Moscow “Dynamo” has announced the signing of a two-year contract with the Swedish striker Jacob Lilja.
“Jakob Lilja is a Swedish striker with good skating and excellent shooting, an accomplished hockey sniper. When I say sniper, I’m referring to the number of goals scored in the KHL and the fact that Yakob is one of the leaders in the last two championships in terms of the percentage of shots made. In addition to attacking qualities, he stands out for his high work capacity, which is confirmed by his average time spent on the ice in both seasons. In most cases, Lilja works well on the penny and under the gate. We believe that he will be able to diversify the attacking potential of the team and become a favorite of the fans, ”the Dynamo official website quotes the words of general manager Alexei Sopin.
The 29-year-old hockey player spent the last two years at Barys. Last season, he scored 27 (16 goals, 11 assists) in 47 NHL regular season games, and had two goals and one assist in five Gagarin Cup games.
Before joining the Kazakh team, the Swedish forward played in the NHL, playing for Columbus. At the adult level, Lilja became the silver medalist of the Swedish Hockey League as part of Djurgården.