Patrik Carnbäck
Position Right wing
Shot Left
Nickname(s) Carna
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
192 lb (87 kg)
Teams In Europe
 Västra Frölunda HC
 Kölner Haie
 Montreal Canadiens
 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
Nationality Flag of Sweden Swedish
Born February 1 1968 (1968-02-01) (age 52),
Gothenburg, SWE
NHL Draft 125th overall, 1988
Montreal Canadiens
Pro Career 1986 – 2003

Jan Patrik Carnbäck (born February 1, 1968, in Gothenburg, Sweden) is a retired Swedish professional ice hockey player.

Playing career Edit

Patrik started playing hockey at age 8, with the local club IFK Bäcken. After five years with Bäcken he joined Västra Frölunda HC. At age 17 he started playing with Frölunda's elite team, at the time in Swedish hockey's Division 1. Patrik and Frölunda played three seasons in Division 1 before advancing to Elitserien in 1989. During these three seasons, Carnbäck played 83 games, scoring 49 goals and 49 assist for a total of 98 points.

In his first season in Elitserien (1889–90), Patrik ended up second in the scoring race with a total of 54 points, as a rookie. He won Rookie of the year, voted ahead of Mats Sundin. Trailing him in the scorings race were some top notch scoring machines, Håkan Loob (53), Bengt-Åke Gustafsson (46), Peter Gradin (46), Thomas Rundqvist (46), Anders Carlsson (43) and Lars-Gunnar Pettersson (42). The only player to finish ahead of him was AIK's Robert Burakovsky with 57 points. His success in Elitserien lead to his debut with the national team in November, 1989.

In the 1992 World Championships he was one of the best players for team Sweden. He started the tournament playing with Mats Sundin and Peter Forsberg. After a disappointing tie game, 0-0, against team Italy he formed a line with newly arrived, NHL player Mikael Andersson and Daniel Rydmark. They became Sweden's new offensive weapon. In the tournament final, Carnbäck was named "best player of the game."

After his success in the World Championships and his play in Elitserien, the Montreal Canadiens decided to bring him over the pond. However, Patrik didn't manage to get a roster spot in Montreal and played most of the season with Montreal's farm team, the Fredericton Canadiens.

On August 10, 1993, Montreal traded Patrik and Todd Ewen to the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim for their 3rd round choice (Chris Murray) in the 1994 Entry Draft. He had more success in Anaheim and was a regular on the team in his first season. He played three seasons with the Ducks before signing with the Kölner Haie of the DEL.

He recorded his only fight in the NHL on January 6, 1994, against Patrick Poulin of the Chicago Blackhawks.[1]

Awards Edit

  • Elitserien Rookie of the Year in 1990.
  • Named to the Elitserien All-Star Team in 2000.

Career statistics Edit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GPGAPtsPIM GPGAPtsPIM
1986–87 Västra Frölunda HC SEL-2 1031414
1987–88 Västra Frölunda HC SEL-2 3316193524 114598
1988–89 Västra Frölunda HC SEL-2 2818193722 11851310
1989–90 Västra Frölunda HC SEL 4026275334
1990–91 Västra Frölunda HC SEL 221081846
1990–91 Västra Frölunda HC SEL-2 1811142514 104101410
1991–92 Västra Frölunda HC SEL 3317244132 315620
1992–93 Fredericton Canadiens AHL 4520375745 503314
1992–93 Montreal Canadiens NHL 60002
1993–94 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 7312112354
1994–95 Västra Frölunda HC SEL 1326820
1994–95 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 416152132
1995–96 Kölner Haie DEL 51672
1995–96 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 346121834
1996–97 Kölner Haie DEL 4520416172
1997–98 Västra Frölunda HC SEL 448172538 63366
1998–99 Västra Frölunda HC SEL 5019284754 41128
1999–00 Västra Frölunda HC SEL 4617234085 520231
2000–01 Västra Frölunda HC SEL 337111844 523512
2001–02 Västra Frölunda HC SEL 4915233861 104158
2002–03 Västra Frölunda HC SEL 4912122496 164598
NHL totals 154243862122 –!–
Elitserien totals 553216274490 –!–

International play Edit

Medal record
Men's ice hockey
World Championships
Gold 1992 Team
Bronze 1994 Team

Played for the Sweden in:

International statistics Edit

Year Team Comp GP G A Pts PIM
1988 Sweden WJHC 7 3 3 6 10
1992 Sweden Oly 7 1 1 2 2
1992 Sweden WC 8 2 2 4 16
1994 Sweden WC 8 1 0 1 8

Notes and references Edit

Notes Edit

  1. Patrik Carnback 1993-1994 Regular Season - Fight Card. Retrieved on 2007-01-10.

References Edit

External linksEdit

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