Dundee Stars Sign Swedish Centreman Hugo Reinhardt

Hugo Reinhardt, formerly Yellow Jackets Hockey (Image: American International College)
Hugo Reinhardt, formerly Yellow Jackets Hockey (Image: American International College)

Hugo Reinhardt will skate for the Dundee Stars in 2022-23, becoming the latest player to join Jeff Mason’s new-look roster.

The 26-year-old centreman arrives in the Elite League with valuable professional experience and glowing recommendations from his former bosses.

“Hugo’s was a name I had heard before and he comes very highly respected by his past coaches,” Mason explained. “One of his former coaches at AIC, who I have great relationship with, speaks extremely highly of him as both a player and a person.

“I believe Hugo will come to Dundee and be a fan favourite because he plays the game the right way, he plays hard, and he is not afraid to go to the net.”

Reinhardt’s résumé includes NCAA and Allsvenskan titles.

During a four-year stint in the USA, the Swedish forward made 131 appearances for the American International College and captained the team during his senior year. He registered 76 points (33 goals, 43 assists) as a Yellow Jacket and was named to the All-Tournament Team in 2018-19.

Reinhardt returned home after his graduation and spent the last two seasons in Sweden’s second division. He helped Timra IK earn promotion in 2020-21, registering eight points (five goals, three assists) while playing a bottom-six role.

In 2021-22, the 5’11” centreman repeated his rate of production, producing eight points (one goal, seven assists) in 49 appearances as an associate captain for Tingsryds AIF.

“He had a lot of offensive success at the NCAA level and in the Allsvenskan he had more of a defensive role over the last two years, but he is also a winner, he has been on a lot of winning teams and he has been a captain too,” said Mason of his latest signing.

“Hugo knows what it takes to win and I expect him to be a leader on our team and certainly someone who I think will embody our identity next season.”

Hugo Reinhardt’s Allsvenskan Experience:

When quizzed about Reinhardt’s performances in Sweden, Mason added: “The Allsvenskan is a very good league and in his first year in that league, his team gained promotion up to the SHL. He then went to another Allsvenskan team and as I said he played a more defensive role then, but I expect him to step into more of an offensive role with us, almost a two-way type player.

Hugo Reinhardt, formerly AIK (Image: IMAGO)
Hugo Reinhardt, formerly Tingsryds AIF (Image: IMAGO)

“He has played at a high level and had success there, he is a real character guy and you know what you are going to get from him night in and night out. Even as a junior, if you are a part of an organisation that is the standard of Frolunda and as successful then you are going to gain a wealth of knowledge and have a quality experience.

“Sweden has a very good reputation for developing very good hockey players and I believe we have a really good one in Hugo Reinhardt.”

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