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Stefan Örnskog
Born April 4, 1969 (1969-04-04) (age 41),

Jönköping, SWE

Height

Weight

5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)

176 lb (80 kg; 12 st 8 lb)

Position Left Wing / Centre
Shoots Left
Played for HV71
Ntl. team Sweden
Playing career 1987–2001

Stefan Örnskog (born April 4, 1969) is a Swedish ice hockey player whose professional career as a left wing/centre lasted from 1987 to 2001 and was capped with a gold medal at the Lillehammer 1994 Winter Olympics in neighboring Norway, as well as with a silver and a bronze medal at the World Championships.

Playing careerEdit

A native of Jönköping, the capital of Jönköping County in southern Sweden's Småland province, Stefan Örnskog enjoyed a 14-season career, playing 12 of them for his home town club HV71 in the country's top elite league, Elitserien. 1994–95 season and part of the 1999–2000 season was spent in Finland playing for JYP in the SM-liiga.[1] On 26 December 2001, Örnskogs's jersey, no. 15, along with Fredrik Stillman's no. 14, was retired during a ceremony before a match against Frölunda HC in Kinnarps Arena.[2]

AwardsEdit

  • Gold medal at the Winter Olympics in 1994.
  • Bronze medal at the World Championships in 1994.
  • Silver medal at the World Championships in 1995.
  • Elitserien champion with HV71 in 1995.

International playEdit

Medal record
Men's ice hockey
Olympic Games
Gold 1994 Lillehammer Team competition
World Championships
Silver 1995 Team competition
Bronze 1994 Team competition

Örnskog has played for Sweden in the following competitions:

  • 1994 Winter Olympics (gold medal)
  • 1994 World Championships (bronze medal)
  • 1995 World Championships (silver medal)

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