Lars-Erik Sjöberg, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Lars-Erik Sjöberg

Swedish ice hockey player

Date of Birth: 04-May-1944

Place of Birth: Falun, Dalarna County, Sweden

Date of Death: 20-Oct-1987

Profession: ice hockey player

Nationality: Sweden

Zodiac Sign: Taurus

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About Lars-Erik Sjöberg

  • Lars-Erik "Taxen" Sjöberg (4 May 1944 in Falun, Sweden – 20 October 1987 in Uppsala, Sweden) was a Swedish ice hockey defenceman.
  • He played in Sweden from 1962 to 1974 (Leksands IF 1962–65 and 1967–69, Djurgårdens IF Hockey 1965–67, and Västra Frölunda IF 1969–74), and in North America for the Winnipeg Jets in the WHA and NHL from 1974 to 80. Sjöberg won the Golden Puck as the Swedish player of the Year in 1968–69 and was named best defenceman at the 1974 World Ice Hockey Championships.
  • He was the first non-North American born and raised captain in the NHL, wearing the "C" for the Winnipeg Jets during their first season in the NHL.
  • He was nicknamed "The Professor" and "The Little General" while playing for the Jets.
  • Sjöberg captained the Swedish national team at the 1976 Canada Cup.Sjöberg was working as a scout for the New York Rangers when he died of cancer in 1987.
  • To honour him the Rangers each year gives out the Lars-Erik Sjöberg Award to the best rookie in the training camp.

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