Johan Garpenlöv

Johan Kjell Garpenlöv (born 21 March 1968) is a Swedish former ice hockey left winger. He also starred for several years in his native Sweden. He was drafted in the fifth round, 85th overall, by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1986 NHL Entry Draft.

Johan Garpenlöv
Born (1968-03-21) 21 March 1968 (age 52)
Stockholm, SWE
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for Djurgårdens IF
Detroit Red Wings
San Jose Sharks
Florida Panthers
Atlanta Thrashers
National team  Sweden
NHL Draft 85th overall, 1986
Detroit Red Wings
Playing career 1988–2001

Born in Stockholm, Garpenlöv played with Nacka HK in the second division early in his career. He next played with Djurgårdens IF club of Elitserien. He played on the Sweden men's national junior ice hockey team, competing at the European Junior Championships in 1985 and 1986, and at the IIHF World U20 Championships in 1987 and 1988, winning the bronze medal at the 1987 tournament. He also competed at the 1990 World Championships, where Sweden won a silver medal.

Garpenlöv next joined the NHL, debuting with the Detroit Red Wings in the 1990–91 season. He scored 39 points as a rookie, including a four-goal game against the St. Louis Blues on 23 November 1990. After the NHL season, he scored four goals at the 1991 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships, where Sweden won the gold medal.

During the 1991–92 season, Garpenlöv was traded to the San Jose Sharks. Following the season, Garpenlöv was a member of Sweden's World Championship team for the second consecutive year. Garpenlöv scored 22 goals for the Sharks in the 1992–93 season. He played on a line with Sergei Makarov and Igor Larionov in the 1993–94 NHL season.

In March 1995, Garpenlöv was traded to the Florida Panthers for future considerations. He scored a personal best 23 goals in the 1995–96 season, but was injured over much of the next three seasons. In the 1999 NHL Expansion Draft, he was claimed by the Atlanta Thrashers and was a member of the club for its inaugural season in 1999–2000.

Garpenlöv left the NHL prior to the start of the 2000–01 season and returned to Sweden to play for Djurgården. He is currently a general manager of the Sweden men's national ice hockey team since the 2010–2011 season.

From the 2019–2020 season, he replaces Rikard Grönborg as head coach for the Sweden national team.[1]

Career statisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1984–85 Nacka HK Division 1 4 1 2 3 2
1985–86 Nacka HK Division 1 20 8 12 20 22
1986–87 Djurgårdens IF SHL 29 5 8 13 22 2 0 0 0 0
1987–88 Djurgårdens IF SHL 30 7 10 17 12 3 1 3 4 4
1988–89 Djurgårdens IF SHL 36 12 19 31 20 8 3 4 7 10
1989–90 Djurgårdens IF SHL 39 20 13 33 35 8 2 4 6 4
1990–91 Detroit Red Wings NHL 71 18 22 40 18 6 0 1 1 4
1991–92 Detroit Red Wings NHL 16 1 1 2 4
1991–92 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 9 3 3 6 6
1991–92 San Jose Sharks NHL 12 5 6 11 4
1992–93 San Jose Sharks NHL 79 22 44 66 58
1993–94 San Jose Sharks NHL 80 18 35 53 28 14 4 6 10 6
1994–95 San Jose Sharks NHL 13 1 1 2 2
1994–95 Florida Panthers NHL 27 3 9 12 0
1995–96 Florida Panthers NHL 82 23 28 51 36 20 4 2 6 8
1996–97 Florida Panthers NHL 53 11 25 36 47 4 2 0 2 4
1997–98 Florida Panthers NHL 39 2 3 5 8
1998–99 Florida Panthers NHL 64 8 9 17 42
1999–00 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 73 2 14 16 31
2000–01 Djurgårdens IF SHL 29 8 7 15 80
NHL totals 609 114 197 311 278 44 10 9 19 22

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Linus Sunnervik (28 May 2019). "De tar över Tre Kronor efter Grönborgs avsked" (in Swedish). Expressen. Retrieved 10 June 2019.

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