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What will Rasmus Sundstedt bring to Storvreta?

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Yesterday, during the game between Storvreta and Mullsjö, it was announced that Rasmus Sundstedt will return to Storvreta. How can Sundstedt help the team in the next two years?

His first season in Switzerland
We’ll take a look at his statistics in his last years in Switzerland. Two years ago, Sundstedt left Storvreta to start playing for Rychenberg in Switzerland. In his first season, he played 24 games in competition and playoffs, in which he gained 42 (20+22) points. His team became runner-up behind Wiler-Ersigen, with seventeen victories (three in overtime) and five defeats. The quarterfinal series against #7 Tigers Langnau became a tough one, however: the battle was lost 1-4 and the season was over.

Rychenberg also made it to the cup final that season, which was played against GC Zürich. Despite a 6-1 lead, the final was lost 7-8.

Another season without prices
In this year’s season, things didn’t seem to work properly yet. Where Sundstedt scored 1,75 point on average per game last season, this year his numbers decreased to an average of one point per game. In 27 games, he scored nine times and gave eighteen assists. Rychenberg finished at sixth place with eleven victories (two in overtime) and eleven defeats (one in overtime) and met… Tigers Langnau – again!

In the quarterfinal series, Rychenberg could finally take revenge for the lost series last year; and they did: 4-1! In these five games, Sundstedt scored once and gave three assists. What followed was a big defeat in the semifinals: 4-0 against Wiler-Ersigen. Sundstedt found the net twice. In the cup tournament, Rychenberg lost the semifinal against GC Zürich: 5-4 in overtime.

Back to Storvreta
Now his time has come to leave Rychenberg and get back to his former club Storverta. As Sundstedt is 28 years old, one might say he is in his best years. With both defending and offense skills and experience in different leagues, he will probably fit in perfectly with Storvreta’s strong defense or, conversely, will be a strong forward. His tactical skills are top notch and his shots can be phenomenal – although he didn’t score that many goals last season.

In summary, Rasmus Sundstedt is a strong and all-around player, but of course, he has to get used to the SSL again – the best league in the world. His first tests will be the summer tournaments in which Storvreta will take part in preparation for next season.

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