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Anders Eldebrink
Position defenceman
Shot right
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
182 lb (83 kg)
Teams Södertälje SK (Elitserien
Vancouver Canucks (NHL)
Fredericton Express (AHL)
Quebec Nordiques (NHL)
EHC Kloten (NLA)
Olympics Flag of Sweden 1988 Calgary, Canada (bronze)
World Championships Flag of Sweden 1981 2nd place
Flag of Sweden 1985 6th place
Flag of Sweden 1986 2nd place
Flag of Sweden 1987 1st place
Flag of Sweden 1989 4th place
Flag of Sweden 1990 2nd place
Nationality Flag of Sweden Swedish
Born December 11th 1960,
Kalix, Sweden
NHL Draft free agent
Pro Career 19761998

Anders Eldebrink (b. December 11, 1960 in Kalix, Norrbotten, Sweden) is a former professional defenceman who played in the Elitserien, National Hockey League and Nationalliga A.

Young brother of former Swedish athlete Kenth Eldebrink, Anders began his career in 1976 with Södertälje SK at the young age of 16. In 1981, the skilled defenceman signed with the Vancouver Canucks and tried his luck in the NHL. His North American stay wasn't particularly successful, as he didn't play a full season; he only took part in 38 games with Vancouver in 1981-82 and split time between Vancouver, the Quebec Nordiques and the AHL's Fredericton Express the next season, before he choose to go back home with Södertälje.

The move turned out to be an excellent one for Eldebrink, who won the Elitserien championship in 1985 and was named league MVP in 1988 and 1989; additionally, he won the Guldpucken in 1985.

Anders left Södertälje in 1990 to join EHC Kloten of the NLA, with whom he won thrice the NLA Championship, in 1993, 1994 and 1995. The next season, he returned to Södertälje, with which he ended his playing career in 1998.

Eldebrink played 165 games for the Swedish National Team. He took part in the 1984 and 1987 Canada Cups, won the gold medal at the 1987 World Championship and a bronze medal at the 1988 Olympics.

After his playing career, Eldebrink became Sports Manager of the Sodertalje SK team in 1998. Today, Eldebrink is the head coach of the Kloten Flyers.

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