2004–05 Elitserien season

The Elitserien season 2004/ 05 was the 30th season of the Swedish Elitserien. The preliminary round was played on 20 September 2004 to 1 March 2005 the play-offs began on March 4 and ended with the last final game on April 11. Swedish Champion 2004/ 05 was Frölunda HC in the Kvalserien, a relegation round between the top four teams in the second-rate HockeyAllsvenskan and the two last placed the Elitserien, the Brynäs IF and Leksand IF occupied the first two places and thus played the next season in the highest league. The last placed the Elitserien 2004/ 05, Malmö Redhawks, however, rose from the Allsvenskan.

Due to the lockout in the National Hockey League, many legionaries from the NHL played in the Elitserien, what the quality of the league -enforced.

  • 2.1 tournament tree
  • 2.2 quarterfinals
  • 2.3 Semi-finals
  • 2.4 final
  • 2.5 Swedish Champion

Regular Season


The twelve teams in the Elitserien first played in 50 regular season games against each other, the first eight teams in the preliminary round were in the play- offs against each other for teams ranked 9 and 10, the season was over, the two last placed athlete had to compete in the Kvalserien.

A victory in the regular season brought a team three points. In Torgleichheit after regular time, extra time has been played in the winning two points, the loser, however, was given one point. A draw after extra time each team got a point. For a loss in regulation time, there were no points.


The clubs were divided during the first round in three regional groups, the teams from the respective " Derby Groups" more games against each other disputed as against teams from the other groups.

Final Table

Sp = Matches, W = Wins, D = Draws, L = Defeats, OS = Overtime wins, ON = Overtme defeats, P = Points

Top scorer

Abbreviations: T = Goals, A = Assists P = Points, Sp = games


The play-offs were held in the mode "best- of-seven ".

Tournament tree




Swedish Champion

Goalie: Henrik Lundqvist, Mikael Sandberg

Defender: Jan- Axel Alvaara, Christian Bäckman, Richard demen - Willaume, Tom Koivisto, Antti - Jussi Niemi, Sami Salo, Ronnie Sundin, Arto Tukio

Attacker: Daniel Alfredsson, Niklas Andersson, Per Johan Axelsson, Loui Eriksson, Jonas Esbjörs, Peter Högardh, Jonas Johnson, Magnus Kahn mountain, Tomi Kallio, Jens Karlsson, Joel Lundqvist, Samuel Påhlsson, Martin Plüss, Jari Tolsa

Head coach Stephan Lundh


  • Guldhjälmen (Most Valuable Player) - Henrik Lundqvist, Frölunda HC
  • Honkens Trofé ( best goalkeeper ) - Henrik Lundqvist, Frölunda HC
  • Rookie of the Year - Oscar Steen, Färjestad BK
  • Guldpipa (best referee ) - Thomas Andersson, Gävle

NHL players

The following NHL Legionaries came during the lockout with the teams of the Elitserien used:

Brynäs IF

Djurgårdens IF

Frölunda HC

  • Daniel Alfredsson
  • Per Johan Axelsson
  • Christian Bäckman
  • Samuel Påhlsson
  • Sami Salo

Färjestad BK


Linköpings HC

Luleå HF

Malmö Redhawks

MODO Hockey

Mora IK

Södertälje SK

Timrå IK