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Thomas Rundqvist

Born May 4, 1960 in Vimmerby, Sweden. Forward. Thomas Rundqvists debut for the Farjestad BK club in the Swedish Elite League back during the 1978 -79 campaign was significant because that turned out to be the only team he would suit up for in a remarkable domestic career that lasted until 1993. Those 14 stellar seasons were only interrupted during the 1984  85 season when Rundqvist ventured over to Canada, playing for Montreal Canadiens and its affiliate Sherbrooke of the AHL. Including playoffs, where Rundqvist was particularly effective and ultimately a three time national champion, he suited up for 566 games and tallied 515 points, which ranks fifth in all time scoring in Sweden. Having established himself a as premier player, Rundqvist first joined the national team in 1981 and proceeded to play in eight IIHF World Championship tournaments earning two gold and three silver medals. His three Olympic experiences in 1984, 1988 and 1992 netted him two bronze medals. At the end of Rundqvists Tre Kronors career, which also included two Canada Cup tournaments, he had established played in a record 267 games. For the 1993  94 season, Rundqvist moved to Austria and played for VEU Feldkirch, leading the club to the national title in each of the five years he was there.

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