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Ronald Pettersson

Ice Hockey Player
Birth date16 April 1935
Birth placeSurahammar, Sweden
Death date6 March 2010(age 74)
Death placeGothenburg, Sweden
Height6 ft 0 inch (1.8 m)
Weight180 lb (81.6 kg)
PositionRight wing
Pro clubsSurahammars IF
Södertälje SK
Västra Frölunda IF
Playing career1951 - 1967
Hall of Fame2004

Ronald Pettersson

Years11960 1961
Clubs1IFK Göteborg

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Erik Ronald "Sura-Pelle" Pettersson (16 April 1935 6 March 2010) was a Swedish ice hockey player. He played 252 international games for Sweden between 1955 and 1967, including thirteen World Championships and three Olympic Games. Between 1951 and 1967 Pettersson played for Surahammars IF, Södertälje SK and Västra Frölunda IF. He won the Swedish championship twice, in 1956 with Södertälje and in 1965 with Västra Frölunda. He won Guldpucken in 1959 60 as the most valuable player in Swedish Championship playoffs.

After suffering a career-ending injury in 1967, Pettersson took on the role as head coach for the Swedish national junior team from 1968 to 1974, the Swedish national senior team from 1974 to 1976, and the Norwegian national men's team from 1978 to 1981. He was inducted into the IIHF Hall of Fame in 2004, and his jersey #14 was retired by Västra Frölunda in 2002.

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