Viking Award
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Viking Award

The Viking Award is awarded annually to the best Swedish ice hockey player in North America. The winner is decided by a vote among all Swedish-born players participating in the NHL or the NHL farm-team leagues. Only Mats Sundin has received the award four times. Peter Forsberg, Markus Näslund, Börje Salming, Henrik Zetterberg and Erik Karlsson have received it three times.

Winners

Season Winner Team Position Win #
1975-76 Börje Salming Toronto Maple Leafs D 1
1976-77 Börje Salming Toronto Maple Leafs D 2
1977-78 Ulf Nilsson Winnipeg Jets C 1
1978-79 Börje Salming Toronto Maple Leafs D 3
1979-80 Anders Hedberg New York Rangers RW 1
1980-81 Kent Nilsson Calgary Flames C 1
1981-82 Thomas Gradin Vancouver Canucks C 1
1982-83 Pelle Lindbergh Philadelphia Flyers G 1
1983-84 Patrik Sundström Vancouver Canucks F 1
1984-85 Mats Näslund Montreal Canadiens LW 1
1985-86 Mats Näslund Montreal Canadiens LW 2
1986-87 Tomas Sandström New York Rangers RW 1
1987-88 Håkan Loob Calgary Flames RW 1
1988-89 Patrik Sundström New Jersey Devils F 2
1989-90 Thomas Steen Winnipeg Jets F 1
1990-91 Tomas Sandström Los Angeles Kings RW 2
1991-92 Calle Johansson Washington Capitals D 1
1992-93 Mats Sundin Quebec Nordiques C 1
1993-94 Mats Sundin Quebec Nordiques C 2
1994-95 Mikael Renberg Philadelphia Flyers RW 1
1995-96 Peter Forsberg Colorado Avalanche C 1
1996-97 Mats Sundin Toronto Maple Leafs C 3
1997-98 Peter Forsberg Colorado Avalanche C 2
1998-99 Peter Forsberg Colorado Avalanche C 3
1999-2000 Nicklas Lidström Detroit Red Wings D 1
2000-01 Markus Näslund Vancouver Canucks LW 1
2001-02 Mats Sundin Toronto Maple Leafs C 4
2002-03 Markus Näslund Vancouver Canucks LW 2
2003-04 Markus Näslund Vancouver Canucks LW 3
2004-05 No winner Due to NHL lockout
2005-06 Nicklas Lidström Detroit Red Wings D 2
2006-07 Henrik Zetterberg Detroit Red Wings LW 1
2007-08 Henrik Zetterberg Detroit Red Wings LW 2
2008-09 Nicklas Bäckström Washington Capitals C 1
2009-10 Henrik Sedin Vancouver Canucks C 1
2010-11 Daniel Sedin Vancouver Canucks LW 1
2011-12 Erik Karlsson Ottawa Senators D 1
2012-13 Henrik Zetterberg Detroit Red Wings LW 3
2013-14 Alexander Steen St. Louis Blues LW 1
2014-15 Nicklas Bäckström Washington Capitals C 2
2015-16 Erik Karlsson Ottawa Senators D 2
2016-17 Erik Karlsson Ottawa Senators D 3
2017-18 William Karlsson Vegas Golden Knights C 1
2018-19 Elias Lindholm Calgary Flames C 1
2019-20 No winner Due to Coronavirus

Source:

  • This article is translated from the corresponding article of the Swedish Wikipedia, retrieved 7 August 2019.

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