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Lowell’s Goransson will leave team for pro deal in Sweden

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UMass Lowell defenseman Mattias Goransson will not return for his senior season, according to The Lowell SunGoransson has opted to play professional hockey in Sweden.

“He wants to play professional hockey,” UMass Lowell head coach Norm Bazin told the paper. “It’s an avenue he wants to take. He’s promised me that he’s going to graduate and I’ll hold him to that.”

The River Hawks also lost Ryan Lohin early, who signed a contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning earlier this month.

Goransson led Lowell in points among defensemen with 20 points. In three seasons, he totaled 13 goals and 43 assists from the blue line in 109 games.

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Mike McMahon is in his 13th year covering Merrimack College for The Eagle Tribune and is the founder and managing editor of The Mack Report. Mike also serves on staff as a senior writer at College Hockey News. Follow him on Twitter @MikeMcMahonCHN

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