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Göran Högosta
Position goaltender
Caught left
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
179 lb (81 kg)
Teams IF Tunabro (SWE-1)
Leksands IF (Elitserien)
Fort Worth Texans (CHL)
New York Islanders (NHL)
Quebec Nordiques (NHL)
Västra Frölunda HC (Elitserien)
Falu IF (SWE-1)
World Championships Flag of Sweden 1975 WC
Flag of Sweden 1976 WC
Flag of Sweden 1977 WC
Flag of Sweden 1978 WC
Nationality Flag of Sweden Swedish
Born March 29th 1954,
Äppelbo, Sweden
Pro Career 19741987

Göran Högosta (b. April 15th 1954 in Äppelbo, Dalarna, Sweden) is a former professional goaltender who played in the Elitserien for Leksands IF and Västra Frölunda HC and in the National Hockey League for the New York Islanders and the Quebec Nordiques.

Högosta holds the distinction of being the first ever European born and trained goaltender to play in the NHL when, on November 1st 1977, he played nine minutes in replacement of Billy Smith in a 9-0 shutout of the Atlanta Flames[1].

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