Linus Omark - Forward of the Year in Swedish ice hockey

Linus Omark - Forward of the Year in Swedish ice hockey

Henrik Lundqvist17 Jun 2016Henrik Lundqvist»

Every season since 2012/13 Kamratföreningen Hockeyjournalisterna and Concent Holding AB with Mikael Fahlander name the Forward of the Year in Swedish hockey. For the first time the award has been given to a player who plays in a league outside Sweden.


It is Linus Omark, 29, who plays for Salavat Yulaev Ufa of the KHL who has been named. The 29-year-old who was born in Övertorneå, but trained in Luleå HF has had a really good season.

In the KHL, he was best Swedish scorer in both the regular season to the playoffs. In total 73 points including 23 goals. In the World Championships in Moscow there was no goal for Linus, but six assists.

Linus Omark has enormous experience and besides the KHL and SHL he has also played in Switzerland and the NHL (Edmonton Oilers).

Linus is now facing his second season for Salavat Yulaev in the KHL.

All award winners:
2012-2013 Jimmie Ericsson, Skellefteå AIK
2013-2014 Joakim Lindström, Skellefteå AIK
2014-2015 Mattias Sjögren, Linkoping HC
2015-2016 Linus Omark, Salavat Yulaev, Ufa

Ishockeyjournalisternas Kamratförening’s awards 2016

Honken Trophy (Best goalie):
Markus Svensson, Skellefteå AIK

Forward of the Year:
Linus Omark, Salavat Yulaev, Ufa

Knight of the rink:
Daniel Viksten, Örebro HK

Salming Trophy (Best defenseman):
Niclas Burström, Skellefteå AIK

Coach of the Year - Arne Strömberg's Memorial:
Per-Erik Johnsson, Leksands IF

Hockey Girl of the Year:
Emma Eliasson, Luleå HF

Junior of the Year:
Gustav Forsling, Linköping HC

Leader of the Year:
Roger Rönnberg, Frölunda HC

Media host of the year:
Lasse Mauritzson, Rögle BK

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