TheHockey Club Lugano announces that it has signed a contract valid for the next four seasons with Swedish passport but Swiss hockey licence defender Calle Andersson (189 cm. x 96 kg.), born in Malmö on 27.05.1994.
Drafted in 2012 in the fourth round by the New York Rangers and regularly included in the Three Crowns country's youth national teams, Andersson made his debut in the Swedish top league in the 2012/13 season with Färjestad BK, later wearing the colours of his training club, the Malmö Redhawks.
In 2014/15 he experienced his first adventure on Swiss soil, playing 18 games with Zug and 36 games with Patrick Fischer's Lugano. After a season and a few games in the AHL with the Hartford Wolf Pack, he then finally chose the stage of National League, tying for six championships (2016-2022) with Bern with whom he won two national titles in 2017 and 2019 and the Swiss Cup in 2021.
In his career at National League Calle played a total of 370 matches with an offensive haul of 166 points (47 goals, 119 assists).
These are the words of General Manager Hnat Domenichelli:
"We are happy for Calle's return to Lugano. We are convinced that he is a quality element able to give us a hand as 'right' player and to complete our defensive department with his characteristics. Calle is only 27 years old and we think that a change in the team could be what he needs for a bright future".