Peter Popovic

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Peter Popovic
Born (1968-02-10) 10 February 1968 (age 50)
Köping, Sweden
Height 6 ft 5 in (196 cm)
Weight 231 lb (105 kg; 16 st 7 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for Västerås IK (SEL/Allsvenskan)
Montreal Canadiens
New York Rangers
Pittsburgh Penguins
Boston Bruins
Södertälje SK (SEL)
NHL Draft 93rd overall, 1988
Montreal Canadiens
Playing career 19882006

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 Tre Kronor. Popovic was drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in the 5th round (93rd overall) of the 1988 NHL Entry Draft.


Playing career

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.

Coaching career

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. [1] On 14 April 2011, Popovic was named an assistant coach of Tre Kronor. [2]