Niklas Persson (born March 26, 1979) is a Swedish former professional ice hockey player who most notably played as captain for Linköpings HC in the Swedish Hockey League (SHL). He is the current general manager of Linköpings HC.

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Born (1979-03-26) March 26, 1979 (age 40)
Ösmo, Sweden
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Centre/Right Wing
Shot Left
Played for Leksands IF
Linköpings HC
Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk
CSKA Moscow
Rapperswil-Jona Lakers
National team  Sweden
Playing career 1997–2019

Persson retired from hockey in 2018 after playing more than 600 SHL games.[1] After a brief return to playing with Mjölby HC in the Division 2, Persson continued to work within Linköpings HC, given the role of assistant general manager before assuming the general manager's role to begin the 2019–20 season.

Persson is the cousin of Robert Nilsson who also plays professional ice hockey.[2]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1994–95 Huddinge IK J20 3 0 0 0 0
1995–96 Leksands IF J20 8 1 2 3 0
1996–97 Leksands IF J20 29 18 15 33 12
1997–98 Leksands IF J20 20 10 12 22 30
1997–98 Leksands IF SEL 17 2 3 5 4 2 0 0 0 0
1998–99 Leksands IF SEL 47 1 2 3 6 1 0 0 0 0
1999–00 Leksands IF SEL 49 2 5 7 34
2000–01 Leksands IF SEL 48 3 4 7 43
2001–02 Leksands IF Allsv 42 9 13 22 50 9 9 2 11 16
2002–03 Leksands IF SEL 49 4 21 25 51 5 0 0 0 10
2003–04 Leksands IF SEL 50 14 19 33 42
2004–05 Leksands IF Allsv 43 15 23 38 36 10 2 5 7 8
2005–06 Leksands IF SEL 34 7 10 17 30
2006–07 Linköpings HC SEL 55 15 17 32 32 15 5 9 14 6
2007–08 Linköpings HC SEL 54 10 22 32 44 15 3 6 9 10
2008–09 Linköpings HC SEL 55 21 21 42 38 7 4 4 8 4
2009–10 Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk KHL 55 13 25 38 30 7 0 1 1 2
2010–11 Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk KHL 39 3 12 15 32 7 1 2 3 2
2011–12 CSKA Moscow KHL 53 6 18 24 28 5 1 1 2 6
2012–13 CSKA Moscow KHL 42 8 11 19 14 7 0 0 0 4
2013–14 Rapperswil-Jona Lakers NLA 45 11 18 29 16
2014–15 Rapperswil-Jona Lakers NLA 43 17 22 39 16
2015–16 Linköpings HC SHL 50 8 17 25 16 6 2 0 2 0
2016–17 Linköpings HC SHL 50 7 15 22 16 6 0 1 1 4
2017–18 Linköpings HC SHL 52 3 11 14 32 7 0 0 0 2
2018–19 Mjölby HC Div.2 1 1 1 2 2 1 0 0 0 2
SHL totals 610 97 167 264 388 64 14 20 34 36
KHL totals 189 30 66 96 104 26 2 4 6 14
Medal record
Ice hockey
Representing   Sweden
World Championships
  2013 Sweden/Finland
  2011 Slovakia
  2009 Switzerland
  2010 Germany

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
1997 Sweden EJC18   5 0 0 0 2
1998 Sweden WJC 6th 7 0 2 2 10
1999 Sweden WJC 4th 6 2 2 4 2
2009 Sweden WC   9 2 4 6 4
2010 Sweden WC   9 0 4 4 0
2011 Sweden WC   8 3 0 3 8
2012 Sweden WC 6th 8 2 1 3 2
2013 Sweden WC   9 0 2 2 2
Junior totals 18 2 4 6 14
Senior totals 43 7 11 18 16

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ ""Det var alldeles för svårt att tacka nej till"". expressen.se (in Swedish). 19 August 2018. Retrieved 12 September 2018.
  2. ^ "The kids are alright". iihf.com. 28 April 2011. Retrieved 12 September 2018.

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