Thomas Rundqvist

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Thomas Rundqvist
Born (1960-05-04) May 4, 1960 (age 59)
Vimmerby, Sweden
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 196 lb (89 kg; 14 st 0 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
Played for SEL
Färjestad BK
NHL
Montreal Canadiens
EBEL
VEU Feldkirch
National teamFlag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
NHL Draft 198th overall, 1983
Montreal Canadiens
Playing career 19751998
Medal record
Representing Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
Ice hockey
European Junior Championships
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 1978 Finland
World Junior Championships
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 1980 Finland
World Championships
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 1987 Austria
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 1991 Finland
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 1986 Soviet Union
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 1990 Switzerland
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 1993 Germany
Winter Olympics
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 1984 Sarajevo
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 1988 Calgary

Per Thomas Rundqvist (born 4 May 1960 in Vimmerby, Sweden) is a retired Swedish professional ice hockey player and now sporting director of Färjestads BK. [1] [2]

Vimmerby Place in Småland, Sweden

Vimmerby is a city and the seat of Vimmerby Municipality, Kalmar County, Sweden with 10,934 inhabitants in 2010.

Sweden constitutional monarchy in Northern Europe

Sweden, formal name: the Kingdom of Sweden, is a Scandinavian Nordic country in Northern Europe. It borders Norway to the west and north and Finland to the east, and is connected to Denmark in the southwest by a bridge-tunnel across the Öresund Strait. At 450,295 square kilometres (173,860 sq mi), Sweden is the largest country in Northern Europe, the third-largest country in the European Union and the fifth largest country in Europe by area. The capital city is Stockholm. Sweden has a total population of 10.3 million of which 2.5 million have a foreign background. It has a low population density of 22 inhabitants per square kilometre (57/sq mi) and the highest urban concentration is in the central and southern half of the country.

Ice hockey team sport played on ice using sticks, skates, and a puck

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.

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Rundqvist started his senior ice hockey career in 1978 with the Swedish club Färjestads BK. He played with the club until 1984, when he crossed the Atlantic and signed with the Montreal Canadiens (who had drafted him in 1983 (10th round, 198th pick overall)). But Rundqvist played only two games with the Canadiens in the 1984–85 season, the rest of the year he played with Sherbrooke Canadiens in the AHL. So after only one year he went back to Sweden and Färjestad. He played six more season with them, but in 1993 he and his teammate in Färjestad Bengt-Åke Gustafsson signed for the Austrian team Feldkirch VEU. Rundqvist played there for five years and ended his career in 1998. Now (2006) he is working in the Färjestads BK's organisation.

Atlantic Ocean Ocean between Europe, Africa and the Americas

The Atlantic Ocean is the second largest of the world's oceans, with an area of about 106,460,000 square kilometers. It covers approximately 20 percent of the Earth's surface and about 29 percent of its water surface area. It separates the "Old World" from the "New World".

Montreal Canadiens National Hockey League team in Montreal, Quebec, Canada

The Montreal Canadiens are a professional ice hockey team based in Montreal, Quebec. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL).

The 1983 NHL Entry Draft was held at the Montreal Forum in Montreal, Quebec, on June 8, 1983. The NHL Entry Draft is the primary means by which players arrive in the National Hockey League. The St. Louis Blues did not participate in this draft, shortly after the league blocked the franchise's relocation to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. This was the only time in National Hockey League history that a franchise did not participate in an entry draft.

Färjestads BK has retired Rundqvist's jersey number, #9.

Achievements

Ice Hockey World Championships recurring international ice hockey tournament for mens national teams

The Ice Hockey World Championships are an annual international men's ice hockey tournament organized by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF). First officially held at the 1920 Summer Olympics, it is the sport's highest profile annual international tournament. The IIHF was created in 1908 while the European Championships, the precursor to the World Championships, were first held in 1910. The tournament held at the 1920 Summer Olympics is recognized as the first Ice Hockey World Championship. From 1920 to 1968, the Olympic hockey tournament was also considered the World Championship for that year.

1991 Mens World Ice Hockey Championships 1991 edition of the Mens World Ice Hockey Championships

The 1991 Men's Ice Hockey World Championships was the 55th such event sanctioned by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF), and at the same time served as the 66th and last Ice Hockey European Championships. Teams representing 25 countries participated in several levels of competition. The competition also served as qualifications for group placements in the 1992 competition.

The 1990 Men's Ice Hockey World Championships was the 55th such event sanctioned by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF), and at the same time served as the 65th Ice Hockey European Championships. Teams representing 28 countries participated in several levels of competition. The competition also served as qualifications for group placements in the 1991 competition.

Career statistics

Regular season and playoffs

   Regular season   Playoffs
Season TeamLeagueGP G A Pts PIM GPGAPtsPIM
1975–76Vimmerby IF SWE III 14606
1976–77Vimmerby IFSWE III22291342
1977–78Vimmerby IFSWE III
1978–79 Färjestads BK SEL 15257830110
1979–80 Färjestads BKSEL36961528
1980–81 Färjestads BKSEL361519342271230
1981–82 Färjestads BKSEL361413273020112
1982–83 Färjestads BKSEL3622214328838116
1983–84 Färjestads BKSEL3613223538
1984–85 Montréal Canadiens NHL 20110
1984–85 Sherbrooke Canadiens AHL 731939581617514190
1985–86 Färjestads BKSEL32917262782462
1986–87 Färjestads BKSEL351322353872572
1987–88 Färjestads BKSEL4015223740937106
1988–89 Färjestads BKSEL371526414422132
1989–90 Färjestads BKSEL40162945301084120
1990–91 Färjestads BKSEL3912213322857126
1991–92 Färjestads BKSEL391028385463258
1992–93 Färjestads BKSEL37817254030002
1993–94 Feldkirch VEU Alp 279202910
1993–94 Feldkirch VEU AUT 261118298
1994–95 Feldkirch VEUAUT28915243282356
1995–96 Feldkirch VEUAlp529112
1995–96 Feldkirch VEUAUT3413304333
1996–97 Feldkirch VEUAlp419253453
1996–97 Feldkirch VEUAUT1129118
1997–98 Feldkirch VEUAlp2196156
1997–98 Feldkirch VEUAUT27216188
SEL totals4941732684414497329427136
Alp totals9426638971
AUT totals12637881258982356

International

YearTeamEvent GPGAPtsPIM
1978 Sweden EJC 53252
1980 Sweden WJC 51236
1982 Sweden WC 91232
1983 SwedenWC101342
1984 Sweden OLY 73146
1986 SwedenWC102358
1987 SwedenWC101234
1987 Sweden CC 602210
1988 SwedenOLY80330
1989 SwedenWC91236
1990 SwedenWC1038116
1991 SwedenWC1064104
1991 SwedenCC62242
1992 SwedenOLY83478
1993 SwedenWC81450
Junior totals104488
Senior totals11124406458

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References

  1. "Thomas Rundqvist" (in Swedish). Swedish Olympic Committee . Retrieved 12 May 2010.
  2. Thomas Rundqvist ny sportchef i Färjestad, Expressen 2007-11-06, accessed 201005-22.
Preceded by
Rolf Ridderwall
Golden Puck
1991
Succeeded by
Tommy Sjodin