Tommy Albelin

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Tommy Albelin
Born (1964-05-21) 21 May 1964 (age 53)
Stockholm, SWE
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for Djurgårdens IF (SEL)
Quebec Nordiques
New Jersey Devils
Calgary Flames
National team  Sweden
NHL Draft 152nd overall, 1983
Quebec Nordiques
Playing career 1982–2006

Tommy Albelin (born 21 May 1964) is a retired Swedish ice hockey defenceman who is currently an assistant coach for Switzerland's national team.

Playing career[edit]

Albelin has, over the course of a 24-year professional career, played a total of 952 games for three NHL teams:[1] the Quebec Nordiques, the New Jersey Devils, and the Calgary Flames. Albelin was drafted 152nd overall by Quebec in the 1983 NHL Entry Draft. Before joining the club he played five seasons for Djurgårdens IF in the Swedish Elitserien, winning the Swedish championship in his first year (1982–83). Albelin left for Quebec upon the conclusion of the 1986-87 season. He played a year and a half for the Nordiques before being traded to New Jersey. It would be a team that he would play 10 seasons for and win two Stanley Cups 1995, 2003 with the New Jersey Devils. In 1996, he was traded to Calgary, but he signed to play with New Jersey again in 2001. His best season was the 1988–89 season when he piled up 37 points. Albelin announced his retirement from hockey on 29 July 2004, however the Devils re-signed him in December 2005 (abbreviating his retirement after he had practiced with the team as an unsigned player for nearly half the season). He finished out his final year in 2006 playing for the Devils.

Coaching career[edit]

On 25 July 2007, Albelin was hired by the New Jersey Devils as an assistant coach to head coach Brent Sutter. It was his first NHL coaching job.

On 10 August 2010, Albelin was named assistant coach of the Albany Devils, the AHL affiliate of the New Jersey Devils.

On 9 September 2014, following Scott Stevens' decision to step down from a coaching position in New Jersey, Albelin was promoted and was an assistant coach under Peter DeBoer in the 2014-15 season.

In July 2016, he was appointed as assistant coach of the Swiss men's national team.[2]

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1979–80 Stocksunds IF Sweden Division III 1 0 0 0
1980–81 Stocksunds IF Sweden Division III 18 6 1 7
1981–82 Stocksunds IF Sweden Division III 22 6 2 8
1982–83 Djurgårdens IF Elitserien 19 2 5 7 4 6 1 0 1 2
1983–84 Djurgårdens IF Elitserien 30 9 5 14 26 4 0 1 1 2
1984–85 Djurgårdens IF Elitserien 32 9 8 17 22 8 2 1 3 4
1985–86 Djurgårdens IF Elitserien 35 4 8 12 26
1986–87 Djurgårdens IF Elitserien 33 7 5 12 49 2 0 0 0 0
1987–88 Quebec Nordiques NHL 60 3 23 26 47
1988–89 Quebec Nordiques NHL 14 2 4 6 27
1988–89 Halifax Citadels AHL 8 2 5 7 4
1988–89 New Jersey Devils NHL 46 7 24 31 40
1989–90 New Jersey Devils NHL 68 6 23 29 63
1990–91 Utica Devils AHL 14 4 2 6 10
1990–91 New Jersey Devils NHL 47 2 12 14 44 3 0 1 1 2
1991–92 Utica Devils AHL 11 4 6 10 4
1991–92 New Jersey Devils NHL 19 0 4 4 4 1 1 1 2 0
1992–93 New Jersey Devils NHL 36 1 5 6 14 5 2 0 2 0
1993–94 Albany River Rats AHL 4 0 2 2 17
1993–94 New Jersey Devils NHL 62 2 17 19 36 20 2 5 7 14
1994–95 New Jersey Devils NHL 48 5 10 15 20 20 1 7 8 2
1995–96 New Jersey Devils NHL 53 1 12 13 14
1995–96 Calgary Flames NHL 20 0 1 1 4 4 0 0 0 0
1996–97 Calgary Flames NHL 72 4 11 15 14
1997–98 Calgary Flames NHL 69 2 17 19 32
1998–99 Calgary Flames NHL 60 1 5 6 8
1999–00 Calgary Flames NHL 41 4 6 10 12
2000–01 Calgary Flames NHL 77 1 19 20 22
2001–02 New Jersey Devils NHL 42 1 3 4 4 6 0 0 0 0
2002–03 Albany River Rats AHL 5 0 2 2 2
2002–03 New Jersey Devils NHL 37 1 6 7 6 16 1 0 1 2
2003–04 New Jersey Devils NHL 45 1 3 4 4 4 0 1 1 0
2005–06 New Jersey Devils NHL 36 0 6 6 2 2 0 0 0 2
NHL totals 952 44 211 255 417 81 7 15 22 22

Coaching statistics[edit]

Season  Team               Lge  Type        W - L - OT/SO
2007–08 New Jersey Devils  NHL  Assistant   46 - 29 - 7      
2008–09 New Jersey Devils  NHL  Assistant   32 - 16 - 3   

International play[edit]

Medal record
Men's ice hockey
Representing  Sweden
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 1986 Soviet Union
Gold medal – first place 1987 Austria
Silver medal – second place 1997 Finland

Played for Sweden in:

International statistics[edit]

Year Team Comp GP G A Pts PIM
1983 Sweden WJC 7 0 3 3
1984 Sweden WJC 7 1 3 4 10
1985 Sweden WC 10 1 0 1 10
1986 Sweden WC 10 3 0 3 12
1987 Sweden WC 10 1 5 6 12
1987 Sweden Canada Cup 6 2 2 4 2
1989 Sweden WC 7 0 2 2 8
1991 Sweden Canada Cup 6 0 0 0 6
1996 Sweden WCH 4 1 0 1 2
1997 Sweden WC 11 1 3 4 2
1998 Sweden Olympics 3 0 0 0 4
Senior int'l totals 56 8 16 24

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tommy Albelin Stats and News". NHL.com. Retrieved 2016-07-09. 
  2. ^ SIHF. "Tommy Albelin to join the coaching staff of the national teams". Retrieved 2016-07-09. 

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