Today we present a new foreign player who will join our team for the 2019/2020 season, an experienced and massive Canadian defender – Logan Stephenson (33 years old).
StephLogan Stephenson is a native of Saskatoon, Canadian, with a height of 191 cm. and 93 kg.
☑️It is characterized as a defender who likes to get into physical duels, a very good skater and a player who greatly helps the attack through offensive climbs and individual penetrations to the opponent’s gate.
☑️A great part of the junior team spent it on the Tri-City Americans (WHL) team, being one of the team leaders.
In 2004 he was “drafted” by the Phoenix Coyotes (current Arizona Coyotes) in the second round of the “NHL draft.”
He didn’t make his debut in the NHL, but in 2006-2011 he played five consecutive seasons in the AHL (for teams like San Antonio Rampage, Iowa Chips, Rockford IceHogs and Adirondack Phantoms).
In total, he managed to evolve in 323 games in the AHL, scoring 36 points.
Since 2011 he has entered the European hockey circuit, transferring to the first Norwegian league with the Vålerenga Oslo team.
In the 2011-2012 season he checked 28 appearances in the regular season for Vålerenga, scoring 23 points (8 goals and 15 assists).
At the play-off he played 13 games and scored 7 points.
In the following season he signed for the Swedish team Karlskrona HK (which evolved into “Allsvenskan”, the second Swedish roster).
After 21 games in “Allsvenskan” he returned to the first Norwegian league, with Sparta Sarpsborg, for which he played 14 games (scoring 14 points) in the regular season and 6 games (scoring 4 points) at the play-off.
2013Season 2013-2014 he also spent at Sparta Sarpsborg for which he played 44 games and scored 23 points (7 goals and 16 assists).
☑️In the 2014-2015 season he transferred to the Japanese team Tohoku Free Blades (Asia League), where he played for the last 5 seasons.
In the 5 seasons of the Asia League he evolved in 189 games in the regular seasons (scoring 116 points – 36 goals and 80 decisive passes) and 21 games at play-off (scoring 13 points – 6 goals and 7 decisive passes).
In the 2014-2015 season he managed to win the Asia League with his team and in the 2015-2016 season he became the defender with the most goals scored in the entire league (17 goals).
Also, in the 2016-2017 season he was named in the “ideal line” of the Asia League.
☑️This season, Logan Stephenson has decided to return to European hockey and has chosen to accept our team’s offer!
Welcome to Brasov, Logan!