Simon Önerud (born June 16, 1988) is a Swedish professional ice hockey player. He is currently playing with HV71 in the Swedish Hockey League (SHL). He has formerly played with Timrå IK and Modo Hockey in the SHL.[1]

Simon Önerud
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Born (1988-06-16) June 16, 1988 (age 31)
Jönköping, Sweden
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 203 lb (92 kg; 14 st 7 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
SHL team
Former teams
HV71
Timrå IK
Modo Hockey
HC Sochi
Sibir Novosibirsk
Playing career 2007–present

Playing careerEdit

In the 2016–17 season, Önerud was amongst the team's leaders in offense. He contributed with 29 points in 37 games and 13 points in 16 post-season games to help lead HV71 to their 5th Le Mat Trophy. He was awarded with the Stefan Liv Memorial Trophy as the leagues MVP in the post-season.[2] A week after claiming the Championship, Önerud opted for a release from his contract with HV71 to become a free agent in order to pursue a new challenge in the KHL.[3] On May 26, 2017, Önerud was announced to be the final foreign signing for HC Sochi on a one-year agreement.[4]

After spending the 2017–18 season in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL), split between HC Sochi and HC Sibir Novosibirsk, Önerud returned to the SHL, rejoining HV71, on a three-year contract on May 18, 2018.[5]

Awards and honorsEdit

Award Year
SHL
Le Mat Trophy (HV71) 2010, 2017 [2]
Stefan Liv Memorial Trophy 2017

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Onerud joins Modo from Timra". Modo Hockey. April 25, 2013. Retrieved April 25, 2013.
  2. ^ a b "HV71 wins championship". aftonbladet.se (in Swedish). April 30, 2017. Retrieved April 30, 2017.
  3. ^ "They leave HV71". HV71 (in Swedish). May 7, 2017. Retrieved May 7, 2017.
  4. ^ "Foreign quota filled! Simon Onerud to Sochi" (in Russian). HC Sochi. May 26, 2017. Retrieved May 26, 2017.
  5. ^ "Önerud returns to HV71". HV71 (in Swedish). May 18, 2018. Retrieved May 18, 2018.

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