There has been a sequel throughout the fall and now it's official – Dick Axelsson returns to Djurgården. Forward has signed a contract that extends over the SHL season 2019/2020 and joins the team on November 20.
Sports manager Joakim Eriksson says in a press release that he understands that Axelsson will need a period of training before returning to the
– We choose to pick in Dick because we want to add the game and leadership he stood for during the second half of last season. When Dick is sufficiently grounded, feels inspiration, dedication and joy, he is one of SHL's five best forwards in my eyes, says Eriksson.
Axelsson: "Because I love hockey"
to win the SM gold with the team.
Axelsson also comments on the reason why he returns to Djurgården's website:
– Because I love hockey and that I lost the last match last season. Also the opportunity to come back in Djurgården. There are many factors in the right place.
How is the shape right now?
– It feels good. I've been training, practicing many different sports and working out at the gym. Then I've played Division Five hockey as well.