Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Patrik Carnback
His first job back home in Sweden was as a truck driver, but hockey was more to his liking so Carnback did what he could to make a career of it. Like many Swedes who made it to the NHL, he began and finished his career in his home and native land, including a brief pit stop in 1994-95 during the owners lockout,

Montreal drafted him 125th overall in 1988 but it would be another four years before he agreed to move to Canada to try the NHL game. He played only six games with the Habs before being traded to Anaheim, and in 1993-94 he had a dozen goals on the year. Over the next two seasons, though, he spent as much time in the minors as with the Ducks, and midway through 1995-96 he abandoned the NHL and moved to Germany and later back to Sweden.

Carnback also had plenty of international experience. He played in the World Juniors in 1988, won a gold medal at the 1992 World Championships and a bronze two years later, and played at the Albertville Olympics in 1992.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1986-87 Vastra Frolunda HC Goteborg Sweden-2 10 3 1 4 15
1987-88 Vastra Frolunda HC Goteborg Sweden-2 33 16 19 35 24 11 4 5 9 8
1987-88 Sweden WJC-A 6 4 3 7 10
1988-89 Vastra Frolunda HC Goteborg Sweden-2 28 18 19 37 22 11 8 5 13 10
1989-90 Vastra Frolunda HC Goteborg Sweden 40 26 27 53 34
1990-91 Vastra Frolunda HC Goteborg Sweden 22 10 9 19 46 28 15 24 39 24
1991-92 Vastra Frolunda HC Goteborg Sweden 33 17 22 39 32 3 1 5 6 20
1991-92 Sweden Olympics 7 1 1 2 2
1991-92 Sweden WC-A 8 2 2 4 16
1992-93 Montreal Canadiens NHL 6 0 0 0 2 -4
1992-93 Fredericton Canadiens AHL 45 20 37 57 45 5 0 3 3 14
1993-94 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 73 12 11 23 54 -8
1993-94 Sweden WC-A 8 1 0 1 8
1994-95 Vastra Frolunda HC Goteborg Sweden 14 2 6 8 20
1994-95 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 41 6 15 21 32 -8
1995-96 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 34 6 12 18 34 +3
1995-96 Kolner Haie Germany 5 1 6 7 2 14 8 8 16 33
1996-97 Kolner Haie Germany 45 20 41 61 72 4 1 1 2 2
1996-97 Kolner Haie EuroHL 6 1 3 4 6
1997-98 Vasteras IK Sweden 44 8 17 25 38 6 3 3 6 6
1998-99 Vasteras IK Sweden 50 19 28 47 54 4 1 1 2 8
1999-00 Vasteras IK Sweden 46 17 23 40 85 5 2 0 2 31
2000-01 Vastra Frolunda HC Goteborg Sweden 33 7 11 18 44 5 2 3 5 12
2001-02 Vastra Frolunda HC Goteborg Sweden 49 15 23 38 61 10 4 1 5 8
2002-03 Vastra Frolunda HC Goteborg Sweden 49 12 12 24 96 16 4 5 9 8
NHL Totals 154 24 38 62 122


Swedish Rookie of the Year (1990) Traded to Anaheim by Montreal with Todd Ewen for Anaheim's 3rd round choice (Chris Murray) in 1994 Entry Draft, August 10, 1993.