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Roland Stoltz

Born August 1, 1931 in Stockholm, Sweden. Defenseman Roland Stoltz represented Djurgårdens IF in the national championship and won 6 consecutive Swedish Championship titles between 1958 and 1963. He played 218 national team games, one more than his long time defensive partner and IIHF Hall of Fame Inductee Lasse Björn. During that span, Stoltz was twice crowned as IIHF World Champion, the first time in Moscow in 1957 and later at the 1962 tournament in Colorado Springs. Roland also won three IIHF World Championship silver medals and two bronze medals. He won the Olympic silver medal in 1964 at the Innsbruck Games. To compliment his teams' success, Roland Stoltz received an individual honour, when at the 1963 World Championship, he won the IIHF Best Defenseman Award. Upon his retirement as an active player, Roland Stoltz has had a successful career as an ice hockey commentator on Swedish television.

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