The Northeast Generals are slowly building their team for the 2021-2022 season through a consistent recruiting campaign. That campaign has taken them overseas to Sweden, where today they announced the tender of Douglas Friberg for next season. The 2002 birth year, right shot defender brings his six-foot-three frame to Attleboro and will slot into top four time right away, helping to make up for the loss of veteran Alexander Tertyshny providing a presence right away.
As General Manager Matt Dibble said of what he and Head Coach Bryan Erikson think of Douglas ” Bryan and I both agreed that Douglas was a priority for us heading into next year. He is a player we both wanted and think can be a huge part of what we want to do here moving forward. We are confident in our current D-Core but the additions of Geary, Kaminski, Sulonen, and now Friberg give us stability all the way through. Douglas is a big player who can compete on the walls/in front of the net and play very good defense. We are really excited about what he can bring offensively with his skating ability and vision moving up the ice and distributing pucks. He has shown a natural ability to get pucks through tight areas and on net as well. Bryan and I are both stoked about having Douglas join us next year, we feel he adds to an already competitive blue line and have big expectations for him.”
His profile is one of a sound two way defender with the ability to chip in on the offensive side of the game. He profiles as a potential late round NHL draft pick for a team willing to let him develop at his own pace. Regardless, if he can add to the Generals what Dibble and Erikson both see in him, he will soon have plenty of college offers to think about for future years. For now, he will come to America, and hopefully play nearly double the games that he ever has in one season in Sweden, and show the rest of the NAHL what Dibble and Erikson see in him.
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