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Rydstrom Signs with Indy Fuel

By Isaac Berky, 04/02/17, 11:30AM CDT


Fuel Sign Rydstrom to ATO

Lancer Captain Joins Indy Fuel in ECHL



Ralston, NE Lancers captain Filip Rydstrom has joined the Indy Fuel of the ECHL on an Amateur Tryout Offer the team announced on Saturday morning.

“We’re excited for Filip to get this chance to play at the next level,” said Lancers head coach and general manager Brian Kaufman. “This is a great opportunity for Filip to move on and continue his career. We thank Filip for everything he has done for the organization this season and wish him all the best moving forward.”

Rydstrom, 20, lead the Lancers with 34 points (10g, 24a) in 51 games with the team this season. Prior to joining the Lancers, Rydstrom spent two seasons with the Charlottetown Islanders of the QMJHL. In 118 games for the Islanders the forward netted 67 points (29g, 38a) in 118 games, including 47 points during the 2015-16 season.

A native of Vallentuna, Sweden Rydstrom is expected to be available for the Fuel when they take the ice on Sunday against the Cincinnati Cyclones.

Rydstrom will be the third former Lancer to make his professional debut this weekend joining Vince Pedrie, and Jake Bischoff when he takes the ice on Sunday.

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