Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Thommy Abrahamsson
One of Sweden's greatest players of the 1970s, Thommy was signed by the WHA's New England Whalers for the 1974-75 season by GM Jack Kelly. Thommy starred with the team and stayed in New England for three years before returning to Sweden in 1977.

After three seasons with Lekslands, Thommy sought out the ultimate competition and signed with the Hartford Whalers for 1980-81. He played only 32 games because of a string of nagging injuries of his own and at season's end was bought out. He returned home to act as a part-time scout for Hartford and played one final year in the Swedish league.

Abrahamsson played for Tre Kronor on five World Championships as well as the 1972 Olympics, but because of his professional career in North America he and Christer were barred by the Swedish Ice Hockey Federation from representing their country at the inaugural Canada Cup in 1976. So incensed were other members of the team that they threatened to boycott the event were the brothers not allowed to join the team. The two pros pleaded with their countrymen to play anyway, and the two never were allowed to participate in that tournament.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1964-65 Leksands IF Sweden 11 1 1 2 8 14 0 2 2 4
1965-66 Leksands IF Sweden 20 3 5 8 12 7 2 0 2 6
1966-67 Leksands IF Sweden 20 4 5 9 15 2 1 0 1 2
1967-68 Leksands IF Sweden 26 12 6 18
1968-69 Leksands IF Sweden 26 11 9 20 19
1969-70 Leksands IF Sweden 14 3 4 7 18 14 5 4 9 15
1969-70 Sweden WEC-A 10 3 1 4 8
1970-71 Leksands IF Sweden 14 7 4 11 4 14 5 1 6 25
1970-71 Sweden WEC-A 9 2 1 3 10
1971-72 Leksands IF Sweden 25 5 14 19 28
1971-72 Sweden Olympics 6 1 1 2 2
1971-72 Sweden WEC-A 10 0 1 1 14
1972-73 Leksands IF Sweden 14 7 3 10 20 14 7 3 10 8
1972-73 Sweden WEC-A 2 1 1 2 0
1973-74 Leksands IF Sweden 14 7 4 11 13 21 8 7 15 31
1973-74 Sweden WEC-A 10 0 3 3 6
1974-75 New England Whalers WHA 76 8 22 30 46 6 0 0 0 0
1975-76 New England Whalers WHA 63 14 21 35 47 17 2 4 6 15
1976-77 New England Whalers WHA 64 6 24 30 33 5 0 3 3 0
1977-78 Leksands IF Sweden 28 17 5 22 56
1978-79 Leksands IF Sweden 24 6 3 9 55 4 0 1 1 8
1979-80 Leksands IF Sweden 26 9 6 15 35
1980-81 Hartford Whalers NHL 32 6 11 17 16 -4
1980-81 Binghamton Whalers AHL 2 0 0 0 2
1981-82 Timra IK Sweden 28 10 4 14 44
1982-83 Timra IK Sweden-2 36 18 18 36 49
NHL Totals 32 6 11 17 16


Swedish Player of the Year (1973) Signed as a free agent by New England (WHA), August, 1974. Signed as a free agent by Hartford, May 23, 1980.
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