Blaze sign speedy Swedish forward

Coventry Blaze Head Coach Danny Stewart has added Swedish forward Robin Bergman to his 2016/17 Elite League roster.

Bergman joins from top Danish side Frederikshavn White Hawks where scored 25 goals with 27 assists in 61 games.

“He is a very high-paced player that brings that element of excitement to the rink every game,” said Stewart.

“He has fantastic speed, a great shot and is a guy that makes us more dangerous off the rush.

“He will be looked upon to score big goals for this club and hopefully a whole lot of them.

“All that said, he is also another guy that plays with a high compete level and someone that will buy into what we want to accomplish here in Coventry.”

Bergman progressed through the Hammarby junior system in Sweden, before heading to North America to ice for the Cedar Rapids Roughriders of the USHL.

He moved to Finland in 2009, before switching to AaB Aalborg in Denmark two years later.

Bergman joined the White Hawks in 2012 where he has played for three of the past four seasons, split only by a year in Norway with Lillehammer.

“I feel like I’m in the best shape that I’ve been in and that I’m playing my best hockey so far,” said Bergman.

“I’m looking forward to bringing that same game to Coventry. Hopefully I can get even better moving forward and help the team win a lot of games next season.

“From what I’ve heard it’s a great place to play in the UK and somewhere that they treat players very well.

“I’ve been told there’s a great fanbase and I’m very excited to experience that first hand and hopefully we can treat them with some good hockey.

“I’ve had a few friends play in the league and they all say it’s a great level of hockey.

“From what I know it’s a more North American style of hockey compared to Denmark which is exciting for me.”

(Image permission: Claus Søndberg)

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