Returning for his second Olympic Games, Pahlsson was linemates with Daniel Alfredsson during the gold-medal run in 2006 -- a line combination that had its roots back in Frolunda while they played in the Swedish Elite League. Their line, along with P.J. Axelsson, combined for 10 of Sweden's 31 goals.
A silver medalist at the 2004 World Championships and a bronze medalist in 1999, he led the 2005 World Championship with 28 penalty minutes and finished second on the team in scoring with seven points.
Pahlsson's first international world tournament was the 1996 World Junior Championships, winning a silver medal alongside fellow 2010 Olympian Mattias Ohlund.
There's no discouragement in that room. There's no issues there at all to be honest with you. It's more about, 'Hey, it's opportunities for players.' And if we become that bad of a team because of one player, it's not a real good sign for our hockey club. So this is part of sports. It's part of hockey.
— Bruins coach Claude Julien on the loss of Zdeno Chara to injury