Thommy Abrahamsson

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Thommy Abrahamsson
Born (1947-04-08) April 8, 1947 (age 72)
Umeå, SWE
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for Elitserien
Leksands IF
Timrå IK
NHL
Hartford Whalers
WHA
New England Whalers
National teamFlag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
Playing career 19651983

Ulf Thomas Abrahamsson [1] (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 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.

Swedish Hockey League Swedish mens ice hockey top division

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.

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.

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Abrahamsson has a twin brother, Christer Abris (who has legally changed his name), who also played ice hockey, as a goaltender.

Playing career

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. [2]

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.

Career statistics

Regular season and playoffs

   Regular season   Playoffs
Season TeamLeagueGP G A Pts PIM GPGAPtsPIM
1964–65 Leksands IF SWE 111128140224
1965–66 Leksands IFSWE203581270226
1966–67 Leksands IFSWE204591521012
1967–68 Leksands IFSWE2612618
1968–69 Leksands IFSWE261192019
1969–70 Leksands IFSWE14347181454915
1970–71 Leksands IFSWE14741141451625
1971–72 Leksands IFSWE255141928
1972–73 Leksands IFSWE147310201473108
1973–74 Leksands IFSWE1474111321871531
1974–75 New England Whalers WHA 76822304660000
1975–76 New England WhalersWHA63142135471724615
1976–77 New England WhalersWHA64624303350330
1977–78 Leksands IF SEL 281752256
1978–79 Leksands IFSEL246395540118
1979–80 Leksands IFSEL26961535
1980–81 Hartford Whalers NHL 326111716
1980–81 Binghamton Whalers AHL 20002
1981–82 Timrå IK SEL281041444
1982–83 Timrå IK SWE II 3618183649
SWE totals18460551158628174591
WHA totals2032867951262827915
SEL totals10642186019040118

International

YearTeamEvent GPGAPtsPIM
1970 Sweden WC 103148
1971 SwedenWC921310
1972 Sweden OLY 61122
1972 SwedenWC1001114
1973 SwedenWC21120
1974 SwedenWC100336
Senior totals47781540

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References

  1. Surgent, Scott (2013). The Complete World Hockey Association, 9e. Tempe, Arizona. p. 317. ISBN   1-490967400.
  2. https://www.sports-reference.com/olympics/athletes/ab/thommy-abrahamsson-1.html
Preceded by
William Löfqvist
Golden Puck
1973
Succeeded by
Christer Abrahamsson