|Born||April 8, 1947|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)|
|Played for|| Elitserien |
New England Whalers
Ulf Thomas Abrahamsson(born April 8, 1947) is a retired Swedish ice hockey player. During his career he played in the Swedish Elite League, the National Hockey League and World Hockey Association.
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 Swedish Hockey League is a professional ice hockey league, and the highest division in the Swedish ice hockey system. The league currently consists of 14 teams. The league was founded in 1975, and while Swedish ice hockey champions have been crowned through various formats since 1922, the title, as well as the Le Mat Trophy, have been awarded to the winner of the SHL playoffs since the league's inaugural 1975–76 season.
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.
Abrahamsson has a twin brother, Christer Abris (who has legally changed his name), who also played ice hockey, as a goaltender.
Abrahamsson played three seasons with the New England Whalers of the WHA from 1974–75 to 1976–77. He also played one season, 1980–81, and 32 games for the Hartford Whalers of the NHL. He represented Sweden at the 1972 Winter Olympics.
The 1974–75 WHA season was the third season of the World Hockey Association. Fourteen teams each played 78 games.
The 1976–77 WHA season was the fifth season of the World Hockey Association (WHA). Prior to the season, the Toronto Toros moved to Birmingham, Alabama and became the Bulls. The Cleveland Crusaders attempted to move to South Florida but legal problems resulted in them moving to Minnesota to become the new Fighting Saints. They met with little success there and folded after playing 42 games. The remaining 11 teams competed in the league, playing 80 or 81 games in the regular season.
The 1980–81 NHL season was the 64th season of the National Hockey League. The New York Islanders were the top regular season team and the top playoff team, winning their second consecutive Stanley Cup.
|1974–75||New England Whalers||WHA||76||8||22||30||46||6||0||0||0||0|
|1975–76||New England Whalers||WHA||63||14||21||35||47||17||2||4||6||15|
|1976–77||New England Whalers||WHA||64||6||24||30||33||5||0||3||3||0|
|1982–83||Timrå IK||SWE II||36||18||18||36||49||—||—||—||—||—|
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