Thommie Bergman

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Thommie Bergman
Born (1947-12-10) December 10, 1947 (age 71)
Munkfors, Sweden
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for Detroit Red Wings
Winnipeg Jets
National teamFlag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 19681983

Thommie Lars Rudolf Bergman [1] (born December 10, 1947) is a Swedish retired ice hockey player.

Sweden constitutional monarchy in Northern Europe

Sweden, officially the Kingdom of Sweden, is a 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.


He played for the Detroit Red Wings in the National Hockey League (NHL) and the Winnipeg Jets in the World Hockey Association (WHA). In Sweden he played for IFK Munkfors, KB Karlskoga, Västra Frölunda HC and Södertälje SK.

Detroit Red Wings Hockey team of the National Hockey League

The Detroit Red Wings are a professional ice hockey team based in Detroit. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL) and are one of the Original Six teams of the league. Founded in 1926, the team was known as the Detroit Cougars until 1930. For the 1930–31 and 1931–32 seasons the team was called the Detroit Falcons, and in 1932 changed their name to the Red Wings.

National Hockey League North American professional ice hockey league

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.

Winnipeg Jets (1972–96) Former hockey team of the National Hockey League

The Winnipeg Jets were a professional ice hockey team based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. They began play in the World Hockey Association (WHA) in 1972. The club joined the National Hockey League (NHL) in 1979 after the NHL merged with the WHA. Due to mounting financial troubles, in 1996 the franchise moved to Phoenix, Arizona and became the Phoenix Coyotes. In 2011, The struggling Atlanta Thrashers franchise relocated to Winnipeg and restored the Jets name, although the prior Jets club history is retained by the Arizona club.

He competed as a member of the Sweden men's national ice hockey team at the 1972 Winter Olympics held in Japan. [2]

Sweden mens national ice hockey team mens national ice hockey team representing Sweden

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.

The men's ice hockey tournament at the 1972 Winter Olympics in Sapporo, Japan, was the 12th Olympic Championship. Games were held at the Makomanai Ice Arena and at the Tsukisamu Indoor Skating Rink. The Soviet Union won its fourth gold medal. The United States won the silver, while Czechoslovakia won the bronze. Canada did not send a team to the event for the first time since ice hockey was first competed at the Olympics in 1920, instead competing with and defeating the Soviets in a competition later that year known as the Summit Series. Canada would not send a men's hockey team to the Olympics until 1980.

Bergman now lives in Stockholm, Sweden, where he works as a scout for the Toronto Maple Leafs.[ citation needed ]

Stockholm Capital of Sweden

Stockholm is the capital of Sweden and the most populous urban area in the Nordic countries; 965,232 people live in the municipality, approximately 1.6 million in the urban area, and 2.4 million in the metropolitan area. The city stretches across fourteen islands where Lake Mälaren flows into the Baltic Sea. Outside the city to the east, and along the coast, is the island chain of the Stockholm archipelago. The area has been settled since the Stone Age, in the 6th millennium BC, and was founded as a city in 1252 by Swedish statesman Birger Jarl. It is also the county seat of Stockholm County.

Toronto Maple Leafs National Hockey League franchise in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The Toronto Maple Leafs, officially the Toronto Maple Leaf Hockey Club and often simply referred to as the Leafs, are a professional ice hockey team based in Toronto, Ontario. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). The club is owned by Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, Ltd. and are represented by Chairman Larry Tanenbaum. The Maple Leafs' broadcasting rights are split between BCE Inc. and Rogers Communications. For their first 14 seasons, the club played their home games at the Mutual Street Arena, before moving to Maple Leaf Gardens in 1931. The Maple Leafs moved to their present home, Scotiabank Arena in February 1999.

Career statistics

   Regular season   Playoffs
Season TeamLeagueGP G A Pts PIM GPGAPtsPIM
1968–69 KB Karlskoga Division 1 2042622
1969–70 Södertälje SK Division 1289615
1970–71 Södertälje SKDivision 1261181932
1971–72 Västra Frölunda IF Division 126991836
1972–73 Detroit Red Wings NHL 759122170
1972–73 Virginia Wings AHL 80339
1973–74 Detroit Red WingsNHL4303321
1974–75 Detroit Red WingsNHL1801127
1974–75 Winnipeg Jets WHA 494151970
1975–76 Winnipeg JetsWHA8111304111113310138
1976–77 Winnipeg JetsWHA422242637
1977–78 Winnipeg JetsWHA625283343
1977–78 Detroit Red WingsNHL141671670222
1978–79 Detroit Red WingsNHL6810172764
1979–80 Detroit Red WingsNHL2815645
1979–80 Adirondack Red Wings AHL150227
1980–81 Västra Frölunda IF SHL 33981710120004
1981–82 Södertälje SKDivision 1271112237380116
1982–83 Södertälje SKDivision 12097164434482
NHL totals24621446524370222
WHA totals234229711926113310138

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  2. Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Thommie Bergman". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC.