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Lars Björn
Born 16 December 1931 (1931-12-16) (age 78),

Stockholm, Sweden

Height

Weight

6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)

226 lb (103 kg; 16 st 2 lb)

Position Defence
Shoots Left
Pro clubs Djurgårdens IF
Ntl. team Sweden
Playing career 1949–1966
Olympic medal record
Men's ice hockey
Bronze 1952 Oslo Team Competition
World Championships
Bronze 1958 Sweden
Gold 1957 Sweden
Bronze 1954 Sweden
Gold 1953 Sweden

Lars Gunnar Raldo "Lasse" Björn (born 16 December 1931 in Stockholm, Sweden) is a retired ice hockey defenceman who played 217 games for the national team Tre Kronor. He won nine Swedish ice hockey championships with Djurgårdens IF between 1950 and 1963, making him the only player ever to have won that many championships. He participated at nine IIHF World Championship tournaments, winning gold in 1953 and 1957 and three bronze medals. He participated in three Winter Olympics, winning one bronze medal in 1952 .He was inducted into the International Ice Hockey Federation Hall of Fame in 1998.

He is the maternal grandfather of Douglas Murray, a Cornell University alumnus who currently plays defense for the San Jose Sharks

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