The bomb that stirs up strong emotions in the SHL – the golden hero nods Färjestad and signs for the worst rival(!)

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Here is the transition that arouses strong reactions in the SHL.
Gold hero Gustav Rydahl returns to Sweden again – but refuses to return to Färjestad.
Instead, he has signed the worst rival, Sportbladet reports.

It was before this season that Gustav Rydahl left Färjestad to try his luck in the world’s best hockey league, the NHL. The 28-year-old signed for the NHL team New York Rangers with a contract worth almost eight million kroner.

Nothing at all in the NHL

But so far there has been no game in the NHL and only games in the AHL with the farm team Hartford Wolf Pack, where Rydahl has delivered 15 points in 40 games played. Last week it was announced that the Swedish Olympic forward was sent to the Colorado Avalanche organization instead.

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220513 Färjestad’s Gustav Rydahl celebrates during the gold celebration for Färjestad on May 13, 2022 in Karlstad. Photo: Fredrik Karlsson / BILDBYRÅN / COP 185 / FK0144

Since then, the speculation and rumors about a return to Europe have grown stronger. Much has been said in favor of Switzerland or a welcome return to Färjestad again.

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Back to SHL

But now it will be something completely different. It will certainly be a return to Sweden and play in the SHL again, not Färjestad, but Rydahl has agreed with worst rival Frölunda on a long-term contract, Sportbladet reports. A transition that really arouses strong emotions within the SHL.

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220512 Färjestad’s Gustav Rydahl celebrates after the final seven in the SHL between Luleå and Färjestad on May 12, 2022 in Luleå. Photo: Simon Eliasson / BILDBYRÅN / COP 159 / SE0118

Gustav Rydahl broke through at Frölunda as a youngster, but in recent years he has become a crowd favorite at Färjestad and also has FBK as its parent club. He was born in Karlstad and has also been team captain for the club.

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But after just over four seasons with Färjestad, it will now be back to Frölunda again for the coming season. Rydahl has previously played 53 games in the SHL for the Gothenburg team and will be a real prestige signing for the club.

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