Friday, 28 December 2012

Albin Blomqvist Returns Home to Sweden

The Lethbridge Hurricanes announced that veteran Defenceman Albin Blomqvist has returned home to Sweden.

The 6’3, 202 pound blueliner from Osby was injured in early December and has since been placed on the 30 day injured list. Blomqvist returned home for the Christmas break and will remain in Sweden to recover from his concussion. The Hurricanes wish Albin the best in his recovery.

The Hurricanes selected Blomqvist in the first round (12th overall) in the 2011 CHL Import Draft and was a member of Sweden’s U-17 and U-18 National teams and also won a silver medal at the World Juniors. In his 69 games with the Hurricanes over the past two seasons, Blomqvist registered 6 points (1G, 5A) and 117 penalty minutes.

(From Esther Madziya, Hurricanes Media Relations)



  1. Wish Albin all the best for a full recovery...sounds like he won't be back this season. The Canes D corp is thin with one veteran defenceman in Johnston, no 19 year old D men and 2 Dmen with 1 year of experience and 3 rookies...

  2. The defence core was thin WITH Blomqvist, so it's looking VERY thin now. Hope the replacements can come in and do the job required of them. I'm assuming Sutton will draw a regular shift and maybe Henry is ready to play??