Roster - Sweden

Competition at the WJC is so tough that even with the Sedin twins, now with Vancouver, in the lineup for three straight tournaments the Swedes finished no higher than fourth. Sweden has changed coaches, dumping former Vancouver Canucks defenseman Lars Molin in favor of Bo Lennartsson. Anders Hedberg is general manager of the Swedish team and former Islanders defenseman Stefan Persson is manager. Niklas Kronvall and Lars Jonsson, top 2000 choices of the Detroit Red Wings and Boston Bruins, respectively, anchor the defense. Forwards Martin Samuelsson, and David Widing, were second selections of the Boston Bruins and Nashville Predators, respectively, in 2000. Goalie Henrik Lundqvist is the property of the New York Rangers. Sweden produces excellent skaters, but its only WJC gold medal came 20 years ago in Germany. This is not a vintage Swedish team, but nobody can deny that it's due for some success.

 

# Player S/C Ht. (cm) Wt. (kg) Birthdate 2000-01 Team
No. Joueur T/A T. (cm) P. (kg) Naissance Équipe 2000-01
Goaltenders/Gardiens de but
30 LUNDQVIST Henrik L 183 80 02/03/82 Vastra Frolunda HC
Defence/Défense
3 JOSEFSSON Daniel L 178 84 15/10/81 Tranas AIF
4 KRONWALL Niklas L 182 76 12/01/81 Djurgardens IF
5 JOHANSSON David L 184 86 15/06/81 AIK
7 HOLMQVIST Andreas R 193 85 23/07/81 Hammarby IF
9 JONSSON Lars L 187 89 02/01/82 Leksands IF
17 LJUNGKVIST Daniel L 181 87 18/09/81 HV 71
22 HEDLUND Magnus L 169 66 24/04/82 Mora IK
Forwards/Avants
1 BACKLUND Johan L 187 92 24/07/81 Skelleftea
10 NORDQVIST Jonas L 189 90 26/04/82 Leksands IF
11 SAMUELSSON Martin L 189 87 25/01/82 Hammarby IF
12 REINECK Johan L 189 83 07/04/81 Tyringe Hockey
14 BACKER Par L 186 79 04/01/82 Bofors IK
15 TOLSA Jari L 184 83 20/04/81 Vastra Frolunda HC
16 SUNDIN Fredrik L 183 90 04/06/81 Bofors IK
18 WENNERBERG Mattias L 180 90 06/08/81 Bofors IK
20 MANSSON Mattias L 187 92 20/09/81 MoDo Hockey
21 MELIN Bjorn R 188 90 04/07/81 HV 71
23 ANDERSSON Jonas L 188 86 24/02/81 Milwaukee
24 SJOSTROM Fredrik L 184 88 06/05/83 Vastra Frolunda HC
28 WIDING Daniel R 183 86 13/04/82 Leksands IF
29 ERIKSSON Tim L 174 75 05/02/82 Hammarby IF

 

Staff/Personnel
Head Coach LENNARTSSON Bo
Assistant Coach TISELL Mikael
General Manager HEDBERG Anders
Equipment Manager BACKMAN Per-Ake
Physiotherapist NICKLAS Carlsson
Doctor TRYGG Gunnar