Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Michael Thelven
Defenceman Michael Thelvin played over 200 games for the Boston Bruins in the late 1980s. He was mobile and made crisp passes while playing a chippy brand of hockey in his own end.

The Stockholm native played seven years with the local Djurgardens club. The talented backliner also represented his country at the 1984 Sarajevo Olympics, the 1985 World Championships, and the Canada Cup in 1984 and 1987. He was taken 186th overall by the Boston Bruins in the 1980 Entry Draft but remained in Europe for several years. The gifted defender was named to the Swedish World all-star team in 1984 and 1985.

Thelven joined Boston in 1985-86 and was a creative playmaker for four full seasons. He was an asset on the power play and had a nasty streak that came out on occasion. The slick Swede was a key player for Boston when it reached the 1988 Stanley Cup finals. Thelven's mobility and ability to clear the puck out of his zone also made him a useful penalty killer. He retired after playing six games in 1989-90.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1978-79 Djurgardens IF Stockholm Sweden 10 0 1 1 8
1979-80 Djurgardens IF Stockholm Jr. Swe-Jr.
1980-81 Djurgardens IF Stockholm DN-Cup 3 0 0 0 0
1980-81 Djurgardens IF Stockholm Sweden 28 2 4 6 38
1980-81 Sweden WJC-A 5 2 1 3 4
1981-82 Djurgardens IF Stockholm DN-Cup 4 0 1
1981-82 Djurgardens IF Stockholm Sweden 34 5 3 8 53 6 2 1 3 2
1982-83 Djurgardens IF Stockholm Sweden 30 3 14 17 50 7 1 2 3 12
1983-84 Djurgardens IF Stockholm Sweden 27 6 7 13 51 5 1 1 2 6
1983-84 Sweden Olympics 4 1 3 4 4
1984-85 Sweden Can-Cup 8 0 3 3 14
1984-85 Djurgardens IF Stockholm Sweden 33 8 13 21 54 8 0 2 2 2
1984-85 Sweden WEC-A 10 0 2 2 10
1985-86 Boston Bruins NHL 60 6 20 26 48 +7 3 0 0 0 0
1986-87 Boston Bruins NHL 34 5 15 20 18 -2
1987-88 Sweden Can-Cup 6 0 3 3 10
1987-88 Boston Bruins NHL 67 6 25 31 57 +12 21 3 3 6 26
1988-89 Boston Bruins NHL 40 3 18 21 71 +10 10 1 7 8 8
1989-90 Boston Bruins NHL 6 0 2 2 23 +3
NHL Totals 207 20 80 100 217 34 4 10 14 34


Swedish World All-Star Team (1984, 1985)
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