On Monday, the Calgary Flames announced the singing of two european players to two-way contracts, including Swedish defenseman Marcus Hogstrom.
Hogstrom, a native of Sveg, Sweden skated for Djurgardens IF of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL) last season where he posted three goals and 20 assists for 23 points in 50 games. The 29-year-old has 19 goals and 68 assists for 87 points in 207 games in the SHL split between Djurgardens IF, Timra IK, and Skelleftea AIK.
“He is a player that we like. We feel that he is a really solid two-way player in the Swedish Elite League,” said Heat General Manager, Brad Pascall on SportsNet 960 The Fan. We feel that he is player that will provide us with good organizational depth and we will see what he can do.”
Following eight pro seasons in Sweden and Russia, Hogstrom will play in North America for the first time in his career. Hogstrom will join a crowded group of Flames defenseman trying to crack into the Flames lineup, including Rasmus Andersson, Oliver Kylington and last year’s first round pick, Juuso Valimaki.
“With age comes experience. I think his game is a well rounded one and he felt that this was a good time to come to North America and give it a go,”
Contract: 1 Year, $700,000