Found May 10, 2012 on The 6th Sens:
This is your obligatory Fredrik Claesson signed his entry level contract with the Ottawa Senators post. The Swedish defenceman was Ottawa's fifth round selection (126th overall) in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft and a teammate of Mika Zibanejad's on Djurgardens SEL team... or should I say former Swedish Elite League team? After 36 seasons of playing at the highest level of hockey in Sweden, Djurgardens was relegated to Sweden's second division after an underwhelming performance in the Kvalserien - an Eliteserien qualification tournament that features the top four teams from the HockeyAllsvenskan (Sweden's second highest division) and the last two teams from the SEL.'Rather than spend another season in Sweden not playing against the country's best players, Claesson is going to cross the Atlantic and spend next season playing for Ottawa's AHL affiliate in Binghamton. The Senators announced the news earlier this afternoon in an article on their official website an...

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