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Linköpings Hockey Club, often known by its initials LHC, or colloquially among its fans as Cluben, is an ice hockey team based in Linköping, Sweden that plays in the Swedish Hockey League (SHL; formerly Elitserien).

Linköpings HC
Linköpings HC Logo.svg
CityLinköping, Sweden
LeagueSwedish Hockey League
Founded4 August 1976
Home arenaSaab Arena
Capacity: 8,500
Colors              
General managerNiklas Persson
Head coachBert Robertsson
CaptainEddie Larsson
Franchise history
1932–1976BK Kenty
1976–presentLinköpings HC

Linköping's women's football team, Linköpings FC, is affiliated with and financially backed by Linköpings HC. On October 3, 2008, the club announced that the elite men's and women's teams of local volleyball club Team Valla would also become affiliated with Linköpings HC, under the name Linköpings Volleyboll Club.[1]

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HistoryEdit

Linköpings HC first played in the Swedish Hockey League (SHL; formerly Elitserien) in the 1999–2000 season, and has been in the top division since the 2001–02 season. They have reached the playoffs eight times. LHC reached the final for the first time in 2006–07, where they lost to Modo Hockey. In the 2007–08 season, Linköpings HC advanced to the final again, this time against HV71; they lost and won the silver medal.

Season-by-season resultsEdit

This is a partial list of the last five seasons completed by Linköpings. For the full season-by-season history, see List of Linköpings HC seasons.

Season Level Division Record Avg.
home
atnd.
Notes
Position W-T-L
W-OT-L
2014–15 Tier 1 SHL 4th 26–11–18 5,850
Swedish Championship playoffs 5–6 7,417 Won in quarterfinals, 4–2 vs HV71
Lost in semifinals, 1–4 vs Skellefteå
2015–16 Tier 1 SHL 3rd 23–16–13 6,125
Swedish Championship playoffs 2–4 7,076 Lost in quarterfinals, 2–4 vs Växjö
2016–17 Tier 1 SHL 4th 27–10–15 5,701
Swedish Championship playoffs 2–4 Lost in quarterfinals, 2–4 vs Brynäs
2017–18 Tier 1 SHL 9th 21–12–19 5,688
Swedish Championship playoffs 3–4 Won in Wild Card, 2–0 vs HV71
Lost in quarterfinals, 1–4 vs Djurgårdens
2018–19 Tier 1 SHL 12th 15–14–23 6,079

Players and personnelEdit

Current rosterEdit

Updated 17 July 2019.[2][3]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
84   Jimmy Andersson LW L 29 2017 Stockholm, Sweden
5   Mattias Bäckman D L 26 2014 Linköping, Sweden
2   Anton Björkman D L 20 2019 Linköping, Sweden
3   Almen Bibic D L 26 2017 Örnsköldsvik, Sweden
9   Mikael Frycklund C L 26 2019 Västerås, Sweden
37   Adam Ginning D L 19 2016 Linköping, Sweden
13   Andrew Gordon (A) RW R 33 2015 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
50   Jonas Gustavsson G L 34 2017 Danderyd, Sweden
6   Jonas Holøs D R 31 2019 Sarpsborg, Norway
30   Jacob Johansson G L 25 2014 Stockholm, Sweden
58   Robin Johansson C L 29 2019 Mora, Sweden
36   Filip Karlsson C L 23 2018 Ängelholm, Sweden
12   Sebastian Karlsson (A) C L 32 2009 Gothenburg, Sweden
53   Eddie Larsson (C) D L 28 2016 Mariestad, Sweden
26   Hampus Larsson D L 24 2019 Eskilstuna, Sweden
55   Max Lindroth D L 22 2019 Uppsala, Sweden
41   Broc Little (A) C L 31 2018 Phoenix, Arizona, United States
79   Patrik Lundh C L 31 2019 Stockholm, Sweden
40   Simon Lundmark D R 18 2017 Stockholm, Sweden
31   Olle Lycksell LW L 19 2017 Oskarshamn, Sweden
59   Anton Mylläri D L 28 2019 Västerås, Sweden
27   Dan Pettersson C L 26 2018 Mora, Sweden
28   Jaakko Rissanen C L 29 2019 Kuopio, Finland
20   Nick Sörensen RW R 24 2017 Holbæk, Denmark
11   Henrik Törnqvist RW R 22 2019 Motala, Sweden
19   Joe Whitney LW L 31 2018 Reading, Massachusetts, United States


Honored MembersEdit

 
Linköpings Jerseys hanging from the rafters of the Saab Arena.
Linköpings HC retired numbers
No. Player Position Career No. retirement
7 Magnus Johansson D 1990–1997, 2004–2007, 2009–2015
10 Mats Andersson C 1976–1989
15 Stefan Jakobsson F 1988–1999
16 Mike Helber RW 1992–2002
33 Fredrik Emvall LW 1999–2010

Franchise records and leadersEdit

Scoring leadersEdit

 
All-Time leading scorer Magnus Johansson.

These are the top-ten point-scorers of Linköpings HC since the 1975–76 season. Figures are updated after each completed regular season.[4]

Note: Pos = Position; GP = Games Played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; P/G = Points per game;      = current Linköpings HC player

Points
Player Pos GP G A Pts P/G
Magnus Johansson D 463 63 223 286 0.62
Tony Mårtensson C 312 85 192 277 0.88
Mikael Håkanson RW 416 84 134 218 0.52
Jaroslav Hlinka C 180 41 126 167 0.93
Niklas Persson C 316 64 103 167 0.53
Broc Little F 183 85 79 164 0.90
Pär Arlbrandt RW 162 61 100 161 0.99
Jan Hlaváč LW 172 81 78 159 0.92
Fredrik Emvall LW 497 66 68 134 0.27
Joakim Eriksson C 230 35 93 128 0.56

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "LHC och Team Valla blir LVC" (in Swedish). Linköpings HC. Archived from the original on 2011-06-15. Retrieved 2008-10-06.
  2. ^ "Linköpings Hockey Club - Truppen" (in Swedish). lhc.eu. Retrieved 2019-05-31.
  3. ^ "Linköping - Team Roster". www.eliteprospects.com. Retrieved 2019-05-31.
  4. ^ "Linköpings HC - All Time SHL leaders". quanthockey.com. 2019-05-31. Retrieved 2019-05-31.

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