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Sweden Niklas Persson
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Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. Justin Danforth 56 27 33 60
2. Eemeli Suomi 57 26 31 57
3. Julius Nättinen 54 33 22 55
4. Jesse Puljujärvi 56 24 29 53
5. Kristian Kuusela 55 20 33 53
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
C
Age
41
Height
6'2" / 188 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
205 lbs / 93 kg
Nation
Shoots
L
Status
Retired
Agency
Highlights
1-time World Championship Gold Medal 1
1-time World Championship Silver Medal 1
2-time World Championship Bronze Medal 2

Niklas Persson was a center known for his all-around ability. A fine two-way player, he had both scoring and playmaking know-how. Not overly speedy, but always a hard worker who led by example.
- Erik K. Piri, Elite Prospects

Cousins: Robert Nilsson, Anders Nilsson

Team Staff profile of Niklas Persson also available
Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1994-95 Huddinge IK J20 SuperElit 3 0 0 0 0 | -
1995-96 Leksands IF J20 SuperElit 8 1 2 3 0 | -
1996-97 Leksands IF J20 SuperElit 29 18 15 33 - | -
Sweden U18 EJC-18 5 0 0 0 2 | -
1997-98 Leksands IF J20 SuperElit 20 10 12 22 30 | -
Leksands IF SHL 17 2 3 5 4 2 | Playoffs 2 0 0 0 0 0
Sweden U19 (all) International-Jr 4 0 2 2 4 -2 | -
Sweden U20 WJC-20 7 0 2 2 10 1 | -
Sweden U20 (all) International-Jr 12 0 2 2 10 | -
1998-99 Leksands IF SHL 47 1 2 3 6 | Playoffs 1 0 0 0 0 0
Sweden U20 WJC-20 6 2 2 4 2 -2 | -
Sweden U20 (all) International-Jr 16 4 6 10 10 | -
1999-00 Leksands IF SHL 49 2 5 7 34 -15 | -
2000-01 Leksands IF SHL 48 3 4 7 43 -8 | Kvalserien SHL 7 2 1 3 6 7
2001-02 Leksands IF Allsvenskan 42 9 13 22 50 21 | Kvalserien SHL 9 9 2 11 16 13
2002-03 Leksands IF “A” SHL 49 4 21 25 51 -13 | Playoffs 5 0 0 0 10 -2
2003-04 Leksands IF “A” SHL 50 14 19 33 42 -5 | Kvalserien SHL 10 3 1 4 33 2
Sweden (all) International 3 0 1 1 2 | -
2004-05 Leksands IF “A” Allsvenskan 43 15 23 38 36 15 | Kvalserien SHL 10 2 5 7 8 5
2005-06 Leksands IF “C” SHL 34 7 10 17 30 -10 | Kvalserien SHL 10 2 3 5 4 1
2006-07 Linköping HC SHL 55 15 17 32 32 3 | Playoffs 15 5 9 14 6 2
2007-08 Linköping HC SHL 54 10 22 32 44 5 | Playoffs 15 3 6 9 10 -3
Sweden (all) International 3 2 0 2 2 -1 | -
2008-09 Linköping HC “A” SHL 55 21 21 42 38 -1 | Playoffs 7 4 4 8 4 3
Sweden WC 9 2 4 6 4 5 | -
Sweden (all) International 14 4 4 8 6 7 | -
2009-10 Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk KHL 55 13 25 38 30 14 | Playoffs 7 0 1 1 2 -1
Sweden “A” WC 9 0 4 4 0 4 | -
Sweden (all) International 23 3 8 11 14 7 | -
2010-11 Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk KHL 39 3 12 15 32 -4 | Playoffs 7 1 2 3 2 1
Sweden WC 8 3 0 3 8 2 | -
Sweden (all) International 23 6 11 17 20 2 | -
2011-12 CSKA Moskva KHL 53 6 18 24 28 5 | Playoffs 5 1 1 2 6 -4
Sweden WC 8 2 1 3 2 -2 | -
Sweden (all) International 23 3 5 8 16 2 | -
2012-13 CSKA Moskva KHL 42 8 11 19 14 -1 | Playoffs 7 0 0 0 4 -4
Sweden “A” WC 9 0 2 2 2 1 | -
Sweden (all) International 18 2 5 7 6 2 | -
2013-14 Rapperswil-Jona Lakers NLA 45 11 18 29 16 -7 | Relegation 10 2 7 9 2 3
Sweden (all) International 5 1 0 1 2 0 | -
2014-15 Rapperswil-Jona Lakers NLA 43 17 22 39 16 -9 | Relegation 10 1 2 3 0 -8
Rapperswil-Jona Lakers NLA Q - - - - - | Qualification 2 0 0 0 0 -5
2015-16 Linköping HC “C” SHL 50 8 17 25 16 11 | Playoffs 6 2 0 2 0 -2
2016-17 Linköping HC “C” SHL 50 7 15 22 16 -12 | Playoffs 6 0 1 1 4 -4
2017-18 Linköping HC “C” SHL 52 3 11 14 32 -7 | Playoffs 7 0 0 0 2 -5
2018-19 Mjölby HC Division 2 1 1 1 2 2 | Qualification 1 0 0 0 2
Tournament Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1998-99 Leksands IF Euro HL 7 0 0 0 0 | -
2003-04 Sweden EHT 3 0 1 1 2 -1 | -
2007-08 Sweden EHT 3 2 0 2 2 -1 | -
2008-09 Linköping HC “A” Champions HL 4 1 5 6 6 0 | -
Sweden EHT 3 2 0 2 0 2 | -
2009-10 Sweden EHT 11 2 3 5 10 4 | -
2010-11 Sweden EHT 11 2 9 11 12 -1 | -
2011-12 Sweden “C” EHT 9 1 1 2 6 0 | -
2012-13 Sweden “C” EHT 8 2 3 5 2 2 | -
2013-14 HC Davos Spengler Cup 2 0 2 2 0 1 | -
Sweden “A” EHT 5 1 0 1 2 0 | -
2014-15 Rapperswil-Jona Lakers Swiss Cup 3 0 1 1 0 | -
HC Davos Spengler Cup 3 0 2 2 6 2 | -
2015-16 Linköping HC Champions HL 3 0 3 3 2 -3 | -
2016-17 Linköping HC “C” Champions HL 10 2 6 8 6 1 | -
Team Staff History
S Team League Role on Team Notes
2018-19 Linköping HC SHL Asst. General Manager
2019-20 Linköping HC SHL General Manager
2020-21 Linköping HC SHL General Manager
Player Career Totals
League Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
Allsvenskan 2 85 24 36 60 0.71 86 36 | 2 19 11 7 18 0.95 24 18
Champions HL 3 17 3 14 17 1.00 14 -2 | 0
Division 2 1 1 1 1 2 2.00 2 | 1 1 0 0 0 0.00 2
EHT 8 53 12 17 29 0.55 36 5 | 0
EJC-18 1 5 0 0 0 0.00 2 0 | 0
Euro HL 1 7 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 | 0
International 8 112 21 34 55 0.49 68 19 | 0
International-Jr 2 32 4 10 14 0.44 24 -2 | 0
KHL 4 189 30 66 96 0.51 104 14 | 4 26 2 4 6 0.23 14 -8
NLA 2 88 28 40 68 0.77 32 -16 | 2 20 3 9 12 0.60 2 -5
NLA Q 1 - 0 0 0 - 0 0 | 1 2 0 0 0 0.00 0 -5
SHL 13 610 97 167 264 0.43 388 -50 | 12 91 21 25 46 0.51 79 -1
Spengler Cup 2 5 0 4 4 0.80 6 3 | 0
SuperElit 4 60 29 29 58 0.97 30 0 | 0
Swiss Cup 1 3 0 1 1 0.33 0 0 | 0
WC 5 43 7 11 18 0.42 16 10 | 0
WJC-20 2 13 2 4 6 0.46 12 -1 | 0
Transactions
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
02/12/2019
02/12/2019 Confirmed No team Mjölby HC
04/04/2017
04/04/2017 Extension Linköping HC Linköping HC
05/27/2015
05/27/2015 Confirmed Rapperswil-Jona Linköping HC
05/24/2013
05/24/2013 Confirmed CSKA Moskva Rapperswil-Jona
05/04/2011
05/04/2011 Confirmed Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk CSKA Moskva
10/06/2010
10/06/2010 Confirmed Tampa Bay Lightning Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk
07/02/2010
07/02/2010 Confirmed Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk Tampa Bay Lightning
04/20/2009
04/20/2009 Confirmed Linköping HC Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk
Player Biography and Trivia

Cult/Star player for Leksands IF

Cult/Star player for Leksands IF J20

Cult/Star player for Linköping HC

Cult/Star player for Rapperswil-Jona

Career transactions
- 2018-03-10 • Announced his retirement
- 2017-04-04 • Signed to a one-year contract extension by Linköping HC
- 2015-05-27 • Signed to a two-year contract by Linköping HC - 2013-05-24 • Signed to a two-year contract by Rapperswil Lakers
- 2010-10-06 • Returned to Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk
- 2010-07-02 • Signed to a one-year contract by the Tampa Bay Lightning
- 2009-04-20 • Signed to a two-year contract by Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk
- 2008-04-21 • Signed to a two-year contract extension by Linköping
- 2006-04-12 • Signed to a two-year contract by Linköpings HC

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