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Stefan Liv
Position goaltender
Catches left
Height
Weight
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
177 lb (80 kg)
Elitserien Team
F. Teams
HV 71
Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL)
Toledo Storm (ECHL)
Olympics Flag of Sweden 2006
World Championships Flag of Sweden 2002
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Nationality Flag of Sweden Swedish
Born December 21st 1980,
Gdynia, Poland
NHL Draft 102nd overall, 2000
Detroit Red Wings
Pro Career 1999 – present

Stefan Patryk Liv (born Patryk Śliz on December 21st 1980 in Gdynia, Poland to September 7, 2011) was a professional goaltender who played in the Elitserien for HV 71. A Polish orphan, Liv was adopted by a swedish family when he was two years old. He kept his initial forename, Patryk, as his middle name. On September 7, 2011, he passed away in the 2011 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl plane crash

Liv is an agile goaltender who currently holds the Elitserien's record for the most shutouts in the playoffs, with 6, four of which in the final; he established this mark in merely two seasons. Liv signed a one-year contract with the Detroit Red Wings, the team that had drafted him 102nd overall in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft, in 2006. Despite being recalled twice by the Wings, he never saw any National Hockey League action; he played only with the Grand Rapids Griffins of the American Hockey League and the Toledo Storm of the ECHL. Following that season, Liv inked a three years deal with his old HV 71 club.

In 2008, following a very strong year, Liv led HV 71 to the Elitserien's gold medal. His play had been stellar, with a 1.82 GAA and .938 save percentage record; that kind of brilliant play earned him his first Guldpucken award.

Stefan Liv died during a plane crash with his team Lokomotiv, from which there were only two survivors.

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