National League

Johan Lundskog and Fabian Gunnarsson will be supporting head coach Stefan Hedlund this coming season.

Johan Lundskog

One of the Rapperswil-Jona Lakers' new assistant coaches is a familiar face in Switzerland - Johan Lundskog has worked for HC Davos and SC Bern in the past. Now he is returning to the National League as part of Stefan Hedlund's staff. Most recently, the Swedish-Canadian dual citizen was with the DEL's Adler Mannheim, where he was let go last November.

The other new assistant is Fabian Gunnarsson. He has been working within Mora IK's organization since 2018 and was part of the main squad last season. It will be the 28-year-old's first tenure outside Sweden, besides a stint in Norway during his last season as a player.

In addition, the Lakers have also hired a new goaltending coach, Jaakko Valkama. The Finn joins them from the DEL's Schwenninger Wild Wings.

( 19 April 2024 | esi* )