🇸🇪 Mattias Sjögren Retires From Rögle At Age 34

Swedish centre Mattias Sjögren today announced his retirement from pro hockey, retiring with a pair of league championships from Sweden and Switzerland, a World Championship Silver and Bronze medal, and capping his career with the 2021-22 Champions Hockey League title.

Debuting for nearby Rögle BK’s under-16 team in 2002, Sjögren would debut for the senior team in 2005, becoming a mainstay on the roster in 2007, spending his first six seasons in Ängelholm. After one season with Färjestad in 2010-11, where he would win the Elitserien Championship, Sjögren signed a contract with the Washington Capitals, trying his luck in North America, spending two seasons with their AHL affiliate in Hershey before returning to Sweden in 2013 with Linköping, never having played an NHL game. Sjögren would spend two seasons with Linköping before joining the KHL in 2015, spending one season with Ak Bars Kazan, before joining Zürich of the Swiss NLA in 2016, spending two seasons with the Lions and winning the NLA Championship in 2018. Rejoining Rögle in 2018, Sjögren’s career would come full circle, with his final four seasons (including the last three as captain) being capped with a CHL title in 2022.

A native of Landskrona, Sjögren would join the Juniorkronorna in 2005, but would not participate at the World Juniors. He made his Tre Kronor senior debut at the 2011 World Championships, his first of four (2011, 2014-16) appearances, winning Silver in his debut and Bronze in 2014. Sjögren also competed on the Euro Hockey Tour on six occasions, winning the Tour twice in 2015 and 2016.

Over the course of his career, Sjögren captured the IHLC a total of four times, all on the Euro Hockey Tour, with wins coming in 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2015. We wish Mattias and his family the very best for his retirement and the things to come!

Photo Credit: Aftonbladet – IIHFHHOFIOC



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