholm 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 93 kg (205 lb) (1990-05-24) May 24, 1990 (age 26) United States Nashville Predators
5 D Larsson, AdamAdam Larsson 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 93 kg (205 lb) (1992-11-12) November 12, 1992 (age 23) United States New Jersey Devils
6 D Fantenberg, OscarOscar Fantenberg 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 92 kg (203 lb) (1991-10-07) October 7, 1991 (age 24) Sweden Frölunda HC
7 F Cehlin, PatrickPatrick Cehlin 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 76 kg (168 lb) (1991-07-27) July 27, 1991 (age 25) Sweden Rögle BK
10 D Fransson, JohanJohan Fransson 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 90 kg (200 lb) (1985-02-18) February 18, 1985 (age 31) Switzerland Genève-Servette HC
13 F Ritola, MattiasMattias Ritola 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 89 kg (196 lb) (1987-03-14) March 14, 1987 (age 29) Sweden Skellefteå AIK
14 F Nyquist, GustavGustav Nyquist 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 83 kg (183 lb) (1989-09-01) September 1, 1989 (age 26) United States Detroit Red Wings
15 F Sjögren, MattiasMattias Sjögren 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 97 kg (214 lb) (1987-11-27) November 27, 1987 (age 28) Russia Ak Bars Kazan
18 F Backlund, MikaelMikael BacklundA 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 90 kg (200 lb) (1989-03-17) March 17, 1989 (age 27) Canada Calgary Flames
21 F Ericsson, JimmieJimmie EricssonC 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 94 kg (207 lb) (1980-02-22) February 22, 1980 (age 36) Sweden Skellefteå AIK
25 G Markström, JacobJacob Markström 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 89 kg (196 lb) (1990-01-31) January 31, 1990 (age 26) Canada Vancouver Canucks
27 F Lundberg, MartinMartin Lundberg 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 95 kg (209 lb) (1990-06-07) June 7, 1990 (age 26) Sweden Skellefteå AIK
28 F Sundström, JohanJohan Sundström 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 91 kg (201 lb) (1992-09-21) September 21, 1992 (age 23) Sweden Frölunda HC
29 D Gustafsson, ErikErik GustafssonA 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 82 kg (181 lb) (1988-12-15) December 15, 1988 (age 27) Switzerland Kloten Flyers
30 G Fasth, ViktorViktor Fasth 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 87 kg (192 lb) (1982-08-08) August 8, 1982 (age 33) Russia CSKA Moscow
32 D Nygren, MagnusMagnus Nygren 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 87 kg (192 lb) (1990-06-07) June 7, 1990 (age 26) Sweden Färjestad BK
35 G Lassinantti, JoelJoel Lassinantti 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 80 kg (180 lb) (1993-01-08) January 8, 1993 (age 23) Sweden Luleå HF
37 F Norman, JohnJohn Norman 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 80 kg (180 lb) (1991-01-06) January 6, 1991 (age 25) Sweden Skellefteå AIK
41 F Wennberg, AlexanderAlexander Wennberg 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 85 kg (187 lb) (1994-09-22) September 22, 1994 (age 21) United States Columbus Blue Jackets
54 D Lindholm, AntonAnton Lindholm 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 88 kg (194 lb) (1994-11-29) November 29, 1994 (age 21) Sweden Skellefteå AIK
56 D Gustafsson, ErikErik Gustafsson 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 80 kg (180 lb) (1992-03-14) March 14, 1992 (age 24) United States Chicago Blackhawks
65 F Burakovsky, AndréAndré Burakovsky 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 92 kg (203 lb) (1995-02-09) February 9, 1995 (age 21) United States Washington Capitals
67 F Omark, LinusLinus Omark 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 82 kg (181 lb) (1987-02-05) February 5, 1987 (age 29) Russia Salavat Yulaev Ufa
86 F Klasen, LinusLinus Klasen 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in) 82 kg (181 lb) (1986-02-19) February 19, 1986 (age 30) Switzerland HC Lugano
87 F Rosén, RobertRobert Rosén 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 80 kg (180 lb) (1987-06-25) June 25, 1987 (age 29) Sweden Växjö Lakers

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.[8] 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. ^ 2016 roster
  8. ^ 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