Swedes in the Stanley Cup playoffs

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HENRIK AND DANIEL SEDIN: SWEDES IN THE NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

These are the Swedes on the NHL teams playing in the Stanley Cup.

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Boston Bruins — Carl Soderberg (F), 6-3, 198 pounds, born Malmo.

Toronto Maple Leafs — Carl Gunnarsson (D), 6-2, 196 pounds, born Orebro.

Washington Capitals — Nicklas Backstrom (F), 6-1, 213 pounds, born Gavle; Marcus Johansson (F), 6-1, 205 pounds, born Landskrona.

New York Rangers — Carl Hagelin (F), 5-11, 186 pounds, born Sodertalje; Anton Stralman (D), 5-11, 190 pounds, born Tibro; Henrik Lundqvist (G), 6-1, 188 pounds, born Are.

Pittsburgh Penguins — Douglas Murray (D), 6-3, 245 pounds, born Bromma.

New York Islanders — John Persson (F), 6-2, 209 pounds, born Ostersund; Johan Sundstrom (F), 6-3, 197 pounds, born Gothenburg; David Ullstrom (F), 6-2, 195 pounds, born Jonkoping; Anders Nilsson (G), 6-6, 217 pounds, born Lulea.

Montreal Canadiens — None.

Ottawa Senators — Daniel Alfredsson (F), 5-11, 203 pounds, born Gothenburg; Mika Zibanejad (F), 6-1, 200 pounds, born Stockholm; Erik Karlsson (D), 6-0, 175 pounds, born Landsbro; Robin Lehner (G), 6-4, 223 pounds, born Gothenburg.

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Chicago Blackhawks — Marcus Kruger (F), 6-0, 181 pounds, born Stockholm; Viktor Stalberg (F), 6-3, 209 pounds, born Gothenburg; Niklas Hjalmarsson (D), 6-3, 207 pounds, born Eksjo; Johnny Oduya (D), 6-0, 190 pounds, born Stockholm; Henrik Karlsson (G), 6-6, 209 pounds, born Tumba.

Minnesota Wild — Jonas Brodin (D), 6-1, 180 pounds, born Karlstad.

Vancouver Canucks — Daniel Sedin (F), 6-1, 187 pounds, born Ornskoldsvik; Henrik Sedin (F), 6-2, 188 pounds, born Ornskoldsvik; Peter Andersson (D), 6-3, 194 pounds, born Kvidinge; Eddie Lack (G), 6-4, 187 pounds, born Sweden.

San Jose Sharks — Sebastian Stalberg (F), 6-0, 180 pounds, born Gothenburg.

St. Louis Blues — Patrick Berglund (F), 6-3, 217 pounds, born Vesteras.

Los Angeles Kings — None.

For a country of less than 10 million people, there are a lot of Swedes playing for the Stanley Cup.

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ERIK KARLSSON OF THE OTTAWA SENATORS (Photo Credit: The Hockey News)

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