The Edmonton Oilers have reassigned William Lagesson to Kristianstads IK of Sweden’s second tier, HockeyAllsvenskan.
From the team’s official Twitter account earlier this morning:
The #Oilers have reassigned defenceman William Lagesson to Kristianstads IK of Sweden's @HockeyAllsvensk.— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) November 23, 2020
The 24-year-old scored 3 goals & 6 assists in 11 games with HC Vita Hästen of the same league earlier this season. Lagesson signed a two-year contract extension on Nov. 4. pic.twitter.com/ynB4h5Qlte
It’s been a busy offseason for the young blueliner. In September, he signed a one-year deal with HC Vita Hästen in Sweden’s second tier, where he exploded for 3-6-9 in 11 GP.
Take a look at some highlights from his stint below:
Then, earlier in November, the Oilers announced they had re-signed Lagesson to a two-year deal with an AAV of $725,000. Bully for him. Unfortunately, that meant the termination of his contract with HC Vita Hästen, due to his being the fifth loanee for a club only allowed four. Lagesson had been without a team since — until this morning’s announcement.
Lagesson moves from the eighth place club (of 14) in Vita Hästen (7-6-1-1 in 15 GP) to the league’s worst team Kristianstads IK (4-9-0-1 in 14 GP). This likely means he’ll be among the better players on it, and should see veritable buckets of ice time with his new club. Perhaps, given NHL camps are due to open sometime in the next few weeks (assuming a January 1 start date, which is looking less and less likely by the day), that’s all that matters: that Lagesson is playing all the minutes and getting as many reps in as he can before he heads to camp for easily his best chance to make the Oilers yet.