Foreign players in the Swedish hockey league

Foreign players in the Swedish hockey league

Post by Staffan Axelss » Fri, 20 Sep 1991 17:03:58

As the Swedish hockey season is about to start (thursday 26 sept) I will
provide you with some facts and figures about the Swedish hockey league
(Elitserien).                

So here is first a presentation of the foreign players in Elitserien.
Each team is allowed to have one foreign player. But if a foreigner has
played three years or more in Sweden, he's considered a "hockey-swede"
and does not count as foreign (in the eyes of Elitserien anyway).
Lulea is the only team with more than one foreigner (Jari Gronstrand and Pauli
Jarvinen) and one "hockey-swede" (Timo Jutila). This means that Lulea can
only use one of the two players (Gronstrand/Jarvinen) in each game.

Team          Player                    Country       3+ yrs in Sweden
====          ======                    =======       ================
AIK           Petter Sahlsten           Norway
Brynas        Nikolaj Davydkin          USSR                  x
              Tom Bisset                USA
Djurgarden    Mariusz Czerkawski        Poland
Farjestad     Jesper Duus               Denmark               x
HV 71         Arto Ruotanen             Finland               x
              Risto Kurkinen            Finland
Leksand       Jens Nielsen              Denmark               x
              Hannu Jarvenpaa           Finland
Lulea         Timo Jutila               Finland               x
              Pauli Jarvinen            Finland
              Jari Gronstrand           Finland
MoDo          Miroslav Horava           Czeckoslovakia
Malmo         Timo Blomqvist            Finland               x
              Raimo Helminen            Finland
              Timo Lahtinen (coach)     Finland               ?
              Rick Erdall               USA                   x
Sodertalje    Oto Hascak                Czeckoslovakia
              Skeeter Moore             USA                   x
              Joe Tracy                 USA                   x
Vasteras      Mishat Fahrutdinov        USSR                  x
Frolunda      Serge Boisvert            Canada                x
              Tehro Koskela             Finland               x

Best foreigner last season: Pauli Jarvinen 19 goals, 26 assists.
Best foreigner all-times: Jarmo Makitalo 128 goals, 162 assists.

More info (such as rosters,schedules etc) later on.

Staffan              
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