Swedes in the NHL 2016-17


Exactly as we did during the 2015-16 season, in this post we will list the Swedish players in the National Hockey League 2016-17. The list below is sorted by a) the number of Swedes in the team and b) alphabetically. At the top we find Carolina Hurricanes and Vancouver Canucks with 6 and 5 Swedish players. If we missed a player, feel free to contact us!

G = goalie, D = defender, LW/RW = left / right wing, C = center

Swedes in the NHL 2016-17

Carolina Hurricanes (6)

Eddie Läck G
Victor Rask C
Joakim Nordström LW
Viktor Stålberg LW
Klas Dahlbeck D
Elias Lindholm C

Comment: It is a hurricane of Swedes!

Vancouver Canucks (5)

Jacob Markström G
Daniel Sedin LW
Henrik Sedin C
Loui Eriksson LW
Alexander Edler D

Comment: A lot of Swedes in the Canucks, but the question is for how long the Sedin twins will continue?

Chicaco Blackhawks (4)

Niklas Hjalmarsson D
Marcus Krüger C
Dennis Rasmussen C
Gustav Forsling D

Comment: Fun to see many Swedes in the modern dynasty Chicago!

Detroit Red Wings (3)

Gustav Nyquist RW
Henrik Zetterberg LW
Jonathan Ericsson D
Niklas Kronwall D

Comment: Detroit “Blue Wings” are not so blue anymore, and will be even less so when veterans like Zetterberg and Kronwall decide to quit.

Edmonton Oilers (4)

Jonas Gustavsson G
Adam Larsson D
Oscar Klefbom D
Anton Lander C

Comment: Less fun to see many Swedes in the low ranked Oilers…

Nashville Predators (4)
Mattias Ekholm D
Calle Järnkrok C
Filip Forsberg LW
Viktor Arvidsson LW

Comment: We have a couple of interesting names for the future in the Predators.

St Louis Blues (4)

Alexander Steen LW
Patrik Berglund C
Magnus Pääjärvi LW
Carl Gunnarsson D

Dallas Stars (3)

John Klingberg D
Johnny Oduya D
Patrik Nemeth D

New York Rangers (3)

Henrik Lundqvist G
Mika Zibanejad C
Jesper Fasth RW
Henrik Lundqvist G

Comment: Rangers is a favourite team among many Swedes thanks to king Henrik!

Washington Capitals (3)

Nicklas Bäckström C
Andre Burakovsky LW
Marcus Johansson LW

Comment: Three exciting Swedish forwards in the team from the US capital!

Anaheim Ducks (2)

Jakob Silfverberg RW
Jacob Larsson D

Buffalo Sabres (2)

Robin Lehner G
Johan Larsson C

Calgary Flames (2)

Mikael Backlund C
Nicklas Grossmann D

Columbus Blue Jackets (2)

Alexander Wennberg C
William Karlsson C

Colorado Avalanche (2)

Carl Söderberg C
Gabriel Landeskog LW

Comment: Captain Landeskog is rock solid in Peter Forsberg’s former team.

Minnesota Wild (2)

Jonas Brodin D
Christian Folin D

Pittsburgh Penguins (2)

Patric Hörnqvist RW
Carl Hagelin LW

Comment: After Sidney Crosby’s recent concussion, these two gentlemen will have to show their worth during the 2016-17 season.

Tampa Bay Lightning (2)

Victor Hedman D
Anton Strålman D

Comment: Two Swedish defenders that complete each other. World class!

Toronto Maple Leafs (2)

Jhonas Enroth G
William Nylander C

Comment: William, son of Michael Nylander, is an important part of Toronto’s future, as well as for the Swedish national team Three Crowns. He also has a little brother (Alexander) that is drafted by Buffalo Sabres.

Arizona Coyotes (1)

Oliver Ekman-Larsson D

New Jersey Devils (1)

Jacob Josefson C

Ottawa Senators (1)

Erik Karlsson D

Comment: The best offensive defender in the world?

San Jose Sharks (1)

Melker Karlsson C

Winnipeg Jets (1)

Tobias Enström D

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