Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Mikael Renberg
A native of Pitea, Sweden, Mikael Renberg was drafted from his hometown in 1990 by the Philadelphia Flyers. The Flyers selected Renberg 40th overall in the NHL Entry Draft. He remained in Sweden the next three season with Lulea HF and stints with the Swedish junior and national teams. In 1993 Mikael earned a silver medal with the national team at the World Championship and a chance to make the Flyer lineup in the fall. He made the most of his opportunity. Renberg performed so well that he just missed out on winning the Calder Trophy for best rookie.

It took the remarkable performance of Martin Brodeur to deny Renberg of the award. Renberg did settle for setting the Flyer rookie scoring record and being named as Philadelphia' s Pelle Linbergh Trophy winner. The following season Renberg teamed up with Eric Lindros and John Leclair to form the " Legion of Doom" line. The Flyers captured the Atlantic Division title and advanced as far as the Eastern Conference finals before bowing out. Renberg was recognized with the Viking Award as the league' s top Swedish player.

Injuries limited Renberg' s playing time in 1995-96 but he rebounded the next season by helping Philadelphia claim the Prince of Wales Trophy. The Flyers lost out to Detroit for the Stanley Cup. Sensing they were a player or two short of winning the NHL' s top prize, the Flyers traded Renberg to the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 1997 off-season. Just over a year later the Flyers dealt with the Lightning to get Renberg back in the fold. In the meantime Mikael Renberg had represented his country in the 1998 Olympics and 1998 World Championship, winning gold in the latter tournament.

Renberg stayed with the Flyers until March 8, 2000, when he was traded to the Phoenix Coyotes. Mikael play just ten games and five playoff contests before returning to Sweden. The next season he opted to stay with his old club, Lulea HF, before returning in 2001 with the Toronto Maple Leafs, who had traded for his playing rights.

Prior to his arrival with the Leafs, Renberg representd Sweden at the 2001 World Championships. Upon his return to the NHL, Renberg went on to become a solid two-way player for the club, despite battling injuries and went on to represent his country for the second time at the Olympics, at the Salt Lake City Games in 2002.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1988-89 Pitea HC Sweden-2 12 6 3 9
1989-90 Pitea HC Sweden-2 29 15 19 34
1989-90 Sweden EJC-A 6 7 1 8 6
1990-91 Lulea HF Sweden 29 11 6 17 12 5 1 1 2 4
1991-92 Lulea HF Sweden 38 8 15 23 20 2 0 0 0 0
1991-92 Sweden WJC-A 7 6 4 10 8
1992-93 Lulea HF Sweden 39 19 13 32 61 11 4 4 8 4
1992-93 Sweden WC-A 8 5 3 8 6
1993-94 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 83 38 44 82 36 +8
1994-95 Lulea HF Sweden 10 9 4 13 16
1994-95 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 47 26 31 57 20 +20 15 6 7 13 6
1995-96 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 51 23 20 43 45 +8 11 3 6 9 14
1996-97 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 77 22 37 59 65 +36 18 5 6 11 4
1997-98 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 68 16 22 38 34 -37
1997-98 Sweden Olympics 4 1 2 3 4
1997-98 Sweden WC-A 10 5 3 8 5
1998-99 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 20 4 8 12 4 -2
1998-99 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 46 11 15 26 14 +7 6 0 1 1 0
1999-00 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 62 8 21 29 30 -1
1999-00 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 10 2 4 6 2 0 5 1 2 3 4
2000-01 Lulea HF Sweden 48 22 32 54 36 11 6 5 11 35
2000-01 Sweden WC-A 9 4 3 7 6 +5
2001-02 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 71 14 38 52 36 +11 3 0 0 0 2
2001-02 Sweden Olympics 4 1 0 1 4 +2
2002-03 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 67 14 21 35 36 +5 7 1 0 1 8
2002-03 Sweden WC-A 9 1 4 5 8 +7
2003-04 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 59 12 13 25 50 -1 2 0 0 0 4
2004-05 Lulea HF Sweden 22 6 5 11 16
2005-06 Lulea HF Sweden 44 15 19 34 32 5 0 0 0 10
2006-07 Lulea HF Sweden 48 18 32 50 34 4 0 3 3 0
2007-08 Skelleftea AIK HK Sweden 41 13 20 33 30 5 0 1 1 4
2008-09 Skelleftea AIK Sweden 21 3 3 6 16 11 0 0 0 2
NHL Totals 661 190 274 464 372 67 16 22 38 42


WC-A All-Star Team (1993)
NHL All-Rookie Team (1994)
Traded to Tampa Bay by Philadelphia with Karl Dykhuis for Philadelphia's 1st round choices (previously acquired) in 1998 (Philadelphia selected Simon Gagne), 1999 (Philadelphia selected Maxime Ouellet), 2000 (Philadelphia selected Justin Williams) and 2001 (later traded to Ottawa - Ottawa selected Tim Gleason) Entry Drafts, August 20, 1997. Traded to Philadelphia by Tampa Bay with Daymond Langkow for Chris Gratton and Mike Sillinger, December 12, 1998. Traded to Phoenix by Philadelphia for Rick Tocchet, March 8, 2000. Traded to Toronto by Phoenix for Sergei Berezin, June 23, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Lulea (Sweden), May 26, 2004.