Full name: Karl Anders Daniel Eldebrink
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Weight: 183 lbs (83 kg)
Born: December 11, 1960 in Morjärv, Kalix, Norrbotten, Sweden
Affiliations: Södertälje SK, Södertälje (SWE)
Sport: Ice Hockey
Related Olympians: Brother of Kenth Eldebrink.
Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)
Other SR Links: Hockey-Reference.com
Anders Eldebrink started his hockey career in 1976 with Södertälje SK. In 1981 Eldebrink signed a contract with the Vancouver Canucks as a free agent, playing with them in 38 regular season games and 13 playoff games during 1981-82 season. The next season, Eldebrink played only five games with the Canucks, before moving to the Québec Nordiques, but he had trouble making an impact with the Nordiques, playing with them in only 12 games, spending most of the 1982-83 season with the Nordiques’ American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate Fredericton Express. In 1983, Eldebrink moved back to Europe and returned to his old club Södertälje, playing there until 1990. With Södertälje, Eldebrink won the Swedish title in 1985, the same year he was awarded the Guldpucken award as the best player at the Swedish Championships. Eldebrink was also awarded the Guldhjälmen award as the most valuable player at the Swedish Championships in 1988 and 1989 and was selected to the Swedish championships all-star team in 1984, 1985, 1987-89. In 1990 Eldebrink moved to EHC Kloten in Switzerland and played there until 1995, winning Swiss titles in 1993-95. Eldebrink finished his career in 1995-98 with Södertälje.
Internationally, Eldebrink was capped 165 times with the Swedish national team. He won an Olympic bronze in 1988 and was World Champion in 1987, while taking silvers in 1981, 1986 and 1990. He also was a runner-up at the 1984 Canada Cup, won a European title in 1990, silvers at the 1981 and 1986 European Championships and bronze at the 1989 European Championships. He was awarded the Stora Grabbars Märke (Big Boys’ Badge) #123 in ice hockey. After finishing his sporting career, Eldebrink worked as an ice hockey coach. He was assistant coach of Södertälje SK, Timrå IK and with the Swedish national team in 2005-07, winning an Olympic gold with them at the 2006 Olympics. From 2005-12, Eldebrink was head coach of Kloten Flyers in Switzerland and since 2012 has been head coach of AIK. His older brother [Kenth Eldebrink] was a javelin thrower, who won an Olympic bronze in 1984.
|1988 Winter||27||Calgary||Ice Hockey||Men's Ice Hockey||Sweden||SWE||3||Bronze|
|1988 Winter||27||Calgary||Ice Hockey||Sweden||SWE||Final Standings||3||1988-02-13||4||6||4|
|1988 Winter||27||Calgary||Ice Hockey||Sweden||SWE||Final Round||Match #1||1||1988-02-24||SWE 6, TCH 2||1||0||2|
|1988 Winter||27||Calgary||Ice Hockey||Sweden||SWE||Final Round||Match #6||2||1988-02-26||URS 7, SWE 1||0||0||0|
|1988 Winter||27||Calgary||Ice Hockey||Sweden||SWE||Final Round||Match #8||1||1988-02-28||SWE 3, FRG 2||0||2||0|
|1988 Winter||27||Calgary||Ice Hockey||Sweden||SWE||Group A||Match #1||1||1988-02-14||SWE 13, FRA 2||0||4||0|
|1988 Winter||27||Calgary||Ice Hockey||Sweden||SWE||Group A||Match #4||1T||1988-02-16||SWE 1, POL 1||1||0||0|
|1988 Winter||27||Calgary||Ice Hockey||Sweden||SWE||Group A||Match #8||1||1988-02-18||SWE 4, SUI 2||0||0||0|
|1988 Winter||27||Calgary||Ice Hockey||Sweden||SWE||Group A||Match #10||1T||1988-02-20||SWE 3, FIN 3||1||0||2|
|1988 Winter||27||Calgary||Ice Hockey||Sweden||SWE||Group A||Match #14||1T||1988-02-22||SWE 2, CAN 2||1||0||0|