There had been rumblings over the last few days that the organization was going to sign forward Jesper Olofsson and the news was made official today. The Rochester Americans announced that Olofsson (the older brother of Victor) has signed a one-year American Hockey League contract.
His numbers have improved season over season and the signing also speaks highly for the City of Rochester and the organization for him to make the jump overseas.
A winger with speed, a scoring touch, and a familiar name.
Stats from hockeydb:
Press release from the team:
May 20, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
AMERKS SIGN JESPER OLOFSSON TO ONE-YEAR AHL DEAL
(Rochester, NY) – Rochester Americans General Manager Randy Sexton announced today that the team has signed forward Jesper Olofsson to a one-year American Hockey League contract for the 2020-21 season.
Olofsson, 28, joins the Amerks after spending the last five seasons in the Swedish Hockey League, including the previous two with Färjestad. Following a career-high 33-point campaign in 2018-19, Olofsson finished this past season seventh in the SHL with 17 goals and tied for seventh on the team in scoring with 28 points in 44 games.
A native of Örnsköldsvik, Sweden, the 5-foot-11, 183-pound forward has amassed 125 points (69+56) in 254 career SHL games with Färjestad, Skellefteå, Karlskrona and MODO. He also added 14 points (8+6) in 37 postseason appearances.
Internationally, Olofsson represented Sweden at the U19 World Junior A Challenge in 2011, scoring two goals in four games.
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