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Tommy Albelin

Born:May 21, 1964Draft: 1983 Nordiques, 152nd Overall
Hometown:Stockholm, SwedenPosition:Defense
Known For:2x Stanley Cup ChampionShoots:Left
National Team:SwedenCurrent Status:Retired

Tommy Albelin (born May 21, 1964) is a former Swedish ice hockey player, having played his final year in the NHL with the New Jersey Devils during the 2005-2006 season. Drafted 152nd overall by the Quebec Nordiques in the 1983 NHL Entry Draft, Albelin spent five seasons in Sweden after being drafted, winning an Elitserien Championship with Djurgårdens IF, while capturing two World Championship medals in consecutive years. He debuted in the NHL during the 1987-88 season, appearing in 60 games and amassing an impressive 26 points. The following season, he was traded to the Devils for a fourth-round pick in 1989.

With the Devils, Albelin received a bigger role and saw major success as a result. In his 46 games following the trade, he registered career highs in goals (7), assists (24), and points (41). In 1995, one year removed from falling short of winning the Stanley Cup, Albelin registered eight points in 20 playoff games, helping the Devils to win the Stanley Cup. Although he was riding high in New Jersey, he was traded to the Calgary Flames the following season, as the Devils were in no position to make the playoffs and the Flames were in need of some help on the blue line. Albelin and the Flames reached the postseason but were swept in the opening round.

Steve Thomas #32 of the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
Tommy Albelin, seen here with the New Jersey Devils (Photo by Dave Sandford/Getty Images/NHLI)

Albelin experienced varying results, from posting career-low numbers in the 1998-99 season to returning to form two seasons later. In five full seasons, Albelin represented the team as an alternate captain during one season, however, they failed to reach the postseason in all five years. At the conclusion of the 2000-01 season, he returned to the Devils and captured his second Stanley Cup in 2003. He played in parts of two more seasons before announcing his retirement.

Tommy Albelin Statistics

Trade Tracker

DateTraded FromTraded WithTraded ToTraded For
Dec. 12, 1988Quebec Nordiques logoNew Jersey DevilsFourth-Round Pick 1989
(Niklas Andersson)
Feb. 26, 1996New Jersey DevilsCale Hulse
Jocelyn Lemieux
Calgary FlamesPhil Housley
Dan Keczmer

Deeper Dive

Staff History

  • New Jersey Devils (Assistant Coach) 2007-2010, 2014-2015
  • Albany Devils, AHL (Assistant Coach) 2010-2014
  • Toronto Maple Leafs (Pro Scout) 2016-2018
  • Team Switzerland, Deutschland Cup (Assistant Coach) 2016-current
  • Team Switzerland, Spengler Cup (Assistant Coach) 2017-2018
  • Team Switzerland, World Championship (Assistant Coach) 2016-current
  • Team Switzerland, International (Assistant Coach) 2016-current
  • Team Switzerland, International Jr. (Assistant Coach) 2016-current
  • Team Switzerland, WJC-20 (Assistant Coach) 2016-current
  • Team Switzerland, Olympic Games (Assistant Coach) 2018-current


  • Elitserien Champion (1983)
  • Elitserien SM Silver Medal (1985)
  • 3x World Championship Silver Medal (1986, 1997, 2018)
  • World Championship Gold Medal (1987)
  • 2x NHL Stanley Cup Champion (1995, 2003)