Hardy Åström biography

Hardy Åström

Goaltender, Ice hockey player

1951 –

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Who is Hardy Åström?

Ray Hardy Åström is a retired Swedish professional ice hockey goaltender who played three seasons in the National Hockey League for the New York Rangers and Colorado Rockies.

Due to his tendency for letting in shots taken from behind the blue line, Rockies head coach Don Cherry unceremoniously dubbed him "The Swedish Sieve."

Åström was the first European goaltender to start an NHL game, when he played for the Rangers against the Montreal Canadiens on the 29th of February, 1978. Åström played brilliantly in the Rangers' 6-3 win, which also stopped Montreal's 28-game unbeaten streak.

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Born
Mar 29, 1951
Luleå
Also known as
  • Hardy Astrom
Profession
Lived in
  • Skellefteå

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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