Andreas Holmqvist

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.

Andreas Holmqvist
Andreas Holmqvist 2012-03-31 01.jpg
Born (1981-07-23) July 23, 1981 (age 38)
Stockholm, Sweden
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight 203 lb (92 kg; 14 st 7 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Right
Played for Linköpings HC
Hamilton Bulldogs
Springfield Falcons
Frölunda HC
Djurgårdens IF
Kölner Haie
National team  Sweden
NHL Draft 61st overall, 2001
Tampa Bay Lightning
Playing career 2000–2015

Playing careerEdit

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 respectively.

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.[1] He announced his retirement towards the end of the 2014–15 season.[2]

International playEdit

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.

Coaching careerEdit

In September 2015, he was named assistant coach of Djurgårdens IF's women's team.[3]

PersonalEdit

He is the younger brother of fellow hockey player Michael Holmqvist.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2000–01 Hammarby IF Allsv 37 5 13 18 40 15 5 3 8 8
2001–02 Hammarby IF Allsv 42 11 13 24 97
2002–03 Linköpings HC SEL 43 4 9 13 28 10 0 0 0 4
2003–04 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 4 0 0 0 0
2003–04 Pensacola Ice Pilots ECHL 63 4 33 37 16 5 0 4 4 0
2004–05 Springfield Falcons AHL 42 3 9 12 22
2005–06 Linköpings HC SEL 46 6 16 22 64 13 1 3 4 24
2006–07 Linköpings HC SEL 49 7 21 28 54 12 4 5 9 35
2007–08 Frölunda HC SEL 49 3 23 26 40 4 0 0 0 2
2008–09 Frölunda HC SEL 7 1 2 3 10
2008–09 Djurgårdens IF SEL 34 5 11 16 30
2009–10 Djurgårdens IF SEL 51 3 21 24 84 15 3 3 6 12
2010–11 Djurgårdens IF SEL 48 12 17 29 10 7 0 3 3 2
2011–12 Djurgårdens IF SEL 40 5 9 14 20
2012–13 Kölner Haie DEL 49 11 39 50 30 12 0 12 12 6
2013–14 Kölner Haie DEL 35 3 18 21 28 17 1 5 6 10
2014–15 Kölner Haie DEL 32 2 15 17 14
SHL totals 368 46 129 175 340 51 8 14 22 75

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2001 Sweden WJC 4th 6 0 2 2 4
2006 Sweden WC   9 0 1 1 0
Junior totals 6 0 2 2 4
Senior totals 9 0 1 1 0

RecordsEdit

  • Linköpings HC club record for goals in a playoff season, defenceman (4), 2006–07

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Holmqvist "Spieler des Jahres", Krupp "Trainer des Jahres" – Haie mit vielen DEL-Auszeichnungen! | Kölner Haie". www.haie.de. Retrieved 2016-03-17.
  2. ^ "Andreas Holmqvist ends his career after the season" (in German). Kölner Haie. 2015-02-22. Retrieved 2015-02-22.
  3. ^ "Andreas Holmqvist tillbaka i Djurgården". Djurgården Hockey. Retrieved 2016-03-17.

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