Ice hockey player
| July 23, 1981 (age 34)
Stockholm, SWE (1981-07-23) |
61st overall, 2001
Tampa Bay Lightning
Linkopings HC, Hamilton Bulldogs, Springfield Falcons, Frolunda HC, Djurgardens IF Hockey, Kolner Haie
Andreas Holmqvist Wikipedia
Per Robert Andreas Holmqvist Pedersen (born July 23, 1981) is a Swedish ice hockey coach and former professional ice hockey defenceman. He won gold at the 2006 World Championships.
Holmqvist made his debut in men’s ice hockey in Sweden’s second-division with Hammarby IF in 2000-01. He played for Linköpings HC, Frölunda HC and Djurgårdens IF in the Swedish Elitserien, interrupted by stints in the AHL and ECHL: From 2003 to 2005, he played for the Hamilton Bulldogs, Pensacola Ice Pilots and Springfield Falcons. In 2007 and 2010, Holmqvist made it to the SHL finals with Linköping and Djurgårdens IF resepectively.
He signed with Kölner Haie in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) in 2012. He reached the DEL finals with Köln in 2013 and 2014 and was named 2013 DEL Player of the Year. He announced his retirement towards the end of the 2014–15 season.
Holmqvist played nine games during the 2006 World Championships en route to winning gold. He also played for Sweden at the 2005-06, 2006–07 and 2007–08 Euro Hockey Tour.
In September 2015, he was named assistant coach of Djurgårdens IF's women's team.
He is the younger brother of fellow hockey player Michael Holmqvist.Linköpings HC club record for goals in a playoff season, defenceman (4), 2006–07