The Red Wings are loaning Filip Larsson to Almtuna IS

FYI from Twitter:

Loan: Filip Larsson (G) | Detroit Red Wings -> Almtuna IS | #HockeyAllsvenskan— EP Transfers (@ep_transfers) September 2, 2020

Update: The #RedWings have loaned goaltender Filip Larsson to Almtuna (Swe-2).— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) September 2, 2020

Almtuna IS’s website confirms, via website editor Peter Tjern:

We are proud to announce that goaltender Filip Larsson, who’s trained with the Detroit Red Wings, will be with Almtuna for a while, and will start the season in Almtuna and the Allsvneskan.

A loan agreement with the NHL team the Detroit Red Wings and goaltender Filip Larsson is ready.

Filip played for Stockholm team Boo IF as his parent team, and then continued with Djurgardens’ junior teams. He’s only played at the junior level in Sweden, at Djurgarden, but he also played on the other side of the Atlantic for the Tri-City Storm (USHL), the University of Denver (NCAA), the Toledo Walleye (ECHL) and the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins. Filip has also played in the Swedish U16, J18 and J20 national teams, and has a J18 World Cup silver medal on his resume.

“I’m happy that it’s been resolved after I’ve been training with the team for a couple of weeks. It feels damn fun to get the chance. It will be my first senior season in Sweden after living in the USA for three years, so I look forward to joining the team and playing games with them,” says Filip Larsson.

“Filip Larsson has a high capacity. He’s a technically skilled netminder and also is tactically aware, plays consistently after a goal and has a simple game understanding based upon his strengths. Filip is skilled at moving upright and down. He is wise in his decisions in choosing a working position, and according to that position related to the puck, he usually saves by good margins,” says goaltending coach Sebastian Johnsson who continues: “Filip is humble, easily laughs and competes every day. It will be fun to work with him.”

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