• SHL December Review - 10. Rögle BK

SHL December Review - 10. Rögle BK

10. Rögle BK

The club from Ängelholm may only have got one win in regulation but that, together with two overtime wins, keeps them where they want to be - out of the relegation battle (by 13 points) and in with a chance of playoff hockey, currently with a two point cushion over 11th placed Skellefteå.

Their top scorer is 23 year Swede, Leon Bristedt (above) who gained 5 points (4G+1A) in December and is currently lying in 15th overall in Total Points. Whoever scouted the youngest should think about asking for a raise as he might qualify for one of the best signings of the year. A member of the junior squad at Linköping HC, he has just finished four years in the NCAA at the University of Minnesota where he was one of the team's top scorers and last year got to play alongside the USA's top scorer in the Junior World Championship last year, Casey Mittelstadt, who is now at Buffalo Sabres.

Also scoring five points, all assists, during December was homegrown returnee, Mattias Sjögren. The 31 year old has played in the AHL, KHL and NLA but has been out with concussion for nearly a year. He is finally back on the ice and has played ten 10 games for the club in 2018.

Rögle have also signed an American player, who has made an immediate impact for the club with four points (2G+2A) in just four games. 26 year old Trevor Mingoia has played a handful of games in the AHL but was snapped up by the Ängelholm club after an impressive start to his first season in Sweden at Västerviks IK in Hockey Allsvenskan where he had a 0.92 PPG.

These three could be part of the club recipe for success to finally establish themselves firmly as an SHL outfit.

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