Sunday, November 11, 2012

Stefan Liv

1 NHL Game

November 18, 2006 Detroit Red Wings vs Edmonton Oilers. 4-3 loss. 


   Stefan Liv was drafted by the Detroit Red Wings in the 2000 NHL entry draft but did not come to North America until 2006. He signed a one year deal with Detroit, it would be his only season away from Europe. Liv had become a decorated netminder in Sweden, winning the Eliteserien's 2002 goalie of the year honors. In 2006 he won an Olympic Gold Medal as Sweden's third string goalie.

   With Chris Osgood suffering from a hand injury the Red Wings had Dominik Hasek and Joey MacDonald to guard their net November, 2006. Relying on an old Dominik Hasek, the Red Wings opted to sit him out entirely when it was decided that Joey MacDonald would be given the start on November 18th. Detroit did not want Hasek seeing any game action without the benefit of a prolonged warm-up. Stefan Liv was called to serve as MacDonald's backup for just one game while Hasek rested in the stands.

   On September 7, 2011 Liv and 43 other passengers, most his teammates, died when their plane crashed off a runway in Russia. He was only 30 years old. 

  • Wore #32 with Detroit Red Wings

Career stats from
Born  -- Gdynia, Poland 
Height 6.00 -- Weight 177 -- Shoots R
Selected by Detroit Red Wings round 4 #102 overall 2000 NHL Entry Draft
RS ScoringRS Goalie StatsPO Scoring
1999-00HV71 JonkopingSEL120271624012.01
2000-01HV71 JonkopingSEL4904---
2001-02HV71 JonkopingSEL3804218495042.619130.906800
2002-03HV71 JonkopingSEL46002723124032.7311580.903700
2003-04HV71 JonkopingSEL4116245191062.2310900.9231902
2004-05HV71 JonkopingSEL40022404119022.979930.893---
2005-06HV71 JonkopingSEL4016240787042.1710000.9201200
2006-07Grand Rapids GriffinsAHL3406189395323.01151528120.895---
2006-07Toledo StormECHL3001847102.291111030.936---
2007-08HV71 JonkopingSEL46222786105052.2611490.9161700
2008-09HV71 JonkopingSEL3500206288012.569080.9111802
2009-10HV71 JonkopingSEL432182542110042.6010950.9081600
2010-11Novosibirsk SiberKHL3904227684042.21191629140.916300

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