Djurgården can with great pleasure present an extension of Alexander Ytterell’s contract. The capable defender, who is nearing a comeback after the fall’s injury, has signed to play at Hovet until 2025.
– This is an extension that feels very good. Ytterell came in strong, showed off his playing skills and was very successful in the power play until the accident happened in November, comments Djurgården’s sporting director KG Stoppel.
Alexander Ytterell, 31 years old, has signed to play in the Djurgårds jersey over two more seasons. The Vetlanda-raised defender joined the association in mid-August and quickly established himself in a prominent position in the team. With his sharp shot and with his wide game record, Ytterell grew into a key piece mainly in the power play game, where the majority of the back’s ten points came.
17 rounds in, unfortunately the season ended for Vetlandasonen, who in the home game against MoDo got stuck in the ice and injured his knee. The time since then has been devoted to rehabilitation and Alexander has gradually worked his way closer and closer to a return. Now it is clear that that return will take place in the Djurgårds jersey, something that the sporting management is looking forward to.
– Alexander is also a very good person, who works well in the group. He contributes with a positive attitude in all situations. In terms of play, he is also a right-handed shooter, something that we saw that we lacked in the full-back position during the past season, explains Stoppel.
On the merit list, 31-year-old Ytterell already has broad merits in the form of mainly 104 games in the SHL and 186 in the HockeyAllsvenskan. The defender has also been involved in double promotions to the SHL, partly in 2016 with Leksand and most recently in 2022 with HV71. Now the protagonist is ready to complete the same mission in Djurgården.
– It feels incredibly fun to spend additional seasons in the world’s finest association! I’m looking forward to the fall and to going to a sold-out Hovet in front of all the supporters. Now we do this together, greets Alexander Ytterell.