Stewart excited to land Edvardsen
Coventry Blaze Head Coach Danny Stewart is excited to add 22-year-old Norwegian centreman Simen Andre Edvardsen to his 2021 Elite Series roster.
The 5'11" left-shooter has spent his whole career within the Storhamar organisation having come through the youth ranks and into professional.
Before the Norwegian league was halted this season, Edvarsen scored 14 goals in 24 games to help Storhamar to top of the league with 18 wins. His goals tally led the team and ranked joint-second in the league. He also had seven assists for a total of 21 points.
In each professional season so far, Edvarsen has improved on his goal-scoring record from the campaign before.
In 2017/18 he won the Norwegian Championship with Storhamar and the following season represented them in the Champions Hockey League.
A high-scorer in Norway's youth leagues, Edvardsen has appeared for his country at the World Championships at under-18 level (D1A) once and won a gold (D1B) and bronze medal (D1A) at the under-20's level.
Head Coach Danny Stewart said: "We are excited about Simen. We watched a lot of video on him. He’s a good skater, with very good skill and great around the net. He plays with a little bit of physicality as well, and we liked that. He’s 22 and coming into the prime of his career. He will come here hungry and pushing for a spot on the national team. I think he will be a big player for us in this series!"
Simen Andre Edvardsen will wear number 34 for the Blaze in the Elite Series which will be played throughout April, behind closed doors at the National Ice Centre in Nottingham.