David Selberg

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SwedenSweden  David Selberg Ice hockey player
Date of birth June 6, 1995
date of death 17th June 2018
size 183 cm
Weight 86 kg
position defender
Shot hand Left
Career stations
until 2011 Piteå HC
2011-2015 Luleå HF
2013-2018 Piteå HC

David Selberg (born June 6, 1995 - June 17, 2018 ) was a Swedish ice hockey player who was active for Piteå HC and Luleå HF and made his debut for the latter in the Svenska Hockeyligan .


David Selberg was born on June 6, 1995 and in his youth he played for Piteå HC from the northern Swedish city of Piteå . There he was still active in the 2010/11 season for the U-18 team, before moving to the Luleå HF youth division in the 2011/12 season. In addition to appearances in the J18 Elit , the top division for Swedish U-18 teams, he also played in the J18 Allsvenskan , the winter series, for which the five best teams of each season of the league qualify. Across all competitions, he was used in 40 league games and contributed eleven hits and ten assists. In the busy 2012/13 season, Selberg was not only used in the J18 Elit and the J18 Allsvenskan, but was also a regular player in the U-20 team with play in the J20 SuperElit . In addition to 26 championship games, ten goals and 13 assists across all competitions for the U-18s, he also played 26 league games for the U-20s and had five hits and seven assists.

In the 2013/14 season he became a regular in the U-20 team, for whom he scored seven goals and five assists in 36 league appearances. Due to his achievements, he rose to the professional squad this season and made his debut on October 26, 2013 in a 2-3 defeat in overtime against MODO Hockey . Three days later he was also involved in a 3-0 home defeat against Skellefteå AIK and played his third game in the Swedish first class on November 12, 2013 in a 3-1 home defeat against Frölunda HC . In addition, he was loaned to his former club Piteå HC this season, was used for this in the men's team and played twelve games in the third-class Division 1 for them . In 2014/15 he was again mainly in the Luleå HF U-20 team, but was awarded again to Piteå HC at the end of October 2014. After the loan was initially only valid for a championship game, the loan period was subsequently extended, so that Selberg got more match practice. In addition to play-offs for the club's U-20 team, he also played a number of games for the men's team. In May 2015, the permanent change to Piteå HC, with which he had signed a one-year contract, was announced.

Selberg immediately became a regular on the defensive side of the third division team and in the 2015/16 season already made 32 appearances, three goals and five assists in hockey, which is the name of the former Division 1. After his contract expired in May 2016 by a Another year was extended, Selberg continued to act as a regular player and brought it to a record of one goal and five assists from 35 championship games. After he had brought it with his team after a second place in the north season in autumn to a fifth place in the north season in spring, the team came in the subsequent final series of the play-offs to the third round. In May 2017, his contract, which was again running out, was extended for two more years, whereupon Selberg played in all 38 games of the regular season and was also used in eleven games of the Kval series . On June 18, 2018, Selberg's death was announced shortly after his 23rd birthday.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. DAVID SELBERG ÅTER I PITEÅ HOCKEY (Swedish), accessed June 24, 2018
  2. DAVID SELBERG FÖRLÄNGER MED PITEÅ HC (Swedish), accessed on June 24, 2018
  3. DAVID SELBERG NÄSTE IN. (Swedish), accessed June 24, 2018
  4. DAVID SELBERG FÖRLÄNGER MED PITEÅ HOCKEY. (Swedish), accessed June 24, 2018
  5. Hockeyettan-klubbens stora sorg: 23-årige backen hittad död (Swedish), accessed on June 24, 2018