Ackered returns on 2 year deal
Calle Ackered has signed a new contract that will keep him with the Flames for the next 2 seasons. Across the league, the Swedish blueliner led all position mates in goals last term with 20 while adding 40 assists for a 60 point haul in league competition. In total, including Cup activity, the 6’0”, 185lb skater iced 65 times while netting 22 goals and 71 points.
The 27 year old former Swedish Under 18 international transferred to Surrey after spending the previous set with Division 1 outfit Östersunds IK with whom he racked up 40 points in 39 starts to follow up a 33 point showing in 36 games the year prior with Kristianstads IK.
“I’m very happy and excited to come back and play for Guildford again,” said the Elite League All Star. “It is a great opportunity to play in front of our amazing fans and build on the season we had last year, and hopefully take it to next level. I am Looking forward to meeting all the boys and coaches again soon. Enjoy the summer and see you in August, hopefully stronger than last season.”
The native of Stockholm tasted the senior circuit for the first time in 2009-2010 while still at Jr. age when he iced a couple of times with Swedish Elite League outfit Djurgårdens IF and Allsvenskan club IK Oskarshamn. Ackered continued his Jr. career in 2010-2011 before playing his first full senior stop at Division 1 Mörrums GoIS in 2011-2012 where he had 5 goals and 6 assists in 41 outings. He moved on to Nybro Vikings IF for the pair of following terms and added a 2014-15 stop at Vimmerby HC and Allsvenskan HC Vita Hästen. In 219 Division 1 games, Ackered has 36 goals and 155 points and has added 5 goals and 5 assists in 24 starts representing his country at under 16, 17 and 18 levels.
“Calle had an unbelievable season, and was a highly impactful player,” said Head Coach Paul Dixon.
“He is exceptionally mobile, and clearly offensively talented. He had a lot of success on the powerplay where he scored a good number of goals, but the most important contribution he made was his ability to collect and distribute the puck to keep us moving forward.”
“He joined some other guys back there in helping us to be a very good puck moving, possession oriented team, and we were often able to minimise time spent in our own zone which is crucial to any team’s success.”
“Calle is a team player and he has a great competitive attitude that we look forward to seeing again in the fall.”