(Rochester, NY) – Rochester Americans General Manager Randy Sexton announced that the team has signed forward Jesper Olofsson to a one-year American Hockey League contract for the 2020-21 season.
Olofsson, 28, joins the Amerks after spending the last five seasons in the Swedish Hockey League, including the previous two with Färjestad. Following a career-high 33-point campaign in 2018-19, Olofsson finished this past season seventh in the SHL with 17 goals and tied for seventh on the team in scoring with 28 points in 44 games.
A native of Örnsköldsvik, Sweden, the 5-foot-11, 183-pound forward has amassed 125 points (69+56) in 254 career SHL games with Färjestad, Skellefteå, Karlskrona and MODO. He also added 14 points (8+6) in 37 postseason appearances.
Internationally, Olofsson represented Sweden at the U19 World Junior A Challenge in 2011, scoring two goals in four games.