Other International Stars
Lulle Johansson
By Patrick Houda

One of the earliest Swedish hockey stars was Gustaf "Lulle" Johansson.

Having played primarily for IK Göta (Sweden) and Berliner SC (Germany). Johansson was an early Swedish version of Tumba Johansson (no relation).

A very accurate shooter with a quick release, Johansson was known for playing with his trademark black cap on his head. He played both as a defenseman and forward. Scored 58 goals in 75 games for Sweden despite play many games as a defenseman.