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Brynäs IF
Brynäs IF logo.svg
City Gävle, Sweden
League Swedish Hockey League
Founded 12 May 1912; 111 years ago (1912-05-12)
Home arena Monitor ERP Arena
Colors               
General manager Jennie Brobeck*
Gunnar Ekman* (temp.)
Head coach Mikko Manner
Captain Anton Rödin
Website brynas.se
Le Mat Trophy (13) (1964, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1976, 1977, 1980, 1993, 1999, 2012)

Brynäs IF is a Swedish ice hockey team from Gävle. The club currently plays in the Swedish Hockey League (SHL), the top tier of ice hockey in Sweden. The club has played in the top-tier league since 1960, longer than any other team.

History

Brynäs IF was formed by Nils Norin, Ferdinand Blomkvist, and Thure Ternström on 12 May 1912 and began to play ice hockey in 1939. The club has also competed in association football, athletics, bandy, swimming, and water polo. The team has played in the hockey league's top flight since 1960 and has won the Swedish championship 13 times, most recently in 2012.

Brynäs IF became the world's first ice hockey club to collaborate with the United Nations Program UNICEF, after signing a five-year contract with the organisation on 20 November 2013 (expiring in 2018). On 3 June 2014, the club also signed a five-year contract with Gävle Municipality (expiring after the 2018–19 season). The municipality acquired the naming rights for the club's home arena and renamed it Gavlerinken Arena. The latter collaboration also meant the municipality would pay the club to play with ad-free jerseys, starting in the 2014–15 season, as the only SHL team. The arena is since September 2019 named Monitor ERP Arena.

In 2021, after finishing 13th (out of 14 teams) in the regular season, the team was forced to defend its SHL status for the first time since 2008, playing a best-of-seven series against the last-placed team, HV71, with home advantage.

Season-by-season

This is a partial list, featuring the five most recent completed seasons. For a more complete list, see List of Brynäs IF seasons.

Season Level Division Record Attendance Notes
Position W–OTW–OTL–L
2017–18 Tier 1 SHL 10th 21–2–3–26 5,380
Eighth-finals 2–1 5,019 Won 2–1 vs Luleå HF
Swedish Championship playoffs 1–4 6,008 Lost in Quarterfinals, 1–4 vs Växjö Lakers
2018–19 Tier 1 SHL 11th 17–2–14–19 5,231
2019–20 Tier 1 SHL 12th 13–8–5–26 6,104
2020–21 Tier 1 SHL 13th 14–4–7–27 150
Play Out 2–1 Won 4–1 vs HV71
2021–22 Tier 1 SHL 10th 17–6–6–23 4,544
Eighth-finals 1–2 5,374 Lost 1–2 vs Örebro HK

Players and personnel

Current roster

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
63 Sweden Bergman, JuliusJulius Bergman D R 28 2021 Stockholm, Sweden
15 Sweden Bertilsson, SimonSimon Bertilsson (A) D L 32 2020 Karlskoga, Sweden
29 Sweden Birgersson, OscarOscar Birgersson C L 23 2019 Stockholm, Sweden
Finland Björninen, HannesHannes Björninen C L 28 2022 Lahti, Finland
34 Sweden Eklind, OscarOscar Eklind LW L 25 2021 Sweden
Finland Friman, NiklasNiklas Friman D L 30 2022 Rauma, Finland
62 Sweden Hedberg, TomTom Hedberg D L 24 2020 Stockholm, Sweden
Sweden Johannesson, SamuelSamuel Johannesson D R 23 2022 Halmstad, Sweden
28 Sweden Kvist, OskarOskar Kvist LW L 22 2019 Gävle, Sweden
Sweden Lindbäck, AndersAnders Lindbäck G L 35 2022 Gävle, Sweden
73 Sweden Lindstein, TheoTheo Lindstein D L 19 2021 Gävle, Sweden
27 Sweden Ljungkrantz, AlexanderAlexander Ljungkrantz LW L 22 2019 Gävle, Sweden
24 Sweden Molin, EmilEmil Molin C L 30 2019 Gävle, Sweden
95 Denmark Olesen, NickNick Olesen RW L 28 2021 Frederikshavn, Denmark
36 Sweden Olund, LinusLinus Olund (A) C L 26 2019 Gävle, Sweden
20 Finland Palve, OulaOula Palve C L 32 2020 Keuruu, Finland
18 Sweden Rödin, AntonAnton Rödin (C) LW L 33 2019 Stockholm, Sweden
40 Finland Sallinen, TomiTomi Sallinen C L 35 2018 Espoo, Finland
41 Canada Scott, GregGreg Scott C R 35 2019 Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
9 Czech Republic Sklenicka, DavidDavid Sklenicka D L 27 2022 Rakovnik, Czech Republic
88 Sweden Timashov, DmytroDmytro Timashov LW L 27 2021 Kirovograd, Ukraine
35 Finland Vehviläinen, VeiniVeini Vehviläinen G L 27 2021 Jyväskylä, Finland

Updated 6 June 2022

Team captains

  • Jan Larsson (1999–2003)
  • Tommy Sjödin (2003–2008)
  • Andreas Dackell (2008–2012)
  • Jakob Silfverberg (2012)
  • Jörgen Sundqvist (2012–2014)
  • Niclas Andersén (2014–2015)
  • Anton Rödin (2015–2016)
  • Jacob Blomqvist (2016–2019)
  • Anton Rödin (2019–present)

Head coaches

  • Axel Svensson (1943–1944)
  • Conny Eriksson (1954–1957)
  • Arne Backman (1960–1961)
  • Nils Bergström (1961–1963)
  • Herbert Pettersson (1963–1966)
  • Börje Mattsson (1966–1967)
  • Nils Bergström (1967–1969)
  • Tommy Sandlin (1969–1977)
  • Rolf Andersson (1977–1979)
  • Lennart Johansson (1979–1980)
  • Tord Lundström (1980–1981)
  • Lennart Johansson (1981–1982)
  • Stig Salming (1982–1987)
  • Tord Lundström (1987–1988)
  • Staffan Tholson (1988–1991)
  • Tommy Sandlin (1991–1996)
  • Göran Sjöberg (1996–1998)
  • Roger Melin (1998–2002)
  • Esko Nokelainen (2002)
  • Gunnar Persson (2002–2004)
  • Tomas Jonsson (2004)
  • Roger Kyrö (2004–2005)
  • Wayne Fleming (2005–2005)
  • Leif Boork (2005–2007)
  • Olof Östblom (2007–2008)
  • Tomas Thelin (2008)
  • Leif Boork (2008)
  • Niklas Czarnecki (2008–2011)
  • Tommy Jonsson (2011–2014)
  • Thomas Berglund (2014–2017)
  • Roger Melin (2017–2017)
  • Tommy Sjödin (2017–2018)
  • Magnus Sundquist (2018–2020)
  • Peter Andersson (2020–2021)
  • Mikko Manner (2021-present)

Franchise records and leaders

Individual season records

  • Most Goals in a season: Tom Bissett, 40 (1998–99)
  • Most Assists in a season: Jan Larsson, 43 (1998–99)
  • Most Points in a season: Lars-Göran Nilsson, 62 (1970–71)
  • Most Penalty Minutes in a season: Tommy Melkersson, 118 (1996–97)
  • Most Points in a season, defenseman: Pär Djoos, 48 (1998–99)

Scoring leaders

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

Note: Pos = Position; GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; P/G = Points per game;      = current Brynäs IF player

Points
Player Pos GP G A Pts P/G
Lars-Göran Nilsson F 425 273 257 530 1.25
Håkan Wickberg F 363 253 241 494 1.36
Tord Lundström F 367 261 232 493 1.34
Ove Molin RW 772 192 295 487 .63
Jan Larsson C 598 189 281 470 .79
Stefan Karlsson F 428 252 140 392 .92
Anders Huss C 574 189 183 372 .65
Andreas Dackell RW 524 132 217 349 .67
Tommy Sjödin D 681 117 198 315 .46
Hans Lindberg F 246 209 105 314 1.28

Trophies and awards

Team

Le Mat Trophy

  • 1963–64, 1965–66, 1966–67, 1967–68, 1969–70, 1970–71, 1971–72, 1975–76, 1976–77, 1979–80, 1992–93, 1998–99, 2011–12

Individual

Coach of the Year

  • Tommy Sandlin: 1991–92, 1992–93
  • Roger Melin: 1998–99

Guldhjälmen

Guldpucken

  • Håkan Wickberg: 1970–71
  • William Löfqvist: 1971–72
  • Stig Östling: 1974–75
  • Mats Näslund: 1979–80
  • Tommy Sjödin: 1991–92

Håkan Loob Trophy

  • Kenneth Andersson: 1983–84
  • Evgeny Davydov: 1996–97
  • Tom Bissett: 1998–99
  • Jan Larsson: 1999-00

Honken Trophy

Rinkens Riddare

  • Lars Bylund: 1968–69
  • Håkan Wickberg: 1969–70
  • Jan-Erik Lyck: 1971–72

Rookie of the Year

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