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Jan Lennart "Lill-Strimma" Svedberg - Born February 29, 1944 in Östrand, Sweden – Died July 29, 1972 in Timrå, Sweden was a Swedish ice Hockey defenceman.

Lennart "Lill-Strimma" played 12 seasons of Division 1 Swedish Elite League Hockey starting in 1959 with Wifsta/Östrands IF until joining Grums IK for 1 season in 1962-63. He then joined Brynäs IF for 2 seasons, helping them win the 1964 Swedish Division I championship. He then played 4 seasons with Mora IK before joining Timrå IK, playing 3 seasons until 1972.

Lennart "Lill-Strimma" played 268 Div 1 games, scoring 92 goals and 89 assists.

Lennart "Lill-Strimma" played 45 games for the Swedish National Team / Tre Kronor, scoring 6 goals, 7 assists.

Bronze Medal Winner at 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble, France.

- Silver Medal Winner at IIHF World Championships 1969 and 1970 in Stockholm where he was voted "Best Defenceman"

- Bronze Medal winner at IIHF World Championships 1965 and 1971.

- Silver Medal Winner at European Ice Hockey Championships 1969, 1970 and won the Bronze Medals in 1965, 1971.

Svedberg died in a road accident outside of Timrå, Sweden on July 29 1972, colliding with Leif Engvalls' tour-bus.


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