Linköping HC

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Linköping HC
Linköpings HC Logo.svg
CityLinköping, Sweden
LeagueSwedish Hockey League
Founded4 August 1976
Home arenaSaab Arena
Capacity: 8,500
Colors     
General managerNiklas Persson
Head coachJohan Åkerman and Daniel Eriksson
CaptainJonas Junland
Franchise history
1932–1976BK Kenty
1976–2019Linköpings HC
2019–presentLinköping HC

Linköping Hockey Club, often known by its initials LHC, or colloquially among its fans as Cluben, is a Swedish ice hockey club from Linköping, founded in 1976.

Competing in the Swedish Hockey League (SHL; formerly Elitserien), the club is placed twelfth in the marathon standings for the top Swedish ice hockey league.[1]

History[edit]

Linköping HC was founded on 4 August 1976, from the ice hockey department of sports club BK Kenty that had been established in 1946, and moved in to the newly-built arena Stångebro Ishall.[2][3][4]

Linköping 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, Linköping HC advanced to the final again, this time against HV71; they lost and won the silver medal.

Season-by-season results[edit]

This is a partial list of the last five seasons completed by Linköpings. For the full season-by-season history, see List of Linköping 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 Djurgården
2018–19 Tier 1 SHL 12th 15–14–23 6,079

Players and personnel[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Updated 14 February 2021.[5][6]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
84 Sweden Jimmy Andersson LW R 23 2017 Stockholm, Sweden
4 Sweden Filip Berglund D L 31 2020 Skellefteå, Sweden
5 Sweden Mattias Bäckman D L 28 2014 Linköping, Sweden
14 Sweden Arvid Costmar C L 19 2018 Stockholm, Sweden
8 Sweden Elliot Ekmark C L 19 2019 Linköping, Sweden
9 Sweden Mikael Frycklund C L 27 2019 Västerås, Sweden
13 Canada Andrew Gordon (A) RW R 35 2015 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
6 Norway Jonas Holøs D R 33 2019 Sarpsborg, Norway
89 Canada Josh Ho-Sang RW R 25 2021 Thornhill, Ontario, Canada
18 Sweden Alexander Johansson LW L 32 2021 Värnamo, Sweden
44 Sweden Jonas Junland (C) D L 33 2020 Linköping, Sweden
47 Sweden Anton Karlsson D L 27 2021 Vetlanda, Sweden
67 Finland Jarno Kärki LW L 26 2019 Pori, Finland
26 Sweden Hampus Larsson D L 26 2019 Eskilstuna, Sweden
55 Sweden Max Lindroth D L 24 2019 Uppsala, Sweden
41 United States Broc Little (A) C L 33 2018 Phoenix, Arizona, United States
61 Sweden Markus Ljungh (A) C L 30 2020 Västerås, Sweden
21 Sweden Daniel Ljungman C L 19 2020 Uppsala, Sweden
79 Sweden Patrik Lundh C L 32 2019 Stockholm, Sweden
40 Sweden Simon Lundmark D R 20 2017 Stockholm, Sweden
35 Sweden Niklas Lundström G L 28 2021 Värmdö, Sweden
86 Canada Tyler Morley C L 29 2021 Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
74 Finland Petteri Nikkilä D L 28 2020 Hämeenlinna, Finland
17 Finland Niko Ojamäki RW R 25 2020 Pori, Finland
40 Sweden Hugo Ollas G L 18 2021 Linköping, Sweden
20 Sweden Nikola Pasic C L 20 2017 Gislaved, Sweden
27 Sweden Dan Pettersson C L 28 2018 Mora, Sweden
1 Sweden David Rautio G L 35 2021 Luleå, Sweden
28 Finland Jaakko Rissanen C L 31 2019 Kuopio, Finland
11 Sweden Henrik Törnqvist RW R 24 2019 Motala, Sweden


Honored Members[edit]

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

Franchise records and leaders[edit]

Scoring leaders[edit]

All-Time leading scorer Magnus Johansson.

These are the top-ten point-scorers of Linköping HC since the 1975–76 season, in the top tier (Elitserien and SHL). Figures are updated after each completed regular season.[7]

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
Broc Little F 262 120 116 236 0.90
Mikael Håkanson RW 416 84 134 218 0.52
Niklas Persson C 316 64 103 167 0.53
Jaroslav Hlinka C 180 41 126 167 0.93
Pär Arlbrandt RW 162 61 100 161 0.99
Jan Hlaváč LW 172 81 78 159 0.92
Andrew Gordon RW 261 65 87 152 0.58
Fredrik Emvall LW 497 66 68 134 0.27

Appearance leaders[edit]

Sebastian Karlsson holds the club record for most games in the SHL.

These are the top-ten players of Linköping HC with the most appearances since the 1975–76 season, in the top tier (Elitserien and SHL). Figures are updated after each completed regular season.[7]

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
Sebastian Karlsson C 514 56 52 108 0.21
Fredrik Emvall LW 497 66 68 134 0.27
Magnus Johansson D 463 63 223 286 0.62
Mikael Håkanson RW 416 84 134 218 0.52
Andreas Pihl D 377 21 36 57 0.15
Niklas Persson C 316 64 103 167 0.53
Tony Mårtensson C 312 85 192 277 0.88
Jonas Junland D 311 33 99 132 0.42
Tim Eriksson RW 301 44 68 112 0.37
Broc Little F 262 120 116 236 0.90

Other departments[edit]

Linköping's women's football team, Linköpings FC, is affiliated with and financially backed by Linköping 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 Linköping HC, under the name Linköpings Volleyboll Club.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Maratontabellen för högsta serien" (PDF) (in Swedish). Swedish Ice Hockey Association. Retrieved 25 March 2021.
  2. ^ "Nu fyller vi 40 år!" (in Swedish). Linköping HC. Retrieved 25 March 2021.
  3. ^ "Historia" (in Swedish). BK Kenty. Retrieved 25 March 2021.
  4. ^ "40 ögonblick under 40 år" (in Swedish). Östgöta Correspondenten. Retrieved 25 March 2021.
  5. ^ "Linköpings Hockey Club - Truppen" (in Swedish). lhc.eu. Retrieved 2019-05-31.
  6. ^ "Linköping - Team Roster". www.eliteprospects.com. Retrieved 2019-05-31.
  7. ^ a b "Linköpings HC - All Time SHL leaders". quanthockey.com. 2019-05-31. Retrieved 2019-05-31.
  8. ^ "LHC och Team Valla blir LVC" (in Swedish). Linköpings HC. Archived from the original on 2011-06-15. Retrieved 2008-10-06.

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