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Jörgen Pettersson

Born:July 11, 1956Draft:Undrafted
Hometown:Gothenburg, SwedenPosition:Left Wing
Known As:“The Handsome Swede”Shoots/Catches:Left
National Team:SwedenCurrent Status:Retired

Sven-Ove Jörgen Pettersson (born 11 July 1956) is a retired Swedish ice hockey player. After playing several seasons in Sweden with Västra Frölunda IF, he signed as a free agent in 1980 with the St. Louis Blues. Known as “The Handsome Swede” by Blues supporters, Petterson made an impact as an excellent first-line forward alongside Bernie Federko and Brian Sutter, setting the team record for points as a rookie with 73.

Pettersson played five seasons with the Blues before being traded to the Hartford Whalers for Mike Liut. During the 1985–86 NHL season, he was traded to the Washington Capitals in exchange for Doug Jarvis. Pettersson returned to Sweden to play for Frölunda, where he retired in 1991.

Jörgen Pettersson Statistics

Trade Tracker

DateTraded FromTraded WithTraded ToTraded For
Feb. 21, 1985 St. Louis BluesMike LiutHartford Whalers LogoGreg Millen
Mark Johnson
Dec. 6, 1985Hartford Whalers LogoWashington CapitalsDoug Jarvis

Deeper Dive


  • Elitserien SM Silver Medal (1980)
  • Gothenburg Sports Hall of Fame