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Henrik Lundqvist, drafted in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft, 7th round, 205th overall by the New York Rangers.

This is a list of drafted Frölunda HC players, players who have been drafted in the National Hockey League (NHL) Entry Draft and played the season prior to the draft for the Frölunda ice hockey organization. There have been 51 players drafted in the NHL Entry Draft from the Frölunda organization. That ranks second in Europe, outranked only by Russian club CSKA Moscow (62 players). Most of the players on this list were drafted from Frölunda's junior team which is the most successful junior team in Sweden, having won more Anton Cups (9) than any other team.

Nine Frölunda players have been selected in the first round of the NHL Entry Draft. The highest draft selection was Fredrik Sjöström, who was drafted eleventh overall in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. The most-recent first-round selections were Erik Karlsson and Anton Gustafsson in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. The most notable players drafted from Frölunda are: defenseman Calle Johansson, who played more the 1100 regular season games in the NHL, Ottawa Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson, who won the Calder Memorial Trophy (NHL Rookie of the Year) in 1996, and three time Vezina Trophy (Top Goalie in the NHL) nominee Henrik Lundqvist.

Two players were drafted as overage players, having played several seasons at a professional level: Ronnie Sundin, drafted by the New York Rangers in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft at age 26, and Jonas Johnson, drafted by the St. Louis Blues in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft at age 32. Three pair of siblings have also been drafted: brothers Mikael & Niklas Andersson, and the two sets of twins, Joel & Henrik Lundqvist and Fred & John Wikner.

Drafted players Edit

[1]PlayerNationalityDrafted byYearRoundOverall
DNordmark, RobertRobert Nordmark

[2]||align="left"|Flag of Sweden Sweden||align="left"|Detroit Red Wings||1981||010th||0191st

RWAndersson, MikaelMikael Andersson align="left"|Flag of Sweden SwedenBuffalo Sabres1984001st0018th
DLarsson, StefanStefan Larsson align="left"|Flag of Sweden SwedenDetroit Red Wings1984007th0133rd
DJohansson, CalleCalle Johansson align="left"|Flag of Sweden SwedenBuffalo Sabres1985001st0014th
RWSjogren, ThomasThomas Sjögren align="left"|Flag of Sweden SwedenWashington Capitals1987008th0162nd
RWCarnback, PatrikPatrik Carnbäck align="left"|Flag of Sweden SwedenMontreal Canadiens1988006th0125th
LWAndersson, NiklasNiklas Andersson align="left"|Flag of Sweden SwedenQuebec Nordiques[3]1989004th0068th
DEsbjors, JoakimJoakim Esbjörs align="left"|Flag of Sweden SwedenHartford Whalers1992011th0249th
RWAlfredsson, DanielDaniel Alfredsson align="left"|Flag of Sweden SwedenOttawa Senators1994006th0113th
RWStrom, PeterPeter Ström align="left"|Flag of Sweden SwedenMontreal Canadiens1994008th0200th
RWHogardh, PeterPeter Högardh align="left"|Flag of Sweden SwedenNew York Islanders1994008th0203rd
LWAxelsson, Per-JohanPer-Johan Axelsson align="left"|Flag of Sweden SwedenBoston Bruins1995007th0177th
DSundin, RonnieRonnie Sundin align="left"|Flag of Sweden SwedenNew York Rangers1996009th0237th
DBackman, ChristianChristian Bäckman align="left"|Flag of Sweden SwedenSt. Louis Blues1998001st0024th
LWTolsa, JariJari Tolsa align="left"|Flag of Sweden Sweden[4]Detroit Red Wings1999004th0120th
LWNystrom, DavidDavid Nyström align="left"|Flag of Sweden SwedenPhiladelphia Flyers[5]1999008th0224th
CLundqvist, JoelJoel Lundqvist align="left"|Flag of Sweden SwedenDallas Stars[6]2000003rd0068th
GLundqvist, HenrikHenrik Lundqvist align="left"|Flag of Sweden SwedenNew York Rangers2000007th0205th
CEriksson, TimTim Eriksson align="left"|Flag of Sweden SwedenLos Angeles Kings[7]2000007th0206th
RWKahnberg, MagnusMagnus Kahnberg align="left"|Flag of Sweden SwedenCarolina Hurricanes2000007th0212th
RWSjostrom, FredrikFredrik Sjöström align="left"|Flag of Sweden SwedenPhoenix Coyotes[8]2001001st0011th
LWKarlsson, JensJens Karlsson align="left"|Flag of Sweden SwedenLos Angeles Kings2001001st0018th
DSvensk, MikaelMikael Svensk align="left"|Flag of Sweden SwedenEdmonton Oilers2001006th0185th
CSteen, AlexanderAlexander Steen align="left"|Flag of Sweden Sweden[9]Toronto Maple Leafs2002001st0024th
CJohnson, JonasJonas Johnson align="left"|Flag of Sweden SwedenSt. Louis Blues2002007th0221st
CJohansson, FredrikFredrik Johansson align="left"|Flag of Sweden SwedenEdmonton Oilers2002009th0274th
LWEriksson, LouiLoui Eriksson align="left"|Flag of Sweden SwedenDallas Stars2003002nd0033rd
RWOlsson, KalleKalle Olsson align="left"|Flag of Sweden SwedenEdmonton Oilers2003005th0147th
DDemen-Willaume, RichardRichard Demén-Willaume align="left"|Flag of Sweden SwedenColorado Avalanche2004005th0154th
RWWikner, FredFred Wikner align="left"|Flag of Sweden SwedenCalgary Flames2004006th0182nd
LWAxelsson, AntonAnton Axelsson align="left"|Flag of Sweden SwedenDetroit Red Wings2004006th0192nd
LWWikner, JohnJohn Wikner align="left"|Flag of Sweden SwedenOttawa Senators2004009th0284th
RWMadsen, MortenMorten Madsen align="left"|Flag of Denmark DenmarkMinnesota Wild2005004th0122nd
LWPettersson, FredrikFredrik Pettersson align="left"|Flag of Sweden SwedenEdmonton Oilers2005005th0157th
CStarkov, KirillKirill Starkov align="left"|Flag of Russia Russia[10]Columbus Blue Jackets2005006th0189th
RWFigren, RobinRobin Figren align="left"|Flag of Sweden SwedenNew York Islanders2006003rd0070th
DAhnelov, JohanJonas Ahnelöv align="left"|Flag of Sweden SwedenPhoenix Coyotes[11]2006003rd0088th
LWStalberg, ViktorViktor Stålberg align="left"|Flag of Sweden SwedenToronto Maple Leafs2006006th0161st
CEller, LarsLars Eller align="left"|Flag of Denmark DenmarkSt. Louis Blues2007001st0013th
GGistedt, JoelJoel Gistedt align="left"|Flag of Sweden SwedenPhoenix Coyotes2007002nd0036th
LWHjalmarsson, SimonSimon Hjalmarsson align="left"|Flag of Sweden SwedenSt. Louis Blues2007002nd0039th
CAndersson, JoakimJoakim Andersson align="left"|Flag of Sweden SwedenDetroit Red Wings2007003rd0088th
DHellgren, JensJens Hellgren align="left"|Flag of Sweden SwedenColorado Avalanche2007006th0155th
DKarlsson, ErikErik Karlsson align="left"|Flag of Sweden SwedenOttawa Senators2008001st0015th
CGustafsson, AntonAnton Gustafsson align="left"|Flag of Sweden SwedenWashington Capitals2008001st0021st
RWLasu, NicklasNicklas Lasu align="left"|Flag of Sweden SwedenAtlanta Thrashers2008005th0124th
DLarsen, PhilipPhilip Larsen align="left"|Flag of Denmark DenmarkDallas Stars2008005th0149th
RWKlingberg, CarlCarl Klingberg align="left"|Flag of Sweden SwedenAtlanta Thrashers2009002nd0034th
GLehner, RobinRobin Lehner align="left"|Flag of Sweden SwedenOttawa Senators2009002nd0046th
DAndersson, PeterPeter Andersson align="left"|Flag of Sweden SwedenVancouver Canucks2009005th0143rd
DKlingberg, JohnJohn Klingberg align="left"|Flag of Sweden SwedenDallas Stars2010005th0131st


  1. Position; GGoaltender, DDefenceman, CCentre, LWLeft winger, RWRight winger
  2. Nordmark did not sign any contract with Detroit, he became eligible to re-enter the draft after the 1983–84 season. He was later drafted by the St. Louis Blues, 59th overall in the 1987 NHL Entry Draft. This time, Nordmark did not play for Frölunda the season prior to the draft.
  3. Pick traded on December 12, 1988, from the New Jersey Devils to the Quebec Nordiques for Tommy Albelin.
  4. Tolsa has dual citizenship, Swedish and Finnish.
  5. Pick traded on October 13, 1998, from the Calgary Flames to the Philadelphia Flyers for round 3 pick (Patrick Aufiero) in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft.
  6. Pick traded on June 12, 2000, from the Minnesota Wild with round 4 pick (Jarrko Immonen) in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft to the Dallas Stars for Manny Fernandez and Brad Lukowich.
  7. Pick traded on June 25, 2000, from the Washington Capitals with round 7 pick (Evgeny Fedorov) in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft to the Los Angeles Kings for round 5 pick (Alexander Barkunov) in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft.
  8. Pick traded on June 23, 2001, from the Calgary Flames to the Phoenix Coyotes for round 1 pick (Chuck Kobasew) in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft and round 2 pick (Andrei Taratukhin) in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft.
  9. Steen has dual citizenship, Swedish and Canadian.
  10. Starkov, who was born in Russia but grew up in Denmark, was at the time of the draft a Russian citizen. He got his Danish citizenship in 2007.
  11. Pick traded on March 9, 2006, from the New Jersey Devils to the New York Islanders for Brad Lukowich. Pick traded on June 24, 2006, from the New York Islanders with round 5 pick (Brett Bennett) to the Phoenix Coyotes for two round 4 picks (Tomas Marcinko and Doug Rogers).


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