|Born: March 4, 1945 in Kiruna, Sweden
Tord Lundström was one of Swedens greatest forwards, dominant both on the national team and in domestic play with the Swedish Elite League. He played in 200 national teams games between 1964 and 1977, took part in nine top pool IIHF World Championships, and captured three silver medals and four bronze medals during an era of Soviet dominance.
In 73 World Championship games, Lundström collected an impressive 40 goals and 26 assists, underlining his status as a point-per-game player internationally for almost 15 years.
Lundström also played a key role in two Olympic Games, Grenoble 1968 and Sapporo 1972, and he was still a dominating figure on the national team as the 1976 Olympics approached. Sweden, however, didnt enter a team to the Innsbruck games, but later that year Lundström was selected to Tre Kronor's inaugural Canada Cup team.
Lundströms accomplishments domestically were equally impressive. In 14 top league seasons, he led his club Brynäs to a record nine national titles during a period when he amassed 629 points in 453 games in various competitions. He was named Swedens Player of the Year in 1971 and 1975 and was named to the Swedish league All-Star Team on eight occasions.
In 1973, at the age of 28, at a time when only his much younger Brynäs teammates Börje Salming and Inge Hammarström managed to permanently crack the lineup of an NHL team, Lundström signed with the Detroit Red Wings and played in 11 NHL games during the 1973-74 season. He became only the second Swedish forward to score an NHL goal.
His Brynäs jersey number 6 was the first one to be retired by the club.