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Tommy Albelin
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Position Defence
Shot Left
Height
Weight
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
194 lb (88 kg)
Team
F. Teams
retired
Division 2
Stocksunds IF
SHL
Djurgårdens IF
NHL
Québec Nordiques
New Jersey Devils
Calgary Flames
AHL
Halifax Citadels
Utica Devils
Albany River Rats
Teams Sweden
Switzerland
Olympics 1998, 2010, 2018
World Championships 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1997, 2017, 2018, 2019
Coaching 2007-2010, 2014-2015 New Jersey Devils
2010 Sweden National Team
2010-2014 Albany Devils
2016-2018 Toronto Maple Leafs
2016-present Swiss National Team
2016-present Swiss National Junior Team
Nationality Swedish
Born May 21, 1964,
Stockholm
NHL Draft 152nd overall, 1983
Québec Nordiques
Pro Career 1980 – 2004
2005-2006

Tommy Albelin (born May 21, 1964 in Stockholm, Sweden) is a retired Swedish ice hockey defenceman who is currently an assistant coach for the Swiss National Team and Swiss National Junior Team.

Playing careerEdit

Albelin has, over the course of a 24-year professional career, played for three NHL teams: the Quebec Nordiques, the New Jersey Devils, and the Calgary Flames.

Albelin was drafted 158th overall by Quebec in the 1983 NHL Entry Draft. Before joining the club he played five seasons in the Swedish Elitserien.

He played a year and a half for the Nordiques before being traded to the New Jersey Devils. He played 10 seasons for them and won two Stanley Cups - 1995 & 2003. In 1996 he was traded to Calgary, but he signed to play with New Jersey again in 2001.

His best season was the 1988–89 season when he piled up 37 points.

Albelin announced his retirement from hockey on July 29, 2004. However the Devils re-signed him in December, 2005. This cut his retirement short after he had practiced with the team as an unsigned player for nearly half the season. He finished out his final year in 2006 playing for the Devils.

He played for Sweden at the 1983 and 1984 World Junior Championships, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989 and 1997 World Championships, 1987 and 1991 Canada Cups, 1996 World Cup of Hockey and at the 1998 Olympics.

Coaching careerEdit

On July 25 2007 Tommy was hired by the New Jersey Devils as an assistant coach to head coach Brent Sutter. It is his first NHL coaching job.

He was the assistant coach of the Sweden National Team at the 2010 Olympics.

In 2010 - 2014, he worked as an assistant coach of the Albany Devils. Next season, he moved back to the New Jersey Devils and added one more season as the New Jersey assistant coach.

In 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons, he worked as the scout for Toronto Maple Leafs.

Since 2016, Albelin also works as the assistant coach of the Swiss National Team and Swiss National Junior Team.

Career statisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1979–80 Stocksunds IF Sweden Division III 1 0 0 0
1980–81 Stocksunds IF Sweden Division III 18 6 1 7
1981–82 Stocksunds IF Sweden Division III 22 6 2 8
1982–83 Djurgårdens IF Elitserien 19 2 5 7 4 6 1 0 1 2
1983–84 Djurgårdens IF Elitserien 30 9 5 14 26 4 0 1 1 2
1984–85 Djurgårdens IF Elitserien 32 9 8 17 22 8 2 1 3 4
1985–86 Djurgårdens IF Elitserien 35 4 8 12 26
1986–87 Djurgårdens IF Elitserien 33 7 5 12 49 2 0 0 0 0
1987–88 Quebec Nordiques NHL 60 3 23 26 47
1988–89 Quebec Nordiques NHL 14 2 4 6 27
1988–89 Halifax Citadels AHL 8 2 5 7 4
1988–89 New Jersey Devils NHL 46 7 24 31 40
1989–90 New Jersey Devils NHL 68 6 23 29 63
1990–91 Utica Devils AHL 14 4 2 6 10
1990–91 New Jersey Devils NHL 47 2 12 14 44 3 0 1 1 2
1991–92 Utica Devils AHL 11 4 6 10 4
1991–92 New Jersey Devils NHL 19 0 4 4 4 1 1 1 2 0
1992–93 New Jersey Devils NHL 36 1 5 6 14 5 2 0 2 0
1993–94 Albany River Rats AHL 4 0 2 2 17
1993–94 New Jersey Devils NHL 62 2 17 19 36 20 2 5 7 14
1994–95 New Jersey Devils NHL 48 5 10 15 20 20 1 7 8 2
1995–96 New Jersey Devils NHL 53 1 12 13 14
1995–96 Calgary Flames NHL 20 0 1 1 4 4 0 0 0 0
1996–97 Calgary Flames NHL 72 4 11 15 14
1997–98 Calgary Flames NHL 69 2 17 19 32
1998–99 Calgary Flames NHL 60 1 5 6 8
1999–00 Calgary Flames NHL 41 4 6 10 12
2000–01 Calgary Flames NHL 77 1 19 20 22
2001–02 New Jersey Devils NHL 42 1 3 4 4 6 0 0 0 0
2002–03 Albany River Rats AHL 5 0 2 2 2
2002–03 New Jersey Devils NHL 37 1 6 7 6 16 1 0 1 2
2003–04 New Jersey Devils NHL 45 1 3 4 4 4 0 1 1 0
2005–06 New Jersey Devils NHL 36 0 6 6 2 2 0 0 0 2
NHL totals 952 44 211 255 417 81 7 15 22 22

Coaching statisticsEdit

Season  Team               Lge  Type        W - L - OT/SO
2007-08 New Jersey Devils  NHL  Assistant   46 - 29 - 7      
2008-09 New Jersey Devils  NHL  Assistant   32 - 16 - 3   

International playEdit

Medal record
Men's ice hockey
World Championships
Silver 1986 Ice hockey
Gold 1987 Ice hockey
Silver 1997 Ice hockey

Played for Sweden in:

International statisticsEdit

Year Team Comp GP G A Pts PIM
1983 Sweden WJC 7 0 3 3
1984 Sweden WJC 7 1 3 4 10
1985 Sweden WC 10 1 0 1 10
1986 Sweden WC 10 3 0 3 12
1987 Sweden WC 10 1 5 6 12
1987 Sweden Canada Cup 6 2 2 4 2
1989 Sweden WC 7 0 2 2 8
1991 Sweden Canada Cup 6 0 0 0 6
1996 Sweden WCH 4 1 0 1 2
1997 Sweden WC 11 1 3 4 2
1998 Sweden Olympics 3 0 0 0 4
Senior int'l totals 56 8 16 24


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