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Joel Lundqvist

Joel Lundqvist
By Eurosport

31/10/2017 at 13:07Updated 31/10/2017 at 14:01

Joel Lundqvist is not the most famous ice hockey player in his family - but he will be in PyeongChang while twin brother Henrik will not.

  • Name - Joel Lundqvist
  • Date of Birth - 02/03/1982
  • Place of Birth - Are, Sweden
  • Sport/Discipline - Ice hockey
  • Honours - World Championship: Gold x3, Bronze x2; Swedish league champion x3; Champions Hockey League x2

With the NHL refusing to restructure its season to accommodate the Olympic Games, the league has said it will not be sending any players out to PyeongChang.

That means Henrik, a gold medalist in the Turin Games of 2006 and, crucially, a goaltender for the New York Rangers, will not be permitted to compete.

So the stage is set for Joel and his team-mates.

The centre currently plays for Frolunda HC, with whom he has won three national titles and two European club titles.

He had a brief career in NHL with Dallas Stars, playing against his brother, but returned to Sweden in 2009.

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