Jonas Elofsson

Jonas Elofsson ( born January 31, 1979 in Ulricehamn ) is a retired Swedish professional ice hockey player who played during his active career, among other things Färjestad BK and Leksand IF in the Elitserien.

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His first experience as a professional Jonas Elofsson collected during the 1996/97 season, in which he stood in eight games for the Elitserien Färjestad BK on the ice and end of the season in his career with the team for the first time won the Swedish championship. In the following season the title was successfully defended. During this time the defender NHL Entry Draft in 1997 in the fourth round was selected at position 94 of the Edmonton Oilers, for he never ran aground. On 20 March 1999, the Oilers gave his rights in common with Dean McAmmond and Boris Mironov to the Chicago Blackhawks from which Ethan Moreau, Christian Laflamme, Chad Kilger and Daniel Cleary sent to Edmonton. However, Elofsson initially remained at Färjestad BK and decided later to a transfer in the Finnish SM- liiga to Turun Palloseura in which the Swede started the season 2000/ 01.

After only ten games without a point in the SM- liiga, he moved yet in the same season back to Sweden by Elofsson signed a contract with HV71. For the following season, he signed to the Swedish second division club Leksand IF, with the 2002 promotion to the Elitserien. After two seasons in the Swedish Elitserien league but the receipt was missed in the Kvalserien. The season 2004/ 05 he spent at Rouen Hockey Élite 76 in the French Ligue Magnus and won with these the Coupe de France. This was followed by another two seasons in the Swedish second division club Leksand IF before Elofsson trailed off from 2008 to 2012 his career at the Sparta Warriors of the GET ligaen. In the season 2008/ 09 Elofsson was with 18 goals and 48 points in 45 games of the regular season of the best points of the defender GET ligaen. With the Warriors, he won in the 2010/11 season, the third Norwegian championship in club history. After the Swede had initially announced end of his career in May 2011, he returned during the following season for 17 games in the jersey of the Sparta Warriors back on the ice before his contract expired with the Norwegian club at end of season 2011/12.


For Sweden Elofsson took part in the U18 European Junior Championships in 1997 and the Junior World Championships in 1997 and 1998. His most successful tournament was completed by the defensive player in the U18 European Junior Championships in 1997, when Elofsson with the Swedish team won the silver medal and was awarded as the best defender of the tournament. In his two appearances at the Junior World Championships in 1997 and 1998, however, he remained without winning a medal.

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