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HV71
HV71 Logo
City Jönköping, Sweden
League Elitserien
Founded May 24, 1971
Home arena Kinnarps Arena
Colors White, yellow, blue
              
Franchise history
1971 Huskvarna/Vätterstads IF
1971–present HV71
Championships
Regular season titles 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010
Le Mat Trophy: 1995, 2004, 2008, 2010

HV71, often commonly referred to as HV and internationally HV71 Jönköping,[1] is a Swedish professional ice hockey club based in Jönköping, playing in the Swedish elite league Elitserien (internationally sometimes called SEL). The team participates during the off-seasons in Nordic Trophy since 2008 and played in the 2008–09 inaugural season of the Champions Hockey League.

Club historyEdit

HV71 was founded on May 24, 1971, as a merger between Husqvarna IF and Vätterstads IK, and took the name Huskvarna/Vätterstads IF but later that year it was shortened to the current name HV71. The club first entered the top Swedish league, Elitserien, in 1979, but were soon relegated. They won promotion again in 1985–86 and have remained in the top division ever since and are as of the 2000s a well-established top club in Sweden. The club has won the national championship four times; 1995, 2004, 2008 and 2010. For a few years in the late 1990s, HV71 was also called the Blue Bulls.[2]

Many Swedes associate HV71 with the club's old arena Rosenlundshallen, which was inaugurated in 1958 as Sweden's first indoor ice hockey arena, but was replaced in 2000 with the new and improved Kinnarps Arena. As the new arena was build around and on top of Rosenlundshallen, HV71 practically played its games during the season 1999–00 in a construction site.[2]

On December 6, 2006, HV71 topped Elitserien after a 5-2-win over Färjestads BK, at the same time as the club's two youth teams (under 20 and 18 years old) topped their leagues, J20 SuperElit and J18 Elit. This was an event that had never happened before in HV71's entire club history.

1994–95 seasonEdit

HV71 won its first national championship season 1994–95 as the last (8th) team to qualify for the playoffs. The club is the only team in Swedish history to win the finals after ending as the 8th team at the end of the regular season. In the quarter-finals HV beat Djurgårdens IF Hockey, the team that finished first in the regular season, in three straight games, in the semifinal they came back after having lost the first two games to Malmö Redhawks and turned the series around to a 3-2 victory, and in the final they managed a decisive sudden death victory against Brynäs IF in the fifth period of the fifth game to win the championship.

2003–04 seasonEdit

The second championship was won during the season 2003–04 after beating Modo Hockey with a 4-2 game series, Frölunda HC with 4-2 in games in the semi-finals, and then winning the finals with a 4-3 match series against Färjestads BK. In the quarter-finals HV71 set a new Swedish record of scoring the most goals in one period with their seven against Modo Hockey. The game ended with a 10-1 victory.[3] In the final, goalie Stefan Liv managed to keep his goal empty in all four games that the team won, the two last games ending 1-0 and 5-0 respectively.

2005–06seasonEdit

HV71 finished the regular season 2005–06 as winner of the league table. For the first time in HV71's history the club faced Mora IK in the quarter-finals, winning the match series with 4-1. In the semi-finals the club was pitted against Färjestads BK. The match series did not have a winner until the last minute of the seventh game. Färjestads BK scored two goals in a matter of seconds during the last minutes of the game and thus ending HV71's season.

2006–07seasonEdit

HV71 ended the regular season as the second placed team after Färjestads BK. HV chose to meet Brynäs IF in the quarter-finals and managed after seven games (4 wins and 3 losses) to continue to the semifinals. The team faced Modo Hockey and even with home advantage HV did not manage to proceed to the finals having lost four out of seven games. This meant that HV for the second consecutive year lost a seven games series in the semifinal to the eventual Swedish champion.

During the season the newly acquired defenceman Johan Åkerman was a trendsetting player and also made his national debut for Sweden at the age of 34.[4] HV's starting goaltender, Erik Ersberg, had his breakthrough and played for the national team; and was awarded with the Honken Trophy as Sweden's best goaltender.[5] During the off-season he signed with the NHL team Los Angeles Kings.[6]

2007–08 seasonEdit

The 2007–08 season saw HV71 winning their third Swedish Championship, the second during the 2000s. HV71 finished the regular season as the league champion with 107 points, 15 points ahead of the second placed team Linköpings HC. HV defeated Skellefteå AIK in the quarter-finals, winning the series 4-1. In the semifinals HV met the fifth seeded team, Timrå IK. HV advanced to the finals after winning the series 4-2. In the finals HV managed to defeat Linköpings HC in six games, coming back from 2-0 down after the first two games. The sixth game went into overtime with HV's newly signed player Eric Johansson scoring the game-winning goal and winning the Swedish Championship.

Season-by-season recordEdit

Note: GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; Pts = Points; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against

Season GP W L T Pts GF GA Finish Playoffs
1971–72 7th, Division 2 Did not qualify
1972–73 4th, Division 2 Did not qualify
1973–74 1st, Division 2 3rd in Qualification for Elitserien
1974–75 1st, Division 2 Promoted to Division 1
1975–76 3rd, Division 1 Lost Play Off 2 to Elitserien
1976–77 1st, Division 1 3rd in Qualification for Elitserien
1977–78 2nd, Division 1 Lost Play Off 1 to Elitserien
1978–79 2nd, Division 1 Promoted to Elitserien
1979–80 36 8 24 4 20 113 170 10th, Elitserien Relegated to Division 1
1980–81 36 31 4 1 63 260 95 1st, Division 1 Did not qualify
1981–82 36 32 2 2 66 266 126 1st, Division 1 Did not qualify
1982–83 32 20 9 3 43 198 110 6th, Division 1 Did not qualify
1983–84 32 18 9 5 41 167 111 3rd, Division 1 Did not qualify
1984–85 32 22 7 3 47 241 138 5th, Division 1 Promoted to Elitserien
1985–86 36 16 14 6 38 128 118 3rd, Elitserien Lost Semifinal, 0-2 (Södertälje SK)
1986–87 36 16 15 5 37 103 115 5th, Elitserien Did not qualify
1987–88 40 17 18 5 39 149 166 7th, Elitserien Lost Quarterfinal, 0-2 (IF Björklöven)
1988–89 40 17 20 3 37 156 155 8th, Elitserien Lost Quarterfinal, 1-2 (Leksands IF)
1989–90 40 16 21 3 35 131 161 9th, Elitserien Did not qualify
1990–91 40 17 18 5 39 142 119 6th, Elitserien Lost Quarterfinal, 2-3 (Västerås IK)
1991–92 40 17 16 7 41 151 129 8th, Elitserien Lost Quarterfinal, 1-2 (Färjestads BK)
1992–93 40 13 19 8 34 123 149 9th, Elitserien Did not qualify
1993–94 40 15 18 7 37 111 118 9th, Elitserien Did not qualify
1994–95 40 12 19 9 33 117 143 8th, Elitserien Swedish Champions, 3-2 (Brynäs IF)
1995–96 40 18 14 8 44 156 131 4th, Elitserien Lost Quarterfinal, 1-3 (Modo Hockey)
1996–97 50 22 19 9 53 178 159 6th, Elitserien Lost Quarterfinal, 2-3 (Färjestads BK)
1997–98 46 19 19 8 46 127 145 7th, Elitserien Lost Quarterfinal, 2-3 (Djurgårdens IF)
1998–99 50 18 20 12 67 133 148 9th, Elitserien Did not qualify
1999–00 50 18 19 13 75 144 131 8th, Elitserien Lost Quarterfinal, 2-4 (Brynäs IF)
2000–01 50 17 23 10 66 147 149 10th, Elitserien Did not qualify
2001–02 50 24 14 12 88 156 140 4th, Elitserien Lost Semifinal, 0-3 (Färjestads BK)
2002–03 50 21 16 13 79 143 142 6th, Elitserien Lost Quarterfinal, 2-4 (Djurgårdens IF)
2003–04 50 27 17 8 95 162 116 1st, Elitserien Swedish Champions, 4-3 (Färjestads BK)
2004–051 50 15 25 10 57 123 163 10th, Elitserien Did not qualify
2005–06 50 29 11 10 102 164 107 1st, Elitserien Lost Semifinal, 3-4 (Färjestads BK)
2006–07 55 25 15 15 93 170 150 2nd, Elitserien Lost Semifinal, 3-4 (Modo Hockey)
2007–08 55 31 13 11 107 178 132 1st, Elitserien Swedish Champions, 4-2 (Linköpings HC)
2008–09 55 22 13 20 90 160 144 4th, Elitserien Lost final, 1-4 (Färjestads BK)
2009–10 55 31 5 19 95 188 155 1st, Elitserien Swedish Champions, 4-2 (Djurgårdens IF)
Totals 1185 284 439 462 1550 3756 3657 6th, Elitserien Elitserien totals
1 NHL players in Elitserien due to the 2004–05 NHL lockout.

Notable playersEdit

Niklas Hjalmarsson, who won the Stanley Cup with the Chicago Blackhawks (NHL) in 2010

Current rosterEdit

Updated July 13, 2010. [7][8]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
4 Flag of Sweden Almqvist, AdamAdam Almqvist

D L 25 2009 Jönköping, Sweden
35 Flag of Sweden Andersson, AndreasAndreas Andersson

G L 37 2007 Falun, Sweden
16 Flag of Canada.svg Beech, KrisKris Beech

C L 35 2008 Salmon Arm, British Columbia, Canada
19 Flag of Sweden Björk, JohanJohan Björk

D L 32 2009 Malmö, Sweden
23 Flag of Sweden Bremberg, FredrikFredrik Bremberg

LW L 43 2010 Stockholm, Sweden
76 Flag of Sweden Davidsson, JohanJohan Davidsson

 (C)

C L 40 2001 Jönköping, Sweden
17 Flag of Sweden Falk, AndreasAndreas Falk

C L 33 2006 Huddinge, Sweden
18 Flag of Sweden Fasth, JesperJesper Fasth

RW R 24 2009 Nässjö, Sweden
8 Flag of Sweden Grillfors, DanielDaniel Grillfors

D L 34 2005 Enköping, Sweden
11 Flag of Finland Hietanen, JuusoJuuso Hietanen

D R 31 2010 Hämeenlinna, Finland
92 Flag of Finland Laine, TeemuTeemu Laine

LW L 34 2008 Helsinki, Finland
1 Flag of Sweden Larsson, DanielDaniel Larsson

G L 30 2010 Boden, Sweden
97 Flag of Sweden Ledin, PerPer Ledin

LW L 38 2009 Luleå, Sweden
79 Flag of Sweden Lindström, JohanJohan Lindström

RW R 37 2008 Jönköping, Sweden
20 Flag of Sweden Linnander, JohanJohan Linnander

C L 26 2009 Jönköping, Sweden
5 Flag of Finland Luoma, MikkoMikko Luoma

D L 40 2010 Jyväskylä, Finland
40 Flag of Sweden Petersson, AndréAndré Petersson

RW R 26 2009 Olofström, Sweden
26 Flag of the Czech Republic Piroš, KamilKamil Piroš

C/LW L 37 2010 Most, Czech Republic
21 Flag of Finland Puistola, PasiPasi Puistola

 (A)

D L 38 2006 Tampere, Finland
13 Flag of Sweden Sundh, OscarOscar Sundh

LW L 29 2009 Uppsala, Sweden
10 Flag of Sweden Thörnberg, MartinMartin Thörnberg

LW L 33 2004 Jönköping, Sweden
38 Flag of Sweden Torp, NichlasNichlas Torp

D L 27 2008 Ljungarum, Sweden
39 Flag of Finland Voutilainen, JukkaJukka Voutilainen

C R 36 2006 Kuopio, Finland
47 Flag of Canada.svg Ward, LanceLance Ward

D L 38 2009 Lloydminster, Alberta, Canada
27 Flag of Sweden Williamsson, JesperJesper Williamsson

R 26 2009 Nässjö, Sweden
88 Flag of Sweden Önerud, SimonSimon Önerud

LW L 28 2008 Jönköping, Sweden

Team captainsEdit

Retired numbersEdit

Trojoritakethv71

HV71's first two championship banners hang alongside the two player numbers that so far have been retired by the club

Club scoring leadersEdit

These are the top-ten point-scorers in club history. Figures are updated after each completed Elitserien regular season.

Note: Pos = Position; GP = Games Played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; P/G = Points per game; * = current HV71 player

Player Pos GP G A Pts P/G
Johan Davidsson* C 580 138 271 409 .70
Per Gustafsson D 725 120 217 337 .46
Fredrik Stillman D 565 90 197 287 .51
Stefan Örnskog LW 442 106 150 256 .58
Owe Thörnberg LW 369 129 104 233 .63
Peter Ekelund C 584 110 108 218 .37
Anders Huusko RW 309 102 84 186 .60

Elitserien awards and trophiesEdit

Source:[9]

Le Mat Trophy

  • 1994–95, 2003–04, 2007–08

Coach of the Year

Guldhjälmen

Guldpucken

Guldskridskon

Honken Trophy

Rinkens riddare

  • Flag of Sweden Johan Davidsson: 2002–03
  • Flag of Sweden Johan Davidsson: 2003–04
  • Flag of Sweden Johan Davidsson: 2004–05

Rookie of the Year

Preceded by
Malmö IF
Swedish ice hockey champions
1995
Succeeded by
Luleå HF
Preceded by
Västra Frölunda HC
Swedish ice hockey champions
2004
Succeeded by
Frölunda HC
Preceded by
Modo Hockey
Swedish ice hockey champions
2008
Succeeded by
Färjestads BK
Preceded by
Färjestads BK
Swedish ice hockey champions
2010
Succeeded by
Incumbent

Club individual recordsEdit

Source:[11]

  • Most Goals in a season: Flag of Finland Kai Nurminen, 31 (1995–96)
  • Most Assists in a season: Flag of Finland Esa Keskinen, 41 (1995–96)
  • Most Points in a season: Flag of Finland Esa Keskinen, 59 (1995–96)
  • Most Penalty Minutes in a season: Flag of Canada Lance Ward, 273 (2006–07) (Elitserien record)
  • Most Points in a season, defenseman: Flag of Sweden Johan Åkerman, 48 (2006–07)
  • Most Points in a season, rookie: Flag of Finland Kai Nurminen, 55 (1995–96) (Elitserien record)
  • Most Shutouts in a season: Flag of Sweden Stefan Liv, 6 (2003–04)

ReferencesEdit

  1. CHL Groups & Format. Champions Hockey League. IIHF. Retrieved on 2008-10-29.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Historien om HV71 (Swedish). HV71.se. Retrieved on 2007-10-15.
  3. SM-Slutspel 2003-2004 (pdf) (Swedish). Swedish Ice Hockey Association. Archived from the original on 2011-07-09. Retrieved on 2006-08-31.
  4. 34-årig back gör debut i Tre Kronor (Swedish). svt.se (2006-12-04). Retrieved on 2007-04-04.
  5. Ersberg prisas i kväll (Swedish). Hockeyligan.se (2007-03-23). Retrieved on 2007-04-04.
  6. KINGS SIGN PAIR OF PROSPECTS. LAKings.com (2007-05-31). Retrieved on 2007-06-01.
  7. HV71 Truppen (Swedish). HV71.se. HV71. Retrieved on 2010-05-13.
  8. HV71. Eliteprospects.com. www.eliteprospects.com. Retrieved on 2010-05-13.
  9. UTMÄRKELSER/TROFÉER TILLDELADE SPELARE/TRÄNARE I HV71 (Swedish). HV71.se. Retrieved on 2007-10-15.
  10. Kenta Johansson årets coach (Swedish). HV71.se (2008-04-25). Retrieved on 2008-04-26.
  11. INDIVIDUELLA KLUBBREKORD (Swedish). HV71.se. Retrieved on 2007-10-15.

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