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Sweden men's national ice hockey team

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General Manager  Tommy Boustedt
Most games  Jörgen Jönsson (285)
Arena/Stadium  Ericsson Globe
Location  Sweden
Captain  Tom Nitsch
Top scorer  Tom Nitsch
Head coach  Rikard Grönborg
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Nickname(s)  Tre Kronor (Three Crowns)
Assistants  Peter Popovic Johan Tornberg
Association  Swedish Ice Hockey Association
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The Sweden men's national ice hockey team, or 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.

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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.

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. In 2013 the team was the first team to win the World Championships at home since the Soviet Union in 1986.

Current roster

Roster for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey.

Head coach: Rikard Grönborg

Robin Lehner, Niklas Kronwall, Alexander Steen, and Henrik Zetterberg were originally selected but couldn't participate because of injury. They were replaced by Jhonas Enroth, Hampus Lindholm, Rickard Rakell, and Mikael Backlund, respectively. Later, when Rickard Rakell himself pulled out, he was replaced by Patrik Berglund. Henrik Zetterberg was originally selected captain, but was replaced by Henrik Sedin when Zetterberg pulled out of the tournament.

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. Teams named in italics are no longer active.

Awards

  • The team received the Svenska Dagbladet Gold Medal in 1987, shared with Marie-Helene Westin.
  • References

    Sweden men's national ice hockey team Wikipedia


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