Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Bo Berglund
Bo Berglund was Quebec's tenth pick, 242nd overall in the 1983 NHL Entry Draft. He was already by then a veteran of the Swedish Elite League and had for years been one of its top performers.

Berglund twice represented his country at the World Junior Championships in 1974 and 1975 Since he joined the Elite League as a 19-year-old he was a consistent scorer who always averaged at least a point per game through his first five seasons. In 1980 he played for Sweden at the Lake Placid Olympics and played in his home country until the age of 28, when he was drafted by the Nordiques. That fall he moved to North America having always wanted to fill his curiosity as to what it would be like to play in the NHL.

He suited up for 75 games with Quebec in 1983-84, scoring 16 goals and 43 points. Early the following season he was traded with Tony McKegney to the Minnesota North Stars for Brad Maxwell and Brent Ashton. He played a total of 36 games with the North Stars spanning two seasons before being traded to Philadelphia early in the 1985-86 season. He played in just seven games with the Flyers but found himself in the minors for most of the year.

Berglund had reached the age of 31 and seemed disinterested in a life in the minors at this stage of his career, so he decided to return to his native Sweden where he continued to play for several more years. He also provided veteran leadership for his country at the 1988 Calgary Olympics.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1973-74 MoDo Ornskoldsvik Jr. Swe-Jr. 14 6 4 10 12 14 5 6 11 14
1973-74 Sweden WJC-A 5 1 4 5 0
1974-75 MoDo AIK Ornskoldsvik Sweden 26 15 17 32 16 2 2 2 4 14
1974-75 Sweden WJC-A 0 1 1
1975-76 MoDo AIK Ornskoldsvik Sweden 35 16 19 35 43
1976-77 MoDo AIK Ornskoldsvik Sweden 33 17 21 38 30 4 3 2 5 0
1977-78 Djurgardens IF Stockholm Sweden 15 7 5 12 6
1978-79 Djurgardens IF Stockholm Sweden 36 23 13 36 46 6 2 3 5 14
1979-80 Djurgardens IF Stockholm Sweden 36 20 17 37 50
1979-80 Sweden Olympics 7 1 3 4 4
1980-81 Djurgardens IF Stockholm DN-Cup 3 0 0 0 2
1980-81 Djurgardens IF Stockholm Sweden 31 13 9 22 64
1981-82 Djurgardens IF Stockholm DN-Cup 4 2 1 3
1981-82 Djurgardens IF Stockholm Sweden 34 16 36 52 58
1982-83 Djurgardens IF Stockholm Sweden 32 19 13 32 66 8 5 1 6 8
1983-84 Quebec Nordiques NHL 75 16 27 43 20 +6 7 2 0 2 4
1984-85 Quebec Nordiques NHL 12 4 1 5 6 +2
1984-85 Minnesota North Stars NHL 33 6 9 15 8 -3 2 0 0 0 2
1984-85 Springfield Indians AHL 3 1 2 3 0
1985-86 Minnesota North Stars NHL 3 2 0 2 2 -1
1985-86 Springfield Indians AHL 3 0 1 1 2
1985-86 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 7 0 2 2 4 0
1985-86 Hershey Bears AHL 43 17 28 45 40 16 7 10 17 17
1986-87 AIK Solna Sweden-2 28 26 24 50 36
1987-88 AIK Solna Sweden 39 25 31 56 44 5 3 4 7 4
1987-88 Sweden Olympics 8 4 4 8 4
1988-89 AIK Solna Sweden 33 11 17 28 42 1 0 0 0 0
1988-89 Sweden WEC-A 9 4 0 4 4
1989-90 AIK Solna Sweden 24 5 11 16 20
NHL Totals 130 28 39 67 40 9 2 0 2 6


Swedish World All-Star Team (1988)
Golden Puck Award - Swedish Player of the Year (1988)
Traded to Minnesota by Quebec with Tony McKegney for Brad Maxwell and Brent Ashton, December 14, 1984. Traded to Philadelphia by Minnesota with Dave Richter for Todd Bergen and Ed Hospodar, November 29, 1985.