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Håkan Loob

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full namePer Håkan•Loob
Used nameHåkan•Loob
Born3 July 1960 in Othem (SWE)
Measurements178 cm / 80 kg
AffiliationsFärjestads BK, Karlstad (SWE)
NOC Sweden


Right-winger Håkan Loob was considered one of the best Swedish hockey players of the 1980s. Loob is one of the few players in the Triple Gold Club, players who have won a Stanley Cup, a World Championship and an Olympic gold medal. Loob started his hockey career in 1977 with Karlskrona AIK but from 1979-83 played with Färjestad BK. With Färjestad he won a Swedish title in 1981 and was awarded the Guldpucken award in 1983 as the best player at the Swedish Championships. Loob was drafted by the Calgary Flames of the NHL in 1980 and joined the team in 1983. He played six seasons and 450 games with the Flames, scoring 429 points (193 goals, 236 assist) during that time. The high point of his stay with Flames was his last season with them, when he scored 85 points (27 goals, 58 assist) and helped the Flames win the Stanley Cup. Loob also won the 1986 Molson Cup as the player with the most three-star honors, the 1988 Viking Award as the best Swede in the NHL, and was selected to the 1988 NHL First All-Star Team and the 1984 NHL All-Rookie Team.

In 1989 Loob returned to Europe, playing again with Färjestad, where he stayed until the end of his career in 1996. Loob was awarded the Guldhjälmen award in 1991 and 1992, as MVP of the Swedish Championships, voted by the players. He was also the top scorer at the Swedish Championships three times in a row from 1990-92 and in 2005 the league created the Håkan Loob Trophy in his honor and awards it to the leading goal scorer. Internationally Loob competed at two Olympic Winter Games (1992 and 1994), at four World Championships (1982, 1987, 1990 and 1991) and at the 1984 Canada Cup. He won an Olympic gold in 1994, was World Champion in 1987 and 1991 and won silver at the 1990 World Championships. Loob was also runner-up at the 1984 Canada Cup, European champion in 1990 and won silvers at the 1982 and 1991 European Championships.

After retiring from sports, Loob worked as a general manager with Färjestad BK from 1996-08. During that time, Färjestad reached the final of the Swedish Championships eight times and won four titles (1996, 1997, 2002, 2006). In 2008, he was named president of Färjestad BK. Loob was awarded the Stora Grabbars Märke (Big Boys’ Badge) #134 in ice hockey and was elected to the IIHF Hall of Fame in 1998.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1992 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) SWE Håkan Loob
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) Sweden 5
1994 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) SWE Håkan Loob
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) Sweden 1 Gold

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