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Guildford Flames sign Swedish defenceman

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Guildford Flames sign Swedish defenceman

Published at 5:00pm 22nd June 2017. (Updated at 5:01pm 22nd June 2017)

Swedish defenceman Calle Ackered has joined the Guildford Flames.

The 26 year-old spent last season with Division 1 outfit Östersunds IK, where he racked up 40 points in 39 starts.

He is also a former Swedish Under 18 international.

After signing for Guildford Ackered said: “I am very happy and look forward to playing for the Flames organisation and fans.

“I've heard only good things about the club. It will be an exciting challenge for both me and the team, and I look forward to meeting everyone in August.” 

In 219 Division 1 games, Ackered has 36 goals and 155 points and has added 5 goals and 5 assists in 24 starts representing his country at under 16, 17 and 18 levels.   

Flames head coach Paul Dixon said: "Calle is a highly mobile, good skating defenceman, whose numbers clearly indicate he can have an impact on our offensive production from the back end.

“We play at home on a large ice surface and so do most Elite League clubs so Calle’s skill set look to be a very valuable addition to our roster. 

“We have done extensive checks into Calle not only as a player but also as a character off the ice.  We are very pleased that the time taken to recruit him has resulted in his decision to be part of our first season at the top level.”

 

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