Andreas Holmqvist

Andreas Holmqvist
Born (1981-07-23) July 23, 1981
Stockholm, SWE
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight 203 lb (92 kg; 14 st 7 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Right
Played for Linköpings HC
Hamilton Bulldogs
Springfield Falcons
Frölunda HC
Djurgårdens IF
Kölner Haie
National team  Sweden
NHL Draft 61st overall, 2001
Tampa Bay Lightning
Playing career 20002015

Per Robert Andreas Holmqvist Pedersen (born July 23, 1981) is a Swedish ice hockey coach and former professional ice hockey defenceman. He won gold at the 2006 World Championships.

Playing career

Holmqvist made his debut in men’s ice hockey in Sweden’s second-division with Hammarby IF in 2000-01. He played for Linköpings HC, Frölunda HC and Djurgårdens IF in the Swedish Elitserien, interrupted by stints in the AHL and ECHL: From 2003 to 2005, he played for the Hamilton Bulldogs, Pensacola Ice Pilots and Springfield Falcons. In 2007 and 2010, Holmqvist made it to the SHL finals with Linköping and Djurgårdens IF resepectively.

He signed with Kölner Haie in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) in 2012. He reached the DEL finals with Köln in 2013 and 2014 and was named 2013 DEL Player of the Year.[1] He announced his retirement towards the end of the 2014–15 season.[2]

International career

Holmqvist played nine games during the 2006 World Championships en route to winning gold. He also played for Sweden at the 2005-06, 2006–07 and 2007–08 Euro Hockey Tour.

Coaching career

In September 2015, he was named assistant coach of Djurgårdens IF's women's team.[3]

Personal info

He is the younger brother of fellow hockey player Michael Holmqvist.

Career statistics

Regular season and playoffs

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2000–01 Hammarby IF Swe.1 375131840 155388
2001–02 Hammarby IF Swe.1 4211132497
2002–03 Linköpings HC SEL 43491328 100004
2003–04 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 40000
2003–04 Pensacola Ice Pilots ECHL 634333716 50440
2004–05 Springfield Falcons AHL 42391222
2005–06 Linköpings HC SEL 466162264 1313424
2006–07 Linköpings HC SEL 497212854 1245935
2007–08 Frölunda HC SEL 493232640 40002
2008–09 Frölunda HC SEL 712310
2008–09 Djurgårdens IF SEL 345111630
2009–10 Djurgårdens IF SEL 513212484 1533612
2010–11 Djurgårdens IF SEL 4812172910 70332
2011–12 Djurgårdens IF SEL 40591420
2012–13 Kölner Haie DEL 4911395030 12012126
2013–14 Kölner Haie DEL 353182128 1715610
2014–15 Kölner Haie DEL 322151714
SHL totals 36846129175340 518142275



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