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2008–09 Frölunda HC
League 3rd Elitserien
2008–09 record 25–20–10
Home record 15–7–5
Road record 10–13–5
Goals for 144
Goals against 130
General Manager Kent Norberg
Coach Ulf Dahlén
Captain Niklas Andersson
Alternate captains Ronnie Sundin, Tomi Kallio, and Riku Hahl
Arena Scandinavium
Average attendance 11,234
Team leaders
Goals Tomi Kallio (19)
Assists Riku Hahl (24)
Points Niklas Andersson (37)
Penalties in minutes Patric Blomdahl (116)

The 2008–09 Frölunda HC season was be the club's 29th season in the Swedish elite league Elitserien. The regular season began on September 15, 2008, against the rival HV71 and concluded on February 28, 2009, against Djurgårdens IF. Frölunda are looked to improve upon their progress in the 2007–08 season after being eliminated in the first round of the playoffs by Färjestads BK.

Niklas Andersson was named captain of the team after Jonas Johnson retired. Ronnie Sundin continued serving as alternate captain, Tomi Kallio and Riku Hahl were named alternate captains after Jonas Esbjörs had retired.

Pre-seasonEdit

Nordic TrophyEdit

StandingsEdit

Nordic Trophy GP W L T OTW OTL PSW PSL GF GA PTS
y-Flag of Sweden Linköpings HC 9 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 31 19 14
y-Flag of Sweden Frölunda HC 9 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 25 18 14
y-Flag of Sweden Djurgårdens IF 9 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 33 23 12
y-Flag of Finland HIFK 9 4 3 2 0 0 2 0 30 26 12
x-Flag of Finland Kärpät 9 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 20 17 10
x-Flag of Finland TPS 9 3 5 1 0 0 1 0 18 29 8
x-Flag of Sweden Färjestads BK 9 3 5 1 0 0 0 1 22 27 7
x-Flag of Sweden HV71 9 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 19 25 6
z-Flag of Finland Jokerit 9 2 6 1 0 0 0 1 24 29 5
z-Flag of Finland Tappara 9 2 6 1 0 0 0 1 21 30 5
y - clinched semi-final spot for championship, x - clinched semi-final spot for 5th place, z - play for 9th place

Game logEdit

2008 Nordic trophy game log

Legend:       Win (2 points)       Overtime win (2 point)       Loss (0 points)       Overtime loss (1 point)

Exhibition game against OttawaEdit

On October 2, 2008, Frölunda play an exhibition game against the Ottawa Senators. The game was played two days prior to the 2008–09 NHL season premier between Ottawa and the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Stockholm Globe Arena. Ottawa's captain Daniel Alfredsson is a native of Gothenburg and Frölunda is the only other professional team he has represented. Prior to the game Alfredsson was honoured with a decorated pillar in Scandinavium. Frölunda lost the game by a score of 1-4, with Oscar Hedman scoring their only goal. Alfredsson scored the second goal for the Senators, Chris Kelly, Alexandre Picard, and Jason Spezza score the Senators' other three goals in the game.

Regular seasonEdit

StandingsEdit

Flag of Sweden 2008-09 Elitserien regular season standings
Elitserien GP W L T OTW OTL GF GA PTS
y-Färjestads BK 55 30 17 8 1 3 158 122 99
x-Linköpings HC 55 26 16 13 1 4 166 152 92
x-Frölunda HC 55 25 20 10 6 2 144 130 91
x-HV71 55 22 13 20 4 7 160 144 90
x-Luleå HF 55 26 20 9 0 6 149 136 87
x-Skellefteå AIK 55 21 22 12 5 4 149 141 80
x-Brynäs IF 55 21 22 12 4 2 128 140 79
x-Timrå IK 55 19 24 12 7 1 152 142 76
e-Modo Hockey 55 20 27 8 4 2 153 177 72
e-Djurgårdens IF 54 17 23 15 5 2 149 155 71
r-Rögle BK 55 18 25 12 1 7 152 178 67
r-Södertälje SK 55 12 28 15 5 3 122 165 56
x - clinched playoff spot, y - clinched regular season league title, e - eliminated from playoff contention, r - play in relegation series

Game logEdit

2008–09 Game log

Legend:       Win (3 points)       Overtime win (2 point)       Loss (0 points)       Overtime loss (1 point)       Tie (1 point)

PlayoffsEdit

Playoffs

Legend:       Win       Loss

Player statsEdit

SkatersEdit

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes

Regular season Playoffs
Player GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
Andersson, NiklasNiklas Andersson 5216213722 1134710
Kallio, TomiTomi Kallio 5519153495 114596
Hahl, RikuRiku Hahl 527243122 101564
Eller, LarsLars Eller 4812172928 1031412
Pettersson, FredrikFredrik Pettersson 538182667 1051618
Kahnberg, MagnusMagnus Kahnberg 559162516 110224
Mäntylä, TuukkaTuukka Mäntylä 533172052 110002
Niskala, JanneJanne Niskala 359101920 113368
Larsen, PhilipPhilip Larsen 532151718 112134
Sundin, RonnieRonnie Sundin 543121534 110448
Nordquist, JonasJonas Nordquist 3886146      
Johansson, MikaelMikael Johansson 553111422 1101112
Andersson, JoakimJoakim Andersson 49661222 110004
Pohl, JohnJohn Pohl 1257126 112798
Hedman, OscarOscar Hedman 55561126 1100014
Karlsson, ErikErik Karlsson 45551010 1112324
Söderholm, ToniToni Söderholm 37371053      
Fabricius, KarlKarl Fabricius 4853830 110118
Karlsson, AndreasAndreas Karlsson 123586      
Blomdahl, PatricPatric Blomdahl 48527116 1100031
DiPenta, JoeJoe DiPenta 4715671 1101112
Andersson, JohanJohan Andersson 5214537 30000
Johnson, JonasJonas Johnson 140550 1123510
Lasu, NicklasNicklas Lasu 143144 110118
Klingberg, CarlCarl Klingberg 102130      
Holmqvist, AndreasAndreas Holmqvist 712310      
Ackeström, OscarOscar Ackeström 70112      
Holmqvist, JohanJohan Holmqvist 550112 110000
Carning, CasperCasper Carning 20000      
Røymark, MartinMartin Røymark 40000      
Bränholm, TimTim Bränholm 50000      
Tömmernes, HenrikHenrik Tömmernes 110000      
Ahonen, AriAri Ahonen 550000 110000

TransactionsEdit

Acquired
Player Former team Date
Lars Eller Frölunda J20 March 5
Joakim Andersson Frölunda J20 March 5
Oscar Hedman Modo Hockey March 27
Patric Blomdahl Linköpings HC April 25
Andreas Karlsson Tampa Bay Lightning May 11
Joe DiPenta Anaheim Ducks July 15
Riku Hahl Timrå IK July 16
Johan Holmqvist Dallas Stars July 23
Erik Karlsson Frölunda J20 August 25
Oscar Ackeström HC Slovan Bratislava September 9
Henrik Tömmernes Frölunda J20 October 29
Janne Niskala Tampa Bay Lightning November 13
Martin Røymark (loan) Sparta Warriors December 17[1]
Jonas Johnson comeback January 19[2]
John Pohl HC Lugano January 22[3]
Leaving
Player New team Date
Ossi-Petteri Grönholm Kärpät
Jonas Esbjörs retire
Steve Kariya HPK
Oscar Ackeström HC Slovan Bratislava March 27
Jonas Ahnelöv Phoenix Coyotes March 27
Jonas Johnson retire April 9
Joel Gistedt Phoenix Coyotes April 25
Michael Holmqvist Djurgårdens IF May 8
Martin Plüss SC Bern May 22
Antti-Jussi Niemi HC Lada Togliatti June 13
Andreas Holmqvist Djurgårdens IF September 30
Oscar Ackeström Hannover Scorpions October 5
Toni Söderholm HIFK January 20[4]

Drafted playersEdit

Frölunda HC players picked at the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

Round Pick Player Nationality NHL Team
2nd34thCarl KlingbergFlag of Sweden SwedenAtlanta Thrashers
2nd46thRobin LehnerFlag of Sweden SwedenOttawa Senators
5th143rdPeter AnderssonFlag of Sweden SwedenVancouver Canucks

ReferencesEdit

GeneralEdit

FootnotesEdit

  1. Gyllander, Peter (2008-12-17). Frölunda Hockey Club lånar Martin Røymark (Swedish). Frölunda HC. Retrieved on 2008-12-18.
  2. Gyllander, Peter (2008-01-19). Jonas Johnson tränar med Frölunda från måndag (Swedish). Frölunda HC. Retrieved on 2009-01-30.
  3. Gyllander, Peter (2008-01-22). Forwarden John Pohl till Frölunda Hockey Club (Swedish). Frölunda HC. Retrieved on 2009-01-30.
  4. Gyllander, Peter (2009-01-20). Toni Söderholm lämnar Frölunda Hockey Club (Swedish). Frölunda HC. Retrieved on 2009-01-20.

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