Jesper Lonnberg Signs Pro Contract
04/11/2016, 1:30pm CDT
By Chicago Cougars
Cougars Forward Jesper Lonnberg Turns Pro!
Chicago Cougars Forward, Jesper Lonnberg, has signed on with Helsingborgs HC in Sweden!
Lonnberg, a 20 year old, from Gislaved, Sweden decided to forego NCAA Division 3 options in the United States to play professional hockey in his home Sweden for the 2016-17 season.
The 6'2, 205 lb, 2-way Forward finished the Regular Season with 38 Points on 13 Goals and 25 Assists in 47 Games Played adding a Goal and 3 Assists for 4 Points in 5 Playoff games. Lonnberg played a crucial piece in the Cougars Special Teams as well contributing on the Power Play and also one of the Cougars best Penalty Killers.
"Jesper is someone a Coach can trust in all situations on the ice, just a very honest player who understands a 200 ft game and will always bring his best effort. We are very excited for Jesper to be starting his Pro career in Sweden next year and will be following along!" said Head Coach Brad Stoffers on Lonnberg.
Helsingborgs HC plays in Sweden's Division 1 league, the 3rd highest professional league in the country. According to Elite Prospects the team finished 10-16 last season.
From everyone in Chicago, Congratulations Jesper and Good Luck with your Professional career!