Local Sports Journal

Former Muskegon Lumberjack standout Rasmus Bengtsson agreed today to a one-year professional contract in the Swedish Hockey League to play for Skellefteå AIK.

“Being able to play for the defending Swedish Hockey League Champion is a great feeling, and I fell that this is a great place to further develop my hockey skills,” said Bengtsson in a Lumberjack press release. “When the organization approached me about joining their team, I felt like it was the best option for me and my future.”

The Landskrona, Sweden native recorded 34 points in his two seasons with Muskegon. Bengtsson scored three goals and tallied 31 assists as defenseman in his 86 games played for Muskegon.

“Coming to Muskegon was a great step for me after I needed something new in my hockey life, and the organization helped me get to where I am today. I made the right decision moving overseas and playing for the Lumberjacks two years,” said Bengtsson.

Bengtsson spent four seasons in the Rögle BK program from 2008-11 totaling 65 points (13 goals and 52 assists) in 175 games played.

The former Lumberjack was a former second round draft pick (59th overall) of the Florida Panthers in the 2011 Entry Draft. Bengtsson is the second former Lumberjack to sign a professional deal in Sweden. Kevin Lindskoug who played for Muskegon this past season, signed a deal to play for Rögle BK out of Allsvenskan this past April.