Nottingham Panthers have signed Colombian born Swedish International winger Edwin Hedberg for the remainder of the 2021/22 season.
The forward scored eight goals and five assists in 23 games last season playing in the Swedish top flight, Edwin, who was born in Medellín Columbia, joins the Panthers from Swedish side Östersunds IK, the team he played for as a junior, where he has been plying his trade whilst working out his next career move.
Described as a speedy, hardworking & no-nonsense player the forward has experience in some of Europe’s top leagues including Russia’s KHL, Sweden’s SHL & Finland’s Liiga where his style of play has made him a firm fan favourite wherever he has been, including at clubs like Modo Hockey and Rogle BK in Sweden, as well as Medvescak Zagreb in Croatia and Assat in the Finnish Liiga.
The 27 year old will link up with the Panthers team in Glasgow on Friday & could feature in the line-up as soon as Saturday’s game in Fife with his home debut set for January 23rd against the Glasgow Clan.
Edwin will wear the number 40 jersey for the Nottingham Panthers.
*Main image @PanthersIHC with four Swedish caps Edwin Hedberg signs from Ostersunds IK.