Former Merrimack forward Ludvig Larsson is headed back to Sweden, coming to terms with Mora IK on a new contract for next season.
“It feels very good and I look forward to this year,” Larsson said in a statement on the team’s website. “Many of my relatives come from Mora, too, so it will be very fun to play there.”
Mora IK is on Allsvenskan, the second division in Sweden below the SHL. Last season was Larsson’s first as a pro. He appeared in 19 games for the Binghamton Devils (AHL), scoring one goal and adding one assist. Then in 19 games for Adirondack in the ECHL, he had five goals and eight assists in 19 games.
“(Larsson) is a guy we’ve been keeping track of for quite a while now,” said Mora head coach Johan Hedberg, a former NHL goaltender. “He is a very confident player with great offensive qualities than he has been shown. He is a player that we can use in any situation. Powerplay, penalty kill and important stages in the game. He’s a player that I see on the first two lines.”
Larsson played three seasons at Merrimack (2015-18) before transferring to Penn State for his senior season. In 91 total games as a Warrior, Larsson had 24 goals and 21 assists. He had 25 points (9g, 16a) as a senior with the Nittany Lions. Larsson came to the U.S. in 2014 to play junior hockey for the Lone Star Brahmas (NAHL).
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