Patric Kjellberg ( born June 17, 1969 in Trelleborg ) is a retired Swedish professional ice hockey player who played in his playing days from 1985 to 2003 among others for the Montreal Canadiens, Nashville Predators and Anaheim Mighty Ducks of Anaheim in the National Hockey League.
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Patric Kjellberg began his career as a hockey player with Falu IF, for which he was active in the second-class Division 1 1985-1988. He was then selected in the NHL Entry Draft in 1988 in the fourth round as a total 83 players from the Montreal Canadiens. First, however, the attacker remained in his native Sweden, in the AIK Solna aground in the next four years in the Elitserien, before he was summoned for the 1992/93 season of the Montreal Canadiens to North America. In his rookie year of the links Sagittarius received in seven games in the National Hockey League for the Quebec team of two penalty minutes. The majority of the playing time he spent, however, in their farm team in the American Hockey League, the Fredericton Canadiens.
In the summer of 1993, Kjellberg returned to Sweden, where he received a contract with HV71, with which he became the first and only time in his career, the Swedish championship in the 1994/95 season. Then spent the Olympic champion from 1994 for three years at their league rivals from the Elitserien Djurgårdens IF, where he was in the 1997/98 season with 30 goals top scorer in the Elitserien main round. Thus, the Swede could recommend for a contract with the newly established Nashville Predators NHL franchise, for which he regularly stood in the following three seasons on the ice before he issued on 1 November 2001 in exchange for Petr Tenkrat to the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim been. With Californians the winger reached the finals in the 2002/03 season for the prestigious Stanley Cup, in which he narrowly lost his team the New Jersey Devils in the best- of-seven series with 3:4 victories. Following that season, he finished his career at the age of 34 years.
For Sweden Kjellberg participated in the U-20 World Youth Championship in 1989, as well as the World Championships in 1992 and 1998 in part. In addition, he was in the squad of Sweden at the 1992 Winter Olympic Games in Albertville, 1994 Lillehammer and Nagano 1998.