All three defensemen have agreed to terms on a two-year contract, which will be valid until the end of the 2017-18 season.
The 28-year-old Swede Jonas Junland (photo) is currently on duty for his youth team Linköping HC. Between 2008 and 2010, the 2006 third-round pick of the St. Louis Blues tried his luck in North America for two years before he moved back to Europe to play for Färjestad (SHL), Astana (KHL) and Lahti (Liiga). This term so far, Junland appeared in 54 games, putting up seven goals and 25 assists.
Philippe Schelling, on the other hand, will join Lausanne HC from the Kloten Flyers for which he has been playing since 2011. In a total of 280 games for them, the 31-year-old scored 41 points (19 goals, 22 assists).
As for returnee Valentin Borlat, the 23-year-old had joined Red Ice on loan from Lausanne in the 2014-15 season and then decided to sign with Martigny for good. This season, he was able to put up three goals and four assists in 44 games.
Moreover, LHC's team manager Jan Alston indicates that with these moves and except the signing of an additional import-forward (preferably a center), the team's roster for the upcoming season is set. (rlu)
UPDATE In a media release, Lausanne HC has officialized the signing of Junland, Schelling and Borlat to two-year contracts, as well as the contract extension with American-Swiss forward Eric Walsky for an additional season. (rlu) - 22 March 2016, 7:16 PM