Tommy Albelin (born 21 May 1964) is a retired Swedish ice hockey defenceman who is currently an assistant coach for Switzerland's national team. He also competed in the men's tournament at the 1998 Winter Olympics.
Albelin in 2017
21 May 1964|
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)|
Djurgårdens IF (SEL)|
New Jersey Devils
152nd overall, 1983|
Albelin has, over the course of a 24-year professional career, played a total of 952 games for three NHL teams: the Quebec Nordiques, the New Jersey Devils, and the Calgary Flames. Albelin was drafted 152nd overall by Quebec in the 1983 NHL Entry Draft. Before joining the club he played five seasons for Djurgårdens IF in the Swedish Elitserien, winning the Swedish championship in his first year (1982–83). Albelin left for Quebec upon the conclusion of the 1986-87 season. He played a year and a half for the Nordiques before being traded to New Jersey. It would be with the Devils that he would play 10 seasons for and win two Stanley Cups, in 1995 and 2003. In 1996, he was traded to Calgary, but he signed to play with New Jersey again in 2001. His best season was the 1988–89 season when he put up 37 points. Albelin announced his retirement from hockey on 29 July 2004, however the Devils re-signed him in December 2005 (abbreviating his retirement after he had practiced with the team as an unsigned player for nearly half the season). He finished out his final year in 2006 playing for the Devils.
On 10 August 2010, Albelin was named assistant coach of the Albany Devils, the AHL affiliate of the New Jersey Devils. On 9 September 2014, following Scott Stevens' decision to step down from a coaching position in New Jersey, Albelin was promoted to be an assistant coach under Peter DeBoer in the 2014-15 season.
In July 2016, he was appointed as assistant coach of the Swiss men's national team.
Regular season and playoffsEdit
|1979–80||Stocksunds IF||SWE III||1||0||0||0||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|1980–81||Stocksunds IF||SWE III||18||6||1||7||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|1981–82||Stocksunds IF||SWE III||22||6||2||8||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|1988–89||New Jersey Devils||NHL||46||7||24||31||40||—||—||—||—||—|
|1989–90||New Jersey Devils||NHL||68||6||23||29||63||—||—||—||—||—|
|1990–91||New Jersey Devils||NHL||47||2||12||14||44||3||0||1||1||2|
|1991–92||New Jersey Devils||NHL||19||0||4||4||4||1||1||1||2||0|
|1992–93||New Jersey Devils||NHL||36||1||5||6||14||5||2||0||2||0|
|1993–94||Albany River Rats||AHL||4||0||2||2||17||—||—||—||—||—|
|1993–94||New Jersey Devils||NHL||62||2||17||19||36||20||2||5||7||14|
|1994–95||New Jersey Devils||NHL||48||5||10||15||20||20||1||7||8||2|
|1995–96||New Jersey Devils||NHL||53||1||12||13||14||—||—||—||—||—|
|2001–02||New Jersey Devils||NHL||42||1||3||4||4||6||0||0||0||0|
|2002–03||Albany River Rats||AHL||5||0||2||2||2||—||—||—||—||—|
|2002–03||New Jersey Devils||NHL||37||1||6||7||6||16||1||0||1||2|
|2003–04||New Jersey Devils||NHL||45||1||3||4||4||4||0||1||1||0|
|2005–06||New Jersey Devils||NHL||36||0||6||6||2||2||0||0||0||2|
|Men's ice hockey|
|1986 Soviet Union|
Season Team Lge Type W - L - OT/SO 2007–08 New Jersey Devils NHL Assistant 46 - 29 - 7 2008–09 New Jersey Devils NHL Assistant 32 - 16 - 3
- Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Tommy Albelin Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 26 May 2019.
- "Tommy Albelin Stats and News". NHL.com. Retrieved 2016-07-09.
- SIHF. "Tommy Albelin to join the coaching staff of the national teams". Retrieved 2016-07-09.
- Biographical information and career statistics from NHL.com, or Eliteprospects.com, or Eurohockey.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
- 2004 NHL Official Guide & Record Book ISBN 0-920445-84-5
- 2005 NHL Official Guide & Record Book ISBN 0-920445-91-8
- Scott Stevens leaves Devils coaching staff, Albelin to replace