2007–08 Frölunda HC season

The 2007–08 Frölunda HC season began with the retirement of goaltender Tommy Salo.

2007–08 Frölunda HC
League6th Elitserien
2007–08 record23–22–10
Home record15–8–5
Road record8–14–5
Goals for159
Goals against157
Team information
General managerChrister Kellgren
CoachPer Bäckman, later succeeded by Roger Melin
CaptainJonas Johnson
Alternate captainsRonnie Sundin
Jonas Esbjörs
ArenaScandinavium
Average attendance11,688 (1st)
Team leaders
GoalsTomi Kallio (27)
AssistsNiklas Andersson (37)
PointsNiklas Andersson (49)
Penalty minutesOscar Ackeström (83)
WinsAri Ahonen (23)
Goals against averageAri Ahonen (2.52)

Nordic TrophyEdit

StandingsEdit

Team GP W L T GF GA Pts OTW OTL PSW PSL
  Kärpät 7 4 1 2 25 19 11 1 0 0 1
  Frölunda HC 7 4 1 2 25 25 11 0 0 1 1
  Tappara 7 3 2 2 20 15 10 1 0 1 0
  Färjestad BK 7 3 2 2 27 22 9 0 1 1 0
  TPS 7 2 3 2 19 23 7 0 0 1 1
  Linköpings HC 7 2 4 1 19 17 6 1 0 0 0
  Djurgårdens IF 7 2 4 1 19 21 5 0 1 0 0
  HIFK 7 1 4 2 16 28 4 0 1 0 1

Game logEdit

Group stageEdit

# Date Home Score Visitor Decision Attendance Record Pts Recap
1 14 August Frölunda 3–2 Djurgården Gistedt 900 1–0–0 2
2 16 August Frölunda 4–5 (SO) Färjestad Ahonen 1,886 1–0–1 3
3 22 August Tappara 2–3 Frölunda Gistedt N/A 2–0–1 5
4 23 August HIFK 2–3 Frölunda Ahonen 1,323 3–0–1 7
5 28 August Frölunda 3–2 (SO) Kärpät Gistedt 1,035 3–0–2 9
6 30 August Frölunda 7–5 TPS Ahonen 1,667 4–0–2 11
7 4 September Linköping 7–2 Frölunda Gistedt 1,210 4–1–2 11

FinalEdit

Date Home Score Visitor Decision Attendance
8 September Kärpät 5–2 Frölunda Ahonen 1,124

ElitserienEdit

StandingsEdit

Elitserien GP W L T OTW OTL GF GA Pts
yHV71 55 31 13 11 3 4 178 132 107
xLinköpings HC 55 21 14 20 9 4 166 153 92
xModo Hockey 55 26 22 7 5 1 153 150 90
xFärjestads BK 55 25 19 11 3 3 169 147 89
xTimrå IK 55 23 23 9 5 2 134 136 83
xFrölunda HC 55 23 22 10 3 4 159 157 82
xDjurgårdens IF Hockey 55 21 20 14 2 2 145 139 79
xSkellefteå AIK 55 19 20 16 2 6 135 141 75
eSödertälje SK 55 18 24 13 2 4 123 129 69
eLuleå HF 55 17 25 13 2 6 139 164 66
rMora IK 55 17 25 13 2 4 133 160 66
rBrynäs IF 55 16 30 9 4 2 152 178 61

x – clinched playoff spot; y – clinched regular season league title; e – eliminated from playoff contention; r – played in regulation series

Game logEdit

2007–08 game log

Legend:   Win (3 points)   Overtime win (2 point)   Loss (0 points)   Overtime loss (1 point)   Tie (1 point)

PlayoffsEdit

Frölunda ended the 2007–08 regular season as the sixth seed team.

Quarterfinals: vs. (4) Färjestad BKEdit

Frölunda lost series 3–4

# Date Home Score Visitor Decision Attendance Series
1 11 March Frölunda 3–1 Färjestad Ahonen 7,089 1–0
2 13 March Färjestad 4–2 Frölunda Ahonen 6,667 1–1
3 15 March Frölunda 4–0 Färjestad Ahonen 7,812 2–1
4 17 March Färjestad 4–2 Frölunda Ahonen 7,971 2–2
5 18 March Färjestad 3–2 Frölunda Ahonen 7,094 2–3
6 20 March Frölunda 5–4 Färjestad Ahonen 7,572 3–3
7 22 March Färjestad 3–1 Frölunda Ahonen 8,250 3–4

Season statsEdit

Scoring leadersEdit

No. Name Nationality GP G A Pts PIM    GP G A Pts PIM
24 Niklas Andersson (LW)   Sweden 48 12 37 49 50 7 2 4 6 12
71 Tomi Kallio (RW)   Finland 54 27 20 47 54 7 1 4 5 6
11 Magnus Kahnberg (LW)   Sweden 52 16 21 37 30 7 2 1 3 4
16 Jonas Nordquist (C)   Sweden 45 9 19 28 37 7 0 2 2 6
30 Jonas Johnson (C)   Sweden 53 16 11 27 38 7 4 3 7 6
81 Andreas Holmqvist (D)   Sweden 49 3 23 26 40 4 0 0 0 2
28 Martin Plüss (C)    Switzerland 50 16 9 25 32 6 2 0 2 4
12 Karl Fabricius (LW)   Sweden 55 12 12 24 22 7 2 1 3 0
26 Toni Söderholm (D)   Finland 53 6 14 20 66 7 0 2 2 0
23 Ronnie Sundin (D)   Sweden 54 3 15 18 64 7 0 1 1 12
18 Steve Kariya (RW)   Canada 41 1 17 18 18 0 0 0 0 0
17 Michael Holmqvist (C)   Sweden 53 7 10 17 51 4 0 0 0 2
21 Mikael Johansson (C)   Sweden 55 6 9 15 34 7 2 1 3 0
10 Fredrik Pettersson (RW)   Sweden 53 6 7 13 38 7 2 1 3 6
22 Jonas Esbjörs (LW)   Sweden 52 5 6 11 40 0 0 0 0 0
20 Tuukka Mäntylä (D)   Finland 45 1 10 11 46 7 0 3 3 4
25 Oscar Ackeström (D)   Sweden 47 4 5 9 83 7 0 3 3 10
44 Jonas Ahnelöv (D)   Sweden 51 3 4 7 30 6 0 0 0 0
7 Antti-Jussi Niemi (D)   Finland 54 1 4 5 79 7 1 1 2 35
15 Justin Morrison (RW)   United States 11 1 3 4 6 0 0 0 0 0
32 Johan Andersson (LW)   Sweden 49 2 1 3 14 7 0 1 1 4
8 Lars Eller (C)   Denmark 14 0 2 2 4 7 0 1 1 2
65 Erik Karlsson (D)   Sweden 7 1 0 1 0 6 0 0 0 0
55 Joakim Andersson (C)   Sweden 9 1 0 1 2 4 1 1 2 0
33 Ossi-Petteri Grönholm (D)   Finland 11 0 1 1 12 5 0 1 1 6
3 Philip Larsen (D)   Denmark 16 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
51 Nicklas Lasu (LW)   Sweden 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
42 Simon Hjalmarsson (LW)   Sweden 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
51 Anton Gustafsson (C)   Sweden 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
51 Peter Andersson (D)   Sweden 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Regular season   Playoffs

TransactionsEdit

Player Former team
Johan Andersson Växjö Lakers
Tuukka Mäntylä Tappara
Robin Rahm Sunne IK
Toni Söderholm SC Bern
Ari Ahonen Jokerit
Andreas Holmqvist Linköpings HC
Jonas Nordquist Norfolk Admirals
Fredrik Pettersson Calgary Hitmen
Justin Morrison Modo Hockey
Michael Holmqvist Chicago Blackhawks
Player New team
Jan-Axel Alavaara Kloten Flyers
Tommy Salo Retirement
Arto Tukio Ilves
Anton Axelsson Timrå IK
Henrik Malmström Ilves
Ari Vallin Lokomotiv Yaroslavl
Markus Seikola HPK
Johan Ryno Detroit Red Wings
Sean Bergenheim New York Islanders

Drafted playersEdit

Frölunda HC players picked at the 2008 NHL Entry Draft in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, in June 2008.

[1] Player Nationality Drafted by Round Overall
D Erik Karlsson   Sweden Ottawa Senators 001st 0015th
C Anton Gustafsson   Sweden Washington Capitals 001st 0021st
RW Nicklas Lasu   Sweden Atlanta Thrashers 005th 0124th
D Philip Larsen   Denmark Dallas Stars 005th 0149th

ReferencesEdit

GeneralEdit

  • "www.frolundaindians.com – Official team webpage" (in Swedish). Frölunda HC. Archived from the original on 7 March 2007. Retrieved 5 March 2007.
  • "www.hockeyligan.se – Official league webpage" (in Swedish). Svenska Hockeyligan AB. Archived from the original on 6 March 2007. Retrieved 5 March 2007.
  • "stats.swehockey.se – Statistics database" (in Swedish). Swedish Ice Hockey Association. Archived from the original on 4 March 2007. Retrieved 5 March 2007.

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ Position; GGoaltender, DDefenceman, CCentre, LWLeft winger, RWRight winger