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 Johan Garpenlöv
Peter Popovic
Captain Mikael Backlund
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 2 Increase1
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 76 (first in 1920)
Best result Gold medal with cup.svg (1953, 1957, 1962, 1987, 1991, 1992, 1998, 2006, 2013, 2017, 2018)
World Cup / Canada Cup
Appearances 8 (first in 1976)
Best result 2nd (1984)
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)
410–198–86
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
World Cup of Hockey
Silver medal – second place 1984 Edmonton
Bronze medal – third place 1996 Montreal
Bronze medal – third place 2016 Toronto

The Sweden men's national ice hockey team (Swedish: Sveriges herrlandslag i ishockey), nicknamed 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. In 2018, the Swedish team won its 11th title at the World Championships.

Tournament record

Olympic Games

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
Silver
South Korea 2018 Pyeongchang 4 3 0 1 11 5 Rikard Grönborg Joel Lundqvist 5th
Totals
Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
21 2 3 4 9

Canada Cup

  • 1976 – Finished in 4th place
  • 1981 – Finished in 5th place
  • 1984 – Runner-up
  • 1987 – Finished in 3rd place
  • 1991 – Finished in 4th place

World Cup

  • 1996 – lost semifinals
  • 2004 – lost quarterfinals
  • 2016 – lost semifinals

European Championship

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

World Championship

  • 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
  • 2017 Gold
  • 2018 Gold
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 Bealrus 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

Current roster

Roster for the 2018 IIHF World Championship.[7][8]

Head coach: Rikard Grönborg

No. Pos. Name Height Weight Birthdate Team
3 D John KlingbergA 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 82 kg (181 lb) (1992-08-14) 14 August 1992 (age 26) United States Dallas Stars
4 D Mattias Ekholm 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 98 kg (216 lb) (1990-05-24) 24 May 1990 (age 28) United States Nashville Predators
5 D Mikael Wikstrand 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 89 kg (196 lb) (1993-11-05) 5 November 1993 (age 25) Sweden Färjestad BK
6 D Adam Larsson 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 93 kg (205 lb) (1992-11-12) 12 November 1992 (age 26) Canada Edmonton Oilers
9 F Adrian Kempe 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 85 kg (187 lb) (1996-09-13) 13 September 1996 (age 22) United States Los Angeles Kings
11 F Mikael BacklundC 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 90 kg (200 lb) (1989-03-17) 17 March 1989 (age 29) Canada Calgary Flames
12 F Johan Larsson 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 91 kg (201 lb) (1992-07-25) 25 July 1992 (age 26) United States Buffalo Sabres
13 F Mattias Janmark-Nylén 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 86 kg (190 lb) (1992-12-08) 8 December 1992 (age 25) United States Dallas Stars
14 F Gustav Nyquist 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 83 kg (183 lb) (1989-09-01) 1 September 1989 (age 29) United States Detroit Red Wings
18 F Dennis Everberg 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 95 kg (209 lb) (1991-12-31) 31 December 1991 (age 26) Canada Manitoba Moose
23 D Oliver Ekman-LarssonA 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 91 kg (201 lb) (1991-07-17) 17 July 1991 (age 27) United States Arizona Coyotes
24 F Lias Andersson 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) 90 kg (200 lb) (1998-10-13) 13 October 1998 (age 20) United States Hartford Wolf Pack
25 F Jacob de la Rose 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 95 kg (209 lb) (1995-05-20) 20 May 1995 (age 23) United States Detroit Red Wings
30 G Filip Gustavsson 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 84 kg (185 lb) (1998-06-07) 7 June 1998 (age 20) Canada Belleville Senators
31 G Anders Nilsson 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 104 kg (229 lb) (1990-03-19) 19 March 1990 (age 28) Canada Vancouver Canucks
33 F Viktor Arvidsson 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in) 82 kg (181 lb) (1993-04-08) 8 April 1993 (age 25) United States Nashville Predators
35 G Magnus Hellberg 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 83 kg (183 lb) (1991-04-04) 4 April 1991 (age 27) Russia SKA St. Petersburg
47 D Hampus Lindholm 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 93 kg (205 lb) (1994-01-20) 20 January 1994 (age 24) United States Anaheim Ducks
67 F Rickard Rakell 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 91 kg (201 lb) (1993-05-05) 5 May 1993 (age 25) United States Anaheim Ducks
72 F Patric Hörnqvist 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 86 kg (190 lb) (1987-01-01) 1 January 1987 (age 31) United States Pittsburgh Penguins
79 F Filip Forsberg 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 93 kg (205 lb) (1994-08-13) 13 August 1994 (age 24) United States Nashville Predators
91 F Magnus Pääjärvi 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 95 kg (209 lb) (1991-04-12) 12 April 1991 (age 27) Canada Ottawa Senators
93 F Mika Zibanejad 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 101 kg (223 lb) (1993-04-18) 18 April 1993 (age 25) United States New York Rangers

All-time team record

The following table shows Sweden's all-time international record in official matches (WC, OG, EC), correct as of 21 May 2015.[9] 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

References

  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. ^ [1]
  8. ^ 2018 IIHF World Championship roster
  9. ^ http://www.swehockey.se/ImageVaultFiles/id_98058/cf_78/offlandsktab.PDF

External links

  • Official website
  • IIHF profile
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