Petter Thoresen
Position Right winger
Shot Right
Height
Weight
6 ft 0 in (0 m)
187 lb (85 kg)
Team
F. Teams
retired
Get Ligaen
Forward SPK
Hasle/Løren
Manglerud
Vålerenga
Storhamar
Teams Norway
Olympics 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1994, 2018
World Championships 1982 B, 1983 B, 1985 B, 1986 C, 1987 B, 1991 B, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 2001, 2017, 2018, 2019
Coaching 2000-2001, 2005-2006 Norwegian National Junior Team
2001, 2016-present Norwegian National Team
2009-2016 Stavanger Oilers
Nationality Norwegian
Born July 25, 1961,
Oslo, Norway
Pro Career 1977 – 1995

Petter Thoresen (born 25 July 1961 in Oslo) is a Norwegian ice hockey coach and former player, currently coaching Norwegian National Team. As a player he played for Forward, Hasle/Løren, Manglerud Star, Storhamar Dragons and Vålerenga. He is the father of players Steffen Thoresen and Patrick Thoresen.

Club career[edit | edit source]

In Vålerenga, he reached 367 points in 220 games, which gives him a fourth place on the club's all-time high list.

Before the 1992-93 season, he transferred to Storhamar Dragons, where he obtained 155 points in 150 matches. Half-way through the 1995-96 season, he became a manager for the team, and led them to the Norwegian title, his first as a coach. He later won two more with Storhamar, and two with Vålerenga. Before the 2009-10 season, he signed a 3 year contract with Stavanger Oilers. He stayed there until 2016.

International career[edit | edit source]

He has played 96 matches for the Norwegian national team, which makes him the fifth most featured player on the national team. He appeared at five Olympic Games (1980, 1984, 1988, 1992 and 1994) becoming the second hockey player to do so after Germany's Udo Kießling. He also played at the 1979 World Junior Championship, 1980 and 1981 World Junior Championships "Pool B", 1982, 1983, 1985, 1987 and 1991 World Championships "Pool B", 1986 World Championship "Pool C" and at the 1992, 1993, 1994 and 1995 World Championships

He coached Norwegian National Teams at the 2000 World Junior Championship "Pool B", 2001 and 2005 World Junior Championships Division I, 2006 World Junior Championship, 2001, 2017, 2018, 2019 World Championships and at the 2018 Olympics.

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