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Djurgårdens IF Hockey is the ice hockey department of the Swedishmarker club Djurgårdens IF, based in Stockholmmarker. The club is the most successful team in Sweden, having won the Swedish Championships 16 times as well as producing many of Sweden's best players.

In addition to its 16 national championships, the team finished second eight times (1923, 1924, 1927, 1979, 1984, 1985, 1992, 1998) and were also European champions twice (1991 and 1992).

Club history

The department was formed in 1922 with the help of IK Göta player Wilhelm Arwe. During the first season, Djurgården's team consisted of only six players but was reinforced with five new players for the following season. The team managed to reach the final during this season against IK Göta, which proved to be too hard and Djurgården lost with 3-0 at Stockholms Stadionmarker. The procedure was repeated the next season and Djurgården had to wait until 1926 to finally lift the Le Mat-trophy for the first time.

In 1934 the department was dissolved due to lack of players and resources. Instead, the bandy department was prioritized and given the hockey department's resources.

The department was restarted in 1938 in the sixth division (Klass VI) and the team consisted of former players like Einar "Stor-Klas" Svensson and Gustaf "Lulle" Johansson. The team was able to get promoted to the fifth division the same season.Problems arose when the club tried to recruit new players. Those who where asked to join the team thought the inquiry was some kind of joke. However, the club managed to gather enough players to take part in the following season's matches. The plan for the coming seasons was to get promoted every year until the club reached the highest division again. Thus the 1940s consisted mainly on climbing in the league system.

Four former players won Olympic gold with the Sweden national team at Torino 2006. Most notable among them was Mats Sundin from the Toronto Maple Leafs.

For the 2007-08 season, they changed their official home ice from the Stockholm Globe Arenamarker to their smaller, former home arena, Hovetmarker. Nevertheless, a significant minority of the games was scheduled for the larger arena, just like some games were played on Hovet during the Globe era.

The most common nicknames for the team is "Järnkaminerna" (The Iron Stoves), "Stockholms stolthet" (The Pride of Stockholm) and "Mesta mästarna" (The Winners of Most Championships). Djurgården also has a supporters' club called Järnkaminerna, which it shares with the football department.

Notable players

Current roster

Retired numbers



Scoring leaders

These are the top-ten point-scorers of Djurgårdens IF since the 1975–76 season. Figures are updated after each completed regular season. Bold indicates a player still active with Djurgården.

Note: GP = Games Played, G = Goals, A = Assists, Pts = Points, P/G = Points per game
Player POS GP G A Pts P/G
Fredrik Bremberg RW 688 197 337 534 .78
Mikael Johansson C 700 174 346 520 .74
Jens Öhling LW 665 216 214 430 .65
Håkan Södergren LW 465 144 212 356 .76
Nichlas Falk C 747 102 254 356 .48
Peter Nilsson C 510 140 201 341 .67
Jan Viktorsson C 584 163 167 330 .56
Charles Berglund C 584 105 212 317 .54
Kristofer Ottosson C 594 148 155 303 .51
Thomas Eriksson D 512 129 146 275 .54


Leaders

Team captains





Head coaches





Awards and trophies

All players are from Sweden unless otherwise stated.
Le Mat Trophy
  • 1925–26, 1949–50, 1953–54, 1954–55, 1957–58, 1958–59, 1959–60, 1960–61, 1961–62, 1962–63, 1982–83, 1988–89, 1989–90, 1990–91, 1999–00, 2000–01


European Cup
  • 1990–91, 1991–92


Coach of the Year

Guldhjälmen

Guldpucken
Håkan Loob Trophy

Honken Trophy

Rinkens riddare

Rookie of the Year



Notes

  1. Rehnberg, Wickman pp. 72–73
  2. Rehnberg, Wickman p. 73
  3. Rehnberg, Wickman p. 73
  4. Fahlman p. 54

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