Stefan Bergkvist

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SwedenSweden  Stefan Bergkvist Ice hockey player
Date of birth March 10, 1975
place of birth Leksand , Sweden
size 191 cm
Weight 104 kg
position defender
Shot hand Left
NHL Entry Draft 1993 , 1st lap, 26th position
Pittsburgh Penguins
Career stations
until 1994 Leksands IF
1994-1995 London Knights
1995-1998 Cleveland Lumberjacks
1998-2001 Leksands IF
2001-2002 EHC Linz
2002-2003 Ayr Scottish Eagles
Asiago Hockey
2003-2004 Boron length HF

Stefan Bergkvist (born March 10, 1975 in Leksand ) is a former Swedish ice hockey player who played for the Pittsburgh Penguins in the National Hockey League from 1992 to 2004 .


Stefan Bergkvist began his career as an ice hockey player in his hometown in the youth department of Leksands IF , for whose professional team he was active in the Elitserien from 1992 to 1994 . During this period he was selected in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft in the first round as a total of 26th player from the Pittsburgh Penguins. Initially, however, the defender played in the 1994/95 season for the London Knights in the Canadian Junior League Ontario Hockey League . From 1995 to 1998 the Swede was under contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins, for which he only made eleven appearances in the National Hockey League during this period . The rest of the time he played for their farm team Cleveland Lumberjacks in the International Hockey League . In the IHL he scored 22 points, five of which were goals, in a total of 182 games.

In the summer of 1998 Bergkvist returned to his hometown club Leksands IF, for which he played in the Elitserien over the next three years. After relegation in the 2000/01 season , he joined the EHC Linz from the Austrian ice hockey league for the following season . In the 2002/03 season he was first for the Ayr Scottish Eagles in the British Ice Hockey Superleague and then for Asiago Hockey in the Italian Serie A1 on the ice. In the 2003/04 season he played for Borlänge HF in the third Swedish division, Division 1, as well as the fourth division Björbo IF and then ended his career at the age of 29.


For Sweden , Bergkvist took part in the U18 European Junior Championship in 1993 , where he and his team were European Junior Champions.

Achievements and Awards


Seasons Games Gates Assists Points Penalty minutes
NHL Regular Season 2 7th 0 0 0 9
NHL playoffs 1 4th 0 0 0 2
IHL regular season 3 165 5 15th 20th 241
IHL playoffs 3 17th 0 2 2 38
Elitserien main round 5 121 0 5 5 316
Elitserien Playoffs 1 3 0 0 0 4th

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