Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Christer Kellgren
Right-winger Christer Kellgren played five games for the Colorado Rockies in 1981-82. He was best known as a consistent player in the Swedish Elite League.

The native of Goteborg, Sweden joined the Vastra Frolunda club as a 19-year old in 1978-79. He gradually became an important part of the team and scored 20 goals in 36 games in 1980-81. The Rockies signed him as a free agent in May 1981 and convinced him to attend training camp. He experienced difficulty adjusting to the North American game and the smaller ice surfaces in the NHL and was sent to Fort Worth of the CHL.

Kellgren returned to Sweden after his disappointing experience in North America. He played two more seasons with Vastra Frolunda and then retired in 1984.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1974-75 Vastra Frolunda Goteborg Jr. Swe-Jr. 2 0 0 0 12
1975-76 Vastra Frolunda Goteborg Jr. Swe-Jr.
1976-77 Vastra Frolunda Goteborg Jr. Swe-Jr.
1976-77 Vastra Frolunda HC Goteborg Sweden 1 0 0 0 0
1977-78 Vastra Frolunda Goteborg Jr. Swe-Jr.
1977-78 Vastra Frolunda HC Goteborg Sweden 3 0 0 0 0
1978-79 Vastra Frolunda HC Goteborg Sweden 14 1 0 1 2
1979-80 Vastra Frolunda HC Goteborg Sweden 27 3 4 7 4 8 1 4 5 2
1980-81 Vastra Frolunda HC Goteborg Sweden 36 20 10 30 20 2 1 1 2 4
1981-82 Colorado Rockies NHL 5 0 0 0 0 -4
1981-82 Fort Worth Texans CHL 60 9 10 19 6
1982-83 Vastra Frolunda HC Goteborg Sweden 36 16 9 25 26
1983-84 Vastra Frolunda HC Goteborg Sweden 36 17 12 29 32
1984-85 Vastra Frolunda HC Goteborg Sweden-2 32 22 18 40 24
1985-86 Vastra Frolunda HC Goteborg Sweden-2 32 20 19 39 14 3 0 7 7 0
1986-87 Vastra Frolunda HC Goteborg Sweden-2 30 24 24 48 24 2 0 0 0 6
1987-88 Vastra Frolunda HC Goteborg Sweden-2 35 25 27 52 26 9 2 2 4 14
1988-89 Vastra Frolunda HC Goteborg Sweden-2 24 9 5 14 14 8 0 3 3 2
NHL Totals 5 0 0 0 0


Signed as a free agent by Colorado, May 11, 1981.
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