Team Facts
Plays in Swedish Hockey League Team colours Orange + Blue Town Växjö, SWE Founded 1997

2015-2016 Roster
# N Player A Born Youth Team HT WT S
GOALTENDERS
#45 Viktor Andrén (G) 28 1994 Mariestads BoIS 6'0" 190 L
#1 Thomas Lillie (G) 26 1996 Vojens IK 6'0" 183 L
#41 Cristopher Nihlstorp (G) 38 1984 IF Malmö Redhawks 6'3" 192 R
#26 Stefan Stéen (G) 30 1993 Sunne IK 6'2" 176 L
#1 Rupert Svärd (G) 24 1998 Limhamn HK 5'11" 176 L
DEFENSEMEN
#7 Alexander Andersson (D) 24 1998 Trångsunds IF 5'11" 176 L
#6 Carl Ernstig (D) 25 1997 Gislaveds SK 6'4" 207 L
#49 Ilkka Heikkinen (D) 38 1984 Lukko 6'2" 192 L
#5 Linus Högberg (D) Philadelphia Flyers 24 1998 Älta IF 6'1" 176 L
#2 Teemu Laakso (D) 35 1987 Jää-Ahmat 6'1" 214 R
#53 Eddie Larsson (D) 31 1991 Mariestads BoIS 6'2" 203 L
#4 Niclas Lundgren (D) 33 1989 Västerås IK 6'0" 198 L
#64 Eric Martinsson (D) 30 1992 Åstorps IK 6'1" 194 L
#21 Cory Murphy (D) 44 1978 Ottawa Valley MHA 5'9" 161 R
#39 Calle Rosén (D) St. Louis Blues 28 1994 Växjö Lakers HC 6'0" 176 L
#29 Robin Söderqvist (D/F) 28 1994 Hisingens IK 6'0" 172 L
#8 Ville Varakas (D) 38 1984 HIFK 6'0" 187 L
FORWARDS
#37 Adam Burish (RW/LW) 40 1983 6'1" 194 R
#3 Adam Byström Johansson (RW/C) 26 1996 IFK Munkfors 5'10" 172 R
#51 Joey Crabb (RW) 39 1983 6'1" 190 R
#67 Linus Fröberg (C) 29 1993 Nor IK 6'0" 192 L
#10 Richard Gynge (RW) 35 1987 Hanvikens SK 6'1" 190 R
#9 Josh Hennessy (C) 37 1985 6'0" 201 L
#24 Joakim Hillding (C) 34 1988 Rögle BK 5'10" 185 L
#17 Alexander Johansson (LW/RW) 34 1988 Gislaveds SK 6'1" 198 L
#95 Mikael Johansson (C/LW) 27 1995 Växjö Lakers HC 6'3" 216 L
#60 Erik Josefsson (C) 35 1987 Gislaveds SK 6'0" 190 L
#19 Tuomas Kiiskinen (LW) 36 1986 KalPa 5'9" 172 L
#23 Ville Leino (LW/RW) 39 1983 SaPKo 6'1" 183 L
#79 Patrik Lundh (W/C) 34 1988 Lidingö Vikings HC 5'11" 185 L
#85
Liam Reddox (LW) 37 1986 5'10" 190 L
#87 Robert Rosén (C) 35 1987 Alvesta SK 5'10" 176 R
#22 Gustav Rydahl (C) New York Rangers 28 1994 Färjestads BK 6'3" 201 L
#32 Sakari Salminen (RW/LW) 34 1988 Ässät 5'10" 165 R
#15 Albin Storm (C/LW) 26 1997 HC Lidköping 6'2" 214 L
Position: G: 5, D: 9, F: 18 | Av Age: 25.98 years | Av Ht: 6'0" | Av Wt: 188 lbs | Compare with other teams
Team Staff
Team staff history
Demographics
Nationality
Team Facts
Nationalities 23 players
6 players
3 players
2 players
1 player
Experience Växjö Lakers HC: 5 336 GP
NHL: 1 161 GP
WC: 57 GP
OG: 7 GP
SHL: 7 237 GP
HockeyAllsvenskan: 2 231 GP
Liiga: 2 884 GP
KHL: 1 133 GP
Czechia: 3 GP
AHL: 2 101 GP
DEL: 71 GP
Affiliated Team(s) Växjö Lakers HC J18 (J18 Region)
Växjö Lakers HC J20 (J20 Nationell)
Team Captains
Team captaincy history
Arena Information
Arena Name Vida Arena Location Växjö, SWE Capacity 5 750 Construction Year 2011
Games
Date Home Visiting Score League
2023-01-31T19:00:00+0100 Växjö Lakers HC Örebro HK - SHL
2023-01-28T18:00:00+0100 IK Oskarshamn Växjö Lakers HC 6 - 1 SHL
2023-01-26T19:00:00+0100 Linköping HC Växjö Lakers HC 1 - 0 SHL
2023-01-21T18:00:00+0100 Växjö Lakers HC Leksands IF 2 - 3 (OT) SHL
2023-01-19T19:00:00+0100 Växjö Lakers HC Malmö Redhawks 4 - 3 (OT) SHL
2023-01-14T15:15:00+0100 Luleå HF Växjö Lakers HC 1 - 3 SHL
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Latest Transactions
DATE STATUS PLAYER TEAM SOURCE
01/27/2023
01/27/2023 Extension Emil Larmi (G)
01/19/2023
01/19/2023 Rumour Joining Marcus Sylvegård (F) Joining from Malmö Redhawks
01/10/2023
01/10/2023 Loan Leaving Ludvig Claesson (D) Leaving for Tingsryds AIF
01/09/2023
01/09/2023 Loan Leaving Amil Krupic (D) Leaving for Södertälje SK
01/09/2023 Loan Joining Filip Nordberg (D) Joining from Södertälje SK
12/02/2022
12/02/2022 Rumour Leaving Glenn Gustafsson (F) Leaving for Örebro HK
09/06/2022
09/06/2022 Confirmed Joining Jayden Halbgewachs (F) Joining from San Jose Barracuda
08/18/2022
08/18/2022 Confirmed Leaving Ben Thomas (D) Leaving for Tappara
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Team History and Standings
Season League GP W T L OTW OTL GF GA TP P/GP Rank Postseason
1997-1998 Division 4 12 8 2 2 - - 65 49 18 1.50 2 -
1998-1999 Division 4 14 13 1 0 - - 99 27 27 1.93 1 Promoted
1999-2000 Division 2 14 10 0 4 - - 58 46 20 1.43 3 -
2000-2001 Division 2 14 13 1 0 - - 161 28 27 1.93 1 Promoted
2001-2002 Division 1 18 14 2 2 - - 104 42 30 1.67 1 Kvalserien AS
2002-2003 Division 1 44 34 7 3 - - 240 94 75 1.70 1 Promoted
2003-2004 Allsvenskan 32 16 0 8 1 7 107 95 57 1.78 7 -
2004-2005 Allsvenskan 30 13 4 9 2 2 81 70 49 1.63 5 -
2005-2006 HockeyAllsvenskan 42 14 6 17 2 3 129 138 55 1.31 10 -
2006-2007 HockeyAllsvenskan 45 21 4 15 1 4 156 119 73 1.62 6 Promotion Play
2007-2008 HockeyAllsvenskan 45 20 5 15 4 1 133 109 74 1.64 6 Promotion Play
2008-2009 HockeyAllsvenskan 45 22 - 15 5 3 155 123 79 1.76 5 Kvalserien SHL
Kvalserien SHL 10 3 - 6 0 1 28 35 10 1.00 5 -
2009-2010 HockeyAllsvenskan 52 29 - 12 4 7 177 140 102 1.96 3 Kvalserien SHL
Kvalserien SHL 10 1 - 7 1 1 29 46 6 0.60 6 -
2010-2011 HockeyAllsvenskan 52 33 - 14 3 2 192 129 107 2.06 Promoted
Kvalserien SHL 10 7 - 0 2 1 36 17 26 2.60 1 Promoted
2011-2012 Elitserien 55 18 - 22 8 7 124 133 77 1.40 9 Did not make playoffs
2012-2013 Elitserien 55 14 - 26 7 8 102 130 64 1.16 10 Did not make playoffs
2013-2014 SHL 55 23 - 14 7 11 156 130 94 1.71 3 Semifinal loss
2014-2015 SHL 55 24 - 16 9 6 158 120 96 1.75 3 Champion
2015-2016 SHL 52 25 - 19 4 4 147 139 87 1.67 6 Semifinal loss
2016-2017 SHL 52 26 - 12 7 7 165 118 99 1.90 1 Quarterfinal loss
2017-2018 SHL 52 34 - 10 6 2 169 104 116 2.23 1 Champion
2018-2019 SHL 52 22 - 17 3 10 123 120 82 1.58 7 Quarterfinal loss
2019-2020 SHL 52 20 - 26 4 2 127 143 70 1.35 10 Playoffs Cancelled
2020-2021 SHL 52 27 - 11 7 7 153 112 102 1.96 1 Champion
2021-2022 SHL 52 22 - 17 6 7 153 144 85 1.63 5 Quarterfinal loss
2022-2023 SHL 39 20 - 8 5 6 115 87 76 1.95 2 -
Tournament Statistics
Season Tournament GP W T L OTW OTL GF GA TP P/GP Rank Postseason
2014-2015 Champions HL 6 4 - 2 0 0 19 14 12 2.00 2 Did not make playoffs
2015-2016 Champions HL 4 3 - 1 0 0 20 10 9 2.25 1 16th final loss
2016-2017 Champions HL 4 2 - 0 0 2 16 10 8 2.00 1 Semifinal loss
2017-2018 Champions HL 6 4 - 1 1 0 22 16 14 2.33 1 Final loss
2018-2019 Champions HL 6 2 - 3 1 0 21 18 8 1.33 3 Did not make playoffs
2021-2022 Champions HL 6 3 - 3 0 1 14 10 10 1.67 2 Eighth Final Loss
Where are they now?
# Player Season Team League GP G A TP PIM
1. Elias Pettersson (F) 2022-2023 Vancouver Canucks NHL 47 21 37 58 6
2. Dominik Bokk (F) 2022-2023 Löwen Frankfurt DEL 42 24 25 49 14
3. Austin Ortega (F) 2022-2023 EHC München DEL 45 22 21 43 6
4. David Bernhardt (D) 2022-2023 MoDo Hockey HockeyAllsvenskan 38 13 27 40 14
5. Casey Bailey (F) 2022-2023 Iserlohn Roosters DEL 44 12 24 36 35
6. Nick Bailen (D) 2022-2023 Kölner Haie DEL 46 17 18 35 22
7. Sam Marklund (F) 2022-2023 Guildford Flames EIHL 34 17 16 33 20
8. Richard Gynge (F) 2022-2023 AIK HockeyAllsvenskan 38 15 17 32 10
9. Adam Byström Johansson (F) 2022-2023 Hudiksvalls HC HockeyEttan 26 11 20 31 6
10. Linus Skager (F) 2022-2023 Kalmar HC HockeyEttan 26 10 21 31 12
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Franchise All-Time Points
# Player GP G A TP
1. Robert Rosén (F) 640 192 283 475
2. Christian Jakobsson (F) 238 144 122 266
3. Erik Josefsson (F) 740 92 104 196
4. Joel Persson (D) 241 32 136 168
5. Johan Andersson (F) 283 74 83 157
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Franchise All-Time Goals
# Player GP G A TP
1. Robert Rosén (F) 640 192 283 475
2. Christian Jakobsson (F) 238 144 122 266
3. Erik Josefsson (F) 740 92 104 196
4. Johan Andersson (F) 283 74 83 157
5. Liam Reddox (F) 386 72 78 150
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Franchise All-Time Assists
# Player GP G A TP
1. Robert Rosén (F) 640 192 283 475
2. Joel Persson (D) 241 32 136 168
3. Christian Jakobsson (F) 238 144 122 266
4. Erik Josefsson (F) 740 92 104 196
5. Andreas Custemo (D) 124 22 93 115
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Franchise All-Time PIM
# Player GP G TP PIM
1. Johan Markusson (F) 364 43 95 508
2. Johan Andersson (F) 283 74 157 306
3. Noah Welch (D) 164 19 73 301
4. Christoffer Persson (D) 227 6 41 298
5. Erik Josefsson (F) 740 92 196 260
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Franchise All-Time Games played
# Player GP G A TP
1. Erik Josefsson (F) 740 92 104 196
2. Robert Rosén (F) 640 192 283 475
3. Jeremias Augustin (D) 458 13 26 39
4. Liam Reddox (F) 386 72 78 150
5. Johan Markusson (F) 364 43 52 95
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Franchise All-Time Points per Game
# Player GP G TP PPG
1. Elias Pettersson (F) 44 24 56 1.27
2. Christian Jakobsson (F) 238 144 266 1.12
3. Stefan Erkgärds (D) 2 0 2 1.00
4. Bryan Phillips (F) 1 1 1 1.00
5. Josh MacNevin (D) 92 24 88 0.96
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Franchise All-Time Points per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Christian Jakobsson (F) 2000-2001 Division 2 34 53 30 83 2.44 -
2. Markus Andersson (F) 2000-2001 Division 2 - 24 35 59 - -
3. Robert Rosén (F) 2009-2010 HockeyAllsvenskan 52 27 30 57 1.10 8
4. Josh Soares (F) 2010-2011 HockeyAllsvenskan 52 24 33 57 1.10 54
5. Elias Pettersson (F) 2017-2018 SHL 44 24 32 56 1.27 14
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Franchise All-Time Goals per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Christian Jakobsson (F) 2000-2001 Division 2 34 53 30 83 2.44 -
2. Fredrik Persson (F) 2000-2001 Division 2 - 30 18 48 - -
3. Arto Miettinen (F) 2002-2003 Division 1 - 30 13 43 - -
4. Robert Rosén (F) 2009-2010 HockeyAllsvenskan 52 27 30 57 1.10 8
5. Peter Andersson (F) 2001-2002 Division 1 - 27 7 34 - -
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Franchise All-Time Assists per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Andreas Custemo (D) 2002-2003 Division 1 - 6 38 44 - -
2. Markus Andersson (F) 2000-2001 Division 2 - 24 35 59 - -
3. Josh Soares (F) 2010-2011 HockeyAllsvenskan 52 24 33 57 1.10 54
4. Morgan Grans (F) 2002-2003 Division 1 - 16 33 49 - -
5. Elias Pettersson (F) 2017-2018 SHL 44 24 32 56 1.27 14
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Franchise All-Time PIM per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Jani Honkanen (D) 2005-2006 HockeyAllsvenskan 40 3 3 6 0.15 220
2. Josh MacNevin (D) 2009-2010 HockeyAllsvenskan 48 14 32 46 0.96 139
3. Anton Hedman (F) 2009-2010 HockeyAllsvenskan 51 9 14 23 0.45 117
4. Per Helmersson (D) 2008-2009 HockeyAllsvenskan 44 3 11 14 0.32 108
5. Henrik Blomqvist (D) 2003-2004 Allsvenskan 41 5 6 11 0.27 105
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Average Height, Weight, Age per Season
Season Roster Height Weight Age
2022-2023 6'0" 190 lbs 26.96
2021-2022 6'0" 190 lbs 26.00
2020-2021 6'1" 194 lbs 26.90
2019-2020 6'1" 194 lbs 27.10
2018-2019 6'0" 189 lbs 25.51
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Elite Prospects Notes and Trivia
First player to score goal for team in Elitserien: Liam Reddox (Sept. 15, 2011 at Luleå)

First player to score goal for team in Allsvenskan: Jarno Pikkarainen (Sept. 17, 2003 vs Mörrum)