|Posted on May 5, 2016 at 3:30 AM|
The Botany Swarm are delighted to welcome our first import for the 2016 NZIHL season, Swedish forward David Lindgren!
At 6'1, David adds some additional size to the Swarm roster, and is a hard-working forward with strong offensive skills. As a veteran of 150+ games in the Swedish second division he brings plenty of experience and a strong work ethic.
David's strengths as a player are demonstrated in his strength and tenacity in board battles, and he prides himself on going into the corners to retrieve pucks, and in being a net-front presence. His focus around the net is in finding passes from open teammates, and to pick up rebounds.
He spent four seasons playing for Rosvik IK, before transferring to MB Hockey in 2013 and playing the last three seasons with them.
For the 2016 season, David is looking forward making his contribution to the Swarm with his hard work and offensive skills, and to contribute on the scoreboard as well with both goals and assists. His primary goal is to see the Swarm raise the Birgel Cup once again at the conclusion of the season.
Off the ice, David is interested in graphic design, travel, and seeing new places and meeting new people. He's been looking forward to seeing the sights and scenery of New Zealand, and experiencing the natural beauty and opportunities for adventure here.
Check back later this week for a Q+A with David!