Sutton Sting are delighted to announce the signing of our first import for the forthcoming season in NIHL 1 with the addition of 25 year old Swedish defensemen Jonas Fredriksson.
Jonas joins our club from Amals SK where he spent last season playing in Sweden 2 and putting up impressive numbers, scoring at very nearly a point a game during the regular season and through 14 playoff games. Prior to this, Jonas spent 7 years playing in Canada and the US, most recently playing NCAA 3 College Hockey at St. Olaf College.
On signing for the Sting, Jonas commented. "I am extremely excited to have signed with the Sutton Sting. During my visit I was very impressed with the people around the team and their intentions of how to make the club move forward. I hope to be a part of that journey, and I will do my best to represent the Sutton Sting organization in the best possible way. I can’t wait to get the season started!"
Head Coach, Simon Butterworth added, “we are every happy that Jonas has agreed to join us next season, not only will he make our team stronger, but he will make our whole club better. A major part of what I was looking for when recruiting this summer was someone who not only wants to come in and play hockey, but also someone who wants to have a bigger impact on the club and specifically the development of our youngsters right from U9s and up, and it would seem that in Jonas we have found the perfect fit.”
“Being new to the recruitment of imports, having only ever used local based imports in the past, we thought it important to bring Jonas over this summer to skate with us and get to know the players and the club a little better before signing. We were all very impressed with Jonas, he is a great skater and moves the puck very well which I am sure will make him a great asset in all 3 zones. Moreover, through his university studies and work with young players in the states, Jonas has a lot of experience in player development both on and off the ice, which will be a great asset to our senior team and any of our younger players aspiring to take their game to the next level."