provide you with some facts and figures about the Swedish hockey league
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
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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.
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