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2015–16 SHL season
League Flag of Sweden Swedish Hockey League
Sport Ice hockey
Duration September 2015 – April 2016
Regular season
Season champions Skellefteå AIK
Season MVP Patrick Thoresen
Top scorer Ryan Lasch (Frölunda)
Playoffs
Playoffs MVP Johan Sundström
[[|]] champions Frölunda HC (4th title)
  Runners-up Skellefteå AIK

The 2015–16 SHL season was the 41st season of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL). The regular season began in September 2015 and ended in March 2016. The playoffs were played in March–April 2016.

Modo Hockey and Karlskrona HK were forced to play in the SHL qualifiers to defend their SHL status. Karlskrona won their series against AIK in five games while Modo lost to Leksands IF over seven games. Therefore, Leksand were promoted to the SHL on the expense of Modo.

Regular season Edit

StandingsEdit

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StatisticsEdit

Scoring leaders Edit

List shows the ten best skaters based on the number of points during the regular season. If two or more skaters are tied (i.e. same number of points, goals and played games), all of the tied skaters are shown.

[1]
GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/– = Plus/Minus; PIM = Penalty Minutes

Player Team GP G A Pts +/– PIM
Lasch, RyanFlag of the United States Ryan Lasch Frölunda HC 51 15 36 51 +10 20
Thoresen, PatrickFlag of Norway Patrick Thoresen Djurgårdens IF 49 15 33 48 +12 34
Zackrisson, PatrikFlag of Sweden Patrik Zackrisson Skellefteå AIK 52 15 33 48 +25 68
Gulas, MilanFlag of the Czech Republic Milan Gulaš Färjestad BK 51 20 25 45 –4 20
Gynge, RichardFlag of Sweden Richard Gynge Växjö Lakers 46 21 23 44 +23 24
Johnson, AndreasFlag of Sweden Andreas Johnson Frölunda HC 52 19 25 44 +8 18
Gordon, AndrewFlag of Canada Andrew Gordon Linköpings HC 52 18 26 44 +18 30
Norman, JohnFlag of Sweden John Norman Skellefteå AIK 47 17 25 42 +5 18
Roe, GarrettFlag of the United States Garrett Roe Linköpings HC 41 14 27 41 +14 28
Anderson, MattFlag of the United States Matt Anderson Djurgårdens IF 52 18 22 40 +8 30

Leading goaltenders Edit

These are the leaders in GAA among goaltenders who played at least 40% of the team's minutes. The table is sorted by GAA, and the criteria for inclusion are bolded.

[2]

GP = Games Played; TOI = Time On Ice (minutes); GA = Goals Against; SO = Shutouts; Sv% = Save Percentage; GAA = Goals Against Average

Player Team GP TOI GA SO Sv% GAA
Johansson, LarsFlag of Sweden Lars Johansson Frölunda HC 36 1962:30 57 7 92.74 1.74
Svensson, MarkusFlag of Sweden Markus Svensson Skellefteå AIK 37 2148:23 66 7 92.20 1.84
Lassinantti, JoelFlag of Sweden Joel Lassinantti Luleå HF 33 2002:46 65 4 92.12 1.95
Rautio, DavidFlag of Sweden David Rautio Linköpings HC 28 1589:57 52 2 91.61 1.96
Pogge, JustinFlag of Canada Justin Pogge Färjestad BK 26 1512:11 53 1 92.24 2.10
Högberg, MarcusFlag of Sweden Marcus Högberg Linköpings HC 28 1581:05 61 2 91.13 2.31
Starkbaum, BernhardFlag of Austria Bernhard Starkbaum Brynäs IF 28 1643:17 65 2 91.16 2.37
Armalis, MantasFlag of Lithuania Mantas Armalis Djurgårdens IF 34 1985:52 80 2 91.82 2.42
Gunnarsson, JonasFlag of Sweden Jonas Gunnarsson Malmö Redhawks 44 2549:43 105 2 91.32 2.47
Pettersson-Wentzel, FredrikFlag of Sweden Fredrik Pettersson-Wentzel HV71 43 2467:01 102 2 91.41 2.48

Playoffs Edit

The top six teams will qualify directly for the quarter-finals, while the four teams ranked 7–10 will play a best-of-three series and battle for the two remaining spots.[3][4]

Playoff bracket Edit

In the first round the 7th-ranked team will meet the 10th-ranked team and the 8th-ranked team will meet the 9th-ranked team for a place in the second round. In the second round, the top-ranked team will meet the lowest-ranked winner of the first round, the 2nd-ranked team will face the other winner of the first round, the 3rd-ranked team will face the 6th-ranked team, and the 4th-ranked team will face the 5th-ranked team. In the third round, the highest remaining seed is matched against the lowest remaining seed. In each round the higher-seeded team is awarded home advantage. The first round the meetings are played as best-of-three series and the rest is best-of-seven series that follows an alternating home team format: the higher-seeded team will play at home for games 1 and 3 (plus 5 and 7 if necessary), and the lower-seeded team will be at home for game 2 and 4 (plus 6 if necessary).[3][4]

  Wild-card round Quarter-finals Semi-finals Finals
                                     
  1 Skellefteå AIK 4  
9 HV71 0  
7 Djurgårdens IF 2     1 Skellefteå AIK 4  
10 Brynäs IF 1     6 Växjö Lakers 3  
2 Frölunda HC 4
  7 Djurgårdens IF 1  
(Pairings are re-seeded after the first and second round)   1 Skellefteå AIK 1
  2 Frölunda HC 4
  3 Linköpings HC 2  
6 Växjö Lakers 4  
8 Örebro HK 0     2 Frölunda HC 4
9 HV71 2     4 Luleå HF 2  
4 Luleå HF 4
  5 Färjestad BK 1  

Play In RoundEdit

The teams ranked 7 and 10, and the teams ranked 8 and 9, respectively, will face each other in a best-of-three series in order to qualify for the quarter-finals. The better-ranked teams in the two series will receive home advantage, i.e. two home games, if necessary. The two winners will take the two remaining quarter-final spots.[3][4]

(7) Djurgårdens IF vs. (10) Brynäs IFEdit

Djurgårdens IF won series 2–1


(8) Örebro HK vs. (9) HV71 Edit

HV71 won series 2–0


Quarter-finals Edit

(1) Skellefteå AIK vs. (9) HV71 Edit

Skellefteå AIK won series 4–0


(2) Frölunda HC vs. (7) Djurgårdens IF Edit

Frölunda HC won series 4–1

(3) Linköpings HC vs. (6) Växjö Lakers Edit

Växjö Lakers won series 4–2


(4) Luleå HF vs. (5) Färjestad BK Edit

Luleå HF won series 4–1


Semi-finals Edit

(1) Skellefteå AIK vs. (6) Växjö Lakers Edit

Skellefteå AIK won series 4–3


(2) Frölunda HC vs. (4) Luleå HF Edit

Frölunda HC won series 4–2


Finals Edit

(1) Skellefteå AIK vs. (2) Frölunda HC Edit

Frölunda HC won series 4–1

Games in italics indicate games that will only be played if necessary to determine a winner of the series.

Statistics Edit

Playoff scoring leaders Edit

List shows the ten best skaters based on the number of points during the playoffs. If two or more skaters are tied (i.e. same number of points, goals and played games), all of the tied skaters are shown.[5]
GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/– = Plus/Minus; PIM = Penalty Minutes

Player Team GP G A Pts +/– PIM
Lehkonen, ArtturiFlag of Finland Artturi Lehkonen Frölunda HC 16 11 8 19 +11 4
Lasch, RyanFlag of the United States Ryan Lasch Frölunda HC 16 8 11 19 +11 2
Norman, JohnFlag of Sweden John Norman Skellefteå AIK 16 5 8 13 +6 4
Ritola, MattiasFlag of Sweden Mattias Ritola Skellefteå AIK 16 5 8 13 –1 10
Gynge, RichardFlag of Sweden Richard Gynge Växjö Lakers 13 5 7 12 +1 6
Hultström, LinusFlag of Sweden Linus Hultström Djurgårdens IF 8 3 9 12 0 6
Granström, JonathanFlag of Sweden Jonathan Granström Luleå HF 11 5 6 11 –1 14
Calof, AndrewFlag of Canada Andrew Calof Skellefteå AIK 16 7 3 10 +3 4
Ericsson, JimmieFlag of Sweden Jimmie Ericsson Skellefteå AIK 15 3 7 10 +5 20
Fantenberg, OscarFlag of Sweden Oscar Fantenberg Frölunda HC 16 2 8 10 +8 6
Zackrisson, PatrikFlag of Sweden Patrik Zackrisson Skellefteå AIK 16 2 8 10 –4 6

Playoff leading goaltenders Edit

These are the leaders in GAA and save percentage among goaltenders who played at least 40% of the team's minutes. The table is sorted by GAA, and the criteria for inclusion are bolded.[6]

GP = Games Played; TOI = Time On Ice (minutes); GA = Goals Against; SO = Shutouts; Sv% = Save Percentage; GAA = Goals Against Average

Player Team GP TOI GA SO Sv% GAA
Johansson, Lars Flag of Sweden Lars Johansson Frölunda HC 8 462:08 11 1 94.69 1.43
Svensson, Markus Flag of Sweden Markus Svensson Skellefteå AIK 12 724:42 23 3 91.39 1.90
Nihlstorp, Cristopher Flag of Sweden Cristopher Nihlstorp Växjö Lakers 10 563:18 19 0 91.40 2.02
Pogge, Justin Flag of Canada Justin Pogge Färjestad BK 4 231:33 8 0 93.33 2.07
Gustafsson, Johan Flag of Sweden Johan Gustafsson Frölunda HC 9 506:22 19 0 92.02 2.25
Lassinantti, Joel Flag of Sweden Joel Lassinantti Luleå HF 11 667:32 25 0 91.88 2.25

SHL awards Edit

Guldhjälmen: Anton Rödin, Brynäs IF
Guldpucken: Patrick Thoresen, Djurgårdens IF
Honken Trophy: Lars Johansson, Frölunda HC
Håkan Loob Trophy: Nick Johnson, Brynäs IF
Rookie of the Year: Ludvig Rensfeldt, Rögle BK
Salming Trophy: Jonas Junland, Linköpings HC
Stefan Liv Memorial Trophy: Johan Sundström, Frölunda HC
Guldpipan: Mikael Nord

See also Edit

References Edit

  1. Statistik - SHL.se. SHL. Retrieved on 16 September 2015.
  2. Start - SHL.se. SHL. Retrieved on 16 September 2015.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Starttider och sändningar för SM-slutspelet 2016. shl.se (19 February 2016). Retrieved on 19 February 2016.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 SM-slutspelet 2016. shl.se. Retrieved on 19 February 2016.
  5. Statistik - SHL.se. Swedish Hockey League.
  6. Statistik - SHL.se. Swedish Hockey League.



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