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Peter Karlsson (ice hockey)

Lars Peter Karlsson (born February 17, 1966 – died March 11, 1995), was a Swedish professional ice hockey player for Västerås IK in Elitserien.

Death Edit

Peter Karlsson was murdered by a 19-year-old "skinhead" who used a knife to stab him 64 times. The murder is believed to have happened because Karlsson was gay[1] and the killer subsequently claimed that Karlsson tried to initiate a relationship. After the murder, Karlsson's team played a protest match in support of him. The killer's sentence, which was only eight years, outraged many in the Swedish gay community.[1]

Career statsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1992-93 Västerås IK Elitserien 15 0 1 1 8 -- -- -- -- --


References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Britton, Bruce, “Our Gay and Lesbian Heritage, Part 8”, League @ NCR, <http://www.league-ncr.com/library/history/heritage8.html>. Retrieved on 2007-10-30 

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