Linköping recruits the former NHL defender – becomes his third SHL club

Linköping has finished with the merited hill Oscar Fantenberg. The 30-year-old hill comes most recently from SKA St.Petersburg and has played abroad for six seasons.

During Tuesday afternoon went Linköping HC out by recruiting Oscar Fantenberg from the KHL.

Fantenberg, who grew up in Ljungby, moved as a junior to HV71 where he took a place in the A-team and made his first matches for Tre Kronor. After five seasons in Jönköping, the moving load went to Gothenburg and the competitor Frölunda. With Frölunda, he took both SM and CHL gold and got the chance in the KHL and Sochi on the Russian Riviera. After a strong season in the KHL, Fantenberg tested his luck in the NHL.

With three seasons in North America in a total of Los Angeles Kings, Calgary Flames and most recently the Vancouver Canucks, the Swede chose to move back to Europe and the KHL. In the big team SKA St.Petersburg, he did two seasons, which meant that he was part of the Olympic team in Beijing last winter.

Now Fantenberg chooses to move back to Swedish soil and signs a contract with Linköping as extends over the 2025/2026 season.

– I felt that I wanted to go home and get a family, we will get a supplement in August, so it feels good to have signed a longer contract. I have had a great chat with “Pajen” and Klas who I know from before and got a good feeling. I look forward to helping Linköping in the future, says Fantenberg LHC website.

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