Episode #2 of the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame Podcast features Winnipeg Jets legend, Ulf Nilsson!
Nilsson, who grew up in Nynäshamn, Sweden, got his start in professional hockey in 1974 with the Winnipeg Jets in the World Hockey Association. He was one of the first Europeans to star in North American hockey. In his four years with the Jets, he won two Avco Cups (including the Playoff MVP in 1976) and scored 140 goals and added 344 assists in 300 games. He also played four years in the NHL for the New York Rangers.
Nilsson and his famous line featuring Bobby Hull and Anders Hedberg (nicknamed ‘The Hot Line’) were inducted as the inaugural class of the Winnipeg Jets Hall of Fame in 2016. He is also inducted into the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame, World Hockey Association Hall of Fame and the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame.