Adam Larsson

Nils Erik Adam Jeremy Larsson (born 12 November 1992) is a Swedish professional ice hockey defenceman and an alternate captain of the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League (NHL).

He was selected fourth overall by the New Jersey Devils in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.[1] The youngest player on the Skellefteå AIK squad at the time of his draft, Larsson was the first defenceman and first European-trained player to be drafted in 2011.[2]

Adam Larsson
Larsson - Oilers
Adam Larsson warming up before facing his former team in New Jersey.
Born 12 November 1992 (age 26)
Skellefteå, Sweden
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 215 lb (98 kg; 15 st 5 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Right
NHL team
Former teams
Edmonton Oilers
Skellefteå AIK
New Jersey Devils
National team  Sweden
NHL Draft 4th overall, 2011
New Jersey Devils
Playing career 2009–present

Professional career

Skellefteå AIK

The 2009–10 Elitserien season turned out to be a spectacular breakthrough season for Larsson. He scored two goals in an Elitserien game against Timrå IK on 15 October 2009.[3] By the end of the season, Larsson had tied the single-season record for amount of points in Elitserien among defencemen under the age of 18, 17 points, a record that was set by Tomas Jonsson in 1977–78, who compiled eight goals and nine assists in 35 games.

Larsson fought Timrå IK forward Daniel Corso in a game on 2 November 2010, receiving a cut eyebrow during the altercation. Larsson commented that he kept his gloves on because removing them during a fight in Elitserien leads to an automatic one-game suspension.[4] Although Larsson didn't remove his gloves, both he and Corso were suspended for two games and received fines as a result of the fight.[5][6]

Larsson's play in the 2010–11 season earned him a nomination for the Elitserien Rookie of the Year award,[7] but Mattias Ekholm would eventually win the award.

New Jersey Devils

Larsson was selected in the first round, fourth overall,[1] by the New Jersey Devils during the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. Seen as a move towards rebuilding the Devils defence corps, Larsson was rated by the NHL Central Scouting Bureau as the top European prospect available in the 2011 Draft.[8] Larsson, who has been compared to the Detroit Red Wings' defenceman Nicklas Lidström, signed a three-year, entry-level contract with no bonuses at the NHL maximum of US$925,000 per year with the Devils on 15 July 2011, due to general manager Lou Lamoriello's disapproval of performance bonuses. He made the team in training camp and became the first 18-year-old defenceman to dress for the Devils in the regular season since Scott Niedermayer in the 1991–92 season, only the sixth under-20 defenceman to play for the Devils, and the first 18-year-old defenceman in the NHL since 2008, when Drew Doughty, Zach Bogosian and Luke Schenn all made their NHL debuts.

Larsson's first NHL goal was scored on 11 November 2011, on a slapshot from the right slot against Tomáš Vokoun of the Washington Capitals.[9] He was selected to the NHL All-Star Rookie SuperSkills Competition on 12 January 2012, along with teammate Adam Henrique; however, he chose to pull out due to a minor injury.[10] He was replaced by Montreal Canadiens rookie defenceman Raphael Diaz.[11][10] On 1 May 2012, Larsson scored his first Stanley Cup playoff goal against the Philadelphia Flyers in Philadelphia in his first career playoff game, becoming the first Devils rookie defenceman to score a goal in his first playoff game.[12]

Following the 2014–15 NHL season Larsson became a restricted free agent under the NHL Collective Bargaining Agreement. The New Jersey Devils made him a qualifying offer to retain his NHL rights and, on 5 July 2015, Larsson filed for Salary Arbitration.[13]

On 25 July 2015, the Devils re-signed Larsson to a six-year extension, worth US$25,000,000.[14]

Edmonton Oilers

On 29 June 2016, Larsson was traded to the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for Taylor Hall.[15] Larsson was named an alternate captain for the Oilers in the 2017–18 NHL season.[16][17]

International play


Larsson playing for his native Sweden.
Medal record
Representing Sweden Sweden
Men's ice hockey
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2018 Denmark
World Junior Championship
Bronze medal – third place 2010 Canada
IIHF World U18 Championships
Silver medal – second place 2010 Belarus

Larsson represented Sweden at the 2010 World Junior Championships, held in Saskatoon and Regina, Saskatchewan. At the 2010 World U18 Championships, he was selected as the best defenceman of the tournament.[18] When Larsson played for Sweden at the 2011 World Junior Championships, he repeated his scoring of one goal and three assists from the previous tournament, which earned him the distinction of being Sweden's highest scoring defenceman at the tournament.[19] He is currently representing Sweden at the 2018 World Championships in Denmark.[20]

Personal life

Larsson's father, Robert Larsson, played 249 games with Skellefteå from 1985 to 1995. Robert Larsson was drafted in the sixth round, 112th overall, by the Los Angeles Kings during the 1988 NHL Entry Draft, but never played in North America.[21]

In the 2008–09 season, Adam Larsson played with his older brother Hampus in the junior league J20 SuperElit.[22]

Career statistics

Regular season and playoffs

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2007–08 Skellefteå AIK J20 3 0 5 5 6
2008–09 Skellefteå AIK J20 26 2 7 9 28 5 0 4 4 2
2008–09 Skellefteå AIK SHL 1 0 0 0 0
2009–10 Skellefteå AIK SHL 49 4 13 17 18 11 0 1 1 31
2010–11 Skellefteå AIK SHL 37 1 8 9 41 17 0 4 4 12
2011–12 New Jersey Devils NHL 65 2 16 18 20 5 1 0 1 4
2012–13 Albany Devils AHL 33 4 15 19 24
2012–13 New Jersey Devils NHL 37 0 6 6 12
2013–14 New Jersey Devils NHL 26 1 2 3 12
2013–14 Albany Devils AHL 33 3 16 19 16 4 0 0 0 2
2014–15 New Jersey Devils NHL 64 3 21 24 34
2014–15 Albany Devils AHL 1 0 2 2 0
2015–16 New Jersey Devils NHL 82 3 15 18 77
2016–17 Edmonton Oilers NHL 79 4 15 19 55 13 2 4 6 4
2017–18 Edmonton Oilers NHL 63 4 9 13 34
2018–19 Edmonton Oilers NHL 82 3 17 20 44
SHL totals 87 5 21 26 59 28 0 5 5 43
NHL totals 498 20 101 121 288 18 3 4 7 8


Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2009 Sweden WJC18 5th 6 0 2 2 4
2010 Sweden WJC 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 6 1 3 4 0
2010 Sweden WJC18 2nd, silver medalist(s) 5 2 1 3 12
2011 Sweden WJC 4th 6 1 3 4 4
2016 Sweden WC 6th 8 1 3 4 4
2018 Sweden WC 1st, gold medalist(s) 10 1 2 3 10
Junior totals 23 4 9 13 20
Senior totals 18 2 5 7 14

Notable awards and honors


  1. ^ a b Chere, Rich (24 June 2011). "Devils pick Adam Larsson fourth overall in 2011 NHL Draft". The Star-Ledger. Retrieved 24 June 2011.
  2. ^ "2011 ISS Top 30". 2011-11-18. Archived from the original on 2011-11-18. Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  3. ^ " – Statistik". Svenska Hockeyligan AB. Archived from the original on 15 August 2011. Retrieved 15 October 2009.
  4. ^ " - "Det borde tillåtas mer"". 2010-11-26. Archived from the original on 2010-11-26. Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  5. ^ " - Två matcher för slagskämparna". 2010-11-25. Archived from the original on 2010-11-25. Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  6. ^ "Fight with Timrå forward Corso". 2013-01-02. Retrieved 2013-01-02.
  7. ^ "Svenska Ishockeyförbundet". 2012-03-19. Archived from the original on 2012-03-19. Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  8. ^ Clark, Kevin (25 June 2011). "Devils Take Swede in First Round of NHL Draft". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 25 June 2011.
  9. ^
  10. ^ a b Mike G. Morreale (25 January 2012). "Hagelin, Diaz in for Devils' duo Henrique, Larsson". Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 27 January 2012. Retrieved 26 January 2012.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  12. ^ Official Game Program of the 2012 Stanley Cup Final. pg. 60.
  13. ^ "Player elected arbitration cases announced". National Hockey League. 2015-07-05. Archived from the original on 2015-07-06. Retrieved 2015-07-05.
  14. ^ "Devils sign defenseman Larsson to six-year contract". NHL. 2015-07-25. Retrieved 2015-07-25.
  15. ^ Wescott, Chris (29 June 2016). "BLOG: Oilers trade Taylor Hall for Adam Larsson". NHL. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  16. ^ Matheson, Jim (4 October 2017). "Oilers snapshots: Adam Larsson gets a letter". Edmonton Journal. Retrieved 6 October 2017.
  17. ^ Wilkins, Reid (4 October 2017). "Adam Larsson gets letter as Edmonton Oilers open season against Calgary Flames". Global News (Canada). Retrieved 6 October 2017.
  18. ^ "Best Players Selected By the Directorate" (PDF). IIHF. 2010-04-23.
  19. ^ "Player statistics by team, Sweden" (PDF). IIHF. 2011-01-05.
  20. ^ "Adam Larsson: "Jag tänker på pappa varje minut"". Aftonbladet (in Swedish). Retrieved 2018-05-05.
  21. ^ "Robert Larsson player profile". 2012-03-14. Retrieved 2012-03-14.
  22. ^ "Hampus Larsson player profile". 2012-03-14. Retrieved 2012-03-14.
  23. ^ "WJC All-Star Team". 2012-03-14. Retrieved 2012-03-14.

External links

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Jacob Josefson
New Jersey Devils first round draft pick
Succeeded by
Stefan Matteau
2011 NHL Entry Draft

The 2011 NHL Entry Draft was the 49th NHL Entry Draft. It was held on June 24–25, 2011, at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. It was the first time the Draft was held in the state of Minnesota since the Minnesota North Stars hosted the 1989 NHL Entry Draft.

The top three picks consisted of Ryan Nugent-Hopkins going to the Edmonton Oilers, Gabriel Landeskog going to the Colorado Avalanche, and Jonathan Huberdeau going to the Florida Panthers.

The draft was also noteworthy as the venue at which the recently relocated Atlanta Thrashers franchise announced that they would be known as the Winnipeg Jets, making the announcement as they drafted Mark Scheifele with their first pick.

2011 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships rosters

This page describes the rosters for the 2011 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

2011–12 New Jersey Devils season

The 2011–12 New Jersey Devils season was the 38th season for the National Hockey League franchise that was established on June 11, 1974, and 30th season since the franchise relocated to New Jersey to start the 1982–83 NHL season. The Devils hoped to return to the playoffs after having their long playoff streak snapped the previous year. While finishing fourth in the strong Atlantic Division, they ranked sixth in the Eastern Conference, thus securing a playoff berth, and faced the Southeast Division-winning Florida Panthers in the Conference Quarterfinals where they won in seven games. In the Conference Semifinals, the Devils played against the Philadelphia Flyers and won in five games. In the Conference Finals, they faced their rivals, the New York Rangers, and won in six games advancing to the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time since the 2002–03 season. The Devils lost in the 2012 Stanley Cup Finals to the Los Angeles Kings in six games.

2015–16 New Jersey Devils season

The 2015–16 New Jersey Devils season was the 42nd season for the National Hockey League franchise that was established on June 11, 1974, and 34th season since the franchise relocated from Colorado prior to the 1982–83 NHL season. The team's regular season began on October 9, 2015, against the Winnipeg Jets. The Devils once again missed the playoffs.

2016–17 Edmonton Oilers season

The 2016–17 Edmonton Oilers season was the 38th season for the National Hockey League (NHL) franchise that was established on June 22, 1979, and 45th season including their play in the World Hockey Association (WHA). This was the Oilers' first season of play at their new downtown arena, Rogers Place. This season also marked the end of their 11-year playoff drought after they clinched the playoffs on March 28 against the Los Angeles Kings for their first playoff appearance since 2006. This season marked the first time since the 1986-87 season that the Oilers recorded 100 points in a season.

2017–18 Edmonton Oilers season

The 2017–18 Edmonton Oilers season was the 39th season for the National Hockey League (NHL) franchise that was established on June 22, 1979, and 46th season including their play in the World Hockey Association (WHA). The Oilers missed the playoffs, despite qualifying for the playoffs the previous year.

2018 IIHF World Championship

The 2018 IIHF World Championship was an international ice hockey tournament hosted by the Danish cities of Copenhagen and Herning. The IIHF announced the winning bid on 23 May 2014. South Korea made its debut at the World Championship, having played in the lower divisions previously.Sweden won their second consecutive and eleventh overall title after defeating Switzerland in the final.The official mascot of the tournament was a duck, inspired by the Danish writer and poet Hans Christian Andersen's fairytale about The Ugly Duckling.

2018–19 Edmonton Oilers season

The 2018–19 Edmonton Oilers season was the 40th season for the National Hockey League (NHL) franchise that was established on June 22, 1979, and 47th season including their play in the World Hockey Association (WHA). The Oilers were eliminated from playoff contention on April 1, 2019, after the St. Louis Blues' shootout win against the Colorado Avalanche.

Adam Henrique

Adam Henrique (born February 6, 1990) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre for the Anaheim Ducks of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected 82nd overall at the 2008 NHL Entry Draft by the New Jersey Devils.

FC Linköping City

FC Linköping City is a football club based in Linköping, Sweden, affiliated with the Östergötlands Fotbollförbund. They currently play in Swedish Football Division 1 after winning Swedish Football Division 3 with 22 points ahead of second placed team their first season in 2013, and finishing in ninth place in 2014 Swedish Football Division 2.

The club was founded around New Years Day of 2013, replacing FK Linköping in the Swedish football league system for the 2013 season.


Larsson [ˈlɑːʂɔn] is a Swedish patronymic surname meaning "son of Lars". There are various spellings.

List of Edmonton Oilers award winners

This is a list of Edmonton Oilers award winners.

List of Edmonton Oilers general managers

The Edmonton Oilers are a professional ice hockey franchise based in Edmonton, Alberta. They play in the Pacific Division of the Western Conference in the National Hockey League (NHL). They were founded in 1972 as a member of the World Hockey Association (WHA) and played in the WHA until 1979 when they joined the NHL. The team has had nine general managers since their inception.

List of NHL players (L)

This is a list of National Hockey League (NHL) players who have played at least one game in the NHL from 1917 to present and have a last name that starts with "L".

List updated as of the 2014–15 NHL season.

Robert Larsson

Robert Larsson (20 February 1967 – 1 February 2018) was a Swedish professional ice hockey player who played 249 games with Skellefteå AIK from 1985 to 1995. Larsson was selected by the Los Angeles Kings in the 6th round (112th overall) of the 1988 NHL Entry Draft, but he never played in North America.

Larsson died on 1 February 2018. He was the father of Edmonton Oilers defenceman Adam Larsson.


Skellefteå (local pronunciation) is a city and the seat of Skellefteå Municipality in Västerbotten County, Sweden, with 32,775 inhabitants in 2010. The municipality had approximately 72,000 inhabitants at the end of 2013.The city is a historically industrial city with mining being a large industry, especially for gold – hence the nickname "Gold Town". Politically it is a Social Democratic stronghold. The city is a well-known ice hockey town, with its main team Skellefteå AIK playing in the Swedish top division: the SHL, which they have won on several occasions.

The city was incorporated in 1845 and grew to its current population size mostly in the 1950s and 1960s, growing only slowly since. It is the second largest city in Västerbotten after Umeå and is located roughly halfway between it and Luleå. The Skellefte River passes through the city and it is located around 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) from the Bothnian Bay open sea. Skellefteå is served by Skellefteå Airport, locally known as Falmark because of the village nearby, also around 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) from the city centre to the south.

Sweden men's national ice hockey team

The Sweden men's national ice hockey team (Swedish: Sveriges herrlandslag i ishockey), nicknamed Tre Kronor (Three Crowns in Swedish), as it is called in Sweden, is one of the most successful ice hockey teams in the world and reigning world champions. The team is controlled by the Swedish Ice Hockey Association, and it is considered a member of the so-called "Big Six", the unofficial group of the six strongest men's ice hockey nations, along with Canada, the Czech Republic, Finland, Russia and the United States.The name Tre Kronor means "Three Crowns" and refers to the three crowns on the team jersey. The three crowns represent the lesser national coat of arms of the Kingdom of Sweden and the national emblem. The first time the symbol was used on the national teams jersey was on 12 February 1938, during the World Championships in Prague.The team has won numerous medals at both the World Championships and the Winter Olympics. In 2006, they became the first, and so far only, team to win both tournaments in the same calendar year, by winning the 2006 Winter Olympics in a thrilling final against Finland by 3–2, and the 2006 World Championships by beating Czech Republic in the final, 4–0. In 2013 the team was the first team to win the World Championships at home since the Soviet Union in 1986. In 2018, the Swedish team won its 11th title at the World Championships.

Taylor Hall

Taylor Strba Hall (born November 14, 1991) is a Canadian professional ice hockey left winger who is currently an alternate captain for the New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was the first overall pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft selected by the Edmonton Oilers.

Hall had a highly successful junior career, helping the Ontario Hockey League (OHL)'s Windsor Spitfires to two consecutive Memorial Cup championships in 2009 and 2010. He was named Most Valuable Player of the Memorial Cup tournament both years.

As a first round draft pick for the Edmonton Oilers, Hall was named to the NHL All-Star Game in 2011, 2016, and 2018. In 2016, Hall was traded by the Oilers to the New Jersey Devils in a one for one trade for Adam Larsson. In his second season with the Devils, Hall won the Hart Memorial Trophy as the league's MVP, becoming the first Devils player in franchise history to win the award.

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