Rødovre Mighty Bulls
Rødovre Mighty Bulls is the professional ice hockey
Ice hockey
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 team of the Rødovre Skating and Ice hockey Club (Rødovre Skøjte og Ishockey Klub - Rødovre SIK). The team plays in the top Danish League, AL-Bank Ligaen.

The club plays in Rødovre Skøjte Arena, located in Rødovre
Rødovre Kommune is a municipality in Region Hovedstaden on the island of Zealand in eastern Denmark. Its mayor is Erik Nielsen, a member of the Social Democrats political party who hold a majority of seats in the council.-History:The municipality was created in 1901 when the parish of Rødovre was...

, a suburb west of Copenhagen
Copenhagen is the capital and largest city of Denmark, with an urban population of 1,199,224 and a metropolitan population of 1,930,260 . With the completion of the transnational Øresund Bridge in 2000, Copenhagen has become the centre of the increasingly integrating Øresund Region...


The current head coach of the team is Canadian
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 Brad Gratton.

The team has been Danish
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 champions a total of 6 times: In 1978, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1990 and 1999.

From 1977-79 the team was coached by Boris Kulagin, the former coach of the Soviet national ice hockey team
Soviet national ice hockey team
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. Kulagin joined the Danish team after getting fired as head coach of the Soviet national team following a disappointing 3rd place finish at the 1977 World Ice Hockey Championships
1977 World Ice Hockey Championships
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. Rødovre had used contacts at the Soviet Embassy in Copenhagen, asking them to find a suitable coach for the team. Much to their surprise, they received the famous World Championship winning coach. The fact that such a high level coach was sent to coach in the then lowly Danish league was seen by many as an additional form of punishment for the poor result at the 1977 World Championships. Under Kulagin's guidance, the team won their first Danish title in 1978.

Notable former Rødovre Mighty Bulls players

  • Valeri Bragin
    Valeri Bragin
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  • Mads Bødker
    Mads Bødker
    Mads Bødker is a Danish professional ice hockey player who participated at the 2010 IIHF World Championship as a member of the Denmark National men's ice hockey team. He is the older brother of Phoenix Coyotes winger Mikkel Boedker....

  • Mikkel Bødker
    Mikkel Bødker
    Mikkel Bødker is a Danish ice hockey right winger. He is currently playing for the Phoenix Coyotes of the National Hockey League. He was selected 8th overall by the Coyotes in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, making him the highest-ever drafted Danish player...

  • Pete Campbell
  • Sebastian Dahm
    Sebastian Dahm
    Sebastian Dahm is a Danish ice hockey goaltender currently playing for Rødovre Mighty Bulls in the Danish Elite League.In 2003 Dahm moved to Malmö Redhawks and played on Malmö's junior teams....

  • Lars Eller
    Lars Eller
    Lars Fosgaard Eller is a Danish professional ice hockey player currently playing for the Montreal Canadiens organization of the National Hockey League . He was drafted by the St. Louis Blues in the first round, 13th overall in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.-Playing career:In the 2007 NHL Entry Draft,...

  • Olaf Eller
  • Simon Grønvaldt
  • Bent Hansen
    Bent Hansen (ice hockey)
    Bent Hansen is a retired Danish ice hockey forward. He played for 18 years in Denmark for the Rødovre SIK and KSF. He also competed for the Danish national team. His son, Jannik Hansen, also played for the Rødovre team and was drafted into the NHL by the Vancouver Canucks in 2004. During his...

  • Jannik Hansen
    Jannik Hansen
    Jannik Hansen is a Danish professional ice hockey right winger currently playing for the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League . Hansen began playing professionally at the age of 16 with both the Rødovre Mighty Bulls of the Danish league and the Malmö Redhawks of the Swedish J20...

  • Trevor Koenig
    Trevor Koenig
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  • Christian Larrivée
    Christian Larrivée
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  • Patrice Lefebvre
    Patrice Lefebvre
    Patrice Lefebvre is a Canadian former ice hockey forward who played three games in the National Hockey League for the Washington Capitals during the 1998–99 NHL season...

  • Morten Madsen
    Morten Madsen
    Morten Madsen is a Danish professional ice hockey player who has played more than 100 games in the AHL. He is currently playing with Modo Hockey in the Swedish elite league Elitserien.-Playing career:...

  • Juha Riihijärvi
    Juha Riihijärvi
    Juha Riihijärvi is a former professional ice hockey left winger who played his last season for Bolzano-Bozen Foxes in Italian Serie A.-Career in Finland:...

  • Sebastian Svendsen

Players in bold are NHL
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