|Born||10 February 1968|
|Height||6 ft 5 in (196 cm)|
|Weight||231 lb (105 kg; 16 st 7 lb)|
|Played for|| Västerås IK (SEL/Allsvenskan)|
New York Rangers
Södertälje SK (SEL)
|NHL Draft|| 93rd overall, 1988 |
Peter "Poppe" Popovic (Serbian : Popović; born 10 February 1968) is a retired Swedish ice hockey defenceman of Serbian ancestry, and currently an assistant coach of the Sweden men's national team. Popovic was drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in the 5th round (93rd overall) of the 1988 NHL Entry Draft.
Serbian is the standardized variety of the Serbo-Croatian language mainly used by Serbs. It is the official language of Serbia, co-official in the territory of Kosovo, and one of the three official languages of Bosnia and Herzegovina. In addition, it is a recognized minority language in Montenegro, where it is spoken by the relative majority of the population, as well as in Croatia, North Macedonia, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic.
Ice hockey is a contact team sport played on ice, usually in a rink, in which two teams of skaters use their sticks to shoot a vulcanized rubber puck into their opponent's net to score points. The sport is known to be fast-paced and physical, with teams usually consisting of six players each: one goaltender, and five players who skate up and down the ice trying to take the puck and score a goal against the opposing team.
The Sweden men's national ice hockey team is one of the most successful ice hockey teams in the world and reigning world champions. The team is controlled by the Swedish Ice Hockey Association, and it is considered a member of the "Big Six", the unofficial group of the six strongest men's ice hockey nations, along with Canada, the Czech Republic, Finland, Russia and the United States.
Popovic began his National Hockey League career with Montreal in 1994, where he played for five seasons. He also played for the New York Rangers, Pittsburgh Penguins, and Boston Bruins. He left the NHL after the 2001 season, having played 485 games, then played for five seasons in Södertälje SK.
The National Hockey League is a professional ice hockey league in North America, currently comprising 31 teams: 24 in the United States and 7 in Canada. The NHL is considered to be the premier professional ice hockey league in the world, and one of the major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada. The Stanley Cup, the oldest professional sports trophy in North America, is awarded annually to the league playoff champion at the end of each season.
The 1993–94 NHL season was the 77th regular season of the National Hockey League. The New York Rangers were the Stanley Cup champions. It was the Rangers' fourth championship overall, and their first in 54 seasons, since 1939–40.
The New York Rangers are a professional ice hockey team based in New York City. They are members of the Metropolitan Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). The team plays its home games at Madison Square Garden in the borough of Manhattan, an arena they share with the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). They are one of three NHL teams located in the New York metropolitan area; the others being the New Jersey Devils and New York Islanders.
On 23 April 2009 Peter Popovic was named the new head coach of Södertälje SK. In 2011, after Södertälje's relegation to HockeyAllsvenskan, Popovic was forced to leave the club. Popovic has also been an assistant coach of VIK Västerås HK under Lars Ivarsson.On 14 April 2011, Popovic was named an assistant coach of Tre Kronor.
Södertälje Sportklubb, also known as Södertälje SK and often referred to as SSK, is a Swedish professional ice hockey club playing in HockeyAllsvenskan, the second highest level of pro hockey in Sweden. Södertälje were charter members of Elitserien when the league was founded in 1975 and have since played 24 seasons in the league. Södertälje SK's fan club is known as the "SSK Support".
HockeyAllsvenskan is a professional ice hockey league, and the second-highest league in the Swedish ice hockey system. Since the 2009–10 season, the league consists of fourteen teams.
Västerås IK is an ice hockey club from Västerås, Sweden. The team is currently playing in the second-tier league in Sweden, Hockeyallsvenskan. Västerås IK played 12 seasons in the top Swedish league Elitserien before the club went bankrupt and merged with the junior club, which changed name to VIK Västerås HK in 2005. In 2018, after playing a year in tier three, Hockeyettan, the club changed it name back to the old name Västerås IK.
|1986–87||Västerås IK Hockey||SWE U20||10||0||1||1||2||—||—||—||—||—|
|1986–87||Västerås IK Hockey||SWE.2||24||1||2||3||10||12||2||8||10||6|
|1987–88||Västerås IK Hockey||SWE.2||28||3||17||20||16||15||1||4||5||20|
|1988–89||Västerås IK Hockey||SEL||22||1||4||5||32||—||—||—||—||—|
|1988–89||Västerås IK Hockey||Allsv||17||2||3||5||20||5||0||1||1||16|
|1989–90||Västerås IK Hockey||SEL||30||2||10||12||24||2||0||1||1||2|
|1990–91||Västerås IK Hockey||SEL||40||3||2||5||54||4||0||0||0||4|
|1991–92||Västerås IK Hockey||SEL||34||7||10||17||30||—||—||—||—||—|
|1992–93||Västerås IK Hockey||SEL||39||6||10||16||46||3||0||1||1||2|
|1994–95||Västerås IK Hockey||SEL||11||0||3||3||10||—||—||—||—||—|
|1998–99||New York Rangers||NHL||68||1||4||5||40||—||—||—||—||—|
|2005–06||VIK Västerås HK||SWE.2||34||3||8||11||34||—||—||—||—||—|
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