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Ice Hockey: Chaux-de-Fonds sign third Swede

The Swiss top division ice hockey team, La Chaux-de-Fonds, have signed a third Swede. Stefan Nilsson, a 32-year-old centre will bring a wealth of international experience to the canton Neuchatel club.

Having played 65 times for Sweden, Nilsson has won three world championship silver medals, in 1993, 1995 and 1997. At his previous club side, Klagenfurt of Austria, he scored a total of 169 points, including 138 assists.

The move to La Chaux-de-Fonds will see Nilsson join up with two compatriots, new trainer Dan Hober and the defenseman, Roger Öhman, who has already played with Nilsson at Klagenfurt.

The Swiss club have also moved to strengthen their defence following the news that Luigi Riva is to retire due to a back injury. The Ticinese player will be replaced by the 24-year-old defenseman, Fabien Guignard, who has been signed from Lausanne.

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